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Le Clos Says ‘Not Punishing Drug Cheats’ is ‘Killing Generations of Swimmers’

Chad le Clos has told CNN that not punishing drug cheats is “killing generations of swimmers” after Sun Yang was handed down an 8-year ban from the CAS

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Liu Xiang Joins Olympic Campaign; Condorelli In The Sun

Get your fix on smaller swimming stories from around the web in this week’s edition of Beyond the Lane Lines, featuring Italian pro Santo Condorelli.

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Schoenmaker, Du Preez Get It Done In Durban To Close Out Grand Prix

200 fly standout Ethan du Preez tried the 100m sprint on for size, as Tatjana Schoenmaker was also in the water to close out Durban’s Grand Prix.

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16-Yr-Old Du Preez Hits 1:56.5 200 Fly, 17-Yr-Old Meder 2:12.8 200 IM In Durban

South African swimming is looking strong in the younger set, with teens Ethan du Preez and Rebecca Meder clocking huge lifetime bests in Durban.

16-Year-Old South African Ethan Du Preez Fires Off 1:56.97 200 Fly PB

16-year-old Ethan du Preez just hacked almost 2 seconds off his lifetime best to check-in as South Africa’s 4th fastest 200m flyer ever.

High-Level International Meets For March 2020

Hang onto your swim caps, as March is just the beginning of the hectic Olympic-qualifying schedule that is already upon us with Tokyo just over 150 days away.

Schoenmaker Set For South African Grand Prix #2 – Durban

The 2nd and final South African Grand Prix kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 20th in Durban, with Tatjana Schoenmaker set to compete.

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South Africa Finally Releases OLY Selection With Possible Schoeman Loophole

Check out what South African swimmers need to do to qualify for Tokyo, including how now-banned Roland Schoeman could potentially still be in the mix.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Relay Qualification Status

Led by Anna Hopkin (above), the British women may have the 4th-best 400 free relay at the Olympics – if they choose to swim it.

South Africans Dominate 2020 Midmar Mile Open Water Race

The 2020 Midmar Mile open water race took place over the weekend at the Midmar Dam north of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Roland Schoeman Speaks for First Time Since Doping Suspension Announced

Schoeman says that he believes a tainted supplement was responsible for his positive test, and that the ordeal has changed his perspective on other athletes’ doping cases.

Roland Schoeman Tests Positive, Banned One Year By FINA

39-year-old South African Olympian Roland Schoeman has been banned for one year after reportedly having tested positive for a banned substance.

Heavy Lies The Crown Part 2: Men With OLY Qualifying Times

Lithuanian swimming ace Danas Rapsys appears multiple times on the men’s world rankings, taking into account only those performances that qualify for Tokyo.

Kansas City Chiefs Win First Super Bowl in 50 Years: a Swimming Retrospective

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years. We use that as a measuring stick to mark the passage of time in our own sport of…

Teens Reign On Final Day Of 2020 South African Grand Prix – Stellenbosch

Check out how teenagers made their presence known on the final day of the 2020 South African Grand Prix in Stellenbosch.

Le Clos Lightens Load, Takes 100 Free/50 Fly Combo In Stellenbosch

South African dynamo Chad Le Clos competed on his home turf today, winning two gold medals at the Grand Prix Stellenbosch.

Heavy Lies The Crown Part 1: Women With OLY Qualifying Times

One month into the Summer Olympic year, let’s examine who is ‘the hunted’ by listing women having clocked OLY-qualifying times thus far.

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