Articles by Spencer Penland

Despite Missing a Match, Caeleb Dressel Still Leading ISL Season MVP Standings

Dressel left for the remainder of the regular season following match 6, in order to rest and gear up for the playoffs.


Purdue’s Kate Beavon, Northern Michigan’s Zach Ondrej Win CSCAA OW Titles

The annual CSCAA National Championships were held in Lawrence, KS yesterday, with Nebraska winning the women’s team title, and Northern Michigan the men’s.

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UNC Wilmington Wins 24 of 32 Events en Route to Sweeping Army to Open Season

The first dual meet of the 2021-2022 NCAA swimming & diving season took place yesterday, with UNC Wilmington hosting Army for a men’s and women’s meet.


2021-22 NCAA Swim & Dive Action Kicks Off Tomorrow with UNCW vs Army Dual Meet

UNC Wilmington is hosting Army at the Seahawk Natatorium, which will be the first official NCAA meet of the season.


ITA Updates Tokyo 2020 Doping Test Data: Just 6 positives out of 4,255 Tested

The agency reports that it collected 6,200 samples from a total of 4,255 athletes throughout the Games. 


Toronto’s Summer McIntosh Leaving ISL Regular Season to Start 10th Grade

In her 2 ISL matches, McIntosh made a huge impact for a Toronto Titans team that has been in excellent form so far.


WADA Digest: New Research Grants Announced, 18 New Research Projects Funded

WADA has been busy the last week, announcing meetings with governments around the globe, and the funding of 18 new research projects.

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FINA’s Brent Nowicki Hopes “Aquatics Festival” Will Draw Pool Swimmers to Open Water

Earlier this week, FINA announced the addition of an “Aquatics Festival” that will be running alongside the 2021 SC World Champs in Abu Dhabi in December.


15-Year-Old Summer McIntosh Shatters Canadian Record with 3:58.78 400 Free

McIntosh swam a blistering personal best of 3:58.78, leading a 1-2 punch for Toronto in this event, with Julia Hassler clocking a 4:01.09. 


Finlay Knox Shatters Own Canadian Record with 1:52.55 200 IM in Naples

Knox’s improvement here is huge for Toronto, who have had a fantastic start to this season through the first few matches. 

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Tokyo 2020 Reports 817 Positive COVID Cases Across Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers have released the data on the transmission of COVID during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which have now concluded.


FINA Allocating up to $5.2 Million USD for Olympic Aquatics Support Program

The goal of the OASP is to provide money to FINA’s National Member Federations, which can be used to continue to the development of aquatic sports.

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FINA Announces “Aquatics Festival” that Will Run Parallel to SC World Champs

The organization has dubbed this new slate of events the “Aquatics Festival,” and it will include diving, high diving, and open water swimming events. 


Olympic Gold Medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui Hands Commitment to Indiana for Fall 2022

His SCM 1500 time of 14:36.12, which is nearly 2 years old, converts to a 14:30.89 SCY 1650, which would have been the 3rd-fastest in the NCAA last season.


ISL Match 4, Day 2 Start Lists: After 100 FL Record, Dahlia Set for 50 FL Skins

Notably, Beata Nelson is not racing the women’s 100 backstroke today, despite winning the 200 back yesterday.