Latest Men's swimming News

Rahm, Thomas biggest stars at Mickelson-less Phoenix Open

Jan. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Long the face of the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson is skipping the PGA Tour's biggest party to play in Saudi Araba for a large appearance fee. Young stars Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are perfectly content at TPC Scottsdale for the rowdy tournament that opens Thursday. “I'm...

Dave Salo to retire as USC swimming coach at end of March

Jan. 16, 2020 6:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Salo will retire as Southern California men's and women's swimming coach after 14 years when the season ends in late March, but he will continue coaching Olympic hopefuls who train on the school's campus. Salo said Thursday that after the Tokyo Games end in August he will continue...

Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, poses for a photo with two of her Olympic medals at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds — at the 1952 Helsinki Games and at the 1956 Melbourne Games. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Jan. 9, 2020 6:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, from left, University of Michigan swimmers Caroline Sisson and Miranda Tucker leap off the starting blocks during the Orange Bowl Swim Classic Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Key Largo, Fla. The Wolverines took top honors in the women's division, while the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse won the men's division.  (Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Michigan women break records at Orange Bowl Swim Classic

Jan. 3, 2020 2:52 PM EST

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — University of Michigan women and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men won their divisions Friday at the Orange Bowl Swim Classic in the Florida Keys. The Wolverines also broke three meet records, including two for sophomore Maggie MacNeil, who swam 26.21 seconds in the 50-meter...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The King reigns: LeBron James is AP's male athlete of decade

Dec. 29, 2019 1:03 PM EST

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10 years than he did....

Swimmers are displayed on a screen during the women's 400-meter individual medley in an International Swimming League event Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sjostrom dominates at International Swimming League finale

Dec. 21, 2019 8:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sarah Sjostrom earned season MVP honors and her Energy Standard team won the grand finale of the International Swimming League on Saturday. The Swedish swimmer received $50,000 in edging out American star Caeleb Dressel by 3 1/2 points. He was named MVP of the two-day grand finale in Las...

Daiya Seto celebrates after his swim in the the men's 400-meter individual medley during an International Swimming League event Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Swimming reinvents itself with glitz and cash of pro league

Dec. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a darkened arena on the Las Vegas Strip, swimming is being reinvented. Some of the sport's biggest names are competing in the grand finale of the International Swimming League, with flashing lights, pulsating music spun by an on-deck DJ and action-packed racing in a concept the sport...

File-This Aug. 11, 2018, file photo shows U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel competing on his way to winning the men's 100m butterfly final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo.  In the post-Michael Phelps world, Dressel fits snugly into the successor's slot. Coming off two dynamic performances at the world swimming championships, Dressel figures to be one of the biggest stars at the 2020 Tokyo Games.  Yet he is reticent to step into the spotlight. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

AP Interview: Dressel a reluctant superstar heading to 2020

Dec. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In the post-Michael Phelps world, Caeleb Dressel fits snugly into the successor's slot. Coming off two dynamic performances at the world swimming championships, Dressel figures to be one of the biggest stars at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Yet he is reticent to step into the spotlight. He puts up...