Latest Swimming News

USA Swimming sets dates for 2024 Olympic trials

May. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Swimming has set the dates for the 2024 Olympic trials, which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The governing body announced Monday that the competition to determine the team for the Paris Games will run from June 15-23. The...

Swimmer Ariarne Titmus sets 400-meter freestyle world record

May. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships. Titmus finished in 3 minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to...

Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation

May. 04, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo. ...

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. ...

Chesterman elected president of Australian Olympic Committee

Apr. 30, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Chesterman has moved up from vice president to president after voting was held Saturday to replace departing Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates. Chesterman defeated former Olympic swimmer Mark Stockwell 67-26 in the vote held during the AOC's annual...

Column: May deaths of Katie, Sarah and Lauren not be in vain

Apr. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

There’s been a lot of talk about the mental health struggles that many young athletes face, the pressures and expectations that can seem overwhelming — especially to those who feel compelled to shield their pain from the outside world. Let’s keep the conversation going. ...

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. ...

Russian swimmer Rylov banned for appearing at Putin rally

Apr. 22, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Olympic gold medalist swimmer Evgeny Rylov has been banned from the sport for nine months for appearing at a rally in support of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Rylov stood on stage with medalists from other Olympic...

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...

Arizona governor signs bills limiting abortion, trans rights

Mar. 30, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda. The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if...