Articles by Retta Race

Adam Peaty Speaks Candidly About Drinking, Depression & Moving On

We’re used to hearing Adam Peaty set big goals and have a clear vision in mind. But there was a time when the Olympic champion was living under darkness.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Phelps, Ikee, Klueh, Meili, Bovell & More

Loads of big names are included in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, including Michael Phelps, Rikako Ikee, and Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell.


Shayna Jack’s CAS Hearing Date Update: “Now The Real Fight Begins”

“Today I received further notice in relation to my hearing at CAS,” says 21-year-old Aussie sprinter Shayna Jack, who is serving a 4-year suspension.


Aquatic Center Construction For 2022 Commonwealth Games Remains On Schedule

Overseers of the construction on the 2022 Commonwealth Games aquatic facility say the project is still on track, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Check Yourself: Answers To Crossword Challenge #3

Here comes the latest and greatest SwimSwam crossword puzzle to help you get through another week under lockdown…think you got what it takes?


Kamminga 59.24 100 Breast, Toussaint 1:00.91 100 Back In Post-Lockdown Swims

Some real, live swimming is beginning to take place throughout the world, including in the Netherlands. Read about Arno Kamminga and Kira Toussaint’s times.


China’s Xu Jiayu Punches Near-Lifetime Best 52.37 100 Back Return Swim

Chinese swimmers conducted a domestic meet of just national teamers, rendering some head-turning results as their Olympic journey begins.


Junya Koga’s Suspension Expired On May 14th, Giving Backstroker New Life

Junya Koga has said he is facing the challenge head-on, capitalizing on the extra time he, and other athletes in his scenario, have been gifted.


South Koreans’ Return To Training Stifled Due To Coronavirus Spike

South Korean Olympic athletes, including swimmers, have seen their return to training derailed due to a coronavirus resurgence in the nation. 

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Swim Ireland National Training Center Has Soft Reopen Date Of May 18th

Swim Ireland has today revealed its ‘Return to Water Roadmap’, which includes a rollout plan for both performance and club swimming.

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Olympic Delay Costing IOC Estimated $800 Million

More widespread ripple effects are just beginning to be realized from the Olympic Games’ delay, as costs are mounting related to the historic schedule change.


Ohio Pools Can Reopen On May 26th

There was some good news out of Ohio today, as Governor Mike DeWine proclaimed that the state’s pools are able to reopen on Tuesday, May 26th.


Beyond The Lane Lines: Asian Edition Featuring Shinri Shioura & Olympic Torch

The latest edition of Beyond the Lane Lines contains key highlights from Asia, including snippets of a candid interview with Japanese Olympian Shinri Shioura.

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British Swimming Working Through UK’s Reopen Roadmap

British Swimming has conveyed that a working group is already dissecting the UK government’s advice and guidelines for overall societal reopening.


World Champion Daiya Seto Advising Japan’s Sports Minister On Reopening

Japan’s world champion Daiya Seto is dealing with his nation’s swimming lockdown by advocating for a return to the pool behind the scenes.

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