Articles by Robert Gibbs

2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Old School Meets New School In Men’s 200 IM

World record holder Ryan Lochte may be swimming next to guys almost half his age as vies for his 5th-straight spot on the USA Olympic Team in this event.


2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Battle Brewing for 2nd in Women’s 200 Free

Katie Ledecky is almost certainly going to win this, but there is a largely familiar cast of characters vying for the second individual spot.


Japanese Newspaper, Olympic Sponsor, Pushes for Tokyo Cancellation or Delay

Olympic sponsor the Asahi Shimbun published a staff editorial yesterday urging the Japanese Prime Minister to either cancel or delay the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


2021 US. Olympic Trials Preview: USA Men Looking for a Boost In 200 Free

With the USA’s Olympic 4×200 win streak on the line, the USA will be looking for some big drops from veterans and fresher faces alike in Omaha.


US State Department Adds Japan to Its “Level: 4 Do Not Travel” Advisory List

Almost exactly two months away from the first day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the US State Department issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” warning for Japan.


Madisyn Cox Swims Fastest 200 IM of 2021 at Longhorn Invite Day 3 Finals

Madisyn Cox clocked a 2:08.51 in the 200 IM, making her the fastest women in the world in 2021 making her the 3rd-fastest US woman ever.


Construction Underway on 2021 Olympic Trials Competition Pool

Construction has begun for the main competition pool at the Chi Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, the site of next month’s USA Swimming Olympic Trials.


Conway Picks Up 4th Win To Close Out Richmond Sectionals

UVA’s Sean Conway helped the Virginia men to the team title by going undefeated over four events at the 2021 Richmond Speedo Sectionals.

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Conway, Folger, Weinstein Add to Win Totals at Richmond Sectionals Day 3

Action continued Saturday in Richmond, with several Wave I cuts, and three swimmers adding to their win totals from previous days.

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14 Year-Old Claire Weinstein hits 2:00 in the 200 Free at Richmond Day 2

Claire Weinstein got the pool rocking early with a 2:00.95 in the 200 free, marking her only the 11th woman in US history to get under 2:01 by the age of 14.

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Zoe Skirboll Wins Two Events On First Night of Richmond Sectionals

Racer X Aquatics’ Zoe Skirboll was the only multiple event winner tonight in Richmond, taking the 200 IM and the 100 breast in lifetime bests.

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Bowling Green’s Lauren Sullivan Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Lauren Sullivan earned a NCAA postgraduate scholarship after completing her swim career at Bowling Green, and she will be heading to Northeastern this fall.

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Hoosiers Josie Grote and Gary Kostbade Awarded NCAA Post-Grad Scholarships

The Indiana Hoosiers announced today on Instagram that seniors Josie Grote and Gary Kostbade have both been awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships


East Carolina Announces Riley Hillbrandt As New Assistant Swimming Coach

East Carolina University announced today that Riley Hillbrandt would be joining the staff as assistant coach as the Pirates prepare to compete again.


Austin Men, Scottsdale Women Earn Victories at Des Moines Spring Cup

Several swimmers nabbed Wave II cuts, while the Scottsdale women and the Austin men walked as the Des Moines champions after the final day of the Spring Cup.

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