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The USA-Swimming Model: Does it Work?

It is not uncommon for institutions in the United States to hold dual mandates. The president, for example, serves as…

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Torres Announces on "Regis" That She Is Now Aiming for 2012 Olympics

At 40 years old, Brett Favre had statistically the best football season of his career. The great Satchel Paige, after…

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USOC Makes Right Decision in Rejecting USA Swimming Athlete Partnership Plan

According to SwimmingWorld.com, the United States Olympic Committee has rejected USA-Swimmings new Athlete Partnership plan which, among other things, would…

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Wheat, Former Indiana HS Coach, Gets 10 Years in Sexual Misconduct Trial

In the latest bad news in what has become a tumultuous few weeks for swimming in North East Indianapolis, Chris…

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Rice Loses Jaguar Sponsorship for Using Homophobic Slur, Reminds Us of Increased Exposure of Swimming

In the most public reminder to date that top swimmers are becoming more mainstream, and thus can less afford to hide…

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Which Was the Greatest US Men's Olympic Team Ever?

The swimming community has been abuzz over the last week with the debate over who, behind Michael Phelps, is the…

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USA Swimming Announces Time Cuts for 2012 Olympic Trials

USA Swimming has announced the time standards for the 2012 US Olympic Trials. The qualifying period for the trials will…

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FINA Doping Rules Might Delay Trickett's Return Until After World Championships

Libby Trickett’s announcement yesterday that she would be returning from a brief, 7 month retirement, was a huge lift for the…

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Libby Trickett (Lenton) Returns from Retirement, Aims for 2012

Australian superstar Libby Trickett, who swam under the name Libby Lenton prior to her marriage in 2007, has officially announced…

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Swimming World: Stopkotte's Comments Contradict Indiana Swimming Statement

Swimming World Magazine has received a text copy of the speech that embattled coach Ken Stopkotte gave to his team…

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Stopkotte Reaches Settlement With USA-Swimming

An arbitration hearing held yesterday to decide the fate of Ken Stopkotte was cancelled as the result of a settlement…

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Stopkotte Resigns as Allegations of Falsifying Times Grow

Ken Stopkotte, the head coach of the the Fishers Area Swimming Tigers and Fishers High School in Indiana, has resigned…

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Australia Adds Seven To Finalize Commonwealth Games Roster

Swimming Australia has named 7 more swimmers to their 2010 Commonwealth Games Roster. This is in addition to the 45…

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UK, Canada Announce Commonwealth Games Rosters

Both England and Canada have announced their rosters for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli, India. Note that each part…

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The Pan Pacs Need to Reexamine Finaling Procedures

The Pan Pacific Championships left a funny taste in my mouth. Not because they weren’t well-run, as the folks in…

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