Coronavirus

Odyssey Comes to a Close for Colombian Swimmers as Nation’s Pools Reopen

Colombian Swimming Federation (FECNA) president Jorge Soto sent out a tweet indicating his desire for the nation’s pools to reopen on Sept. 7.

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Mexico suspends all sanctioned swim meets until further notice

Mexico’s Swimming Federation has announced that all events sanctioned by the nation’s governing body for the sport will remain canceled until further notice.

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Explaining USA Swimming’s Sanctioning Rules: the Complete Guide

In recent months, the term “USA Swimming Sanctioned Meet” has been extremely prominent, but it’s meaning can be confusing to casual swimming fans.

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St. Bonaventure Implementing Return To Play Action Plan

Student-athletes were permitted to return to voluntary activity once passing a physical and receiving two negative test results for COVID-19.

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Cody Miller Vlog: Indiana Pro Group Returns To Practice at IU

2016 Olympian Cody Miller has published his latest vlog, detailing the Indiana pro training group’s return to practice at the IU facility.

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Swimming Spared, But COVID, Title IX Lead Minnesota to Cut 4 Men’s Sports

The swimming & diving program at Minnesota survived, but men’s tennis, gymnastics, and track & field programs will all be eliminated after the 20-21 season.

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Boston College Swimming & Diving Suspends Workouts after Coronavirus Outbreak

The Boston College Eagles are out of the water for now after a reported 13 members of the swimming & diving team tested positive for coronavirus.

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Five months later, Argentina’s Julia Sebastian resumes her training in Brazil

The Argentinian swimmer, who has already qualified for postponed Tokyo games, resumed her training at the Minas Tenis Club in Brazil.

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IOC Vice-President John Coates: Olympics Will Happen

John Coates (above, left) told the AFP that he expects the Tokyo Games to go off in 2021 regardless of the global situation with coronavirus.

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Legends Swimmers React To Continued Pool Closure

As it was announced earlier this week, there are currently no plans to reopen the Aquarena swimming pool in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Division II Gives Fall Athletes Additional Season-of-competition Relief

The NCAA DII Administrative Committee has announced a new waiver, offered to fall athletes, granting them an additional year of athletic eligibility.

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Debate Swirls Around Myocarditis Figures In Athletes With COVID-19

Athletes who test positive for the coronavirus – even if they’re asymptomatic – can show inflammation of heart muscles with unclear long-term effects.

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Pac-12 Could Resume Sports Sooner Than 2021 With New Rapid-Testing Agreement

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott called it a “game-changer.” Rapid tests for COVID-19 could allow the Pac-12 to resume sports sooner than January 1, 2021.

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UNC Announces Pay Cuts, Staff Furloughs a Week Before Football Season Begins

North Carolina is planning to play football this season, but they are still projecting a loss of between $32 million and $50 million in revenue.

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William & Mary To Cut 7 Sports, Including Swimming, After 2020-2021

The College of William & Mary will cut seven programs at the end of this school year, including both women’s and men’s swimming & diving.

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