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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials Split Into Two Events

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Swimming, scheduled for June in Omaha, Nebraska, will be held in two waves of competition to ensure that the event is held in a safe and healthy environment. Wave I will be held June 4–7 and Wave II on June 13–20, with Wave II as the sole qualifier […]

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USA Swimming Modifies TYR Pro Series January Event

USA Swimming’s upcoming TYR Pro Series event starting January 14 will be held at two sites instead of three after the extension of a regional stay at home order in Southern California forced the cancellation of the Irvine, California, host site. The event will move forward with two competition locations; the primary site at the […]

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Tokyo Aquatics Center Opens Nine Months Ahead of Rescheduled Olympics

The site for swimming and diving competition in the rescheduled 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has opened nine months ahead of next summer’s competition in Tokyo with the venue to be made available for private as well as public use. The Tokyo Aquatics Center was inaugurated on Saturday after being constructed at a cost […]

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USA Swimming Schedules Multi-Site U.S. Open

USA Swimming has announced the nine sites that it will use for a unique Toyota U.S. Open with competitors appearing at one of the sites so that swimmers can race against each other asynchronously from coast to coast. The U.S. Open has traditionally featured up to 800 swimmers in one location. This year’s multi-site event […]

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Competitors enter the water at the International Swimming League competition at Indiana University natatorium on October 5 in Indianapolis. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP Images)

International Swimming League Reaches Broadcast Deal With CBS Sports

The International Swimming League’s five-week season that starts in October will be aired on various CBS Sports platforms as part of a multi-year agreement announced this week. The ISL, which finished its inaugural season last December in Las Vegas, will begin its 2020 season in Budapest, Hungary, with a condensed five-week schedule due to the […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Seven Cities Bidding for 2024 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Seven cities are bidding to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, with a decision on a host expected in February 2021. Finalists will be notified in September, according to a timeline provided by USA Swimming, with October and November used for final bid evaluations and in-person site visits. The remainder of 2020 will be […]

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements […]

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Competitors enter the water at the International Swimming League competition at Indiana University natatorium on October 5 in Indianapolis. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP Images)

International Swim League Broadens the Sport’s Visibility

A new international league features some of the biggest names in swimming—competing in a team format that has proven popular with TV-friendly meets—and already has recorded multiple sellouts before the inaugural season culminates with a showpiece event in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League, which is paying its athletes a salary to compete, hints that things […]

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USA Swimming Signs First Alcohol Sponsor

Everyone knows you shouldn’t swim after you eat. But perhaps you can have a nice beer instead? USA Swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming have announced a multiyear sponsorship with California-based Golden Road Brewing, marking the first alcohol sponsorship in USA Swimming’s history. As part of the arrangement, Golden Road will serve as co-presenting sponsor of […]

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USA Swimming sets 2020 Pro Swim Series Schedule

The 2020 USA Swimming Pro Swim Series, which will serve as a lead-up to the Olympic Trials, has been announced with the return of a November event to the five-stop circuit. The series will start Noember 6—9 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The rest of the events are January 16—19 in Knoxville, Tennessee; March 4—7 in […]

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