Fran Crippen Festival, ISHOF Induction Weekend Highlight Busy Schedule in Southern Florida

Not every major event in swimming is a gigantic swim meet , with glitzy superstars and big medals handed out….

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Energy Drinks In Swimming: A Dangerous Epidemic

I woke up this morning to a disturbing comment on one of our articles (10 things not to do right…


Tickets Go On Sale for Shanghai 2011 FINA World Championships (Updated With Seating Plans)

Today, ticket sales officially opened for the 2011 Fina World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai. Ticket prices will range from approximately…


FINA Makes Decision on 2011 Open Water Event in Shanghai

FINA has made their decision on the final location for the open water event at this summer’s FINA World Aquatic…

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USA Swimming Contracts with Praesidium to Manage Sexual Abuse Training

USA Swimming has announced a partnership with the company Praesidium, who is widely involved in protecting vulnerable groups from abuse…

  3 Comments FINA Chief Executive Marculescu Responds to Criticism

Craig Lord over at scored himself an interview with Cornel Marculescu, the Chief Executive of FINA. I won’t rehash…

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FINA Releases Surprisingly Thorough and Detailed Report on Crippen, Open Water Safety

Despite many concerns and accusations about FINA and their report that outlines the events surrounding Fran Crippen’s death, the final…

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FINA Releases Response to USA Swimming Comments About Lack of Information Sharing

Today, FINA has sent out a response to the heated criticism that they have been receiving over their investigation into…

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Maps to Get to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Home of the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships

We’ve gotten a ton of questions over the past few months about the exact location of the Shanghai Oriental Sports…


The Challenge for FINA's Open Water Safety Committee: The "NFL Dilemma"

There has recently been an uproar about the initial report coming out of FINA’s “independent” open water committee. As Craig…

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TSC Introduces "Swim Your Swim" by Ryan and Shelly Theil

The Swimmer’s Circle welcomes today our two newest writers, Ryan and Shelly Theil, who will be publishing articles they call…

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In Briefs: Bousquet Relents, Will Swim for France in Shanghai

After some nasty teeth-gnashing from French star Fred Bousquet and the Fédération Française de Natation, a somewhat peaceable resolution has…

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In Briefs: Arena Adds Ranomi Kromowidjojo to Increasingly Impressive Stable

Nobody can yet match Speedo’s roster of athletes (that includes Michael Phelps and Ryan Locthe, the two greatest swimmers in…

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USA Today Releases Their Own Olympic Medal Predictions

So you thought we were crazy to pick Olympic medalists 500 days out, ehh? Well apparently, USA Today doesn’t think…


Same Song, Different Verse, as Female Coach in Utah Accused of Relationship With Swimmer

(Above-left is a photo taken from Waite’s MySpace page, above-right is her mug shot). As sad as it is, a…

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