Gophers annihilate swimming and diving competition

Gophers annihilate swimming and diving competition
The Gophers didn’t just defend their Big Ten Championships title at the Aquatic Center this week — they made a statement. Minnesota celebrated its fifth Big Ten title in school history Saturday night with 831.5 points, 160 points ahead of second-place …
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More skin, less fabric in competitive swimming
If you’ve gotten to watch any competitive swimming lately you’ve probably noticed the full body wet suits that many of the world’s fastest swimmers wear. Michael Phelps (pictured below) is one of the many who sports the wetsuit-like frock. But in short …
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LS swim and dive teams split tight meet with Weston, edge out CRL
The Lincoln-Sudbury girls and boys swim and dive teams earned a hard-fought split in their fifth meet of the regular season. They faced tough competition that resulted in a 96-87 win for the boys and a 98-83 loss for the girls at Weston High on Jan. 8.
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Rakesh wins country’s longest swimming competition

Rakesh wins country’s longest swimming competition
Rakesh Biswas came first in the country’s longest swimming competition in the river Bhagirathi here on Sunday. Baharampur: Rakesh Biswas came first in the country’s longest swimming competition in the river Bhagirathi here on Sunday. A local boy …
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Immaculate face tough competition in two-day swim off
KINGSTON, Jamaica – After relinquishing one of their titles a few weeks ago, Immaculate Conception Prep School will be aiming to hold fast to the coveted Milo Preparatory/Primary schools swimming crown when the 19th renewal of the championship gets going …
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Distance swimming at the forefront in POWER Challenge competition
The POWER (Piranhas Open Water Extreme Race) Challenge recently drew approximately 400 swimmers of all ages to the shoreline of Pompano Beach. The Pompano Piranhas Swim Club hosted the event that featured a 5K race, One-Mile Race, 500-Meter Race and a 100 …
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Latest Competitive Swimming News

Large Swim Meet Brings Competition, Economic Stimulation to Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- On the first day of the Scheels Independence Day Invitational Swim Meet, some swimmers are already seeing success in the pool. “I just got in the finals for 10th place in the 200!” said 12-year-old Cody Vertin. Vertin, from Brookings …
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SWIMMING: Indians Swim past the competition
The Madison Central swim team opened the 2014-15 season with a very impressive performance Wednesday at the Telford YMCA in Richmond. The Indians and Lady Indians took first place in all 22 events and rolled to easy wins over Tates Creek and Madison Southern.
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BOYS SWIMMING: MW wins 11 events against rival Pal-Mac
PALMYRA — Palmyra-Macedon brought some solid depth to Thursday’s Finger Lakes League crossover meet with Marcus Whitman. The Red Raiders grabbed 16 out of a possible 24 second- and third-place finishes. However, the Wildcats found their way to the wall …
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Long Beach Olympian Jessica Hardy retires from competitive swimming
After a lengthy, successful career as a professional swimmer, Long Beach native and Wilson High School alum Jessica Hardy confirmed recently that she will retire from competition. “I would’ve loved to have ended my career in Rio, but I had 11 years of …
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Local swim group purchases Olympic Trials competition pool for West Fargo
WEST FARGO – By next year, swimmers here could be racing in the same pool where Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battled to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. A local swim group has purchased the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials competition pool that will be built …
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Armstrong Drops Out of Swimming Competition
(Newser) – Lance Armstrong wants to make a triumphant return to competitive athletics, but he’s running out of sports. The cyclist-turned-triathlete and doper extraordinaire has dropped out of a swimming competition at the University of Texas this …
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Sorority founded in Indianapolis makes history with sponsorship of international swimming competition
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Swimmers from nearly 100 countries are in Indianapolis trying to make their Olympic dreams come true. They’re competing in the FINA World Junior Championships in hopes of representing their country in the 2020 Olympics. But in the …
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Lance Armstrong’s Career May Finally Be Over After Being Barred From A Swimming Competition
Lance Armstrong had planned to return to competitive sports this week in a Masters swimming event. But according to Juliet Macur of The New York Times, the International Swimming Federation has stepped in and barred Armstrong from the event, which could …
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Girls swimming: Cramer, Dammen help Red Hawks win home invite
The Milton girls swim team won its home invitational, dominating the competition with 267 team points, besting both Jefferson/Cambridge (216) and Stoughton (214) on Saturday at Milton High School. Milton’s 200-yard medley relay of Danielle Cramer …
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Competitive Swimming Linked to Asthma in New Study

