Paralympic & IPC Swimming

Aurelie Rivard Lowers Own World Record at Para World Series

Courtesy: Swimming Canada BERLIN – Aurélie Rivard of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Quebec lowered her world record twice…

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Para Classification Chaos: New System Only Renews Past Woes

With the new classification system in place, para athletes have begun the reclassification process – but the sport seems plagued with as much disarray as ever.

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Tai, Summers-Newton Set WRs on Day 1 of British Para International

Alice Tai and Maisie Summers-Newton highlighted the first day of the 2018 British Para Swimming International with world records in their respective classes.

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8 American Records Fall At Cincinnati Para-Swimming Open

The Cincinnati Para-Swimming Open saw an onslaught against the national record books, with 8 American records and 5 Pan-American records falling over just two days of racing.

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USOC Announces Best of April Finalists for Team USA Awards

The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of April, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from the last month. Para swimmers Robert Griswold and Leanne Smith are among those up for the award.

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US Para-Swimmers Michelle Konkoly, Julia Gaffney Reclassified

Konkoly and Gaffney were both reclassified at the World Para Swimming World Series stop in Indianapolis.

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McKenzie Coan AR Highlights Para Swimming World Series in Indianapolis

Coan set a new 400 free American record Thursday night, setting the tone for three days of fast swimming in Indianapolis.

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Wayne Lomas Announced as New Canadian National Para-Swimming Coach

Lomas is currently Swimming Australia’s High Performance Executive Manager, and he has been working for Swimming Australia since 2010.

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Dutchman Bas Takken Takes Down Silverman’s S10 1500 Free World Record

Dutch para swimmer Bas Takken took down the men’s S10 1500m freestyle record held by American Ian Silverman.

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Commonwealth Countdown: Pascoe Back To Breast In Women’s Para-Events

One defending Paralympic champ is New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe in the SM10 200 IM. Pascoe blew out the Rio field with a 2:24.90 that still holds up as the world record.

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Ollie Hynd “Heartbroken and Confused” Over New Para Classification

British Swimming has begun the mandated para swimming reclassification process, including the move of Olympic gold medalist Ollie Hynd from S8 to S9.

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Paralympic Gold Medalist Huang Wenpan Dies In Car Accident

Huang Wenpan, a successful Chinese para swimmer who won multiple medals in Rio, died today in a car accident.

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IPC Issues Statement Following The Death Of Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking was an extraordinary man and a pioneer for all people with an impairment around the world. He embodied the word ability more than anyone.

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Vica Beelner Sets First Ever SM5 400 IM American Record

It appears no American female SM5 swimmer had completed a sanctioned 400 IM before Beelner.

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Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Suspended for 3 Years

Indian swimmer-turned-coach Prasanta Karmakar, a bronze medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has been suspended for 3 years by the India…

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