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World Aquatics Confirms No Entries for New ‘Open Category” at Berlin World Cup

World Aquatics has confirmed that nobody has entered the newly-created open category at the Berlin World Cup stop that begins Friday.


Data Deep Dive: Which Swimmers Are Trending On Wikipedia?

In this article, we take a look at which swimmers get the most views on Wikipedia, and also when swimmers tend to generate the most views.


World Aquatics To Include Transgender Swimmers In Trial of “Open” Category

President Husain Al-Musallam said the first event with an open category would take place in the future but didn’t provide additional details.


House Republicans Pass Trans Athlete Ban for Girls’ and Women’s Teams

Supporters say the legislation is needed to maintain competitive fairness while opponents condemned the vote as bullying kids for political points.


2023 W. NCAA Previews: Ruck Seeks Title Defense Against Bunched Up Field In 200 Free

Taylor Ruck will defend her title in the 200 free this week after claiming last year’s victory in a time of 1:41.12.


2023 W. NCAA Previews: Erica Sullivan Chasing First NCAA Title In 500 Free

Sullivan comes into the event as the top seed after swimming an NCAA-leading time of 4:35.88 at Texas’ dual meet with NC State in January.


Erica Sullivan Swims 4:35.88 500 Free for #1 in NCAA this Season

Sullivan swam faster today than she did at NCAAs last year. She now has the #1 time in the NCAA by over two and a half seconds.


NCAA All-American Iszac Henig Competing On Yale Men’s Team For His Senior Season

Hening, a transgender man, spent his first three collegiate seasons swimming for the Yale women’s team and A-finaled at 2022 Women’s NCAAs.


Queer Representation In Swimming (And Football) Is Off To A Strong Start In 2023

Olympic swimmer Søren Dahl went Instagram official with NFL teammate Carl Nassib, while Iszac Henig penned an op-ed for the New York Times.


2022 SWAMMY Awards: SwimSwam’s Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year

In a year filled with interviews and pancakes, relive SwimSwam’s top 10 YouTube videos of the year, two of which include teenage star Thomas Heilman (above).

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The Most Read SwimSwam Articles of 2022

This picture of Ukrainian-Turkish swimmer Viktoria Gunes stepping on the Russian flag was the most-read article on SwimSwam in 2022 as controversy dominated the year.


Sims and Grimes Swim Sub-4:30 500 Frees, Four Girls Faster Than 2022 NCAAs Winning Time

On Thursday, Bella Sims and Katie Grimes became the third and fifth-fastest performers in the women’s 500 free with their times of 4:28.64 and 4:29.53.


Interview: Erica Sullivan On Bouncing Back After Should Injury, Disappointing Summer

Erica Sullivan won both the 800 freestyle relay and the 500 freestyle during the first two days of the 2022 Minnesota Invite.

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Ian Thorpe on FINA’s Transgender Ban: “They’ve Actually Got It Wrong”

Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe spoke out against FINA’s decision to ban transgender women from elite female competitions in a recent interview. 


NCAA Establishes New Policy For Championship Ties Amid 2022 Controversy

The NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Committee has created a rule about who gets a trophy immediately, and who has to wait for the mail, in the event of a tie.