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Former Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren Joins German Staff

Jacco Verhaeren left Swimming Australia last September and has already landed a role with the German Swimming Association (DSV).

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Dutch Olympian Maud Van Der Meer Retires At 28

Dutch Olympic and World Championships racer Maud van der Meer announces her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 28.

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Spanish Company Will Donate Food for Every Medal Spanish Aquatics Wins in Tokyo

Grupo Miguel Vergara, a Spanish company specializing in bovine breeding and meat production, is sending a message of solidarity.

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Toussaint 59.85 100 Back, Martinenghi 59.10 100 Breast In Geneva

Check out the solid performances produced by the likes of Kira Toussaint (NED) and Nicolo Martingenghi (ITA) tonight to close out the Geneva International.

Geneva Int’l: NC State’s Korstanje Lowers Dutch Record In 50 Fly

While his NC State Wolfpack teammates were tearing up the pool at the Pro Swim Series stateside, Nyls Korstanje was getting it done in Switzerland.

Koch/Kamminga Matchup Featured At 2021 Flanders Qualification Meet

Germany’s 2015 breaststroking world champion Marco Koch is set to race at the Flanders Qualification Meet where he may be pitted against Arno Kamminga.

More Italian Swimmers Announce Negative COVID-19 Tests

Several Italian swimmers have announced their negative COVID-19 tests following an outbreak that occurred just after last month’s Italian Open Championships.

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Pellegrini Has Been Racing At Geneva Int’l Challenge Since Age 14

It appears Italy’s Federica Pellegrini first swam at this Geneva International Challenge back in January of 2003 when she was just 14 years of age.

2021 Geneva Int’l: Mityukov Once Again Lowers 200 Back Swiss Record

While competing at the 54th Geneva International Challenge, Swiss swimmer Roman Mityukov fired off a new national record in the men’s 200m backstroke.

2021 Geneva Challenge: Martinenghi Posts 2nd Best 50 Breast Of Career

21-year-old Nicolo Martinenghi posted Italy’s second-fastest performance all-time in the men’s 50m breaststroke while competing in Geneva.

Manchester Aquatic Center Improvements Priority For Community

England’s Manchester Aquatic Center, home to City of Manchester Swimming Club and Great Britain’s Para Centre squad, is in need of comprehensive repairs.

After Iowa Cuts Swimming & Diving, Poland’s Julia Koluch Transfers to Houston

Polish backstroker Julia Koluch will transfer to the University of Houston with 3 years of eligibility left, after Iowa program cuts.

Kamminga, Joly, Pellegrini Among Meet Record-Setters In Geneva

Day 1 of the 54th International Geneva Challenge saw several meet records go down, although the times produced weren’t particularly speedy.

SSPC: Ema Rajic Talks Cal Records, Training in Austin and Representing Croatia

Rajic throws some wisdom in about how swimming can be a lonely sport. She takes the approach of looking up to and making friends with her competitors

LUX Euro Meet Bumped To 2022, Leaving One Less OLY Qualifier

Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom raced at the 2020 edition of the Luxembourg Euro Meet but she’ll have to wait until 2022 to do it again.