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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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