Articles by Retta Race

Natalie Coughlin Appears in ESPN’s “The Body” Issue for 2015

In the wake of her shiny new 50m backstroke American record, fans will now get to see 12-time Olympic medalist…

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Villaecija Just Out-touches Belmonte for 2015 Spanish 5k Open Water Title

The 2015 Spanish Open Water Nationals continued yesterday, with competitors taking to Lake Banyoles just outside of Barcelona to contest…

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Video: Aussie Dolphins Wrap up in Townsville, Ready to Take on Kazan

Emily Seebohm is just one of the Aussies featured in the Dolphins’ Townsville Grand Prix wrap-up video.

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Australian National Champion Emily Seebohm Drops 200 IM from 2015 Worlds Program

Australian backstroking ace, Emily Seebohm, had qualified as the top Aussie female in the 200m IM event for 2015 Worlds, but has confirmed she will now be dropping the event from her lineup in Kazan.

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2015 Spanish Open Water Nationals: Ruiz, Vilas Take Top Spots in 10k, Belmonte Just Misses Podium

Spanish open water swimmers descending upon Lake Banyoles just outside Barcelona today to contest the men’s and women’s 10k race…

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Golden Girl Natalie Coughlin Blasts New 50 Backstroke American, U.S. Open Records in Santa Clara

Natalie Coughlin snagged the women’s 50m backstroke win tonight, leaving the old American and U.S. Open records in her wake.

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Aussie Jessica Ashwood Delights in Distance, Emma McKeon Doubles Up on Wins on Day 1 of 2015 Townsville Grand Prix

Australia’s Emma McKeon (pictured) snagged two wins on Day 1 of Australia’s Townsville Grand Prix.

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Frederic Vergnoux, Coach of Spain’s Mireia Belmonte, Talks Injury, Upcoming Meets in Exclusive Interview

After having pulled out of the Mare Nostrum Series, as well as Italy’s Sette Colli competitions this month, what does the future hold for Spanish superstar Mireia Belmonte? Coach Frederic Vergnoux fills us in.

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Recently Turned Professional Swimmer Missy Franklin Signs Speedo Deal

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Missy Franklin, has just signed a deal with Speedo.

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FINA Releases Statement on Australian Kylie Palmer’s Positive Doping Test; Expedited Hearing Unlikely

FINA has released its official statement regarding the positive doping test findings for Australian record holder and 2008 Olympic gold…

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Missy Franklin Lends Voice to Denver International Airport Welcome Messages

Olympic champion Missy Franklin, who turned professional this past March after wrapping up two stellar seasons at the University of…

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Matt Hurst Joins Penn State University Coaching Staff

Big Ten school, Penn State University, has announced the addition of Matt Hurst to the coaching staff in the role…

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Wilimovsky, Peacock Earn Wins at 2015 Cayman Islands Flowers Sea Swim

Amidst the backdrop of crystal clear waters and white sands, a heated battle ensued this past Saturday, as swimmers clamored…

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Irish Swimmer Andrew Bree Awarded Damages After Being Unable to Qualify for London 2012

Irish Olympian, swimmer Andrew Bree, has been awarded approximately $39,000 (£25,000) in damages after his injury lawsuit came to a…

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Ontario Provincial Government Contributing $2.5 million toward Windsor’s 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships

  For the first time since 2004, the FINA Short Course World Championships will be taking place on the North…

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