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Majority Of Scottish, Welsh & N. Ireland Swimmers Still Remain Dry Into July

Read the latest reopening options for swimmers located in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with many unable to return to the pool.

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World C’ships Anchor Hero Duncan Scott Earns Student Sports’ Male AOY Award

The 2020 Scottish Student Sports organization handed out its annual awards this week, with Duncan Scott adding another trophy to his ever-growing trove.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Gender Balance Within Swim Ireland

Catch up on swimming stories from around the web, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and more in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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England’s Pools Can Open On July 11th (Outdoor) & July 25th (Indoor)

After weeks of waiting, the nation of England finally learned when their indoor and outdoor swimming facilities can reopen. 

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UK Government Pledges £5 million to UK Sport Ahead of Postponed Olympic Games

In light of growing costs associated with the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, the UK government has agreed to give UK sport £5million.

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Swim England Cuts Workforce While Petitioning For Pool Reopenings

Swim England, the organization that governs aquatics within the nation, is facing some difficult realities internally to deal with coronavirus fallout.

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SPIRE IA’s Swimming Coach Thad Schultz Develops Better Athletes & Better People

“The best swimming experience also develops life skills like leadership, commitment, self-discipline, organization and teamwork,” says Coach Schultz.

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Pools In England May Possibly Open In Early July

Swimmers may be able to dive into England’s pools yet, as there are positive signs coming from the government for a possible early July opening.

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Swim England CEO Sees “Positive Signs” Toward Possible Pool Reopenings

English government and public health officials have toured 4 swimming pools as a way to view first-hand how the facilities are able to operate safely. 

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High-Level International Meets For July 2020

Western Australia is among locales on schedule to host a swimming meet during the month of July, the first since coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Black Swimmers Association on Ways to Make Swimming Inclusive

Both Ed and Danielle give insight as to how the aquatic community can make changes so that the BME community feels included and encouraged to participate

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Scotland, Australia & Sweden All Check-In With More Meet Cancellations

Although coronavirus lockdowns are easing up a bit around the world, life and sport as we know it will take a very long time to get back to normal.

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Swim Wales Get Green Light For Elite To Resume Training

Elite athletes identified in ‘cohort 1’ will be the first to return to the water, although a venue has not yet been announced (pictured: 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Alys Thomas)

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Scottish Swimmers Still Shut Out Of The Pool Water

While countries around the world are easing back into swimming, the nation of Scotland’s elite and amateur athletes remain dry.

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Loughborough University Allows 19 Elite Swimmers To Return To Training

It’s still unclear who the 19 swimmers are, but Loughborough has confirmed that they encouraged their swimmers “not post on social media” about their return

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