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Swimming South Africa Reveals National Squads For 2020/21 Season

Swimming South Africa has revealed its National Team selections for the 2020/21 season, based on world rankings and medal potential.

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High-Level International Meets For July 2020

Western Australia is among locales on schedule to host a swimming meet during the month of July, the first since coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

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On-The-Mend Le Clos Reveals Cause For His Two Surgeries

28-year-old Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos speaks to the recent surgeries he underwent amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Fly

As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?

Beyond The Lane Lines: VDB Baby, Naoko’s New Role & Brighouse Recognition

Catch up on the latest Beyond the Lane Lines news featuring Cameron van der Burgh, Imoto Naoko and a rare swimming coin worth thousands.

Swimming South Africa Prepares ‘State Of Readiness’ In Bid To Return To Pools

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved his nation to an ‘alert level 3’ as of June 1st regarding the coronavirus lockdown.

WADA Publishes Updated Athlete Q&A About Coronavirus Impacts on Drug Testing

The World Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete Q&A section to address issues regarding testing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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South Africa Releases 2020-21 Schedule With More OLY Qualifying Meets

Swimming South Africa (SSA) has revealed its revised 2020-21 competition plan in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which has rendered its swimmers dry.

South Africa’s Meiring On Schoenmaker’s Motivation, Corbett’s Injuries

Our 2019 Swammy award winner for African Coach of the Year, Rocco Meiring, has been facing training difficulties over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. 

FINA Announces Postponement of World Short Course Championships to 2021

The announcement comes after FINA previously postponed the FINA World Aquatics Championships from 2021 to 2022 to avoid an Olympic conflict.

See Olympic Gold Medalist Chad Le Clos Show Off His Dance Moves

During COID-19 lockdown, South African swimmers have shared a collaborative video on Instagram, featuring their national teamers showing off some dance moves.

Chad Le Clos Undergoes 2 Successful Surgeries, ‘Out of Action’ 4-6 Weeks

Olympic champion Chad Le Clos underwent two surgeries over the weekend and will be “out of action” for four to six weeks, he announced on Twitter Monday. 

Pentland Announces Jim Gerson’s Return As President Of Speedo North America

Jim Gerson says: “It’s a really exciting time to be re-joining team Speedo. Pentland has an outstanding track-record in brand building…”

WATCH: Cameron van der Burgh Resets 50 Breast World Record In Rome

van der Burgh broke the 50 WR for the third time when he edged a historically competitive field at the 2009 World Championships in a time of 26.67.

Farida Osman Details Arranging Travel Back To Egypt, Thoughts On Olympic Delay

The two-time World Championship medalist had the Egyptian Government schedule a specific Egyptair flight to get her and other athletes in the U.S. home.