Lobbyist Meeting with White House Officials to Discuss Resuming Swimming

A group of aquatics professionals, including coaches and Olympians, have coalesced to try and aid the government in making a decision.


Nation’s Capital Swim Club Lays Out Reopening Operating Procedures

NCAP, the largest club in the country, will require coaches and swimmers to wear masks and will take daily temperature checks once back in the water.


Japan Lifts Tokyo’s State Of Emergency Status

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially lifted the state of emergency declared over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in his nation. 

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Remove COVID and Get Rid of Chlorine Cough As You Reopen Your Pool

The BioOx system gives your swimmers and coaches cleaner, healthier air to breathe – while at the same time increasing your biosecurity…

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British Swimming Identifies Athletes Able To Return To Training, In Theory

British Swimming’s Performance Leadership Group (PLG) is in the process of developing an ‘Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance (ESRTTG)’ plan.

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Arkansas Will Allow Youth Sports To Return June 1; Coaches Must Wear Masks

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that youth sports, including swimming, can return in the state beginning June 1, with safety restrictions in place.

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May 25 Update: States With No Set Date For Pool Reopenings

For some states, pool reopenings are several phases away. For others, there is no listed phase or target date as of yet.


COVID-19 Update: HI, ME, MO, NV, OK Could Reopen Pools In June

Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, and Oklahoma could all see pools reopening next month, based on each state’s plans for a return from coronavirus quarantine.


State-By-State Coronavirus Pool Reopening Index

As pools reopen after COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, we’ll track each state’s opening dates and guidelines for reopening in our index.


COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania & Others Could See Pool Openings This Month

Pennsylvania is among the states that have begun allowing indoor and outdoor pools to reopen. Pennsylvania counties can reopen as they move to “green” status.

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Nebraska, New Hampshire Set To Reopen Pools On June 1

Nebraska will reopen pools in all but its four hardest-hit counties. New Hampshire will reopen pools, but only on a reservation basis.


Spain: Madrid, Barcelona Move Onto Phase 1; Others Move Onto Phase 2

Madrid and Barcelona, where the nation’s main high-performance training centers are located, move today onto Phase 1 in the de-escalation process.

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IOC Member Says October Key in Deciding Future of Olympic Games in 2021

Australia’s John Coates says that October will be crucial in determining if the Tokyo Olympic Games can go forward in 2021.

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Youngstown State Makes Athletic Department Budget Cuts, Won’t Cut Teams

Youngstown State University has announced that, due to the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be reducing athletics budgets.


Brisbane Puts 2032 Olympic Bid On Hold

Brisbane, Austalia’s 3rd largest city, has announced they will be placing a hold on their bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games.