Coronavirus

Why Can Unvaccinated Swimmers Compete in Australia When Novak Djokovic Couldn’t?

Australia’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions last month paved the way for unvaccinated American swimmer Michael Andrew to compete at the Duel in the Pool.

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Olympic 10k Champion Florian Wellbrock Withdraws from Open Water Races at Euros

German swimmer Florian Wellbrock, who dealt with a COVID-19 infection since the World Championships, won’t race the open water events in Rome.

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Wellbrock’s Coach: World Championship Medalist Likely to Skip 800 Free at Euros

Florian Wellbrock (above) and Lukas Maertens both had bouts of COVID-19 after the World Championships, with both likely to skip a race at Euros as a result.

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Daniel Jervis Withdraws from Commonwealth Games After COVID-19 Infection

Welsh swimmer Daniel Jervis entered the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a big favorite in the 1500 free, but he withdrew from Tuesday morning’s preliminary heats.

Wellbrock Comes Down With COVID, Euros Schedule Uncertain

German distance freestyle ace Florian Wellbrock has faced a setback in his preparation for the upcoming European Championships beginning in mid-August.

Sarah Sjostrom, Kira Toussaint Join List of Post-Worlds COVID-19 Positives

Sarah Sjostrom and Kira Toussaint both attended an event sponsored by swimwear brand arena after Worlds. Noe Ponti, who also tested positive, was at that event too.

Joey Tepper Is Latest World Championship Swimmer Hit by COVID-19

After initially not making the World Championship team, Simon Lamar (above) will now have two swims this week in Budapest.

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Ray Looze: Lilly King Racing At “80% of Her Capability” At World Championships

“She’s doing the best she can,” Looze said. “It doesn’t take a genius to kind of know what’s going on, given the world around us.”

Drew Kibler Left Off U.S. 400 Free Relay Due To COVID Protocols

Kibler was pulled from the relay due to “COVID Prtocolo travel delays,” according to a statement from USA Swimming.

FINA Won’t Require Isolation for COVID-19 Close Contacts at Worlds If Vaccinated

While individuals will not be required to be vaccinated to participate in the World Championships, vaccinated individuals will be treated differently when positive tests inevitably happen.

Ariarne Titmus Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Australian Team Photo Shoot

Titmus’ positive test comes after a Speedo shoot that included Worlds team members Zac Stubblety-Cook, Mollie O’Callaghan and Elijah Winnington.

Duncan Scott Tests Positive for COVID 17 Days Before World Championships

Duncan Scott revealed on his Instagram channel on Wednesday that he has COVID-19 just 17 days out from the World Championships.

Dal Primo Maggio In Piscina Si Potrà Accedere Senza Green Pass

A partire dal 1° Maggio 2022 si potrà accedere agli impianti natatori senza esibire il Green Pass. Tutte le novità e le norme che decadono

Raleigh Swimming Association Raises $13,000 With Polar Plunges

The Raleigh Swimming Association (RSA) raised $13,300 for the Special Olympics of North Carolina thanks to more than 50 swimmers who took polar plunges.

1980 Olympic Gold Medalist Oleksandr Sydorenko Dies from COVID-19

Ukraine-born Alexander Sidorenko won the 1980 Olympic gold medal in the 400 IM. He died in February at 61 years old due to COVID-19.