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USOPC Announces 12 Individuals, 1 Team as Inductees into Hall of Fame

Para-swimmer Erin Popovich along with Dara Torres and diving coach Ron O’Brien were selected for induction to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.

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SwimSwam’s 2019-2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Preseason Picks

The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.

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Rondi Davies Breaks Reverse 20 Bridges Swim Record

Rondi Davies smashes previous record for the Reverse 20 Bridges Swim.

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Olympian Donna de Varona Honoured With 2019 Olympic Torch Award

Donna de Varona, esteemed athlete and influencer of the U.S Olympic Movement was awarded the Olympic Torch Award this week

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Indiana’s Michael Brinegar, Andrew Capobianco To Redshirt 2019-2020 NCAA Season

IU’s top two returning scorers from NCAAs – diver Andrew Capobianco and distance man Michael Brinegar – will be sitting out the coming college season.

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4 New Members Named to Athletes’ Executive Committee at Convention

The newly-elected members will serve a 2 year term. 3 of the 4 elected individuals return to the committee after serving prior terms.

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USA Swimming Exploring Changes to Flex Membership to Reduce Revenue Risk

A memo from USA Swimming COO Mike Unger lays out the staff’s concerns over the sustainability of the program after year 1.

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SwimSwam’s 2019-2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Preseason Picks

The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.

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USA Swimming HOD Votes ‘Yes’ on More Logos, Puts Hold on Club Dues Increase

All 27 proposed rules changes were approved last week by the USA Swimming House of Delegates, but the resolution to almost triple club dues gave pause.

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U.S. Olympic, Paralympic Committee Set to Host Team USA Best of the Year Awards

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will co-host the 2019 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, on November 19.

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Reports to U.S. Center for SafeSport Up 55% in 2019; Org Seeking More Funding

The organization is hoping for $16 million in 2020, up from $10 million this year, but a consultant suggested it could use about $35 million.

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Eastern Zone Approves Anti-Discrimination Policy Aimed at Liberty University

The Eastern Zone committee voted last week to not do business with organizations that it views as being in violation of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct.

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Caeleb Dressel Named Athlete of the Year at USAS Convention

Caeleb Dressel is coming off of a very successful summer of 2019, where he claimed World Champs gold in four individual events

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5-Time Olympic Champion Missy Franklin Weds Hayes Johnson in Denver

Missy Franklin married Hayes Johnson, a former Texas swimmer, Saturday in Denver, CO. The duo was engaged for a year.

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Russia’s Roman Zhdanov Breaks 11-Year-Old S4 200 Free World Record

Zhdanov broke the longstanding record by over two seconds; Great Britain’s Brock Whiston also downed a 7-year-old world record.

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