Articles by Robert Gibbs

College Swimming Previews: #5 Virginia Women Look to Hold Course

Senior Leah Smith and the rest of the Cavaliers are aiming for their 10th-straight ACC title this season and their third consecutive 5th place finish at NCAA’s.

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USA Swimming Overhauls Short Course Worlds Selection Criteria

USA Swimming’s 2016 FINA World Short Course Championships selection procedures steps away from the clearly defined selection priorities that are typically used for selecting international teams.


Texas Women’s 2016-2017 Dual Schedule Includes All Top 4 2016 Teams

The Texas Longhorn women will be taking on the top four teams from last year’s NCAA championships in dual meets this season.


Longhorns Bring Back Ganiel, Add Ten Freshmen, One Transfer for 2017

The Texas Longhorns are bringing back NCAA qualifier Imri Ganiel after a year abroad and also add ten freshmen and a transfer, as they look for their third-straight NCAA championship.


Olympics NCAA Wrap Part II: 9 of top 10 Teams Earned Medals

Rising California senior Ryan Murphy was the only NCAA swimmer who competed in the 15-16 season to earn two individual gold medals in Rio.


Jack Conger Issues Statement on Rio Incident

USA Olympic swimmer Jack Conger issued a press release that explains his perception of the incident in Rio early last Sunday morning that has dominated international headlines all week.


NCAA Olympics Wrap Part I: The Final Medal Tally

Six of the eight gold medalists in the women’s 4×100 medley relay either competed for, or will be competing for, NCAA programs in 2016.


Only Russian Track and Field Athlete Banned by IAAF

Darya Klishina, the only Russian track and field athlete initially allowed to compete in Rio, is currently suspended until the CAS rules on her case in the next two days.

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United States Stays Perfect With Olympic Record in 400 Medley Relay

The USA men stayed perfect in the medley relay with an Olympic Record time of 3:27.95 on the final night in the pool in Rio.


Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 8 Update)

You can follow the men’s 50 free medalists on Twitter, along with many other Olympic swimmers.

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USA Wins 1000th Gold Medal With Women’s Medley Relay Win

The United States earned its 1000th Summer Olympic gold medal with Team USA’s victory in the women’s 4×100 medley relay tonight in Rio.


Schooling Surpasses Crocker for Fastest Ever Textile 100 Fly

Joseph Schooling won gold and set a new textile record with his 50.39 victory in the 100 fly Friday night in Rio.


Maya DiRado Upsets Katinka Hosszu, Moves to 5th All-Time in 200 Back

Maya DiRado of the USA will finish her Olympic career with an individual medal of each color after defeating Katinka Hosszu in the 200 back Friday night in Rio.


Ervin Passes Phelps to Become Oldest Swimmer to Win Solo Gold

Anthony Ervin of the USA became the oldest swimmer to win an individual gold medal tonight with his victory in the 50 free, sixteen years after he won the same event in Sydney.


Olympic Sailor Reported Sick Due to Polluted Water

One Belgian sailor has been reported ill due to contaminated water in Guanabara Bay, although no illnesses have been definitely linked to the waters off Copacabana Beach, where open water swimming will take place.


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