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Watch: Lilly King Says She Fears That There Will Be ‘Cheats’ In Tokyo

2016 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Lilly King discussed her anti-doping stance in a pre-Trials press conference in Omaha.


Russian Olympic Training Camp Relocated From Osaka To Vladivostok

The final prep camp ahead of the Olympic Games was intended to be held in Japan but will now take place at home in Russia.


McKenna DeBever And Joaquin Vargas Named To Peruvian Olympic Swim Team

DeBever will race the 200 IM while Vargas will enter in the 400 freestyle for Peru at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Mike Tirico Will Join Rowdy Gaines as Analyst at Wave II of US Olympic Trials

Mike Tirico will be joining Rowdy Gaines as a play-by-play announcer for Wave II of the US Olympic Trials, which begin on Sunday, June 13.


Former South Carolina Assistant Mike Simpson Joins Auburn Coaching Staff

Former South Carolina assistant coach Mike Simpson has been named an assistant coach at Auburn under first year-head coach Ryan Wochomurka.


WADA Announces Approval Of Dried Blood Spot Testing Method

The World Anti-Doping Agency has announced the approval of dried blood spot testing as a method of doping control, set to come into effect later this year.


Elizabeth Beisel Will Attempt 20km Fundraiser Swim to Block Island in August

On August 30, 3-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel is going to attempt to become the first woman to complete the 20km swim between Pt. Judith and Block Island.


Ian Thorpe to Join Seven Network for Olympic Swimming Coverage

On Monday, the news that Ian Thorpe would be joining Seven Network as a commentator broke, clearing up much uncertainty surrounding the issue.


Team USA Council on Racial and Social Justice Reveals New Recommendations

The Team USA Council on Social and Racial Justice has unveiled their second round of recommendations, in which they promote athlete expression.


Stanford Reverses Decision To Cut 11 Sports Including Synchronized Swimming

Following a July 2020 announcement that they would be cutting 11 teams, Stanford University has announced that they’ve decided otherwise.


Kasia Wasick Opens European Championships with Polish Record in 50 Freestyle

On the opening day of the 2021 European Championships, Polish sprinter Kasia Wasick set a new national record in the 50m freestyle.


2nd Seed Leah Smith Scratches 400 IM For Indy Pro Swim Series Day 3 Finals

In Smith’s absence, Mariah Deningan will enter the final as second seed to Hali Flickinger while Ally McHugh moves to the #3 spot.


IOC President Decides Against Scheduled Tokyo Trip

With a recent spike in COVID cases and a state-of-emergency order in Tokyo, IOC president Thomas Bach opted to cancel his scheduled Tokyo trip.

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FINA and Tokyo 2020 Release Joint Statement on outcome of Diving World Cup

FINA and Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee praise success of Diving World Cup and say that it “shows readiness” for the Olympic Games.


USA Swimming and Phillips 66 Launch 2021 Make a Splash Virtual Tour

This marks the 48th year of their collaboration to prioritize swimming lessons for children and to educate parents about drowning prevention.

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