Latest Swimming News

Athletics to move to 1st week of 2028 Olympics, swimming to 2nd week, plus some venues changed

Jun. 21, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics on Friday announced changes to its venue plan that it says will create an estimated $156 million in combined savings and revenue increases. Swimming will be held in a temporary pool at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, with its 38,000...

Michael Phelps returning to NBC broadcast booth for Paris Olympics swimming coverage

Jun. 21, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Phelps will be back in the broadcast booth for the Paris Olympics. NBCUniversal announced Friday that Phelps will be a part of its coverage team for the second Olympics in a row, following his role at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games in 2021. ...

On a night for doubling up, Lilly King also takes home an engagement ring

Jun. 20, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On a night for doubling up at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Lilly King left with another big prize. An engagement ring. Ryan Murphy, Regan Smith, Kate Douglass and King all claimed a second individual event at the Paris Games with their...

Six-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers comes out of retirement to compete at US swimming trials

Jun. 20, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Grevers had a different perspective on the U.S. Olympic swimming trials this time around. Returning to the pool at age 39, the six-time Olympic medalist competed Thursday in the preliminaries of the 50-meter freestyle without the least bit of pressure. ...

Record-breaking Matthew Fallon leads young contingent on U.S. men's Olympic swim team

Jun. 20, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matthew Fallon's record-breaking swim at the U.S. Olympic trials put him squarely in spotlight as he heads to Paris later this summer. Teenager Thomas Heilman is still trying to ignore the comparisons with Michael Phelps. Now they're teaming up to...

American swimming stars Dressel and Manuel settle for relay spots at US swim trials

Jun. 19, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coming back from lengthy layoffs, American swimming stars Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel were eager to claim their first individual events of the Paris Olympics. Instead, they had to settle for supporting roles. Dressel finished third in the...

Balancing act: Swimmers Harting and Fink hold full-time jobs while chasing their Olympic dreams

Jun. 19, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Harting had a practical reason for getting a job away from the pool. He was approaching his 26th birthday. He needed health insurance. “I'm not on my parents' (plan) anymore,” Harting said. An Olympian at the Tokyo Games,...

Swimmer Lydia Jacoby, the Alaskan surprise of the Tokyo Olympics, is left at home for Paris Games

Jun. 19, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lydia Jacoby is still a bit shell-shocked. The Alaskan darling of the Tokyo Games will be watching the Paris Olympics from home. If she watches at all. “You know, I haven’t quite gotten there yet,” Jacoby said. “I haven’t...

Regan Smith sets a world record in the 100 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic trials

Jun. 19, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This world record was five years in the making for Regan Smith. What an up-and-down journey it's been. Bouncing back from a close-but-no-Olympics call in her first race, Smith set a world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke at the U.S....

Luke Whitlock delivers on Olympic dream by teaming up with Bobby Finke on U.S. distance swim team

Jun. 18, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three years ago, Luke Whitlock watched the Tokyo Olympics and dreamed of the day he could compete on the American team. Now he's being mentioned in the same sentences as Michael Phelps. The 18-year-old soon-to-be college freshman at Florida became...