Europe

European Swimming Executives Reported for Alleged Financial Misconduct

Paolo Barelli, David Sparkes and Tamas Gyarfas have been reported to European prosecutors over alleged financial irregularities.

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European Junior Champ Isabel Gose Moving Training Base To SC Magdeburg

The 17-year-old German will relocate to SC Magdeburg to be closer with family, and it will also allow her to train with some of the country’s best.

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Water Polo, Open Water Swimming Deemed Among Safest Sports from Coronavirus

A study by a university in Italy has categorized sports into 5 categories of risk for spread of coronavirus infections.

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Now & Then Part 3: Your Favorite Swimmers’ Evolution In Photos

Reminisce on the early days of several of the world’s most notable swimmers by taking in photos from ‘then’ versus ‘now’, 3rd edition.

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Sweden Launches Massive Nationwide Virtual Meet Program

While most of Sweden’s Olympic-caliber swimmers didn’t participate, there were a few good swims put up in the first two-week period of the program.

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Sweden to Allow Continuation of Competition, Training

Sweden has announced they will allow the return of athletes to competition and training amid the country’s coronavirus shutdown.

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Dutch Federation Extends All National Team Coaches Through 2021 Olympics

Ranomi Kromowidjojo, who trains at the National Training Center in Eindhoven, will get to continue her work their with Marcel Wouda through 2021.

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Hungarian Chief Says Europeans Moved to 2021; LEN Disputes

Despite president Sándor Wladár saying the event will be postponed a year, LEN told SwimSwam a decision has yet to be made.

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British Swimming Coach Sentenced For Child Sexual Images

British swim coach Mark Anthony Boyce was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to downloading images of sexual abuse of a child.

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All 2020 European Junior Championships in Aquatics Cancelled

Matthew Richards of Great Britain won the men’s 100 free at last year’s European Junior Championships and was targeting a spot on the Olympic Team in 2020.

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LEN Cancella Tutti Gli Eventi Junior Dell’Estate 2020

LEN cancella tutti gli eventi Juniores previsti per l’estate 2020. Cancellate anche le tappe della LEN open Water Cup. A breve le date per gli europei

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Steve Franks, CEO of UK’s Largest Baby Swim Lessons Group, Dies from COVID-19

Franks was also instrumental in shaping national policy in the UK regarding infant swimming lessons and encouraging childhood activity.

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British Swimming Coaches Association Publishes ‘Return To Pool’ Guidelines

The British Swimming Coaches Association (BSCA) has published revised guidance for members to heed upon the eventual return to the pool. 

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Dutch Swimming Federation Issues Apology as Country Reopens Elite Training

The Dutch Swimming Federation was rebuked by its National Olympic Committee after violating national lockdown orders by allowing use of its pool in April.

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WADA Hands Cases Against 298 Russian Athletes Over To Anti-Doping Organizations

The World Anti-Doping Agency has completed investigations into 298 Russian athletes and has handed case packages to 28 other organizations for further action.

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