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Bay Area Olympians Highlight 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara

Standout Bay Area-based Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy are expected to lead a fast field for next week’s TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, June 7-10 at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

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Swimmer Dies During Open Water Masters Race

The body of a 45-year-old man has been recovered from Lake Audubon in Virginia after he disappeared during an open water swim Sunday.

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Schubert Responds To Suit, ‘Absolutely Denies Any Wrongdoing’

Former U.S. national team head coach Mark Schubert has responded to the civil lawsuit filed by Ariana Kukors, denying any wrongdoing and saying he reported rumors of abuse immediately when he heard them.

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Kukors Smith: Lawsuit About Prevention, ‘Holding People Accountable’

2012 Olympian Ariana Kukors (now Ariana Kukors Smith by marriage) says the civil suit she filed against former coach Sean Hutchison and USA Swimming, among others, is about “holding people accountable” for the sexual abuse she says Hutchison inflicted on her.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Greg Meehan, Stanford

Greg Meehan’s past, present and future Stanford women won half the events at the Indy Pro Swim Series, including a sweep of all the freestyle events.

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Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Katie Ledecky, Stanford

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based swimmer who has proven themselves…

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McLaughlin’s Double Highlights Final Night Of Speedo Grand Challenge

Katie McLaughlin won a pair of events on the final night of the 2018 Speedo Grand Challenge.

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University of Idaho Diving Coach Wins Award While Under SafeSport Investigation

University of Idaho diving coach Jim Southerland was named WAC co-coach of the year in April, just days after being put on administrative leave amidst a SafeSport investigation.

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Hosszu Posts 2:10.8 200 IM On Day 1 Of Speedo Grand Challenge

Katinka Hosszu moved to 8th in the world with her 2:10.87 in the women’s 200 IM at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

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French-Born Texas Man to Attempt 6 Month Pacific Ocean Swim

50-year-old Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim 5,500 miles in about 180 days.

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Former Cal Swimmer Sent 2010 E-Mail Reporting Muqtar Harrassment

A former swimmer at the University of California sent an unanswered e-mail to the school’s chancellor and athletic director in 2010, reporting sexual harassment by school employee Mohamed Muqtar, who was fired earlier this month after sexual assault allegations.

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Rowdy Gaines ESPN Documentary ‘ROWDY’ Premieres June 3rd

ESPN’s Hannah Storm directed the new documentary ROWDY, which premieres at the Greenwich International Film Festival June 3rd.

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Molly Nance Becomes First Woman to Swim 21-Mile St. Lucia Channel

Nance, fourth from left, swam the channel in just under 14 hours in mid-May.

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2020 Olympic Schedule Could Add Day, US Trials Will Again Match

USA Swimming COO Mike Unger confirmed that 2020 US Olympic Trials will match the Tokyo Olympic schedule, which might mean adding a day.

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USA Swimming, Competitor Swim Partner for Community Outreach Effort

USA Swimming and Competitor Swim, the world’s leader in racing lane technology, today announced an extension to its partnership – the donation of major USA Swimming Championship lane lines to a deserving local swim club post-event. Velocity Swimming has been chosen as the first recipient.

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