Latest Women's swimming News

Alabama officer honored for saving woman in river

Jul. 02, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An officer with the University of Alabama Police Department has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from the Black Warrior River. Officer Albert Canzoneri, who has been with department for nearly eight years, earned the Chief of Police’s Medal of...

Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finale

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record...

Vonn urges athletes use platform for good 'especially today'

Jun. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn used her induction speech into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday to urge athletes to put their platform to good use, “especially today,” the day the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling that guaranteed a women's constitutional right to abortion. ...

Ledecky stretches 22-medal record at worlds with 800 title

Jun. 24, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win on Friday. Ledecky clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic...

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right. Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wednesday before 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second. They still have some...

Swimming's new transgender policy could impact other sports

Jun. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly...

Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won't bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent debate — backed by science, nuance...

Milák sets world record; 3 more US golds at swimming worlds

Jun. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák thrilled home fans by lowering his own world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday, when American swimmers claimed another three gold medals. The 22-year-old Milák produced a stunning...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: HB 690 would aid PUCO reform in balancing the public’s interest with utility interests If the House Bill 6-FirstEnergy scandal has done nothing else, it has educated Ohioans about the cozy insiders’ world of...