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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Swim Ireland's Own Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks Highest Levels of Sport

It would be naive to assume that USA-Swimming is the only swimming organization in the world that had a problem…


"Crippen Mile" Open Water Swim to Benefit Elevation Foundation

The Elevation Foundation, which was started in the wake of Fran Crippen’s Tragic Death last year with a mission to…

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In Brief: Korean National Team Coach Resigns

Roh Min-sang, the 50-year old coach of the South Korean National Team, has resigned his post, according to the Korean…

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Shanghai 2011:Shanghai Oriental Sports Center Inaugurated 200 Days Out (pictures)

On December 28th, the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center was “inaugurated” to much fanfare. This date marked exactly 200 days until…


In Wake of Crippen Tragedy, New South Wales' Open Water Technical Committee Develops Water Temperature Policy

The Open Water Technical Committee for the Australian state of New South Wales has developed a new Water Temperature Policy…

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FINA Launches New and Improved World Swim Rankings

At long last, FINA has re-launched its own World Swim Rankings in a format with much greater usability and accuracy….

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Josh Schneider Signs with TYR

(Update: Press Release) USA-Swimming National Team member Josh Schneider has signed his first major sponsorship deal with swimsuit and equipment…


"Amphibians": Play About Elite Swimmers to Open in London on January 4

Back in September, Swim Network’s Mike Gustafson quipped about a possible script for a teen-centric swimming movie. The movie would…

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