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ESPN: Big Ten Likely To Cut Non-Conference Matchups For All Fall Sports

ESPN reports that the Big Ten Conference is likely to restrict its fall sports to only conference matchups – that includes college football.

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High School All-America Lists Heavily Impacted By California Cancellation

California had a combined 425 high school All-America awards in 2019, dropping to just 13 in 2020 when the state’s high school swimming season was canceled.

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Southern Zone To Host First Annual Workshop

USA Swimming’s Southern Zone Will Hold Its First Athlete Workshop Via Zoom This Summer.

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Stanford to Cut 11 Varsity Olympic Sports, Including Synchronized Swimming

The school is eliminating the sports after the 2020-21 school year, an open letter to the community Wednesday said.

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CSCAA Announces 2020 Scholar All-America Team Individual Selections

Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.

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Ivy League Cancels Sports Until 2021; Fall Sports May Play in Spring

Fall and early-season winter sports competitions will not take place next semester, though the conference is considering holding fall sports in the spring.

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Epic Swims: Peirsol Sets World Record at Montreal World Championships in 2005

Aaron Peirsol first broke the LCM world record in the 200 backstroke all the way back in 2002. He is still the world record holder in the event to this day.

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Southern Zone Athlete Reps Ask Peers to Wear Masks, Social Distance

The two athlete representatives for the Southern Zone of USA Swimming have released a letter asking their peers to social distance and wear masks.

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USA Swimming Enhances Community Outreach with Addition of Legend Rowdy Gaines

The organization announced the transition of the Olympic gold medalist and USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador to the role of Director of Community Engagement.

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USA Swimming Receives Between $1 Million and $2 Million in PPP Loans

USA Swimming, USA Diving, USA Water Polo, and US Masters Swimming all received more than $150,000 in PPP funds from the federal government.

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Application Period Open For Additional $1.5M of USA Swimming COVID Grants

USA Swimming is now accepting online applications for phase two of its COVID-19 Relief Program, which offers up to $1.5 million to support swim clubs.

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Report: Ivy League Expected to Push All Fall Sports to Spring 2021

The league’s decision is expected to lead to a domino effect of other conferences making decisions about fall sports play.

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ICE: Foreign Students Cannot Attend Online-Only School From the US This Fall

ICE announced that international students facing entirely online course loads must leave the country or transfer schools.

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NISCA Announces 2019-2020 High School All-Americans In Swimming

The high school lists are headed by national record-setters Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, Torri Huske, Phoebe Bacon, Kaitlyn Dobler, and Matt Brownstead.

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YMCA of Central Florida Won’t Resume Aquatics Programs

The YMCA of Central Florida will not resume its competitive aquatics programs as the YMCA returns from closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

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