Latest Men's swimming News

Olympic stars Ledecky, Dressel headline US team for worlds

May. 01, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel highlight a 41-member U.S. swimming team that will compete at this summer’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary. The squad was selected at a meet in Greensboro, North Carolina that ended Saturday night. ...

American Armstrong sets swimming world record in 50 back

Apr. 29, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — American Hunter Armstrong has set a swimming world record in the men's 50-meter backstroke. Armstrong posted a time of 23.71 seconds in the non-Olympic event while competing Thursday night in the International Team Trials at Greensboro, North Carolina. ...

Lea Maurer becomes 1st woman to lead USC swim programs

Apr. 01, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Lea Maurer was named head coach of Southern California’s men’s and women’s swimming teams Friday, making her the first woman to lead both programs. Maurer had served as interim head coach after Jeremy Kipp was placed on...

Cal takes men's swimming and diving crown back from Texas

Mar. 26, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Destin Lasco the 200 yard backstroke by more than a second Saturday night at McAuley Aquatic Center to help California win the men's swimming and diving national title. Cal, which has won two of the last three championships, finished with 487.5 points, 51 ahead of...

Gonzalez sets NCAA record, Cal leads swimming and diving

Mar. 25, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hugo Gonzalez set an NCAA record in the 400-yard medley on Friday to help California build a slim lead entering the final day of competition in the Division I men’s swimming and diving championships. Gonzalez dominated the 400 IM, winning by over a second and...

Freshmen Sates, Marchand win swimming events at NCAAs

Mar. 24, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matthew Sates of Georgia and fellow freshman Leon Marchand of Arizona State each won individual events on Thursday night in the NCAA Division I men’s swimming and diving championships. Sates gave Georgia back-to-back titles in the 500-yard freestyle. Sates set a...

Column: Lia Thomas sparks all sorts of conflicting thoughts

Mar. 18, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lia Thomas has sparked all sorts of conflicting thoughts. There is no doubt that transgender athletes such as Thomas have shown tremendous courage in the face of ridicule, scorn and discrimination. They should be celebrated in every way possible. ...

Russia excluded from more sports as sanctions mount

Mar. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — More and more sports are following the appeal of the International Olympic Committee and banning Russian athletes from competing in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia was barred from competing in international ice skating, skiing, basketball,...