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Iowa State suspends crew club after inquiry into drownings

Sep. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has announced that its student crew club must stay off the water at least for now after an inquiry faulted the university and the club's leaders in the drowning deaths of two members. The Ames Tribune reports that Iowa State made...

Tampa Bay area man wins Alligator Lighthouse open water meet

Sep. 12, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 29-year-old swimmer from the Tampa Bay area posted the fastest time among more than 460 participants at an 8-mile open water swimming competition in the Florida Keys. Connor Signorin finished Saturday’s Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in three...

New exhibit explores legacy of segregated swimming pools

Sep. 11, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — I didn’t experience the joy of water — the calm crashing waves, the confidence of swimming in the deep end, canoeing and rowing — until I was in my 30s. It wasn’t that I was uneasy around water as a child. When I had access to a pool, I’d...

Swim teacher, coach instilled his 'kids' with life lessons

Sep. 04, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gary Grey’s swim lessons at the St. Paul Tennis Club were a master class in how to teach. He knew every child in the pool by name. He found a common interest with them. He gave each a nickname. He learned what motivated them. He stayed in touch....

Palace: Princess Charlene of Monaco's health 'reassuring'

Sep. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Monaco’s Princess Charlene is in “reassuring” condition after being suddenly hospitalized with complications from a serious sinus infection, the principality’s palace said Friday. Princess Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer who has been on an...

Documents show US investigation of 2 Kuwaitis in FIFA case

Sep. 02, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Olympic officials from Kuwait, one reputed to be the “kingmaker” of IOC elections and another who is president of swimming’s international governing body, have been targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice for suspected racketeering and bribery related to...

Paralympic Classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness

Aug. 27, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There are 4,403 Paralympic athletes competing in Tokyo, each with unique differences that have to be classified. Lines have to be drawn — in the quest for fairness — to group similar impairments, or impairments that yield similar results. It's a...

IOC's Bach defended over return to Tokyo for Paralympics

Aug. 26, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A brief return visit to Tokyo by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach to view the Paralympic Games has been widely criticized in Japan but defended by organizers. Bach, who spent about a month in Japan for the recently-completed Olympics,...

Spieth, Phelps, Under Armour founder in a pro-am together

Aug. 25, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Some pro-ams get Jordan Spieth's attention more than others, and such was the case Wednesday at Caves Valley in the BMW Championship. “This was really more important than the tournament to me. I really needed to show up today or else I wasn't...

1st Paralympic gold medal goes to Paige Greco of Australia

Aug. 25, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Australian cyclist Paige Greco earned the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, winning the 3,000-meter pursuit on Wednesday on the track at the velodrome. It was the first of 24 gold medals up for grabs on Wednesday as the Paralympics got underway in...