Japanese National Record Holder Kohei Kawamoto Announces Retirement

At 39 years of age, Kohei Kawamoto has epitomized the longevity that’s possible within swimming, holding a combination of 14 Asian and Japanese records throughout his career.

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Kazakhstan’s Olympic Champion Balandin Considers Retirement

23-year-old Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan may retire after these 2018 Asian Games.


GBR Olympian Andrew Willis Retires From Competitive Swimming

Two-time British Olympian Andrew Willis has called time on his lengthy swimming career.

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German Open Water Superstar Thomas Lurz Announces Retirement

On the eve of the Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Cozumel, Mexico, the most-decorated German distance swimmer of all time has announced his retirement.


Alicia Coutts misses Australian Worlds team, career future in doubt

2012 Olympic gold medalist Alicia Coutts was perhaps the biggest name left off of Australia’s roster for this summer’s World Championships, and the future of her swimming career could now be in doubt.


World Record Holder Federica Pellegrini to Retire After Rio

Pellegrini’s 1:52.98 in the 200 meter freestyle from 2009 still stands as the world mark today.


Countdown To the Comeback: Top 10 Michael Phelps Feats – #9

We’re counting down the top 10 moments of Michael Phelps’ career, so far. You, our readers, can participate, by voting…


Jason Lezak Decides to Retire at 37; Will Be Remembered for “The Anchor”

American Jason Lezak, who is nothing short of a swimming-hero, has made his retirement official at 37-years old. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Breaking News: Tarwater Replaces David on “David and Gary”

Davis Tarwater? Here? With…us? We couldn’t believe it either! Come read how badly we muck it up, you’ll hate it!


Dear Katrina: Should I retire or keep swimming?

Dear Katrina, Should I retire or keep swimming? This is a big question that many athletes come to, at some…

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Dave and Gary: Aaron Peirsol Ladies and Gentlemen

Aaron Peirsol? On our column? I know, it seems too good to be true. But it is!


Dave Finally Gets to Edit the Column

David: Hey Gary, thanks for going on vacation, I look forward to deleting all the jokes that I never understand.


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