Latest Swimming News

Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 free

Aug. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool. Popovici touched in 46.86 seconds at the European...

USA Swimming cuts deal to simplify anonymous abuse reporting

Aug. 08, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Swimming has added technology to its abuse-reporting systems that will allow better communication between those coordinating investigations and reporters who want to remain anonymous. The organization announced a deal with RealResponse on Monday, which is...

Grieving father erupts at Parkland school shooter's trial

Aug. 02, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her "infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok...

Unprecedented profit for major oil drillers as prices soared

Jul. 29, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil companies swam in record profits over the last few months at a time when Americans struggled to pay for gasoline, food and other basic necessities. On Friday, Exxon Mobil booked an unprecedented $17.85 billion profit for the second quarter and Chevron made a...

Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Jul. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS on Wednesday night. Griner was arrested in Russia in February after customs officials said...

Caster Semenya is back, so is her sport's thorniest problem

Jul. 19, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Champion runner Caster Semenya heads into this year's world championships with virtually no chance to win. On Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, the 31-year-old, three-time world champion at 800 meters will run instead in the 5,000-meter race. She is not...

Utah asks to throw out case against transgender sports ban

Jul. 15, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah this week asked a state court to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports, as the culture war flashpoint moves from statehouses to courtrooms throughout the country. In the Utah case, three...

Ryan Lochte's 6 Olympic swimming medals up for auction

Jul. 03, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

All of Ryan Lochte's Olympic silver and bronze medals are up for auction, with the proceeds going to a charity benefitting children. The 37-year-old swimmer earned 12 medals over four Olympics, including six gold that he plans to keep for now. “I’m not one to be...

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...

Icons Series unites 24 pro athletes for Ryder Cup-type golf

Jun. 29, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — For those tired of the dispute between the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series, Tom Brookes has something that might be of interest. The chief executive of Icons Series is bringing a two-day tournament to Liberty National that features 24...