New Zealand’s Prime Minister To Decide If Short Course Meet Is A National Championship

New Zealand’s Prime Minister To Decide If Short Course Meet Is A National Championship

By Dave Crampton (Contributor)

Swimming New Zealand has said that its Aon 2020 NZ Short Course Championships will have no National titles awarded unless the country’s largest city has its Covid-19 alert levels changed by the Government.

The country’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is to announce any changes to Auckland’s alert levels on October 5,

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Adam Peaty Among 53 On British Swimming World-Class Programme

Adam Peaty is among 53 athletes who have been selected for the British Swimming World-Class Programme (WCP) for the 2020-2021 season.

There is though no place for IMers Hannah Miley and Aimee Willmott – who boast four Olympic finals, eight European medals and the last three Commonwealth titles between them.

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Freya Anderson who has been selected for the World-Class Programme: Photo Courtesy: LEN

Neither is their fellow medley specialist Abbie

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Australian Swimming Championships to replicate Tokyo 2020 morning finals

The Australian Swimming Championships in 2021 are set to follow a similar format to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with finals taking place in the morning.

Scheduled to be hosted from April 14 to 18 in Gold Coast, the event is the planned return of the competition after the 2020 Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action will follow the Age Championships, featuring junior swimmers and Para-swimmers, which is

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British Para-Swimming Championships Rescheduled For January 2021

The British Para-Swimming Championships have been rescheduled for January 2021 as the effects of the pandemic continue.

The two-day event was due to be held on 5-6 December 2020 at the Manchester Aquatics Centre but with question marks hanging over the continued reopening of pools as well as the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK.

Now they are set to take place on 16-17 January at

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World Champions, Olympians joined by “Sons And Daughters” For Queensland Short Course Championships

World Champions and Olympians joined by “Sons And Daughters” As Record Entries Line Up For Queensland State Short Course Championships

The who’s who of Queensland swimming, including individual world champions Emily Seebohm (Griffith University), Ariarne Titmus (St Peters Western) and Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western)) will line up with a record number of competitors at this weekend’s 2020 McDonald’s Queensland Short Course Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.

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World champion swimmer Daiya Seto admits to having affair

Swimming star Daiya Seto has admitted to having an extramarital affair and offered a “deep apology” following a weekly magazine report, his management company said early Thursday.

The Shukan Shincho magazine published an article in its online edition Wednesday saying Seto had visited a love hotel with a woman who was not his wife in September.

Seto said in a statement released by his management company, “My careless act hurt

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The Daily Lineup for Wednesday, Sept. 30: Season going swimmingly for ‘loud’ Century Panthers

High school swimming pools are loud places by nature. Their design creates echoes and noise bouncing off walls and ceilings and the deck around the pool.

Then add in a bunch of teenagers cheering their teammates on and … I don’t know what the decibel level gets to, but I do know that oftentimes you can’t hear the person sitting next to you. And that is all a good thing.

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‘Very Positive Call’ Paves Way for ISL Participation

Swimming Canada Friday announced that it had a “very positive call” with 18 of the federation’s athletes competing in the 2020 International Swimming League season, aimed at sharing the best information possible about their participation.

Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi, High Performance director John Atkinson and national team physician Dr. Steve Keeler presented to the group, “highlighting facts to be aware of regarding topics such as health and safety, travel

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University of Iowa Not Budging on Return of Swimming

As the Big Ten returns to football, questions surround the cutting of four sports by the University of Iowa. Iowa had previously used the lack of football revenue as a major reason that four sports, including swimming and diving, would be eliminated.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced on Aug. 21 that men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s gymnastics and men’s tennis would be discontinued after the 2020-21 season

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The 10 Eight-and-Unders You’ll Meet

Good For a Laugh: The 10 Eight-and-Unders You’ll Meet

By Katie Wingert

Eight-and-unders bring vitality to any age group swimming program, but their eccentricities also add entertainment value. Over the years, coaches come to learn that there are a few recurring characters in the youngest division of swimming programs.

Here are the ten eight-and-unders you’ll encounter in swimming programs everywhere:

1. The Fist Pumper

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Photo Courtesy: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics

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La Salle Eliminates Men’s Swimming; Cut Programs Up to Seven This Year

La Salle University became the seventh Division I school this offseason to cut its swimming and diving program, as the school announced Tuesday that is is cutting its men’s program among seven sports at the conclusion of academic year.

La Salle will also cut baseball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s water polo, softball and women’s volleyball, bringing the school’s total varsity offerings from 25 to 18. These programs will compete

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Swimming Not On Proposed List Of Sports At 2023 European Games

The preliminary list of sports for the 2023 European Games in Poland has been published with swimming noticeable by its absence.

Artistic swimming is set to make an appearance at the competition in Krakow-Małopolska in three years’ time but there will be no pool competition or diving. Neither will there be athletics or track cycling.

Swimming did make an appearance at the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015

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20th Anniversary of a Special Launch in USA Swimming Lore

The Sydney Six: 20th Anniversary of a Special Launch in USA Swimming Lore

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. It was Down Under that a special era in USA Swimming was launched, as six teenage men declared their presence to the world. Here is a look at the Sydney Six.

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In another hemisphere, as winter gave way to spring,

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Wagner College to Add Men’s Swimming and Diving at Varsity Level

Wagner College announced Wednesday that it will add men’s swimming and diving as its 26th intercollegiate varsity sport.

The Seahawks will begin competition in the 2021-22 season as a member of the Northeast Conference, which last week announced it will begin sponsoring men’s swimming and diving as a championship sport this year. Swimming and diving is Wagner’s 11th men’s varsity sport and will compete in Division I.

Colin Shannahan,

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Olympic champion Duncan Armstrong helping turn gold dust into gold medals with Australia’s National MLC Flippers

 Olympic champion Duncan Armstrong helping turn gold dust into gold medals with Australia’s National MLC Flippers Program

Olympic champion Duncan Armstrong OAM was front and centre when Swimming Australia, in partnership with MLC, announced its 38-strong next generation 2020 Flippers National Squad on the Gold Coast today.

The 1988 gold medallist from Seoul in the 200m freestyle, co-hosted the launch with dual Beijing and London Olympian Meagen Nay, which

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Despite virus, city bids to host dozens of sports events

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Local officials are betting big on Indianapolis’ continued success as a sports city by this summer submitting two dozen bids for championship-level events slated through 2030.

The effort to secure Big Ten, NCAA and national athletic-governing-body events is being led by the Indiana Sports Corp. at a time the not-for-profit commission is juggling challenges tied to the pandemic.

The group is busy adapting its plans for events already

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Beryl Gastaldello talks Los Angeles Current, and ISL Season 2 (Includes interview)

During the quarantine, she shared that she replaced swimming with cycling. “Cycling was one of the best ways to replace swimming when one could not find a pool during the quarantine,” she said.

Gastaldello was just announced as the co-captain of the Los Angeles Current swimming team in the second season of the ISL. “I am very excited about it,” she admitted. “That feels very good, I felt rewarded for

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