Articles by Loretta Race

La Rocca Out, Vyatchanin In At NC ALP’38 As Elite Athletes Fume

There’s a shake-up happening at the elite French training hub NAUTIC CLUB ALP’38, as Head Coach Guy La Rocca was suddenly removed from his position, while former Russian-turned-American-national-teamer Arkady Vyatchanin steps in to take over the role.

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World Record Holder Shayna Jack Not Following Campbells To New Home

World record holder Shayna Jack will not be following her training partners, Cate and Bronte Campbell, to New South Wales.

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Rikako Ikee Becomes First Woman Ever To Win Asian Games MVP

Rikako Ikee, just 18 years old, became the first woman ever to be awarded MVP of the Asian Games.

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Dates Determined For 2019 LEN Short Course European Championships

In March 2017, the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) selected Glasgow, Scotland as host of the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships and we now know the dates of those championships.

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Campbell Sisters, Cusack Moving To NSW In Bid To Reboot State

Swimming superstar sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia are set to move to a new training home less than 2 years out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Lewis Pugh Completes English Channel Mega Swim

Donning just a pair of briefs with a simple cap and goggles, activist swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh became the first person to swim the length of the English Channel.

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With Pan Pac Swimmers Ineligibile, Canada Selects Just 6 For Hangzhou

With this year’s major senior meets of the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships, European Championships and Asian Games having now…

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Queensland Catches Up W/ Rest of Australia & Now Requires Water Safety

In response to the state’s Save Our Schoolkids (S.O.S.) campaign calling for government action, as of next year, all primary school students in Queensland, Australia will be taught swimming and water safety skills as part of their educational curriculum.

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Olympic Silver Medalist Masato Sakai Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Masato Sakai (left) took the Olympic silver medal behind American icon Michael Phelps in the 200m fly at the last Summer Olympic Games. Since, the 23-year-old hasn’t been as explosive, leading to shoulder surgery this week.

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Aussies Gearing Up For Short Course World C’ships Qualifying

Australians vying for Short Course World Championships roster spots will compete at the national short course meet taking place in October.

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Russia’s Efimova Looking Not Just To Tokyo, But Paris 2024

Russia’s Yulia Efimova is currently ranked #1 in the world in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events, which are races in which she still may be partaking well past Tokyo 2020.

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Swimming Australia Appoints Athlete Well-Being & Engagement Mgr

Former Australian Dolphins swimmer Linley Frame has been appointed to Swimming Australia’s newly created role of ‘Athlete Well-being and Engagement Manager.’

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Peaty Fires Back At FINA For Using His Image To Promote World Cup

Adam Peaty fired back at FINA for its use of his image and faux quote to promote the upcoming World Cup Series.

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Asian Games Rewind: Japan Beat China For First Time Since 1998

18-year-old Rikako Ikee was a primary contributor to Japan’s overall victory over China at this year’s Asian Games, a feat it hasn’t accomplished in 20 years.

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New Zealand Now Supporting Athletes Training Overseas

In response to a drastic funding cut to Swimming New Zealand after the Rio Olympics, the national swimming model has gradually shifted from a centralized hub where all elite swimmers would train to a more spread-out approach.

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