Ariana Kukors

Former World Record Holder Ariana Kukors Announces Birth of her First Child

Olympian and former World Record holder Ariana Kukors Smith has given birth to her first child alongside her husband Matthew Smith.

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2009 World Champion Ariana Kukors Smith Reveals Pregnancy

Kukors Smith was the 2009 World Champion in the 200 IM, setting a World Record with her winning swim. Her baby is due September 1.

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Looking Back at Day 4 of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

Let’s go back and remember what was going on during the 4th day of the Olympic Trials back in 2012 and 2016.

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Betsy Mitchell: A Different Perspective On NCAA Athletics

Mitchell, an Olympic gold medalist, former Division I coach, and current Caltech athletic director, has seen swimming from all angles.

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Top 10 Women’s Swimmers Who Never Won an Olympic Gold Medal

American swimmer Katie Hoff broke American Records, World Records and won 3 Olympic medals in ’08, but in spite of huge expectations, none of them were gold.

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Kukors Smith Settles Lawsuit With USA Swimming, Hutchison

Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith has settled her lawsuit against USA Swimming over sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of former coach Sean Hutchison.

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2018 Search of Sean Hutchison’s Apartment Turned Up No Actionable Crimes

A 2018 search of swim coach Sean Hutchison’s apartment turned up no crimes within the statute of limitations, according to documents obtained by SwimSwam.

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Ariana Kukors Smith Drops Suit Against Mark Schubert; Other Defendants Remain

Ariana Kukors Smith has settled her civil lawsuit against former USA Swimming national team director Mark Schubert, but the other defendants remain.

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Katinka Hosszu Hits 2:07.02 in 200 IM Prelims, 7th-Fastest Performance Ever

Katinka Hosszu wasted no time in her quest for her 4th-straight World Champs title in the 200 IM, dropping a 2:07.02 in prelims.

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Report: USA Swimming Ended Hutchison Probe Before Key Interviews

Documents obtained by the Southern California News Group allegedly show that USA Swimming cut off the Kukors-Hutchison investigation before the assigned FBI agent could interview important witnesses.

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Sean Hutchinson Ban Finalized

Former coach Sean Hutchinson’s permanent ban has been finalized.

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Sean Hutchison Permanently Banned By U.S. Center for SafeSport

Sean Hutchison, the former coach of Olympian Ariana Kukors and the now-defunct USA Swimming Center of Excellence at FAST, has been permanently banned from Olympic sports by the U.S. Center for Safesport.

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Weymouth Waves Club Names Michael Brooks as New Head Coach

Brooks comes from the KING Aquatic Club in Seattle, where he left amidst what he called “chaos in the system.”

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Dagny Knutson Wins Appeal In Suit Vs Former Attorney

A California appeals court has ruled in favor of former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson, reinstating the $617,800 in damages she was awarded in 2016 before a judge threw out that verdict and ordered a new trial.

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Arizona Republic Obtains, Publishes Bowman-Burckle Text Messages

The Arizona Republic and USA Today, which owns the Republic, have obtained and published the full text message chain between coach Bob Bowman and Olympian Caroline Burckle, messages that have drawn harsh criticism of Bowman and prompted an apology from the 2016 Olympic coach.

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