Articles by Retta Race

Arizona Bill 2299 Proposes Expansion of the Term “Persons of Trust” to Include Coaches

An interesting piece of news coming out of the state of Arizona points to expanding the definition of “persons of…


Pedro Oliveira Completes Backstroke Win Tri-Fecta on Day 3 of Portuguese Nats

Pedro Oliveira scored his third backstroke win at the 2015 Portugues Nats meet, completing a hat trick of 50-100-200 backstrokes.

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Phelps Lands On Another ESPN.COM List; This Time a Bit Higher

SwimSwam readers were all about commenting on Phelps’ 9th-ranked position on the’s “Top Athletes of Last 20 Years” list. Let’s hear what you have to say about where he falls on the site’s “Top Moments” lineup.


Hungary Approves Plan to Expedite Aquatics Center Timeline for 2017 Worlds

As a by-product of Budapest, Hungary stepping in as host of the 2017 FINA Aquatic World Championships, the country’s parliament…


Pedro Oliveira Scores Second Backstroke Victory on Day 2 of Portuguese Nats

Pedro Oliveira topped the field in the 200m backstroke tonight to collect his second individual gold medal so far at the 2015 Portuguese Nationals.

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Chris Walker-Hebborn Considered Quitting Swimming Post-2012 Olympics

Elite backstroker Chris Walker-Hebborn describes his thoughts on quitting after a disappointing London Olympics.

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15-Year-Old Becomes First-Ever Female UAE National Swimmer

The Arab Swimming Championships taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex beginning today already kicked off with a monumental achievement….

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Pedro Oliveira Wins 50 Back on Day 1 of Portuguese Nats

The 2015 Portuguese National meet is underway in Colmbra, Portugal and continues through April 4th.  Today, swimmers contested the individual…

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Michael Phelps #9 on ESPN’s List of Top Athletes From Last 20 Years

Michael Phelps, as he graced the cover of ESPN Magazine in 2008; Phelps is recognized by ESPN as one of the top athletes from 1995-2015.


Swimming Australia President Formally Apologizes to Victims of Sexual Abuse

“Unfortunately, we cannot change what has occurred in the past, nonetheless to those victims and their families Swimming Australia unreservedly…


Meghan Small Clocks 3rd-Fastest 15-16 200y Backstroke of All Time on Night 2 of YMCA Nationals

Meghan Small crushed a 1:51.74 to take the women’s 200y backstroke at tonight’s YMCA Nationals at Greensboro Aquatic Center.


More Glimpses of Michael Phelps’ New Aqua Sphere Line Released

Yesterday, Michael Phelps fans everywhere anticipating the official arrival of his Aqua Sphere product line were treated to another taste…


Search is on for New Arizona State University Head Coach After Dorsey Tierney-Walker’s Dismissal

The Arizona Sun Devils have announced that the team will not be retaining head swimming coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker for the…


Quick Swims Abound on Day 2 of 2015 YMCA Short Course Nationals

The 2015 YMCA National Short Course Championships continued today from the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The men and women competed in…


Bernard Savage at Top of List for Swimming Australia’s High Performance Director Search

“The Courier-Mail” is reporting that Swimming Australia’s search for a new High Performance Director is nearing conclusion.  The search began…


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