Three USA Aquatics Sports Athletes Nominated for Sportswoman of the Year

USA Swimming announced today that two of their athletes were nominated by the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2011 Sportswoman of the…

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FINA Offers Brief Clarifications on Albert Subirats Decision

Following the CAS’ Press Release this morning, FINA has put out a brief release of its own about the situation….

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How Would Texas A&M's Seemingly Definite Move to the SEC Affect the Swimming Landscape? [Updated: 8/25]

[Updated 8/25: According to, which has been on the leading edge of this entire situation, Texas A&M has requested…


In Briefs: Lara Jackson Signs with FINIS (with assist from Annie Chandler)

Tucson Ford Aquatics swimmer Lara Jackson has signed with swimwear and swim-equipment manufacturer FINIS Inc, according to family’s personal blog, and…

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[Pictures Added] Ribbon-Cutting Weekend for $19 Million Greensboro Aquatic Center Features Katie Hoff Appearance, US Synchro National Team Performance

This Thursday, August 25th, 2011, will be the official opening of the brand-new, $19-million Greensboro Aquatic Center. The official ribbon-cutting…

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USA Left High and Dry Again: No Olympic Bid for 2020 Games

The United States will not submit a bid for the 2020 Olympics, the USOC told the media today. Interested countries…

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China's Jing Liu Receives Warning for Positive Prednisone Test

FINA has announced that China’s Jing Liu has received a warning, issued by the Chinese Swimming Association, for a positive…

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Press Release: Former USC All-Americ​an Lindsay Benko Mintenko among 16 Trojans selected for the 10th class of USC's Athletic Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES–Sixteen Trojan luminaries have been selected to the 10th class of USC’s Athletic Hall of Fame and they will…

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FINA: No Positive Doping Tests at World Champioships

FINA Doping Control Review Board Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe has reported that there were not any positive doping tests throughout the entire…

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Roland Schoeman Guest Editorial: Steroids, Swimming, and Dangerous Precedents

Today we welcome a very special guest, Roland Schoeman, to The Swimmers Circle to weigh in on the Cesar Cielo debate. Roland…


ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports Give Swimming Front-Page Love

Might swimming be turning a corner in the mainstream media coverage? At the least, it’s going from a “once every…


Injury Sustained During Drug Testing Causes Russia's Chaun to Withdraw from World Championships

In a worst-nightmare scenario, Russian swimmer Anastasia Chaun has withdrawn from the World Championships, which are to begin next week, after…


Shanghai Roundup: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?; Open Water Eve; Enter Sandman

This article, posted by the San Francisco Chronicle, indicates that swimmers will lose access to much of their social media…


In Briefs: Cielo Hires Jessica Hardy's Lawyer, Howard Jacobs, for CAS Arbitration

As we sit and wait patiently for Wednesday’s hearing, where the CAS will decide on the appeal of FINA vs….


USOC/IOC To Arbitrate Validity of "Rule 45" August 17th; Subirats' Fate Hangs in Balance

Switzerland’s Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has set a date of August 17th for the arbitration between the United States…