Heart of a Champion

Two Young Canadian Swimmers Save British Couple from Drowning in Barbados

A pair of competitive swimmers from Quebec, including one National Championship qualifier, saved a British couple from a scary situation last week.


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10 Swimming Charities To Consider On #GivingTuesday 2023

November 28 marks the 12th annual #GivingTuesday in the United States and around the world, so consider giving to some of these swim-specific charities.


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Del Paso Country Club’s “Thanksgiving Thousand” Meet Hits Record $22K Donation Total

Led by 16-year-old Cooper Zarro, the 4th annual “Thanksgiving Thousand” raised $22,000 for local organization Raley’s Food for Families.

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VMI Swimmer Hayden Rose Credited With Saving Woman’s Life During Cyber-Exercise

VMI swimmer Hayden Rose reacted quickly when a civilian partner collapsed after a briefing during a cyber-security training exercise.

Ethan McKendry Returns Home After Cardiac Arrest at Columbus Sectionals

Ethan McKendry (left), the 15-year-old swimmer who went into cardiac arrest at the Columbus Sectional Championships, has returned home to Flint, Michigan.

Learning To Love Last Place

“Never give up on something you love. Some things are worth more than shiny medals and names on record boards.”

Maggie MacNeil Wants To End Her NCAA Career On Her Terms

After fracturing her elbow last year, Olympic champion Maggie MacNeil intends to end her NCAA career on her terms. How fast will she swim?

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USA Swimming Foundation Shatters Record with $898,184 in Swim Lesson Grants

The grant distribution is a 75% increase from last year, aided by a $200,000 gift from the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, led by VP Rowdy Gaines (above).

10-Year-Old Swimmer Raises Over $50,000 For St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Sawyer Hansen has done an hour-long swim every year since 2017 to raise money for cancer research, and surpassing the $50,000 barrier in 2022.

8 Swimming Charities To Consider On #GivingTuesday

For this year’s GivingTuesday, here are some swimming-themed charities for you to consider donating to as part of your annual holiday spending.

Sacramento Swimmer Raises $6700 for Community on Thanksgiving

The money that 14-year-old Cooper Zarro at the annual DPCC Turkey Thousand for Raley’s Food for Families will provide 6700 meals for local Sacramento families

North Carolina Diver Emily Grund Announces Remission from Leukemia

NCAA qualifying diver Emily Grund has announced that she is in remission after 30 days of chemotherapy to treat leukemia.

Elizabeth Beisel Completes “Block Cancer” Swim, Raises Over $135k

Beisel became the first woman to complete the 10.4 mile swim to Block Island, fulfilling her father’s dying wish and raising over $135k for cancer research.

Longhorn Aquatics Head Coaches Loses Home, Pets in Fire

Longhorn Aquatics head coach Mike Laitala (right) and his wife Bridgette (left) lost their home in a fire last week. Their two dogs, Buddy and Cissy, were inside.

Learn to Swim Program Launches in Cincinnati for Low Income Families

Cincinnati’s Mercy Health and former Xavier University swimmer Tony Miller partnered together to provide free swimming lessons to help stop child drownings.