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Hungarian National Championships Set For December

The Hungarian Swimming Association (Magyar Úszó Szövetség) has revealed its elite racing calendar for the remainder of 2020.


Toussaint Posts Near Lifetime Best 50 Back In Unofficial Time Trial

Multi-2019 European Short Course champion Kira Toussaint was back in action this weekend, suited up at the NTC to put another month of training to the test.


Yes, Swimming Scientifically Makes Us Hungrier

There’s another byproduct of swimming that has recently been scientifically examined, which confirms once and for all that swimming indeed makes us hungrier.


Russian National Championships On The Books For Late October

The All Russian Swimming Federation has published its racing calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season, including its national championships.

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Ryosuke Irie Hits 100 Back Mark Of 53.1 In Unofficial Time Trial

30-year-old Ryosuke Irie established a strong 53.10 100 backstroke baseline as he gets back to training with a home-based Olympic Games just over 1 year away.


Japanese Olympic Icon Kosuke Kitajima Appointed Chairman Of Tokyo Swimming Assn

Retired Japanese swimming icon Kosuke Kitajima has been appointed Chairman of the Tokyo Swimming Association after having served as Vice the last 2 years.

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Olympic Champ Kyle Chalmers: “There’s A Lot Of Doping Everywhere In Swimming”

“I don’t care what my competitors have in their system, I still want to be better than them,” says 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers of Australia.


Northern Ireland Gets Green Light To Get Back In The Pool

“The news our athletes in Northern Ireland have been waiting for looks to have come through today: they can finally resume training in the pool next week.”


Swimming Australia State-By-State Pool Opening Updates

On May 20th we published a state-by-state reopening guide for the nation of Australia, but let’s revisit how the statuses have evolved now one month later.

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World Record Holder Sarah Sjostrom Tries Out Open Water

Just because Sarah Sjostrom is used to finishing races in the blink of an eye doesn’t mean she can’t also relish taking some strokes in the open water waves.

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Olympic Champion Kosuke Hagino: ‘The Extra Year Of Preparation Is A Gift’

New father Kosuke Hagino is readjusting his perspective with any extra year of training in the quest of defending his 400m IM Olympic gold medal.


Ireland’s Robbie Powell Hit With One-Year Suspension For Positive Test

20-year-old Robbie Powell’s name was absent from the entry lists for this year’s Irish Open Championships. Now, two months later we know why.


Banned Shayna Jack Says She Has Been Extorted By Would-Be Hackers

As we await the outcome of the Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing date for Aussie sprinter Shayna Jack, she notified police of alleged extortion threats.


Swim England CEO, Swimmers Plead For Pool Reopening With Urgent Campaign

“Many will fail to understand how pubs, restaurants, cinemas, museums & hair salons have been given the go-ahead to open on the 4 July but not swimming pools.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Peter Bernek Latest to Join the Future Dads Club

Read up on swimming stories from around the web, including a baby due for Hungarian multi-international medalist Peter Bernek.