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Dressel, Ledecky win athletes of year at Golden Goggles

Dec. 08, 2021 01:08 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as male and female athletes of the year at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggle awards on Tuesday night. Dressel repeated as athlete of the year after earning gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 100 free, and 100...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Doctor who doped East German swimmers has honor removed

Nov. 16, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The doctor who ran a massive doping program to use steroids on East German swimmers in the 1970s and '80s had his award from the sport’s world governing body annulled on Tuesday. Lothar Kipke admitted in a Berlin court in 2000 that he...

Detroit swim coach makes a splash in and out of the pool

Nov. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Swim coach Chais Plascencia’s connection to Western International HS and the southwest Detroit community that nurtured keeps her giving back. It would be virtually impossible for Chais Plascencia to forget where she came from, not with an estimated...

Panel OKs payment in Univ. of Iowa women's swimming suit

Nov. 01, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel responsible for resolving lawsuits against the state of Iowa agreed Monday to pay nearly $400,000 in attorney and expert witness fees as part of a settlement in a lawsuit in which University of Iowa officials reversed a decision to eliminate women’s...

Notre Dame swim coach resigns 1 week after lawsuit dismissed

Oct. 05, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's head swimming coach has resigned one week after a federal judge dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit that had accused him of degrading and demoting a female assistant because of her pregnancy. The university announced Monday...

Olympic swimmer who stormed Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 29, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison. Keller acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct...

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...