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Illinois To Allow 50 People or 50% Capacity In Pools As State Moves To Phase 4

Illinois will move to Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Friday, allowing pools to operate at 50% capacity (with a 50-person maximum).

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Looking Back at Day 1 of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

It’s June 21st, and in addition to being Father’s Day, today was supposed to be the start of the 2020 US Olympic Trials.

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2016 Olympian Cody Miller and Wife Ali Announce Pregnancy

2016 Olympic gold medalist Cody Miller and his wife Ali announced that they are expecting their first child together in a video posted on Miller’s YouTube.

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The Trials That Would Have Been: Who Would Have Made the Tokyo Olympics Today?

In an alternate timeline, we’re all just starting a week with our eyes and minds glued to live results pages from Omaha at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

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The Year the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Didn’t Happen

The SwimSwam staff would’ve been perched in the media section by the gleaming temporary Myrtha pool in Omaha, the air electric with anticipation.

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Whitley, Neal, Jones, LeVant, Hinds Advised USA Swimming on BLM Statement

The group advised the organization on its second of two statements amid national calls for change following the murder of George Floyd in May.

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Ranking the Most Highly Anticipated 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Races: #10-1

In the men’s 100 free, several 48’s might not make it to the semifinals. And a 47 might not even make the final!

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Remembering Tom Malchow’s 200 Fly World Record 20 Years Later

June 17 marked 20 years since Tom Malchow broke the 200 butterfly world record. It was the last time the record was broken prior to the Phelps era.

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Katie Ledecky Gives Glimpse Into Her Tokyo Olympic Games Schedule

Although she says she doesn’t count on a certain number of medals, American Katie Ledecky does have her eye on a certain number of events in Tokyo.

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Katie Ledecky Reads ‘The Little Engine That Could’ to Kids at Virtual Storytime

World record-holder and five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky joined a virtual storytelling event this week to read books to children.

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Call for Action: Pittsburgh Public Schools Need Your Swimming Stories

Help Mark Rauterkus connect his virtual summer-school swim campers to the water by sharing your personal swimming stories.

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USA Triathlon To Host Fourth Annual National Triathlon Week June 22-28

USA Triathlon announced the dates for the fourth annual National Triathlon Week, an initiative to celebrate the sport and all its constituency groups.

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NFHS: Mention of ‘Name, Image, Likeness’ Must Not Occur in Recruitment Process

The NFHS called the idea of profiting off NIL a “foregone conclusion,” but says that that process should not start athletes enroll at their new institution. 

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Pac-12 Issues Support for Sen. Rubio’s ‘Fairness in Collegiate Athletics Act’

Rubio’s bill aims to “create a national standard for college athletes to legally get paid for activities like promotional appearances.”

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Report: Fate of UConn Athletics Looming in June 24 Board of Trustees Meeting

The school’s athletics program needs to shave $10 million from its budget and is expected to turn to cutting multiple sports programs.

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