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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Zane Grothe Talks Distance Freestyle for 5 Minutes (Video)

Zane Grothe of Mission Viejo completed the 400/800/1500 sweep, taking the men’s 800 in a new best time of 7:50.94

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Ariana Kukors Files Civil Suit Vs Hutchison, USA Swimming, Schubert

Olympian Ariana Kukors has filed a civil suit against former coach Sean Hutchison, USA Swimming and former national team director Mark Schubert, alleging sexual abuse of a minor and negligence.

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Michael Andrew Breaks Down 21.7 50 Free Best Time (Video)

19-year-old Michael Andrew dropped a personal best time in the 50 free final at the Atlanta Classic on Saturday, getting down to 21.73 to beat his previous best of 21.75 by .02

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Kalisz Nabs Two-Point PSS Lead From Grothe, Ledecky Charges in Indy

Chase Kalisz broke the tie atop the men’s Pro Swim Series point standings, jumping out to a two-point lead over Zane Grothe. Meanwhile Taylor Ruck leads on the women’s side, but Katie Ledecky is making a charge.

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Ledecky to Sponsors: Pay Up

In many pro sports the ‘contract year’ is a well known phenomenon. Athletes in the last year of their current deal have extra motivation to perform so that their next contract will be a big one.

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Dressel Post NCAA’s: “This is some of the best training that I’ve done” (Video)

Swimming a myriad of events in Atlanta this weekend, Caeleb Dressel disclosed to swimswam a bit of how his training has gone since NCAA’s in March

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Watch Caeleb Dressel Run Away with the Win in 2:01 200 IM (Race Video)

Caeleb Dressel, the American record holder in the short course version of the race, went 2:01.98 in finals, splitting 25.68/32.30/36.20/27.80 for the win

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