Latest Swimming News

Decency rule nixed after Alaska swimmer disqualified

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A bathing suit decency rule that disqualified an Alaska high school swimmer from a race has been eliminated. KTVA reports the board of directors of the Alaska School Activities Association voted to remove penalties for swim uniforms that officials deemed “not of decent...

Missy Franklin 'so grateful,' embraces life after swimming

Dec. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Missy Franklin can still light up a room. She'll start off with that big, broad smile. Then comes the bubbly laugh, summoned from deep in the belly. Finally, there's a boundless, almost child-like passion for whatever is on her mind. “The thing that people always ask me about her,...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Dec. 6, 2019 2:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the...

‘Green Book’ director Farrelly, brother get disability award

Dec. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In Peter Farrelly's 2018 Oscar-winning film, “Green Book,” chauffeur Tony Lip quips: “The world's full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.” Neither Farrelly nor his brother, Bobby Farrelly, the director of 1998’s “There’s Something...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay....

Dressel, Manuel win athlete of year honors at Golden Goggles

Nov. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caeleb Dressel won male athlete of the year as the lone nominee in the category at the Golden Goggle awards that honor USA Swimming’s top athletes and performances of the year. Simone Manuel earned female athlete of the year honors, beating out Katie Ledecky, Lilly King and Regan...

LA Current makes first of first world swim league

Nov. 17, 2019 11:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — LA Current overhauled the Cali Condors and MVP Caeleb Dressel as the teams booked their passage to the first International Swimming League grand final in Las Vegas next month in a pulsating American derby in College Park, Maryland. The Condors were 21.5pts ahead with four events left and...

Jury rules USA Swimming not liable in sexual abuse case

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A jury in California has ruled that USA Swimming was not negligent in the case of a former coach who sexually abused a 13-year-old swimmer, although she will receive $1,125,000 from two USA Swimming affiliates in a civil lawsuit. In the criminal case, former Stockton Swim club coach...

Chinese swimming star defends failure to take doping test

Nov. 15, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars fought Friday for his right to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games during a rare public hearing that turned combative at times, as champion swimmer Sun Yang defended his refusal to complete a doping test last year. During a 10-hour...

Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case

Nov. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — One of China’s biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. Three-time gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang is facing a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal in Switzerland that seeks to ban him for up to eight years...