Articles by Retta Race

World C’ships Silver Medalist Matsumoto Time-Trialed 1:45.44 200 Free In March

Katsuhiro Matsumoto put the pedal to the medal in a 200m freestyle time trial in March, further cementing himself as a 2021 Olympic threat.

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Chalmers On Dressel: “His Skills Are Unbelievable”

Hear what Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers says about World champion Caeleb Dressel in terms of skills and his ferocity in the water.

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Former World Record Holder Akhiro Yamaguchi Reconsidering Retirement

One-time world record holder Akhiro Yamguchi of Japan is reconsidering retirement in light of a delayed Summer Olympic Games.

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Dutch Pools Able To Re-Open On May 11th With ‘Responsible Swimming Protocol’

The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) published its Responsible Swimming Protocol, intended to be used in the reopening of swimming pools.

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30+ USOPC Staff Members Take Voluntary Severance

More than 30 staff members at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have accepted voluntary severance packages, per a report by the Associated Press.

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As Ireland Prepares To Re-Open, Scotland’s Lockdown Is Extended

Scottish Swimming revealed that the reopening of pools may yet be a way off, based on governmental guidelines concerning a possible second coronavirus spike.

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Coronavirus Hits Home For Commonwealth Games Medalist Holly Hibbott

The coronavirus pandemic hit very close Commonwealth Games medalist Holly Hibbott, as the 20-year-old’s mother was diagnosed with the condition two weeks ago.

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European Youth Olympic Festival Pushed To 2022

Katie Shanahan of Great Britain was a premier athlete at the previous European Youth Olympic Festival. The next edition is moved to 2022 now.

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ISL.TV Over-The-Top Service Coming to Season 2

The International Swimming League (ISL) is introducing a more robust and interactive fan experience for its second season.

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Penny Oleksiak Seeks Guidance, Book Recommendations From Michael Phelps

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Penny Oleksiak points to American swimming icon Michael Phelps for inspiration during the Olympic delay.

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Joseph Schooling & Quah Zheng Wen Seek Additional Service Deferments

Due to Olympic delay, Joseph Schooling and teammate Quah Zheng Wen are seeking deferment for their nation’s service requirements.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Ikee Tackles A Lion, Phelps Touts Soy

This week’s Beyond the Lane Lines touches on Michael Phelps’ new non-dairy habit and Rikako Ikee’s dabble into the animal kingdom.

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U.S. OLY Swimming Trials, Other Event Delays Costing Omaha Almost $200 mil

The U.S. Swimming Trials represents just one of the pieces of the overall Olympic puzzle that has taken a different shape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAS Extends Virtual Hearings Through At Least May 17th

On March 17th, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced it would not hear any cases in-person until at least May 1st.

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Dutch Ministry of Sport Offers Financial Support In Coronavirus Pandemic

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport is making an extra 110 million euros available for sports associations.

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