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Swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets 2 world records in Hungary

Nov. 21, 2020 12:48 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel set a pair of short-course world records Saturday at the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary. Expected to be one of the top stars at next summer's Tokyo Olympics, Dressel became the first swimmer to eclipse 48 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly,...

FILE  In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley time trial at the U.S. national swimming championships in Stanford, Calif. Lochte was ticked off about his performances in the pool at the U.S. Open, the first major meet on American soil since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. Lochte finished third in the 200-meter individual medley with a time 2 minutes, 1.05 seconds Friday — well behind winner Chase Kalisz in 1:59.72. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Swimmer Ryan Lochte miffed at his times in return to racing

Nov. 14, 2020 7:08 PM EST

Ryan Lochte is mad, and that’s rare. The 12-time Olympic medalist known for his goofy smile and laid-back attitude was ticked off about his performances in the pool at the U.S. Open, the first major meet in America since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. Lochte finished third in the...

Ous Mellouli dives in for the men's 400 meter freestyle at the U.S. Open swimming championships Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

With COVID-19 surging, swimmers return to racing in the US

Nov. 13, 2020 7:33 PM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Erica Sullivan and seven others dove into the pool at the sound of the starter's beep. They began churning through 16 laps of the 800-meter freestyle, signaling the return of major swimming competition in the U.S. for the first time since mid-March. “I haven’t...

FILE- In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Ryan Lochte looks on after competing in the men's 200-meter individual medley time trial at the U.S. national swimming championships in Stanford, Calif. Lochte is launching his bid to make a fifth Olympic team in the first major U.S. meet since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Lochte to compete in 1st major US meet since pandemic began

Nov. 6, 2020 3:58 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte is launching his bid to make a fifth Olympic team in the first major U.S. meet since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. The 36-year-old swimmer is entered in five events at the U.S. Open in Sarasota, Florida. The meet is being held next Thursday...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2001, file photo, Australian swimming head coach Don Talbot, second from right, is thrown into the pool by swimmers Geoff Huegill, left, Grant Hackett, second from left, and Brett Hawke, right, following Australia's win over the World All-Stars at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. Talbot, the foundation director of the Australian Institute of Sport and one of the country’s greatest coaches, has died according to a statement by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame released on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 . He was 87. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

Don Talbot, Australia's swim coaching great, dies at 87

Nov. 4, 2020 3:30 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Firm but fair, old-school yet ahead of his time, Don Talbot leaves a lasting legacy as one of Australia's greatest coaches. Talbot, the foundation director of the Australian Institute of Sport in the 1980s and a former head coach of the Australian and the Canadian Olympic swim...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file picture, Italy's Gabriele Detti holds his bronze medal after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. A large portion of the Italian swimming team, 13 elite athletes, including Detti, has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms at a high-altitude training camp in the Alps for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

AP Interview: Italian swimmers locked up in Alpine resort

Oct. 30, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 elite athletes — has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. Meals...

A diver demonstrates during a grand opening ceremony of Tokyo Aquatics Center Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee held the grand opening ceremony Saturday at the aquatics center, planned to host Olympic artistic swimming, diving and swimming and Paralympics swimming events in 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

Oct. 24, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the coronavirus. “We have now completed all the new venues,” Koike...

Michigan State dropping swimming and diving teams

Oct. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21 season, officials said Thursday. “MSU athletics is facing a financial crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen in college athletics,” athletic director Bill Beekman...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Henson, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression, was named Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as the latest recipient of the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation's Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

Oct. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private...