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St. Louis Plans To Bid Again on 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Could St. Louis be the destination selected to host the 2020 Olympic swimming trials?

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Australia Explores Possible 2028 Olympic Games Bid

Queensland, Australia (highlighted in red on the map) could potentially be the site of the 2028 Olympic Games.

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Seto & Hagino Tear Up World Rankings On Day 4 of 2015 Japanese Trials

Japan’s Daiya Seto clocked the globe’s first sub-1:55 200m butterfly so far this year – 1:54.63 for the #1 time in the world rankings.

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2015 Australian National Championships and Trials: Last Day of Finals – Mack Horton Shows No Signs of Stopping

A legend and a rising star, Grant Hackett and Mack Horton each qualified for the Australian World’s team with their performances this past week.

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Watch Cate Campbell’s Electrifying 100 Freestyle Race from 2015 Australian Nationals

The women’s 100m freestyle final on day six of the 2015 Australian National Championships saw a wicked-fast race where the…

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Swim Lessons Now Mandatory in Bangladesh

In what the Bangladesh government describes as a purposeful and life-saving preventative measure, swimming lessons are now being made mandatory…

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Koga Rocks 50 Backstroke Win; Middle Schooler Makes Worlds at Japanese Nationals

Junya Koga now sits as the third-fastest 50m backstroker in the world after his performance at Japanese Nationals.

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Rio Organizing Committee Releases Session Schedule, Confirms 10pm Swimming Start Time

The 1pm prelims and 10pm finals start times for the swimming events stand, per the just-released 2016 Rio session schedule.

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Germany’s Paul Biedermann Set to Retire After Rio Olympics

While in Berlin getting ready for German Nationals, Paul Biedermann confirmed for the press that he will indeed be retiring…

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Proposed Russian Bill Limits Athletes to Two Olympic Games

According to The Associated Press, the Russian government is considering implementing a rule banning its athletes from competing in more…

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Hazing Accusations in Western Kentucky Swim Program Prompts Title IX Investigation

A Title IX investigation has led to findings of sexual harassment, sexual assault and hazing against the Western Kentucky University swim team.

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Australia’s Kyle Chalmers Lowers His Own 100m Freestyle Age Record – 48.6

Australian teen sprintster Kyle Chalmers lowered his fresh new 100m freestyle age record for 16-year old boys by another two tenths…

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United Arab Emirates Fires Russian Head Coach Sergey Burkov

Sergey Burkov has been dismissed as UAE’s head coach.

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Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Ellen Johnston Named National YMCA Coach of the Year

Westport/Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Head Coach, Ellen Johnston, has been named as National YMCA Coach of the…

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SwimMAC Elite’s Roy Burch Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Bermudian sprinter star, Roy Burch, suffered a big-time leg injury, rendering him in a temporary wheel chair for his immediate future.

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