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FINA Announces Specific Task Force Members for Crippen Investigation

FINA has announced in a press release the task force that will investigate the tragic death of American Open Water…

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Barcelona Replaces Dubai as Hosts of 2013 World Championships

Fina has selected Barthelona, ahem, Barcelona, Spain to host the 2013 Fina Long Course World Championships at its first annual…

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Email from Wielgus: New Athlete Partnership Plan Prepared, Ready to Be Approved

The following is an email that was sent out today by Chuck Weilgus, the current CEO of USA-Swimming. Read as…

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Original APP Executive Summary With the Contractual Commitments

We’ve had lots of questions about what exactly is in the Athlete Partnership Plan, so we tracked it down and…

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Were the Issues with the APP Blown Out of Proportion?

As it turns out, USA-Swimming and the USOC were not as far appart on the ill-fated Athlete Partnership Plan as…

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Athletes Told No Contact With Schubert for 60 Days

As an update to the previous news that Mark Schubert has taken a 60-day leave of absence as the head of…

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Stopkotte Faces New Fraud Allegations: This Time, It's Financial

Update 11/23: Charges have been filed against Stopkotte for theft. More details available here. Ken Stopkotte, the much maligned coach…

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In Brief: Top News from Wednesday at the Aquatics Convention

….Swimming World is reporting that Mark Schubert has taken a leave of absence as the head of the USA-Swimming National…

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USOC Makes Right Decision in Rejecting USA Swimming Athlete Partnership Plan

According to SwimmingWorld.com, the United States Olympic Committee has rejected USA-Swimmings new Athlete Partnership plan which, among other things, would…

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Stopkotte Resigns as Allegations of Falsifying Times Grow

Ken Stopkotte, the head coach of the the Fishers Area Swimming Tigers and Fishers High School in Indiana, has resigned…

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Marriott Teams Up With USA-Swimming to Make a Splash for Water Safety

The Marriott hotel chain has teamed up with USA-Swimming in a profit-share initiative. Under the agreement, USA-Swimming will receive a…

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Janet Evans Leads Incredible 2010 Class Into High School Hall of Fame

Janet Evans, who is probably the greatest American distance swimmer in history, was one of 12 inductees into the the National…

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Cincinnati Pools Receive Boost From Unlikely Source

The Cincinnati public pool system has received a $1,000 donation from, of all places, inmates at an Ohio prison. The…

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Swim Blogs United Welcomes Tennessee Swimmerella

Swim Blogs United is proud to announce the addition of Cheryl Richardson, also known as the Tennessee Swimmerella, to Swim…

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USA-Swimming Rule Change Proposals Include Major Overhauls to Abuse Reporting System, Glossary Rewrite

USA-Swimming has released all of the proposed rules changes that will be voted on at the House of Delegates meeting…

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