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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 …
Read more on lungdiseasenews.com

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 …
Read more on Argus Leader

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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How does U.S. Olympic swimming team size up to competition in Rio?

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After eight days of tight competition at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, the U.S. will head to Rio featuring a swim team with a five-time Olympian with 22 Olympic medals in his trophy case (Michael Phelps), a four-time Olympian with 12 medals …
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Omega Timing puts U.S. Swim Trials media members in the pool to test technology
In competitive swimming, the fastest time wins. But, who keeps the time, and how they keep it, matters when Olympic medals are on the line. The official timekeeper of the Rio Games showed KTIV’s Matt Breen what they do by putting me in the pool.
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What’s Happening: Piedmont Swim Team looking for new members
Piedmont Swim Team — Looking for new swimmers, boys and girls ages 6-18, for year round competitive swim team. For details contact joinpst@piedmontswimteam.org, www.piedmontswimteam.org Alameda Attack — Makeup tryouts for Alameda Fall baseball team for …
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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition

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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition
Katie Meili has been on fire this season, posting a lifetime best at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa in the 100 breast. She is quickly becoming the class of the U.S. field in the 100 breast, and we’ll see if the time she puts up in the event in …
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Ryan Lochte and SwimMac Elite Highlight Psych Sheets for ABSC Speedo LC
Just from glancing at the top ends of each event on the psych sheets, it’s clear that squads from Michigan (whose college swimmers will be joined by a fantastic group of pro swimmers on Club Wolverine), Louisville, Kentucky, NC State, UNC, and the host …
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Adrian, Grevers, Morozov among huge names at LA Invite
But she’s been heating up lately, putting up some impressive swims at the Speedo Grand Challenge and following that up with a second-place finish in the 200 back at the Pro Swim Series Santa Clara. Her World Champs teammate Elizabeth Beisel has been …
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My 50th-birthday swimming challenge: week two

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Everything else in my life feels slightly on hold as I spend the time I’m not swimming poring over my timetable and spreadsheet, scrutinising pool schedules to work out best how each pool will fit in with my life, unpacking my swim bag, drying out my …
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2015 boys swimming state finals: Catch all the highlights
South Lyon senior Nick VanDyke competes in the 100 yard backstroke consolation race during the D1 boys swim and dive championships at Michael H. Jones Natatorium in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Alex McDougall | The Ann Arbor News.
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Swimming For MS
An avid swimmer and instructor, Ann decided to use her love of the water to raise money. This future journalist held the first “Swim for MS” fundraiser at Pearson Hall, on Temple’s campus. She says volunteers in the Temple recreation center set and met …
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