New Zealand and Oceania

Gwangju 2019 World Championships Boast Record 194 Participating Nations

The flags of 194 nations will wave across the 6 disciplines of aquatic sports at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships – an increase of 12 from 2017.

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Wesley Roberts Earns First-Ever Pacific Games Swimming Gold For Cook Islands

Cook Islands took home a gold medal at the 2019 Pacific Games with Wesley Roberts’ win in the men’s 200m freestyle in Samoa.

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Almost $6 Million Up for Grabs at 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

Sarah Sjostrom’s 3 gold, 1 silver medal performance at the 2017 World Championships earned her $75,000 in prize money individually.

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New Caledonia, Tahiti Win First Gold Medals of 2019 Pacific Games (SWIMMING)

New Caledonia, the defending medal champions in swimming, got off to a big start in the water at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.

2019 Worlds Preview: Sans Biggest Challenger, Sjostrom is 100 Fly Favorite

Sjostrom looked vulnerable to teenager Rikako Ikee last season, but with Ikee out of the World Championships, Sjostrom remains the favorite.

Scratching The Surface: Kiwi Sprint Ace Michael Pickett & Coach John Gatfield

Learn more about New Zealand’s teenage sprinting ace Michael Pickett from the words of his coach, John Gatfield at St. Peters.

2019 World University Games Start Lists + Streaming Info

NCAA Champion Ella Eastin leads the Americans in to the 2019 World University Games this week in Napoli, Italy. Racing begins on Thursday.

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2019 World Champs Preview: Dressel Closing in on 100 Butterfly World Record

The men’s 100 meter butterfly is Caeleb Dressel’s event to lose. This season, Dressel has already been faster than he was in all of 2018 with a 50.36.

Day-by-Day Schedule for Swimming at the 2019 World University Games

The swimming portion of the 2019 Summer World University Games (Summer Universiade) begins on July 4th in Naples, Italy. (Above: Team USA’s Ella Eastin)

Beyond the Lane Lines: Plastic Podiums, Swim Club Embezzlement

Swim coaches posthumously honored and an update to a swim club embezzlement case highlight this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

37 International Athletes Vying for Inclusion on 2020 Refugee Olympic Team

While an official 2020 Refugee Olympic Team has not yet been named, the IOC currently sponsors 37 Olympic-hopefuls living and training abroad.

High-Level International Meets For July 2019

Here’s the high-level international meets calendar for July ’19. Set your alarms, start brewing the coffee now & buckle up for a thrilling set of weeks ahead.

New Zealand World Championships Roster Filled With Promising Teens

15-year-old Erika Fairweather is part of the very young New Zealand roster ready to take on the world in Gwangju next month.

2019 New Zealand Open Championships Photo Vault

The 2019 New Zealand Open Championships concluded in Auckland with record broken, best times performed and World Championships-worthy marks produced.

New Zealand Para Swimming Team Named for 2019 World Championships

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) announced the selection of the team which will compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Sept. 9-15.

Grobbelaar Cleared To Compete For New Zealand At World Juniors

The question on Luan Grobbelaar’s citizenship, South Africa or New Zealand, has now been solved, with the teen officially becoming a Kiwi.

2019 New Zealand Open Concludes With Teen Wins

18-year-old Eve Thomas collected a World Championships-worthy time in the women’s 800m free to close out the NZ Open in Auckland.

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