Articles by Retta Race

Olympian Pieter Timmers Follows Through On Planned Retirement

Olympic silver medalist from Rio Pieter Timmers of Belgium says goodbye to competitive racing , hanging up his goggles from Budapest today.

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2020 ISL Match #8 – Day 2 Live Recap

Lilly King is undefeated in the International Swimming League (ISL) and she’ll have the chance to extend that streak with breaststroke skins today.

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DC Trident Are First Team Eliminated from ISL Semi-Finals After Week #4

The semi-final lineup is shaping up heading into the final week of regular season ISL action. Barring a breakthrough from Aqua, the 8 teams that will advance are set.

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Iron’s Sakci Joins 55-Club, Becomes 4th Fastest SCM 100 Breaststroker

Iron’s Emre Sakci has proven he is a formidable force in the breaststroke sprints, clocking a new Turkish record in a sub-56 100 breast.

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Shymanovich Slices .01 Off 100 Breast European Record

On-fire Ilya Shymanovich of Energy Standard found a way to slice .01 off of his own 100 breast European Record during ISL match #7.

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2020 ISL Match 8 – Day 1 Live Recap

Caeleb Dressel and his Cali Condors take on the Tokyo Frog Kings, NY Breakers and London Roar for ISL Match #8 here in Budapest.

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England’s Lockdown #2 Means Only Elite-Level Swimming

England’s aquatic athletes are now facing a second lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn the details of the situation here.

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Quah Ting Wen Nears 24-Sec Barrier With Singaporean 50 Free Record

Singaporean swimmer Quah Ting Wen raced her way to a new national record in the women’s 50m free while representing her DC Trident squad in match 7.

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Shane Ryan Retains Record-Breaker Status With Irish 100 Back Mark

Toronto Titan Shane Ryan continues his record-setting ways with a new Irish standard in the 100m backstroke today in Budapest.

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Dutch Impose New Coronavirus Partial Lockdown With Pool Closures

The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte held a press conference on Tuesday, November 3rd, which outlined new coronavirus-related restrictions

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Hannah Miley Undergoes Shoulder Surgery En Route To Tokyo Bid

Racing stalwart Hannah Miley of GBR underwent shoulder surgery but has nothing but positive thoughts looking towards her Olympic journey.

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17-Year-Old Fly Ace Josif Miladinov Heads To Grand Prix Burgas

More than 170 swimmers are set to compete at this weekend’s Olympic qualifier of the Grand Prix Burgas in Bulgaria, including Josif Miladinov.

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Swim Wales Super Series – Tutton, Thomas, Jervis Lead Stage 1

In October Swim Wales announced an innovative new competition for its members with the launch of its Super Series and ‘stage 1’ has just concluded.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Salnikov Re-Elected To All Russian Federation

Learn something new in this week’s edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring election results from the All Russian Swimming Federation.

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Just For Fun: The Official 2020 SwimSwam Ballot

Let’s all take a break and channel our decision-making into a fun swimming-inspired ballot in the spirit of where our passion really calls home.

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