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Vaccinated Ugandan Olympic Athlete Denied Entry to Japan after Coronavirus Test

A group of 9 Uganda Olympic athletes, including swimmers, arrived in Japan last week, and 1 member of that group tested positive for coronavirus.

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Le Clos Posts Season-Best 100 Fly At Budapest Open

Chad Le Clos of South Africa joined his pal Katinka Hosszu in her native Hungary, competing at the Budapest Open over the weekend.

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GBR’s Pardoe Snags Olympic Open Water Spot, Mellouli Qualifies For 6th Games

With his 10th place 10k open water finish in Portugal tonight, 37-year-old Ous Mellouli of Tunisia qualified for his 6th Olympic Games.

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Could Matt Sates Be The Next Michael Phelps?

Phelps is the only swimmer that has been faster than Sates, a rising star in South Africa, in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 100 fly among 17-18 year-olds.

Two Swimmers Named to Refugee Olympic Team

Yusra Mardini, a native of Syria, has been named to the Refugee Olympic Team for the second time. She will be joined by 28 other athletes in Tokyo.

Greek Relays Back In For Tokyo

It has been a roller coaster ride for the Greeks as their qualification status for Tokyo has changed over the past few days.

Ireland, Switzerland Qualify Relays For Tokyo; Greeks Out

Ireland has qualified relays for the Olympics for the first time in 49 years. Greece, who put up qualifying times last week, is not on the list of qualfiers.

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Final Olympic Relay Qualification Standings

Teams have been jockeying for the four Wildcard relay qualification places to secure a place at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

FINA Postpones World Junior Swimming Championships Until 2022 Amid Pandemic

The meet, originally scheduled for late August in Kazan, Russia, will be moved to August of 2022 instead, the Russian Federation says.

Rebecca Meder Swims 2:12.98 in 200 IM, Frightens 2009 RSA Record in Durban

18-year-old Rebecca Meder hit a near-lifetime best in the 200 IM at 2:12.98, frightening Kathryn Meaklim’s 2009 national record of 2:12.53.

2021 Mare Nostrum Canet – Day 2 Prelims Recap

World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom swam her first 100 free since injuring her elbow, posting a 54.90 in prelims this morning.

Grueling Schedule For Hosszu, Sub-Minute 100 Back For Toussaint In Monaco

Dutch national record holder Kira Toussaint posted the quickest prelim time in the women’s 100m back on day 2 of Mare Nostrum in Monaco.

17-Year-Old South African Matt Sates Swims 1:57.60 IM/51.83 FL In Durban

17-year-old Matt Sates dropped 1.48s in the 2IM to hit 1:57.60 in Durban, cracking the top 15 times in the world this season. Sates also hit 51.83 in the 1FL.

High-Level International Meets For June 2021

Smiles all around as the month of June brings the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, the Australian Swimming Trials and other high-profile meets.

Belarus and Italy Move Into Top Wildcard Spots in 400 Medley Relay

Anastasiya Shkurdai and the Belarusian women twice broke their national record in the 400 Medley Relay on the last day of Euros