Latest Swimming News

VanDerveer hits pool, transcends women's coaching eras

Nov. 19, 2022 16:47 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Shuffling along in her slides and cozy Stanford Basketball parka, Tara VanDerveer offers a reminder of her one rule when it comes to swimming: If she's going to get wet, she absolutely must stay in for at least 45 minutes to make it worthwhile. The Hall of...

Ledecky posts world record in 800 free at World Cup meet

Nov. 07, 2022 10:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Ledecky swam to a world record of 7 minutes, 57.42 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle in a World Cup meet Saturday night. The previous record of 7:59.34 by Spain’s Mireia Belmonte had stood since 2013. Indianapolis is one of three stops on...

Inflation puts tighter squeeze on already pricey kids sports

Nov. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

It only took a few seconds for Rachel Kennedy to grab her phone after she left the checkout line at the sporting-goods store, where she had just finished buying a new glove, pants, belt, cleats and the rest of the equipment for her son, Liam's, upcoming baseball season. “I texted...