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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Elizabeth Beisel, left, and Missy Franklin start the women's 200-meter backstroke semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into two meets, a radical change that is designed to provide safer conditions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. USA Swimming announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, that a Wave I meet, comprised of lower-ranked swimmers qualifying for the trials, will be held on June 4-7. The top finishers will advance to the main Wave II meet on June 13-20 to determine who represents the U.S at the Tokyo Games. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

US Olympic swim trials split into 2 meets because of COVID

Jan. 26, 2021 5:00 PM EST

USA Swimming wanted to make its Olympic trials as safe as possible during a pandemic while providing a valuable experience to the next generation of stars. The solution? Two meets. The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into a pair of meets, the governing body announced Tuesday — a striking change...

Court filing seeks to save Mich St women's swimming/diving

Jan. 15, 2021 8:04 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan State's women's swimming and diving team are seeking an injunction to prevent the school from dropping the program. Attorney Jill Zwagerman said a request for preliminary injunction was filed Friday. The motion filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan names...

Judge halts University of Iowa plan to drop women's swimming

Dec. 23, 2020 10:28 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge says she will grant an injunction to stop the University of Iowa from dropping women's swimming for the 2021-2022 school year. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose announced the decision Tuesday at the end of a two-day hearing on a Title IX complaint filed by four...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos extend gloved hands skyward in racial protest during the playing of national anthem after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee heeded calls from American athletes, announcing Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, that it won’t sanction them for raising their fists or kneeling on the medals stand at next year’s Tokyo Games and beyond. (AP Photo/File)

Olympics on tight timeline to chart new path on protest

Dec. 11, 2020 3:01 AM EST

For generations, the IOC knew exactly where to look for key support of its ban against protests at the Olympics. In 1968, it was the U.S. Olympic Committee that sent home its own athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, when they raised their fists while on the medals stand at the Mexico City Games. In 2019, it...

USA Swimming to start 2021 with meet at 3 sites

Dec. 9, 2020 1:31 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The first TYR Pro Swim Series event next year will be held in three cities and include about 600 swimmers, with results from each site combined to determine winners. The meet from Jan. 14-17 will be in San Antonio, Texas, Richmond, Virginia, and pending local approval,...