NBC Top Bidder, Receives $4.3 Billion Rights for 2014-2020 Olympics

For only a cool $4.3 Billion dollars, NBC-Universal has earned itself the rights to broadcast everything Olympics in the United…


Ray Lawrence Becomes Highest-Profile Coach Since Uchiyama to Receive Permanent USA-Swimming Ban

In a shocking move, former Carmel (Ind.) high school coach Ray Lawrence has been added to USA Swimming’s list of…


Splash Magazine Editor Jim Rusnak Discusses Shift to Digital Media

Our Shelly Thiel recently wrote about USA Swimming’s wildly successful Splash Magazine, and what her favorite parts of the publication are….

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WADA Launches CoachTrue Programme to Improve Anti-Doping Education

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a program called CoachTrue (a play off of their “Play True” slogan) that is designed…

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The Return From Retirement That Nobody's Talking About: Gil Stovall

Anybody on the face of the earth with a passing interest in swimming who lives within 10 miles of a…


FINA Meets With Food Safety Experts Ahead of Summer's World Championships

Amid concerns about the quality of health and food safety measures in Shanghai for this summer’s World Championships, FINA has…

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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…