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LA Current Will Take 27 Swimmers to Their ISL Debut in Lewisville

The LA Current feature the last 2 Olympic gold medalists in the men’s 100 backstroke, including Ryan Murphy (above).

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New York Breakers Add Abbey Harkin, Release 28-Swimmer Roster for Lewisville

The New York Breakers have made a last-minute addition to their roster ahead of their ISL debut this weekend in Lewisville, Texas.

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Fish Out of Water, the SwimSwam Podcast, Episode 4: Ryan Held

Ryan Held, already an Olympic gold medalist, went next-level this summer at US Nationals.

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Florent Manaudou Thinks Caeleb Dressel Is the Favorite in the ISL Skins Races

Florent Manaudou, who won the ‘skins’ race at the ISL meet in Indianapolis, thinks Dressel is best-suited for the event in Naples.

Conor Dwyer Suspended 20 Months For Inserting Testosterone Pellets

Two-time Olympic champ Conor Dwyer has been suspended for 20 months after a panel found he “had testosterone pellets inserted in his body” according to USADA.

Pepperdine Cancels Day 1 Of Malibu Invite Due To Fires, Air Quality

Pepperdine University has canceled day 1 of its home swimming & diving invite due to wildfires in California that are affecting air quality in the area.

Abrahm DeVine Details Specific Mistreatment, References Punishments

DeVine hinted at more specific mistreatment he says he faced as a member of the Stanford swim program, and referenced punishments by USA Swimming & Stanford.

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Elizabeth Beisel on Survivor, Episode 3: The Coolest Water Challenge Ever

The immunity challenge heads back to the water, giving Elizabeth Beisel another clear chance to shine. But the women’s alliance is on the rocks in week 3.

Nick Daddabbo’s Interim Ban Removed From SafeSport Database

Daddabbo lost his job and was suspended last year after a vigilante group posted a video in which Daddabbo was allegedly trying to meet an underage boy.

Georgia’s Eva Merrell Out for the Season with Torn ACL

Merrell, who was expected to make her collegiate debut this season, confirmed she will undergo surgery and sit out the year.

Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell Withdraw from Inaugural Beach Games

Haley Anderson (above), a 2-time World Champion over 5 kilometers, and Ashley Twichell have withdrawn from the inaugural Beach Games due to safety concerns.

Coughlin and Ledecky Out, Cordes In for DC Trident at Naples Stop of ISL

The DC Trident will lose big points for their 2nd meet in Naples with no Katie Ledecky, but Kevin Cordes will reinforce the men’s breaststroke group.

Former Swim Coach Savannah Reis Indicted On Sexual Battery In Mississippi

The 34-year-old Reis was added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s banned database back in July. She previously coached for PEAQ Aquatics in Mississippi.

College Swimming Weekly Preview: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13, 2019

In a battle of ranked teams, the #17/#19 Minnesota Golden Gophers will host the visiting #16/#9 Florida Gators, one of the bigger duals of the year so far.

Natalie Coughlin Shares True Reason why she’s in Swimming for ISL (Video)

This was Natalie Coughlin‘s first race in years. Sure, it would’ve been neat to see her take the win, but we can hear her great perspective on why she’s back

USOPC Releases Updated Rule 40 Allowing Athletes More Marketing Opportunity

The USOPC has released an updated Rule 40, allowing athletes and their personal sponsors more freedom to market during the Olympic Games.

DeVine Admits To Drinking at USA Meet, But Stands By Homophobia Accusations

Abrahm DeVine told Stanford’s student newspaper that he drank at a Team USA meet, but stands by his claims that he was alienated by a homophobic culture.

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