Articles by Tomas Rodriguez

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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Madrid Annouces Plans To Resume Old Aquatics Center Construction

In terms of capacity, the facility can initially accommodate 1,900 spectators although that number can stretch up to 4,500 attendees.

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South American Swimming Readying For Comeback As Governments Ease Lockdown

Nations such as Peru, Colombia, Uruguay or Paraguay will see swimmers back on deck, following in the footsteps of Ecuador, Argentina or Brazil.

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Spain Update: Madrid State Announces Cancellation Of Season Remainder

As the return to normalcy is becoming somewhat asymmetric in Madrid, the regional governing body for swimming has decided to bring the season to a close.

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COVID-19 Update: Spain Prepares To Enter Final Stretch Of Deconfinement

As Spanish provinces enter the last step in the deconfinement process, the nation’s Sports Ministry has detailed what that will mean in terms of athletics.

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Two-Time Pan Am Games Medalist Guillermo Bertola Receives 4-Year Ban

The penalty handed to Bertola encompasses the time period between January 2020 to January 2024 as a period of exclusion from competitive swimming.


Some Argentinian Swimmers Return To The Pool As Lockdown Measures Continue

Argentinian swimmers are still out of the water, at least for a few more days, following the latest announcement issued by the nation’s sports authorities.

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Column: A Guide To Coping With Post-COVID Return To The Pool

While COVID-19 may have brought the world of swimming to a stall, I am confident that we will make it through this and soon return to our happy place.

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Spain’s RFEN Updates Last May’s Guidelines As Pools Reopen For Training

As Spanish pools are now allowed to reopen, they will have to adhere to the guidelines established by the nation’s Health Ministry.

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