First annual Pan American Sports Festival scheduled for late September in Mexico City

Canada will be in attendance, and Brazil has the event listed on its official federation calendar, though the U.S. has said it will not field a team for the event.


Early look at brand-new South Korean swimming stadium for 2014 Asian Games

The 2014 Asian Games will take place in Incheon, South Korea this September, and the event has released preview illustrations of the newest event facilities on its website.

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Leah Goldman named Swimmer of the Year in Palo Alto’s All-Pal Bay Division

Goldman, who completed her prep career at Burlingame High School in Burlingame, Calif., was the Central Coast Section’s champion in the 100-yard butterfly in 2014.


USA Swimming Foundation’s ‘Make a Splash’ to Host Event during ISHOF Weekend, Headlined by Lezak & Evans

Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans, Jason Lezak & Olympian Alia Atkinson will give free swim lessons during the water safety session.

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Clock Dedication Ceremony to Accompany Third Annual Doty Memorial Swim

Jim Doty, who passed away in 2012 after a long illness, was a local open-water swimming legend who charted new marathon swim routes and adventures all around New England.

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Olympian and World Champion Alex Meyer to Appear at Open Water Select Camp

U.S. Olympian Alex Meyer will make an appearance at the Open Water Select Camp, which runs from June 10-14 at Lake Castaic in Santa Clarita, California.

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Swim Gear: Pace Pal clocks are perfect for swimmers to use on “test sets”

The right gear makes a huge difference in practice. What if you could carry your own portable pace clock to practice, your own personal pace clock that is also large enough to be seen from the deck or underwater in your lane?

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U.S. Olympic Committee leadership press briefing set for 2:30 p.m. ET today

Leaders will be available to the media via teleconference following the meeting at 3:15 p.m. ET. (Featured image: 2013 Golden Goggles: Chuck Wielgus Executive Director of USA Swimming, Missy Franklin, Scott Blackmun (USOC CEO)

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8 battle for $50,000 and the FINA Water Polo World League Title in China

The overall winner will receive US$50’000 in prize money and a total US$262’500 will be divided among the 14 participating teams.

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UMBC’s McKissick Wins Great Chesapeake Bay Swim for Second Consecutive Year

“It was a little better the second time around,” said McKissick. “I tried a little different strategy of going out strong and holding on, as opposed to building into it, and it worked.”

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Wales Announces 23, Led by Lowe, Davies, and Carlin, for 2014 Commonwealth Games

23 swimmers have been named to the Welsh swimming roster for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland: 7 preselected…

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Lifelong swimmer dies while racing Great Chesapeake Bay Swim alongside his family

Bob Matysek was attempting the Bay crossing swim for his 20th year when he was pulled from the water, likely suffering from a heart attack, according to authorities.


Russian Swimming Federation adding an extra layer to doping control policy

The Russian Swimming Federation (known as WWF) announced last week that it will be adding an extra layer to its doping control policy as the country tries to move forward from a string of high-profile suspensions and doping control violations.

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USA Swimming Open Water Nationals 10K by the numbers

The 2014 USA Swimming open water nationals will kick off this Friday at Lake Castaic in Southern California.  This is…

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Update: Van Dyken ‘Severs Spine’ in ATV Accident, According to Family

In an updated to a story reported earlier, the family of Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has released a letter giving more…