Competitive Swimming Linked to Asthma in New Study
A new study titled, “Prevalence and characteristics of asthma in the aquatic disciplines” indicates that about 25% of competitive swimmers have asthma, and that this problem occurs more frequently in some parts of the world compared to others, or …
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Competitive swimming keeps kids fit
It took a bit longer than most competitive swimmers for Chris Angerhofer to find his stride. But life in the pool has become his calling. His singular focus has been on becoming the best swimmer he can be. A Division I distance freestyle swimmer at South …
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Breast surgeon Steven Schonholz uses competitive swimming to keep fit, reduce stress
WESTFIELD—Four mornings a week at the YMCA of Greater Westfield, Dr. Steven M. Schonholz trades in his scrubs for swimming gear. A competitive swimmer, Schonholz uses the pool at the Y to not only ready for participation in local, national and …
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When Water Polo And Open Water Swimming Mix

When Water Polo And Open Water Swimming Mix
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Even since Tom Burgess competed in both water polo and open water swimming, the two sports have been linked together with interesting personalities. Before Burgess became the second man to swim the English …
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Seven-Time Water Polo Champions at Penn to Host Ivy League Competition
The University of Pennsylvania Water Polo team really knows how to make a splash. One of the most rigorous collegiate sports clubs, water polo consists of six players and one goalkeeper guarding a net in a pool. It involves treading water and passing a …
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SDSU men’s water polo club hard to sink
Despite having a women’s water polo team for more than 10 years, San Diego State, didn’t have a men’s water polo team until 2007, when the men’s water polo club team was founded as Aztec Recreation sports club. Since its establishment, the team has …
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MACS in second year of competitive swimming

MACS in second year of competitive swimming
Monticello Aquatic Club Seals, a year-round competitive swim team based in Napa, celebrated its second anniversary as a USA Swimming-registered club on May 3. MACS was founded in 2010 by the late Julian Szmidt, a longtime fixture in the Napa aquatic …
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OSAA state boys swimming: A late start to competitive swimming keeps Springfield’s decorated Carlos Hunnicutt fresh
GRESHAM – Many of the top swimmers at this year’s OSAA state meet first dove into competitive waters about the time they began to read. Carlos Hunnicutt never took as much as a swimming lesson while in elementary school. While growing up, the …
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Competitive Swimming Teams/Squads in Dubai
I am new to Dubai – arrived two weeks ago. Now that I am a little bit more settled I am keen to find squads for competitive swimming and training to avoid putting on the “Dubai Stone”! Ideally I am looking to join training sessions 2-3 times a week in a 25 …
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Latest Competitive Swimming News

Competitive swimming keeps kids fit
It took a bit longer than most competitive swimmers for Chris Angerhofer to find his stride. But life in the pool has become his calling. His singular focus has been on becoming the best swimmer he can be. A Division I distance freestyle swimmer at South …
Read more on Argus Leader

Competitive Swimming Linked to Asthma in New Study
A new study titled, “Prevalence and characteristics of asthma in the aquatic disciplines” indicates that about 25% of competitive swimmers have asthma, and that this problem occurs more frequently in some parts of the world compared to others, or …
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Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming with second-place finish
MESA, Ariz. — A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. “You heard people starting to …
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‘Disappointment and disbelief’: Mutual of Omaha ends 15-year sponsorship of USA Swimming

‘Disappointment and disbelief’: Mutual of Omaha ends 15-year sponsorship of USA Swimming
The meet aims at a television audience that usually watches competitive swimming only once in four years. There’s a touch of national pride in the competition between the teams, alongside the competition between individual swimmers. The meet gives the …
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Competitive swimming keeps kids fit
It took a bit longer than most competitive swimmers for Chris Angerhofer to find his stride. But life in the pool has become his calling. His singular focus has been on becoming the best swimmer he can be. A Division I distance freestyle swimmer at South …
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East Allegheny’s Stevenson qualifies for WPIAL swim championships
I got into swimming during a summer program and decided to see if … She is one of the team captains and a leader. She is a very competitive, and a very intense individual. She does not like to lose. Edwards said Stevenson has developed into …
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