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Change Of Plans As Rikako Ikee Reportedly Now Targeting August Race Return

Rikako Ikee may be changing up her return to racing plans based on meet capacity restrictions now attached to the competition she was targeting for October.

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2020 Olympic Diver Ken Terauchi Being Treated for Coronavirus

The 39-year old Terauchi is a 5-time Olympian. He is the first member of the Japanese Olympic Team to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Daiya Seto Casually Posts 54.6 SCM 100 IM In 3-Lane Pool

World champion and Olympic medalist Daiya Seto of Japan posted a video of an official, yet speedy race today, August 3rd.

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Tokyo Sees Record Coronavirus Cases 1 Year Out from Rescheduled Olympics

Tokyo, and the whole country of Japan, is seeing a rise in new coronavirus cases a year out from the rescheduled Olympic Games.

The First Olympic Pool in the Maldives Is Under Construction

By the end of this year, Maldives will have their first Olympic-sized swimming pool in Malé. Most of the country’s current training facilities are floating…

Rio Shirai Makes Her Presence Known At Hyogo Prefectural C’ships

19-year-old Rio Shirai made some waves over the weekend, competing at the Hyogo Prefectural Championships, one of several taking place in Japan.

Watch Sun Jiajun Become China’s 3rd Fastest 100 Breast Swimmer Ever

Watch 2018 Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Sun Jiajun hit a lifetime best in the men’s 100m breast at this week’s Chinese national team test meet.

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Race Video: Yang Junxuan’s 1:55.53 200 Free Victory At Chinese Test Meet

The speedy outings at this week’s Chinese test mete may just be a preview of what’s to come from the likes of Yang Junxuan.

Watch Zhang Yufei’s 56.47 100 Fly Lifetime Best

Check out what a 56.47 100m fly looks like, courtesy of 22-year-old Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei. She crushed that PB competing in time trials.

Not To Be Missed, Zhang Yufei Crushes 55.81 Fly For 8th Fastest Medley Split

Zhang Yufei threw down several statement swims this week at her national team time trials, including as a member of the mixed medley relay.

Zhang Yufei Clocks Monster 56.47 100 Fly For Unofficial Lifetime Best

Zhang Yufei put up stellar 56.11 fly split on the mixed medley relay and followed up with another super strong 56.68 individual performance.

Xu Jiayu & Company Nearly Break Asian Mixed Medley Relay Record At Time Trial

Chinese elite brought the heat on day 1 of an unofficial domestic meet, giving us a glimpse as to where they’ll be for next month’s nationals.

Exclusive: How Katsumi Nakamura Is Changing Japanese Sprinting Stereotypes

“Japanese swimmers are beginning to realize that if they make a true effort to improve, we all can overcome this stereotype,” says Katsumi Nakamura.

Beyond The Lane Lines: Former Tennessee Swimmer Starts Adaptive Clothing Line

Read up on this week’s swimming stories from around the web, featuring former Tennessee swimmer Mary Cayten Brakefield’s new project.

Sun Yang Logs Two Appeals With Swiss Federal Tribunal

Sun Yang has logged two appeals with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, his last option in getting his 8-year ban eliminated or reduced.

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