Coronavirus

WIAC Suspends Winter Season Sports, Including Swimming, Until January

WIAC, home to NCAA Division III Champion Collin Miller at UW Eau Claire, has halted all winter season sports, including swimming, until the spring semester.

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New York City Will Allow Indoor Pools to Reopen September 30

Asphalt Green, where US Olympic medalist Lia Neal grew up training, and other indoor pools in NYC will be allowed to reopen later this month.

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Florida State Postpones Swim Practices Until October 2 Over COVID Concerns

Florida State’s swimming practices are on hold until next month over coronavirus concerns, a source close to the program tells SwimSwam.

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NCAA D3 Committee Recommends Limited Nationals to 75% of Normal Participants

The NCAA Division III Championship Committee has recommended that the number of participants at winter and spring championships be limited to 75% capacity.

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D1 Extends Recruiting Dead Period, Approves Moving Fall Championships to Spring

The NCAA D1 Council has announced that the recruiting dead period in place for all schools will be extended until at least January 1st.

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Big Ten Will Resume Football On October 24; Swimming Update ‘Shortly’

Citing new medical protocols, the Big Ten Conference has voted unanimously to resume the college football season starting with the weekend of October 23-24.

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At Least 4 Australians Will Still Compete In ISL Season

At least 4 Australians are still planning to participate in the ISL despite reports that an international travel ban could bar Australians from competing.

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Due To Coronavirus Restrictions, NZL SC C’ships Move Cities

New Zealand’s Short Course Championships are still set for October but will be changing venues due to coronavirus restrictions.

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USA Swimming Lifts Geographic Restrictions on Club Meets for October

USA Swimming has lifted one of the few remaining restrictions on meet sanctioning for October, allowing LSCs to make sanctioning…

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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.

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Travel Restrictions To Keep Some Australians Out of 2020 ISL Season

Pandemic travel restrictions will restrict Australian participation in next month’s ISL season, with at least one athlete already forced to withdraw.

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Michael Taylor, Mabel Zavaros Absent From Florida Roster

Olympic Trials finalist Michael Taylor does not appear on the Florida Gators’ roster for 2020-2021. Neither does Canadian standout Mabel Zavaros.

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Japan’s New Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Plans To Keep Olympics Minister

Yoshihide Suga is expected to take over as Japan’s new Prime Minister tomorrow, with Seiko Hashimoto expected to continue as Olympics Minister.

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University of Kentucky Halts Swim Practices Amid COVID Outbreak

Citing a high number of positive COVID-19 tests, the University of Kentucky has shut down training for its swimming & diving program, a source tells SwimSwam.

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SEC Can Start Swim Season On October 1 With Dual Meets Allowed

The SEC has released guidelines for the 2020 swimming & diving season, which can start as early as October 1 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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