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High-Profile Aussies Tune-Up At NSW C’ships Before Next Month’s Trials

The New South Wales (NSW) State Open Championships kicking off on Friday, January 19th, serves as Aussies’ final chance to tune-up before next month’s Commonwealth Games Trials. James Magnussen will be among those racing at the SOPAC this weekend.

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Singapore’s Head Coach Stephan Widmer Offers Ambitious Plan

Just over 6 months into his role as Head Coach at Singapore Swimming, Swiss-born Aussie Stephan Widmer is crystallizing his vision for progress within the emerging aquatic nation.

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Japanese Kayaker Banned for 8 Years for Spiking Competitor’s Drink

Japanese competitive kayaker Yasuhiro Suzuki received an 8-year ban from competition for spiking 25-year-old Seiji Komatsu’s drink at last September’s national canoe sprint championships. Though rare, this is not the first time an athlete has sabotaged a competitor with a banned substance.

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Japan Reports Domestic Competition Doping Violation

2018 brings Japan’s first doping violation occurring at a domestic competition.

Teen Phenom Rikako Ikee Crushes 4 National Records Over 2 Days

Rikako Ikee, just 17, managed to capture 4 Japanese National Records across just 2 days while competing at the Tokyo New Year Championships this weekend.

Bruno Fratus and Shinri Shioura Latest to Sign Up for Euro Meet 2018

Between Bruno Fratus (above) and Ben Proud, the 2018 Euro Meet will have 2 of the 3 medalists in the 50 free from the 2017 World Championships in attendance.

Japanese Swimmer Yasuhiro Koseki Suspended For Alleged Altercation

Japanese swimmer Yasuhiro Koseki has been suspended from the national team due to an alleged altercation with a fellow teammate.

Joseph Schooling Will Not Be Competing At 2018 Commonwealth Games

Joseph Schooling has decided to focus on the NCAA Championships and opt out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

‘Ninjas’ May Be On Guard At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020’s onsite security guards may possibly be performing their duties dressed as ninja warriors.

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South Carolina Snares Singaporean Record Holder Lionel Khoo

Singaporean swimmer Lionel Khoo is set to join the NCAA ranks in the near future.

Facial Recognition Software To Be Used To Identify Tokyo 2020 Athletes

Tokyo 2020 sources reveal that highly precise facial recognition software will most likely be utilized to identified athletes, journalists and officials entering Games venues

Michigan Adds Verbal from Vietnamese National Teamer Jérémie Luong

Jérémie Luong, a French-Vietnamese swimmer from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan’s class of 2022.

2017 Swammy Awards Asia Female Swimmer of the Year: Li Bingjie

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 Swammy Awards Asian Female Swimmer of…

2017 Swammy Awards Asia Male Swimmer of the Year: Sun Yang

To see all of our 2017 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here.  2017 Swammy Awards Asian Male Swimmer of…

2017 Swammy Awards: International Male Junior of the Year Kliment Kolesnikov

The battle for male International Junior Swimmer of the Year was a toss-up coming into December.

2017 Swammy Awards: Female Junior Swimmer Of The Year Rikako Ikee

3-time World Junior Champion, 17-year-old Japanese phenom Rikako Ikee earned her spot as top female junior swimmer in the world for 2017.

2017 Swammy Awards Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year: Zane Grothe

A late-breaking entry for the award, American swimmer Zane Grothe had his big break-through at 25 years old when he broke the American and U.S. Open Records in both the 500 and the 1650 yard freestyle at the US Winter National Championships in the waning days of November and into December.

Rikako Ikee Takes Down Two, Ties One National Record at Lausanne Cup

The Japanese sprinter swam her way to three new national records this week in Lausanne, breaking two marks outright and tying one.

Swimming Australia Appoints Odgers Berndston In Search For New CEO

Swimming Australia has retained global executive search firm Odgers Berndston to assist in its search for a new CEO.