Coronavirus

Santa Clara Will Allow Pools to Open, Orange County Pushing for Reopening

Swimming hotspot Santa Clara, CA is going to allow pools to reopen beginning on June 5. In Orange County, city leaders filed a petition to reopen pools.

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Swimming South Africa Prepares ‘State Of Readiness’ In Bid To Return To Pools

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved his nation to an ‘alert level 3’ as of June 1st regarding the coronavirus lockdown.

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Bob Bowman Swimming Wisdom on Butterfly: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

In this GMM takeover of the SwimSwam Podcast, we dive deep on butterfly with Coach Bob Bowman, covering age group butterfly challenges to elite training.

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Rhode Island Reopens Pools With 15-Person Limit As of June 1

Rhode Island has reopened aquatic facilities after pandemic closures – spurred on in part due to a need for water safety after an April drowning.

More Pools in Pennsylvania May be Allowed to Open Beginning on June 5

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania pools will be allowed to reopen in the state’s “yellow” phase, which may begin on June 5.

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.

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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Michigan Will Allow Outdoor Pools to Reopen June 8; Indoor Pools Remain Closed

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that her state will move to Phase 4 of its reopening plan next week, which includes outdoor pools.

Singapore’s Olympic-Level Swimmers Allowed To Resume Training

Several elite Singaporean swimmers are now able to return to training, per relaxation of restrictions by national sport agency Sport Singapore (SportSG).

Swim England Confirms Open Water Swimming Now Permitted In Small Groups

As of June 1st, English athletes may engage in open water swimming in small groups. More details coming shortly from the organization.

Scottish Swimming CEO Euan Lowe Addresses Reality Of COVID-19’s Impact

To help address citizens’ concerns, Scottish Swimming CEO Euan Lowe recently spoke with the media at length about topics related to a return to the pool.

Mireia Belmonte: “I will swim as many events as possible in Tokyo”

The Spanish Olympic champion has spoken in an interview about her preparation for the Olympic Games and the possibility of becoming the nation’s flag bearer.

UIL Allows Texas High Schools to Resume Workouts

Rockwall ISD will allow members of the RACE swim team who are also 7th-12th grade students in the district to resume training.

Mireia Belmonte: “en Tokio nadaré el mayor número de pruebas posible”

La campeona olímpica, en una entrevista para “Objetivo Tokio”, ha hablado de sus planes para preparar los Juegos y de la posibilidad de ser abanderada.

Dutch Swimming Sets 2020-2021 Competition Calendar; Loosens Social Distancing

The Dutch National Championships in December will be moved to a long course event and declared an Olympic qualifying competition.