Latest Swimming News

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...

Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finale

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record...

US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worlds

Jun. 25, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elation, devastation, relief and shock. United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday. As quick as he...

Vonn urges athletes use platform for good 'especially today'

Jun. 24, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

Lindsey Vonn used her induction speech into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on Friday to urge athletes to put their platform to good use, “especially today,” the day the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling that guaranteed a women's constitutional right to abortion. ...

Ledecky stretches 22-medal record at worlds with 800 title

Jun. 24, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win on Friday. Ledecky clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic...

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right. Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wednesday before 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second. They still have some...

Swimming's new transgender policy could impact other sports

Jun. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports. The announcement Sunday by swimming's governing body, FINA, was followed quickly...

Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won't bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent debate — backed by science, nuance...

Romanchuk wins medal in pool while father fights in Ukraine

Jun. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elite swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk doesn’t know if his father was able to see him winning a medal for Ukraine at the swimming world championships. Romanchuk’s father is fighting in the east of Ukraine, where pockets of resistance are still denying Russia...