Articles by Retta Race

City Council of Rome Approves City’s 2024 Olympic Bid

Joining Boston, Hamburg, Paris and potentially Budapest and Baku, now Rome is on the list of cities vocalizing earnest interest…

  1 Comment

Turkish Swimmers Alkan, Ozcan to Join Bowman in Tempe

Two Turkish swimmers have confirmed they will be moving out to Tempe when Bob Bowman transitions to Arizona State University full-time.


Loughran Describes “Cowardly” Road Rage Incident

Additional details emerge on the road rage incident, which left Jeanette Ottesen with injured fingers.


Michael Phelps Onced Pondered High School Football Over Swimming

22 Olympic medals in swimming…..the world’s longest televised putt in golf….it’s hard to imagine what record-breaking statistic Michael Phelps would…


Scotland’s School Swim Lesson Program Cut; Org Offsets With New Sponsorship

Scotland’s department of sports ministry has announced the country’s  “top-up” program, a system designed to help thousands of primary school…

  Comment First!

Euro Games as Possible Springboard for Azerbaijan 2024 Bid

Azerbaijan is the center of sporting action this week as the city of Baku is the home of the inaugural…

  Comment First!

2015 European Games Day 2 Finals: Steenbergen Matches Semi’s Time for 100 Free Gold

The Inaugural European Games continue today with an exciting line-up of finals, including the women’s 400 freestyle and men’s 200 breaststroke from Baku.


A Look at Western Kentucky University Two Months After Program Suspension Announcement

It has already been two months since the swimming and diving programs at Western Kentucky University were suspended; how are the impacted athletes faring?


Izotov Reigns at St. Petersburg Cup, But Will Not Swim Individually at 2015 Worlds

The St. Petersburg Cup was in full swing in Russia over the weekend, where key members of the Russian team…


NCAA Champ Gkolomeev Taking Pre-Kazan Camp With ADN Swim Project

Kristian Gkolomeev is just one of the notable names on the ADN Swim Project’s roster slated to compete at the 2015 French Open in early July.

  Comment First!

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…


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…

  Comment First!

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.

  Comment First!

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.


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…

  Comment First!