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Rikako Ikee Blasts New Japanese National Record In Women’s 100 Fly

Rikako Ikee rocketed herself to a new Japanese National Record in the women’s 100m butterfly this afternoon in Rio.

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“Budgie Smugglers” Officially Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary gave every swim mom on Earth a little giggle when the term “budgie smugglers” was included into the OED 2016 Update.


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02/15/16 In Briefs: Australia Updates, Tokyo 2020 Logo, Williston Club

Get your dose of global headlines in this edition of In Briefs.

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01/28/16 In Briefs: Oak Park and River Forest Pool Update, Rio News

The latest precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the zika virus within Rio is included in this edition of In Briefs.

01/26/16 In Briefs: Michael Phelps Joins ASU’s Curtain Of Distraction

Check out the Arizona State/Arizona basketball game on January 3rd to see how the GOAT adds to the Sun Devils’ Curtain of Distraction.

01/18/16 In Briefs: Dubai Meet Announced, Zetao Recognized

Catch up on the latest In Briefs news from around the world.

1/15/16 In Briefs: Merging Rival Teams, Guy Ready For Idol Lochte

Before James Guy won the 2015 World Championships gold medal for Great Britain, he had a brief moment of fandom while noticing that his longtime swimming idol Ryan Lochte was in a lane next to him.

Texas A&M Men Top Missouri State At Home

Missouri State’s Uvis Kalnins doubled up in Texas, winning both the 200 IM and 100 free for the Bears.

12/17/15 In Briefs: Paralympics NZ Funding, Steenbergen Awarded

Today’s dose of swimming news includes an award for Marrit Steenbergen, commemorative Rio stamps, a Paris 2024 funding defeat, and a Paralympics NZ funding update.

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12/14/15 In Briefs: Former Irish Olympian Injured; South Dakota Pool

Get your dose of swim new around the web with this edition of “In Briefs”

12/08/15 In Briefs: Tamsin Cook Award, Aussie OWS Canceled, Grenfell

In Briefs: Tamsin Cook, 2nd from left, has been awarded the Railtrain Junior Sports Star of the Year. The 17-year-old is pictured here with Marguerite Oliver from the Hancock Family Medical Foundation, fellow Australian swimmer Brianna Throssell, and Gina Rinehart.

12/06/15 In Briefs: Lacourt Wax Statue, Cambodian Pool Opens, TT&O

Can’t get enough of French backstroking star Camille Lacourt? He now has his own statue in a French wax museum.

11/30/15 In Briefs: Latest News On Yip Pin Xiu, Ottesen, Chalmers

Kyle Chalmers earns another Australian award for his stellar swimming in 2015.

11/19/15 In Briefs: Windsor Critics, CF McArthur Swim, Abbott & Meyer

This edition of In Briefs highlights the 2015 Barbados Open water Festival.

11/17/15 In Briefs: New USOC/NCAA Role, Budapest Honor, Northbridge HS

Read about the USOC’s new Director of Collegiate Partnerships role in this edition of “In Briefs”.

11/20/15 In Briefs: IPC Mascot, Hamburg Human Olympic Rings, JPN Goals

Japan aims to come home with at least 10 gold medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

11/09/15 In Briefs: B. Campbell, Qualtrough, Malaysia, Green Bay

Bronte Campbell is one of six winners of Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s Women of the Year.

11/05/15 In Briefs: Australia/Cuba, Fraser-Holmes, Georgina Boyle

Aussie Thomas Fraser-Holmes nabs an open water win as part of this edition of In Briefs.

10/29/15 In Briefs: Hackett Legal Case, The Josh Project Grant, Yakima

In Briefs: The Josh Project receives a $45,000+ grant from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources.