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British Olympians Sarah Vasey & Stephen Milne Hang Up Their Goggles

Two British Olympic swimmers have announced their retirement, as both Stephen Milne and Sarah Vasey have hung up their goggles.

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Guildford City Claims National Arena Junior Swimming League Trophy

The 2022 National Arena Junior Swimming League final took place on Sunday, September 18th, with the team of Guildford City Swim Club taking the top prize.

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Swim England Warns Soaring Energy Costs Could Force Public Pools to Close

Swim England’s chief executive calls on the new PM to provide government subsidies that would help pools stay open amid the U.K’s ongoing energy crisis.

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3x Olympian Aimee Willmott Named Athlete Representative for British Swimming Board

Willmott, who represented Great Britain in the London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020 (2021) Olympics, retired last November. 

Black Swimming Association Nominated For National Lottery Project of the Year

The BSA is one of 17 finalists for the award recognizing the “inspirational project that do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.”

Ash Morris Takes Over Repton School’s Swimming Program

After 13 years of leading the program at Hamilton Aquatics in Dubai, Ash Morris has been announced as the Repton School’s Director of Swimming.

Why You Should Watch Mark Spitz’s Documentary “72 – A Gathering of Champions”

After 50 years Mark Spitz’s retelling of his iconic performance at the 1972 Munich Olympics is wise and vulnerably threadbare.

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Mark Spitz 50 Years After Munich in Docuseries “72 – A Gathering of Champions”

Mark Spitz’s episode in the docuseries “72 – A Gathering of Champions” drops today. It is live now. See the link at the top of this post.

Legendary English Channel Swimmer Brenda Fisher Dies, Aged 95

Brenda Fisher, famous for her record-setting swim of the English Channel in 1951, passed away August 2nd at the age of 95.

Great Britain Edges Host Italy Atop Diving Medal Table at 2022 European Champs

Great Britain’s 12 diving medals marks its highest total ever at Euros, bettering the country’s previous mark of 11 from 2016 in London. 

University of Bath-Based Swimmers Finish Summer With 45 International Medals

University of Bath swimmers claimed 14 medals at the European Championships, bringing their total from a busy summer up to 45.

After 7 Days of COVID Isolation, Imogen Clark Swims a Prelims-PB in Rome

Imogen Clark was out of the pool for 7 days leading in to her inaugural swim on Tuesday at the European Championships. That hardly hindered her results.

Steenbergen Rallies Netherlands Past Great Britain for First-Ever 4×200 Free Title

A speedy anchor leg by Marritt Steenbergen helped the Dutch edge the Brits for their first-ever title in the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay on Thursday.

British Olympic Diver Tom Daley Fights for LGBTQ+ Rights in New Documentary

British Olympic diver Tom Daley created his new documentary “Illegal to Be Me” to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and subvert systemic homophobia.

How To Get The 2022-2023 College Preview SwimSwam Magazine

SwimSwam’s College Preview Issue covers everything college swimming fans need to know to get ready for the 2022-2203 season.