David Berkoff

Boston Globe: Bernal Left Abruptly During Investigation

When USA Swimming brought its hammer down on Joe Bernal this past February, banning him permanently for life, no one…

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Olympian David Berkoff Believes USA Swimming Should Ban Brock Turner

USA Swimming did not “ban” Brock Turner, but Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Berkoff​ believes they should.

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David Berkoff and Daichi Suzuki’s Underwater Duel in ‘88

Today’s backstrokers owe a lot to Vassallo, Berkoff, Suzuki and the other backstrokers who paved the way for the manner with which how the stroke is now competed.

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HardCore Swim of the Week: Jiayu represents rising tide of Asian backstrokers

Xu Jiayu’s world-leading 100 backstroke appears to have some big international implications.

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An Open Letter, An Open Life: Dick Shoulberg

Courtesy of Chuck Warner, author, coach, and former president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

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Christy: An Intense Week In Sexual Abuse Includes Congressional Meeting

SwimSwam’s Ceci Christy disects what has been an intense week for USA Swimming.

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Three Code of Conduct Changes Recommended by USA Swimming Rules Committee

Location:               Page 96 – 304.3  Code of Conduct Proposed by:        Safe Sport Committee Purpose:                To comply with the Minimum…

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History Repeats Itself: Next Generation of Jager and Berkoff Clans Race in Same Heat of 50 Free

Jager and Berkoff, back in the same heat: music to our eyes. (Photo: Collin Baldacci)

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David Teaches Gary How to be Cool

He’s not even being ironic when he does it either. You should’ve seen Gary’s face…but seriously, Gary, the Harlem Shake?

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The Most Enduring USA National Age Group Records and Why

Swim News: “During the USA Nationals in Austin, and other meets over the last two weeks numerous USA National Age-Group Records (NAG) have been ripped from the books.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)

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Will Michael Phelps be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Again?

Swim News: ” From Mark Spitz to Shirley Babashoff and David Berkoff, Sports Illustrated has told swimming’s history in detail.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Olympian Alex Meyer Joins Harvard Men’s Coaching Staff

Open water star Alex Meyer is joining the staff at Harvard. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Dave and Gary Discuss the Sport’s Greatest, Kind Of

David: Coming in at number five: Shirley Babashoff. Queen Shali Baba was as good as they come, and one of the few people I can think of where saying “she went postal” means she went on to have a great job with benefits.

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LESSONS FROM LEGENDS, Berkoff Blast-off

Leading up to the 1988 Olympics, a 5’10” tall, 155 pound backstroker invented the Blast-off, dolphin-kicking nearly 50 meters underwater…forever changing the sport of swimming. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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