Articles by Riley Overend

Isabel Gormley Not Competing for Stanford This Season Amid USADA Suspension

Isabel Gormley is still listed on Stanford’s roster following a one-year suspension by USADA, but she will not compete for the Cardinal this season.


Peter Paulus’ Remarkable Comeback Culminates in Roster Spot at Texas

Given how much Peter Paulus IV has improved over the past few months, David Johnston is excited for his new roommate’s potential this season at Texas. 


Swimmer Sues UMBC for Failing to Protect Her After Reporting Abuse

UMBC is facing a Title IX lawsuit that alleges the school did nothing to protect a female swimmer from an abusive male teammate.


IOC ‘Beginning to Think About’ Letting Russian Athletes Return to Competition

“We know that the IOC is beginning to think about whether there is a pathway back for the Russian athletes,” USOPC chair Susanne Lyons said.


EEOC Reportedly Investigating Potential Discrimination of Unpaid College Athletes

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives about 100,000 employment complaints per year, and prosecutes only about 500 of those.


Details Emerge About Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay

According to L’Equipe, there will be about 700 cities along the route, which will be finalized next year. About 12,000 runners will be involved. 


Howard Sets Out to Host Biggest HBCU Swim Meet in History vs. Georgetown

Dubbed the “Battle at The Burr,” the event will be decked out with DJs, dance troupes, Howard’s marching band, food vendors, and plenty of overflow seating.


Elizaveta Ryndych Voluntarily Leaves Rutgers Swim Team Amid RUSADA Suspension

A Rutgers spokesperson told SwimSwam that Ryndych had voluntarily removed herself from the roster on Tuesday.


A Motorcycle Accident and Coaching Change Sparked Diogo Ribeiro’s Breakout Summer

A motorcycle accident last year left Diogo Matos Ribeiro (pictured right) hospitalized for a week and bedridden for a month after medaling at Euro Juniors.


Caeleb Dressel’s Twitter Account Hacked by Crypto Promoters

The Twitter account for @caelebdressel now features a crypto bro rocking jorts on a balcony instead of the seven-time Olympic gold medalist from Florida.


NCAA Narrows Waiver Process for Transfers

Transfer athletes will be subject to stricter standards during the waiver process, as per the NCAA’s updated guidelines on the transfer process. 

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Soul Cap Co-Founder Offers Insight Into Recent FINA Approval

“It was about giving people that choice to continue and not have to choose between their hair and swimming,” said Soul Cap co-founder Michael Chapman, left.


Olympic Roundup: IOC Issues Final Warnings to India, Guatemala

The IOC postponed its 2023 session in Mumbai from next May until at least September due to the questions surrounding the IOA.

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Revenue Up, Spending Down in Latest USA Swimming Foundation Financial Report

The USA Swimming Foundation increased its revenue more than 30% last year, according to the organization’s annual financial report released Thursday.

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College Swimming Has 3rd-Lowest Transfer Rate Among NCAA Sports

Swimmers and divers have largely remained loyal during the transfer portal era, posting some of the lowest transfer rates among Division I sports.