Coronavirus

NCAA Exploring Unique Options for Holding Fall Championships

The NCAA has begun to explore options for holding its 22 fall championships after coronavirus forced the cancellation of all winter and spring championships.

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4 Summer Leagues in Suburban Philadelphia Cancel Summer Seasons

While most of the leagues’ pools do intend to open for the summer of 2020, the logistics of holding large-scale swim meets while emerging from a pandemic was too much for league organizers.

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Connecticut Says Pools Will Open in Phase 2, June 20th at Earliest

Connecticut, the home state of U.S. National Team swimmer Kieran Smith (above), has said that pools will reopen in Phase 2 of the state’s coronavirus…

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Argentinian Swimming Federation Calls For Reopening Of Swimming Pools

“We have never stalled for 8 weeks,” national swimming head coach Gustavo Roldan said. “It is the only sport that cannot adapt to another setting.”

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Madrid State Swimming Federation Faces Backlash Following Reopening Statement

“First will be athletes pertaining to the training center, the time is approaching for the remaining athletes,” the statement issued by the federation read.

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Arena Spain Swimmers Talk COVID-19 Impact, Pool Return

arena Spain swimmers share how they spent confinement. Starting this Monday, all of Spain will remain or move onto Phase 1.

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Colorado Swimming, Illinois Swimming LSCs Petition Governors for Pool Reopening

The two LSCs, which combined have around 30,000 athlete members, have each published letters to their respective state governors asking for pools to be reopened.

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Iowa Reopens Pools for Lap Swimming, Lessons on Friday

Iowa is the 25th state to announce a plan to reopen pools in the near future, with lap swimming and lessons allowed to resume on May 22.

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Mental Health Concerns Up 150% to 200% Among NCAA Student-Athletes

A new NCAA survey shows that mental health concerns among its student-athletes are currently 150% to 200% higher than usual during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Russian Draft Calendar Still Includes LCM and SCM Championships in 2020

Russia says that it’s still planning to hold both long course and short course national championship meets in 2020, presuming athletes can return…

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Summer Leagues in Madison, Chattanooga Cancel 2020 Seasons; Fort Wayne Still On

Large summer leagues in Chattanooga, Tennessee (above) and Madison, Wisconsin have cancelled their 2020 seasons, while Fort Wayne, Indiana is still on.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Lifts Restrictions On Youth Sports

DeSantis has removed all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps and organized sports, though each locality can implement its own guidelines.

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European OW Champion Kirill Abrosimov Tries Training in a Quarry

Abrosimov told Russian media outlet Moscow Region Today that the quarry water was 16 degrees Celsius, which is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Wisconsin’s State-Wide Stay-At-Home Lifted, Counties Make Individual Decisions

Following a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled the state’s stay at home order unlawful, paving the way for the reopening of pools.

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Storied Lakeside Swim Club In Louisville, Kentucky Staying Dry This Summer

One of the most unique outdoor pools in the United States will not be opening this summer as Lousiville, Kentucky’s Lakeside Swim Club will remain dry.

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