Latest Swimming News

VanDerveer hits pool, transcends women's coaching eras

Nov. 19, 2022 16:47 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Shuffling along in her slides and cozy Stanford Basketball parka, Tara VanDerveer offers a reminder of her one rule when it comes to swimming: If she's going to get wet, she absolutely must stay in for at least 45 minutes to make it worthwhile. The Hall of...

Ledecky posts world record in 800 free at World Cup meet

Nov. 07, 2022 10:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Ledecky swam to a world record of 7 minutes, 57.42 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle in a World Cup meet Saturday night. The previous record of 7:59.34 by Spain’s Mireia Belmonte had stood since 2013. Indianapolis is one of three stops on...

Inflation puts tighter squeeze on already pricey kids sports

Nov. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

It only took a few seconds for Rachel Kennedy to grab her phone after she left the checkout line at the sporting-goods store, where she had just finished buying a new glove, pants, belt, cleats and the rest of the equipment for her son, Liam's, upcoming baseball season. “I texted...

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 1,500-meter freestyle

Oct. 29, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Katie Ledecky is having a great time in her first competitive event of the season at this week’s FINA Swimming World Cup. Ledecky set a world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle on Saturday night at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. “I knew that...

Hill's INTs help Florida hold off Missouri 24-17 in Swamp

Oct. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaydon Hill was supposed to wear a brace on his right knee Saturday. He had practiced with it for weeks. He saw it waiting for him on the sideline. But he felt so good in warmups that he decided to leave it there. And he won't touch it now. ...

Haden enters Florida's Hall of Fame, plans NFL retirement

Oct. 08, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Haden has a formal NFL retirement date. The three-time Pro Bowl cornerback told The Associated Press he is planning to sign a one-day contract with Cleveland on Oct. 30 so he can retire as a member of the team that drafted him in the first round in...

Reaction to Serena Williams' loss in her likely final match

Sep. 03, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Reaction to Serena Williams' loss Friday night to Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open in what was expected to be the final match of her career: “(at)serenawilliams you’re literally the greatest on and off the court. Thank you for inspiring all of us to pursue our dreams. I love you...

Swim cap for Black hair gets race approval after Olympic ban

Sep. 02, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races. Swimming governing body FINA said on Friday the Soul Cap was on its list of approved equipment. ...

Olympic swimmer Joseph Schooling admits cannabis use

Aug. 31, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Olympic gold-medal swimmer Joseph Schooling has apologized for using cannabis in Vietnam while competing there on leave from military service in his native Singapore. Schooling achieved superstar status in Singapore when he won his country's first and only Olympic...