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Email from Wielgus: New Athlete Partnership Plan Prepared, Ready to Be Approved

The following is an email that was sent out today by Chuck Weilgus, the current CEO of USA-Swimming. Read as…

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Original APP Executive Summary With the Contractual Commitments

We’ve had lots of questions about what exactly is in the Athlete Partnership Plan, so we tracked it down and…

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Were the Issues with the APP Blown Out of Proportion?

As it turns out, USA-Swimming and the USOC were not as far appart on the ill-fated Athlete Partnership Plan as…

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Athletes Told No Contact With Schubert for 60 Days

As an update to the previous news that Mark Schubert has taken a 60-day leave of absence as the head of…

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Stopkotte Faces New Fraud Allegations: This Time, It's Financial

Update 11/23: Charges have been filed against Stopkotte for theft. More details available here. Ken Stopkotte, the much maligned coach…

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In Brief: Top News from Wednesday at the Aquatics Convention

….Swimming World is reporting that Mark Schubert has taken a leave of absence as the head of the USA-Swimming National…

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Napoleon Cleared for Commonwealth Games, Concerned About Training

Ryan Napoleon has been cleared to participate in next month’s Commonwealth Games as a member of Team Australia, according to…

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The USA-Swimming Model: Does it Work?

It is not uncommon for institutions in the United States to hold dual mandates. The president, for example, serves as…

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Torres Announces on "Regis" That She Is Now Aiming for 2012 Olympics

At 40 years old, Brett Favre had statistically the best football season of his career. The great Satchel Paige, after…

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USOC Makes Right Decision in Rejecting USA Swimming Athlete Partnership Plan

According to SwimmingWorld.com, the United States Olympic Committee has rejected USA-Swimmings new Athlete Partnership plan which, among other things, would…

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Wheat, Former Indiana HS Coach, Gets 10 Years in Sexual Misconduct Trial

In the latest bad news in what has become a tumultuous few weeks for swimming in North East Indianapolis, Chris…

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Rice Loses Jaguar Sponsorship for Using Homophobic Slur, Reminds Us of Increased Exposure of Swimming

In the most public reminder to date that top swimmers are becoming more mainstream, and thus can less afford to hide…

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Which Was the Greatest US Men's Olympic Team Ever?

The swimming community has been abuzz over the last week with the debate over who, behind Michael Phelps, is the…

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USA Swimming Announces Time Cuts for 2012 Olympic Trials

USA Swimming has announced the time standards for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. The qualifying period for the trials will…

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FINA Doping Rules Might Delay Trickett's Return Until After World Championships

Libby Trickett’s announcement yesterday that she would be returning from a brief, 7 month retirement, was a huge lift for the…

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