Articles by Ruth Beadle

14-Year-Old Rylee Erisman Swims 53.22 100 Back at Florida Age Groups

Florida held two concurrent 14 and Under Age Group Championships at the beginning of March, split between Northern and Southern located teams. 

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14-Year-Old Eric Xu Breaks Out With 50.07 100 Back (SCY)

Many swimmers earned new personal bests and Futures cuts at the Georgia 14 and under Age Group Championships hosted earlier this February.


Rochester Swim Club’s 13-Year-Old Kai Joyner Drops to a 51.08 in the 100 Back

Minnesota’s President’s Day Meet included cross-state competition, with the South Dakota based Sioux Falls Team joining to compete against local teams. 

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Texas Aquatic Center Loses Beloved Tree to Football Facility Expansion

UT Austin is breaking ground on a new football practice facility in early 2024, relocating an iconic Longhorn swimming landmark outside of…


WADA Warns Action against Spain’s National Anti-Doping Organization in Face of Allegations

To start the 2024 Olympic year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a warning and announced further investigations into allegations against the National Anti-Doping Organization of Spain (CELAD).


Navy Men’s Swim Team Brings in 2024 with Battle Ropes and Balancing Feats

Watch the Navy swim team challenge each other with balance board battle ropes.

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New NCAA Study Shows a Lack of Institutional Student-Athlete Mental Health Support

A new NCAA study found that student-athlete mental health concerns are down since the pandemic, but athletes still perceive a…


Northern Portland Is Building a $102 Million Aquatics Center to Solve a Decade of Drought

Portland Parks and Recreation is building a brand new $102 million indoor aquatics facility, leaving the community of Northern Portland without year-round pool access until Winter 2029 at the earliest.


ITA Will Start Re-Testing Samples from Rio 2016 for Doping Violations

The International Testing Agency (ITA) recently announced that it will begin re-analyzing samples from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for doping violations.


2023 Minnesota LC Invitational Recap: Daleiden, Matteazzi Have Strong Showings

Following the recent 2023 Minnesota Invitational, many swimmers also participated in a long course time trial meet ahead of the Olympic year.

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Old Video of Michigan Diver Tackling OSU Mascot Goes Viral

An old viral video of a Michigan diver tackling the Ohio State University mascot has gained recent traction.

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2024 World Championships – Swimming Roster Index

This post will be updated regularly as federations announce rosters for the 2024 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Olympic Medalist Couple Anastasia Fesikova & Sergey Fesikov Announce Retirement

Russian Olympic medalist couple Anastasia Fesikova and Sergey Fesikov announced their retirement alongside one another.

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Paris 2024 Paralympic Torch Relay To Start in Great Britain

The Paris 2024 Paralympics will be commemorated by a special torch relay to honor the first time France has hosted a Summer Para Games. 

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Olympian Lara Grangeon & New Caledonia Top the Swimming Medals at the 2023 Pacific Games

Three-time French Olympian Lara Grangeon led her native New Caledonia to the top of the medals table in swimming at the 2023 Pacific Games.

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