Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

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.


Spanish Sports Council To Create Platform To Promote Safe Return To Competition

Amid a case surge, the nation’s Sports and Culture Minister held a meeting with representatives from various NGB’s to promote a safe return to competition.

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Special Report: The Latest On South American Pool Return

The compilation that initially contained five countries among which were Paraguay, Uruguay or Colombia has seen some additions.

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Spanish Swimmer Ramiro Tossone, 19, Dies After Breath-Holding Exercise

Tossone was a 200-meter butterfly specialist and had represented the Andalusian region during the 2016 Spanish national championships by autonomous regions.


Mexico: CONADE President Ana Guevara Under Investigation Over Alleged Extortion

Ana Guevara, president of the Mexican Sports Commission (CONADE), is accused of alleged extortion and faces charges along with two other CONADE officials.

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Two-Time U.S. National Champion Becca Mann To Publish New Novel

In an exclusive interview with SwimSwam, two-time U.S. national champion Becca Mann revealed what screenplay projects she has been working on.


British Swim Coach Sean Kelly Named Spain’s New National Performance Director

Among Sean Kelly’s awards are the 2004, 2007 and 2011 British Swimming Coach Association (BSCA) Coach of the Year awards.

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Spain Update: More LSC’s Bring Season To A Close; Others Create Meet Protocols

Catalonia, among the different regional governing bodies for the sport, has established a special protocol that would allow for a safe return to competition.

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Auburn Swimmer Santiago Grassi Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Aside from Delfina Pignatiello and Julia Sebastian, Grassi remains one of three Argentinian swimmers who have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Games.


Mireia Belmonte Headlines 33-Strong Spanish Roster For Meet in Portugal

This will mark the first international meet with Spanish representation since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lockdown in the nation.

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