Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

Jimena Perez Lowers Mireia Belmonte’s Spanish National Record In The 5000 Free

A total of two national records and an age group record fell at this year’s edition of Spain’s long-distance national championships.


Amid Shortage In Pool Availability, RFEN Eyes Reviving Several Key Venues

Resulting from a pool shortage for Madrid-based swimmers partly caused by the pandemic, RFEN is eyeing the revival of several key locations.

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Spanish Company Will Donate Food for Every Medal Spanish Aquatics Wins in Tokyo

Grupo Miguel Vergara, a Spanish company specializing in bovine breeding and meat production, is sending a message of solidarity.

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4 Spanish Relay Records Fall At The Copa De España Meet In Castellón

At the conclusion of the Copa de España meet in Castellón, Spain, a total of four Spanish records were broken, all of which took place in relay events.

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Mexican Aquatics Allegedly Face Olympic Ban Following Inconsistencies

FINA has requested that the Mexican Swimming Federation provide a version of their current chamber in the English language.


Argentina’s Julia Sebastian Shatters 200 Breaststroke South American Record

Sebastian lowered by .11 her own record of 2:21.31, which she broke Aug. 2018, while racing at that year’s edition of the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.

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Spanish swimmer Paula Juste tests positive for COVID-19, altering group’s plans

Spanish swimmer Paula Juste, who trains with Fred Vergnoux’s group, tested yesterday positive for COVID-19, altering the group’s training program.

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Tokyo Olympic officials work on countermeasures to combat COVID-19 at the Games

Organizers have indicated they are unlikely to explain until early next year exactly how the Olympics can be held safely given the prompted scenarios.


Dominican Olympic Committee eyes creating ‘pods’ for Tokyo-qualified athletes

The DOC is contemplating the possibility of creating ‘pods’ in an effort to protect the nation’s Tokyo-qualified athletes from the threat posed by COVID-19.

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Despite Surge in COVID Cases, Spanish Distance Group Embarks on Training Camp

The camp is the first step toward a plan put in place by British swim coach Sean Kelly, RFEN’s new National Performance Director for the sport of swimming.

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Buenos Aires 2018 YOG pool reopens following six-month closure

The venue was slated to host this year’s Olympic-qualifier South American Championships, which wound up being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Odyssey Comes to a Close for Colombian Swimmers as Nation’s Pools Reopen

Colombian Swimming Federation (FECNA) president Jorge Soto sent out a tweet indicating his desire for the nation’s pools to reopen on Sept. 7.

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Mexico suspends all sanctioned swim meets until further notice

Mexico’s Swimming Federation has announced that all events sanctioned by the nation’s governing body for the sport will remain canceled until further notice.

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Five months later, Argentina’s Julia Sebastian resumes her training in Brazil

The Argentinian swimmer, who has already qualified for postponed Tokyo games, resumed her training at the Minas Tenis Club in Brazil.


LA 2028 Head Casey Wasserman Calls For Changes To Rule 50

“My view is pretty simple in that I don’t believe anti-racist speech is political speech,” Wasserman said in the statement.