Articles by Retta Race

Coach David Lush Lands At Moreton Bay College

We now know where the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association’s 2018 Coach of the Year, David Lush, is headed.

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Quiz Time: Which Famous Swimmer Are You?

You’ve done our crossword puzzles and word scrambles, but sometimes a brain needs a break! Enter our inaugural SwimSwam quiz.


Next Year’s Olympics Have Secured 80% Of Venues, As Candidate Wants Event Nixed

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers announced that 80% of the venues required to host the event have been secured for next summer.

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Japan’s Safety Guidelines Specifically Address Athletes’ Mental Health

The Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) included mindful steps to help ensure that its athletes’ mental health is taken into account when returning.

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Japanese Record Holder Rikako Ikee’s New Coach Revealed

19-year-old Rikako Ikee has selected a new coach as she resumes training in and out of the water in pursuit of a Paris 2024 appearance.

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How’d You Do On Our Weekend Swimming Crossword Puzzle?

Sharpen up those pencils and get to work on the latest SwimSwam Crossword Challenge. Past and present swim knowledge will be put to the test.


Bud McAllister & His Predictor Sets Say Goodbye To Western Australia

Another coaching change is taking place down under as Bud McAllister will be departing his role at the helm of the swimming program at WAIS.


On-The-Mend Le Clos Reveals Cause For His Two Surgeries

28-year-old Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos speaks to the recent surgeries he underwent amidst the coronavirus pandemic.


Australian Government Pledges $54.5 Million To High-Performance Sport

The Australian government has pledged a $54.5 million investment, which is aimed at continuing support of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

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Athlete Protests Allowed At 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation has made a statement regarding athlete protests at the 2022 edition in Birmingham, UK.


Storied Brisbane Grammar Coach David Lush Changing Up Role

ASCTA’s 2018 Aussie Coach of the Year David Lush is leaving his current post as Director of Swimming at Brisbane Grammar.


Swim England Sends Letter Urging Government To Address Financial Issues

Swim England and key stakeholders have signed a joint letter urging the nation’s government to address with haste the uncertain future facing swimming pools.

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USADA Rules American Boxer Failed Doping Test after Sexual Transmission

Although not specific to swimming, USADA released a doping decision related to a boxer that could have ripple effects in other sports moving forward.


2022 Commonwealth Games Pushed By One Day

Today the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board approved pushing back the start date of the 2022 Commonwealth Games by one day.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Hangzhou 2022 Goes Underground

Catch up on this week’s Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring swimming stories spanning Arizona to Panama to China to Australia.

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