Breaking: USA Swimming BOD Approves Funding for Open Water Coaches

After a vocal outcry from swimmers like Alex Meyer, USA Swimming’s Board of Directors has decided to fund coaches for the FINA World Cup series. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Bob Bowman to Join British Performance Review

As Michael Phelps walks away from the flashbulbs, Bob Bowman has already learned his first assignment as a part of the TSE Consulting group. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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CUBU Tops SwimAtlanta for 2012 USA Swimming Virtual Club Championship

Katie Ledecky and CUBU topped the long course Virtual Club Championship rankings for the second straight year. (Photo Courtesy:  ©Tim Binning/


ESPN Classic to Air Replay of Spitz’s 7 Gold Medals

Want an appreciation of how far the sport of swimming has come in the last 40 years? Check out ESPN…


Alexandrov Leads American Team for Brazilian Fast Lane Sprint Meet

Mike Alexandrov’s speed in short course should pay off in Rio at the Fast Lane challenge. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


USA Swimming Cuts Coaching Support for FINA OW World Cup [Updated With USA Swimming Response]

After a rules clarification from FINA, USA Swimming has reversed course on Open Water funding. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/


Sprint News 9/6/12: Vanderkaay Receives Honor; McGill to Volunteer at Auburn; Former NC State Coach Gets New Gig

September 7th has been declared Peter Vanderkaay day at a Michigan children’s hospital. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet Information Unveiled

Missy Franklin was the star of the 2011 edition of the Minneapolis Grand Prix; the 2012 version is on the horizon. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Tiburon Sprint Classic: Schneider vs. Ervin Dream Matchup (and 6 Other Stars Aspiring to Victory)

Swim news: What would you give to see 8 of the world’s fastest 50 yard freestylers ever square off in 19 seconds of Splash? How about $10k? (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Live Streaming of Tiburon Sprint/Open Water Events This Weekend on SwimSwam

Tiburon mastermind Bob Placak stops for a shot with 2011 Open Water Champion Melissa Gorman, a former Open Water World Champion.

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PA Coach Kenneth Fuller Banned For Life; Bond Revocation Hearing Set

After a hearing to revoke his bond on Friday was reset for later this month, Rustin HS swim coach Kenneth Fuller received a lifetime ban from USA Swimming.


Happy 40th Anniversary, Mr. Spitz

40 Years ago from Tuesday, Mark Spitz etched his name in history as the winningest Olympian in a single games ever (Photo Courtesy:

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Bronze Medalist Hansen Defends van der Burgh: “It Was a Big Joke”

Brendan Hansen has no problems with Cameron van der Burgh’s admission of rules violations in the Olympic 100 breaststroke final. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Missy Franklin & Jessica Long Nominated for Sportswoman Of the Year – VOTE!

Missy Franklin (above) and Jessica Long have trophy cases bursting at the seams, but both are vying to add one more national honor. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


2012-2013 Open Water National Teams Released Too

2012 Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson highlights the Open Water National Team. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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