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University of Idaho Diving Coach Wins Award While on SafeSport Investigation Leave

University of Idaho diving coach Jim Southerland was named WAC co-coach of the year in April, just days after being put on administrative leave amidst a SafeSport investigation.

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Hosszu Posts 2:10.8 200 IM On Day 1 Of Speedo Grand Challenge

Katinka Hosszu moved to 8th in the world with her 2:10.87 in the women’s 200 IM at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

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French-Born Texas Man to Attempt 6 Month Pacific Ocean Swim

50-year-old Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim 5,500 miles in about 180 days.

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Former Cal Swimmer Sent 2010 E-Mail Reporting Muqtar Harrassment

A former swimmer at the University of California sent an unanswered e-mail to the school’s chancellor and athletic director in 2010, reporting sexual harassment by school employee Mohamed Muqtar, who was fired earlier this month after sexual assault allegations.

Rowdy Gaines ESPN Documentary ‘ROWDY’ Premieres June 3rd

ESPN’s Hannah Storm directed the new documentary ROWDY, which premieres at the Greenwich International Film Festival June 3rd.

Molly Nance Becomes First Woman to Swim 21-Mile St. Lucia Channel

Nance, fourth from left, swam the channel in just under 14 hours in mid-May.

2020 Olympic Schedule Could Add Day, US Trials Will Again Match

USA Swimming COO Mike Unger confirmed that 2020 US Olympic Trials will match the Tokyo Olympic schedule, which might mean adding a day.

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Speedo Signs Olympic Champion Joseph Schooling

Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has signed Singaporean swimmer, Joseph Schooling, to Team Speedo on a long-term deal.

USA Swimming, Competitor Swim Partner for Community Outreach Effort

USA Swimming and Competitor Swim, the world’s leader in racing lane technology, today announced an extension to its partnership – the donation of major USA Swimming Championship lane lines to a deserving local swim club post-event. Velocity Swimming has been chosen as the first recipient.

NPR Says Accusations Against Another Olympic Swim Coach Coming

While reporting on Ariana Kukors’ civil lawsuit, NPR reporter Alexandra Starr said that another Olympic swimmer would be making accusations against another Olympic coach in the coming weeks.

Coaching Background Checks a Focus of Congressional Hearings

One of the topics brought up at today’s congressional hearings where CEOs of several National Governing Bodies (NGBs) were interviewed…

Hinchey Testifies For Congress, Apologizes For Sex Abuse In Swimming

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey testified for a Congressional subcommittee today, apologizing on behalf of USA Swimming for sexual abuse suffered by swimmers.

USOC Gives $1.3 Million Grant To Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Victims

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced a $1.3 million grant to the Athlete Assistance Fund, aimed at providing financial assistance to gymnasts who were victims of sexual abuse within the sport.

Like Ervin, Sam Rivera Embraces Tourette’s to Excel in the Water

Brighton High School freshman Sam Rivera, like Anthony Ervin, has learned to use his Tourette’s diagnoses to his advantage.

Nicolas Albiero Describes Having Had Both Parents as Coaches (Video)

After having a monster year as a freshman for the Louisville Cardinals, Nicolas Albiero raked in a pile of new best times this weekend in Indianapolis, including the 200 back and 200 fly

USOC Hires Former FBI Employee As Senior Director of Athlete Safety

Facing criticism and lawsuits over its role in the growing sex abuse scandal within organized sport, the U.S. Olympic Committee has named former FBI human resources executive Wendy Guthrie as its senior director of athlete safety.

Carson Foster: What’s His Best Event? (Video)

16-year-old Carson Foster of the Mason Manta Rays passed veteran Matt Grevers on the fourth 50 to grab 3rd in the 200 back. Foster’s 2:00.60 was his fastest ever in-season swim

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