Latest Women's swimming News

Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

May. 04, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo. ...

Olympic stars Ledecky, Dressel headline US team for worlds

May. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel highlight a 41-member U.S. swimming team that will compete at this summer’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary. The squad was selected at a meet in Greensboro, North Carolina that ended Saturday night. ...

Column: May deaths of Katie, Sarah and Lauren not be in vain

Apr. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

There’s been a lot of talk about the mental health struggles that many young athletes face, the pressures and expectations that can seem overwhelming — especially to those who feel compelled to shield their pain from the outside world. Let’s keep the conversation going. ...

Lea Maurer becomes 1st woman to lead USC swim programs

Apr. 01, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Lea Maurer was named head coach of Southern California’s men’s and women’s swimming teams Friday, making her the first woman to lead both programs. Maurer had served as interim head coach after Jeremy Kipp was placed on...

Arizona governor signs bills limiting abortion, trans rights

Mar. 30, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda. The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 25, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Tweet falsely attributed to...

Arizona lawmakers vote to restrict trans athletes, surgeries

Mar. 24, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature passed bills Thursday to prohibit gender reassignment surgery for minors and ban transgender athletes from playing on girls sports teams, joining a growing list of Republican-controlled states attempting to restrict transgender rights as they gain more...

Vetoes show lack of GOP lockstep on transgender sports bans

Mar. 23, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican governors in two states this week rejected legislation to ban transgender players from girls sports — signs that there are some remaining fractures among GOP leaders over how to navigate gender’s reemergence as a culture war issue. Still, those...

Florida Gov. DeSantis: Transgender swimmer's victory a fraud

Mar. 23, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis jumped into the conversation about a transgender swimmer who won a collegiate title by declaring the runner-up as the real winner. DeSantis signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring Florida-born Emma Weyant as the winner...

Penn's Thomas becomes first transgender woman to win NCAAs

Mar. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lia Thomas took control in the final 100 yards of the 500-yard freestyle to make history Thursday as the first transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship. Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania senior who entered the NCAA women’s swimming and diving...