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Carmel Swim Club Coach, Former Wabash College Swimmer Benny Liang Drowns

Former Wabash College swimmer-turned-Carmel Swim Club coach Benny Liang drowned in a country club pool last week in Carmel.

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2020 Fall Sports To Go Ahead, Says Wyoming High School Activities Association

The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) has announced its decision that “educational based activities” will continue as planned this fall.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Liam Custer’s Dozen PRs, Including 3:48 IM

Liam Custer swam 12 events at the SYS Summer Social Distance meet, hitting career-bests in all 12 and surging from an unranked recruit to arguably #1 overall.

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NCAA Reduces Minimum Required Contests For Fall Sports

The NCAA will allow fall sports (other than football) to play just half of the usual minimum required contests amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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VHSL Moves Fall Sports To Spring, Delays All Activities Until December 14

The Virginia High School League will move all fall sports to the spring, while winter sports won’t resume until December 14.

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USA Swimming Will Launch New “Virtual Meet Simulator” Tool on Monday

While it could be a while before we see meets back to normal again, USA Swimming is offering new competitive avenues in a coronavirus world.

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Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 50 Free Dissect Is a Coach’s Dream on Stroke Mechanics

In “Stroke Dissect #2” Caeleb Dressel picks apart his 17.63 50 freestyle from 2018, telling us what he thinks is good and what he could have done better.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Justin Wright on Following The Path of the Warrior

He was also very candid with us about his struggles through quarantine, and how he’d found inspiration from watching anime shows

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Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center Closed Until September 21st

Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington will not be opening until at least September 21, 2020.

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President Mark Emmert Says NCAA Would Prefer Federal NIL Legislation

At a Senate hearing this week, Emmert said he believes it’s “innapropriate” for the association to determine athlete compensation laws nationally.

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Regan Smith Swims :52/1:54 in Unsuited Butterfly Time Trials on Friday

World Record holder Regan Smith time trialed swims in the 100 and 200 yard butterflies on Friday morning in Minneapolis.

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58% of USA Swimming Sanctioned Times Are Lifetime Bests So Far in July

With about 8,500 splashes in the USA Swimming database, approximately 58% of times have come out as new personal bests so far.

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Olympic Trials Standards To Remain Intact; U.S. Olympic Coaches Reconfirmed

The time standards for the 2021 Olympic Trials will remain intact, at least through December 31, with the possibility of getting faster after that date.

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U.S. Masters Swimming Launches Exclusive Workout Library For Members

USMS members will have access to a collection of swimming workouts updated weekly that can be customized and subscribed to.

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USOPC Announces Holly Shick As First Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

New executive role and audit requirements to strengthen oversight and accountability of USOPC and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic community.

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