Articles by Loretta Race

Mireia Belmonte Leads 10-Member Spanish Squad For Copenhagen

Now that the Spanish Short Course Winter Championships have concluded in Barcelona, the Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) has announced its 10-strong roster of athletes for this December’s European Short Course Championships.

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Belmonte Makes Presence Known On Final Day In Barcelona

The 61st Spanish Winter Short Course National Championships in Barcelona wrapped up with multi-national record holder and Olympic champion Mireia Belmonte making an appearance in two individual finals.

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Watch Michael Andrew’s 51.65 100 IM (SC) World Junior Record

Watch Michael Andrew’s 51.65 100 IM World Junior Record from Singapore.

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Mona McSharry & Shane Ryan Earn Irish Performance Athletes Of The Year

Two of Ireland’s brightest swimming stars were among those honored at last night’s Swim Ireland Annual Awards.

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Belmonte’s Coach Fred Vergnoux Staying Put In Spain

Fred Vergnoux, Head Coach of the Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN), may be staying put in Mireia Belmonte’s home country after all.

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Sanchez & Zamorano Wrangle Up 2 Wins Apiece In Barcelona

Day 3 of the 61st Spanish Winter Short Course National Championships continued in Barcelona with the meet’s standout swimmers Marc Sanchez and Africa Zamorano continuing to make a statement.

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Vall & Sanchez Continue Cruising To Gold In Barcelona

Both Jessica Vall and Marc Sanchez racked up more wins on day 2 of the 61st Spanish Winter Short Course National Championships on Friday in Barcelona.

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CEO Anderson Leaves Swimming Australia 5 Mos. From Commonwealth Games

Despite the 2018 Commonwealth Games headed to the Gold Coast, Australia next April, Swimming Australia CEO Mark Anderson has announced his departure.

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Le Clos Kept Waiting As Schooling Decides Commonwealth Games Plans

Excitement is already building for what could be a high-octane 100m fly showdown between South African Chad Le Clos and Singaporean Joseph Schooling at next year’s Commonwealth Games.

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World Championships Silver Medalist Bruno Fratus Moves On From Auburn

“I had to just see what’s beyond the thing I’ve been doing,” says 28-year-old Bruno Fratus on his recent coaching change.

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James Guy Throws Down Sub-52 In-Season 100 Fly

21-year-old Olympic medalist James Guy of GBR made his presence known down under by cranking out the world’s 3rd fastest 100m butterfly of the season.

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Do-It-All Emily Seebohm Clinches 200 IM Australian National Record

As if Australian stalwart Emily Seebohm hasn’t made enough of a mark on her nation’s swimming history, the 25-year-old Olympic medalist cruised to a new record in the women’s 200m IM on day 1 of the FINA World Cup Singapore. 

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Russia’s Prigoda Clocks New 200 SCM Breaststroke National Record

Russia’s Kirill Prigoda took home a hard-earned 200m breaststroke victory on the final session of the final stop of the 2017 FINA World Cup Series.

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Breaststroking Beast: Daiya Seto Downs 200 Japanese National Record

In the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto made his mark in what was once his ‘off’ event of the 200m breaststroke, taking silver in a new Japanese national record setting-time of 2:01.30.

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Li Zhuhao Of China Snares 100 Fly Short Course World Junior Record

While competing on day 2 of the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Chinese teen Li Zhuhao fired off a new World Junior Record in the 100m butterfly.

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