Latest Swimming News

Beisel completes swim to Block Island to honor late father

Sep. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father. Beisel, who...

Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...

Olympic swimmer Beisel hits the ocean to honor her father

Sep. 22, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

When Elizabeth Beisel's dad got the awful news — pancreatic cancer — the Olympic swimming medalist knew she had to do something, anything, that would give him a reason to get up every morning. Off the coast of her native Rhode Island is a popular vacation spot were...

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...