Latest Swimming News

WADA confirms it cleared Chinese swimmers to compete at Tokyo Games citing contaminated samples

Apr. 20, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The world's top anti-doping regulator says 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite testing positive for a banned heart medication because it agreed with Chinese authorities and ruled that their samples had been contaminated. The World...

Kentucky spokeswoman: School is 'distressed' to hear of alleged sexual misconduct by ex-swim coach

Apr. 17, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky spokeswoman says the school is “distressed to hear disturbing allegations” of sexual assault by former swimming and diving coach Lars Jorgensen outlined in a lawsuit by two former team members and will cooperate fully with law enforcement. ...

Kentucky AD Barnhart: No comment on suit by former swimmers alleging sexual misconduct by ex-coach

Apr. 14, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart says he can't comment on a lawsuit filed by two former swim team members against him, the school and former coach Lars Jorgensen, alleging sexual assaults including rape by Jorgensen and claiming the school “purposefully”...

Former Kentucky swimmers sue ex-coaches, AD Mitch Barnhart, alleging 'sexually hostile environment'

Apr. 14, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two former Kentucky swim team members have sued the school, former coach Lars Jorgensen and athletic director Mitch Barnhart, alleging sexual assaults including rape by the former coach and claiming the school “purposefully” disregarded multiple credible reports of...

Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

Apr. 02, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Joseph Schooling, who beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly to win Singapore's first and only Olympic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday. It was the American swimming legend Phelps' last individual race of his career...

Texas hires Bowman away from national champion Arizona State to lead powerhouse men's swim program

Apr. 01, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of Olympic star Michael Phelps, has been hired to take over the swimming program at Texas, the school announced Monday. Bowman was previously Arizona State's coach and led the Sun Devils to their first national championship last...

Arizona State wins program's first NCAA men's swimming and diving championship

Mar. 31, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leon Marchand set NCAA records in the 200 yard breaststroke and the 400 yards freestyle relay Saturday to help Arizona State win the program's first NCAA men's swimming and diving championship. Marchard, a junior, won his third consecutive national title in the...

Leon Marchand helps ASU to its first national relay title at NCAA swimming and diving championships

Mar. 29, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leon Marchand repeated as champion in the 400-yard individual medley, and he led Arizona State to its first national relay title at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships on Friday night. Marchand went 3:32.12 in the IM for a pool record and his...

Marchand breaks an NCAA record, Arizona State moves into first at swimming and diving championships

Mar. 28, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leon Marchand broke an NCAA record to win the 500-yard freestyle at the men’s swimming and diving championships on Thursday night, helping Arizona State move into first place after Day 2 at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. Marchand smashed the record...

Florida and California both win relay events on Day 1 of the men’s swimming and diving championships

Mar. 27, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Florida won the first event of the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on Wednesday night, and the Gators are tied with California for the first-day lead in the team standings. The Gators opened the meet by capturing the 200-yard medley relay with a...