MUNICH (AP) — Munich has been awarded the 2022 edition of the multi-sport European Championships, but swimming isn't confirmed on the program.
California CEO sentenced to four months imprisonment for paying $250,000 to get son into USC as fake water polo star
BOSTON (AP) — California CEO sentenced to four months imprisonment for paying $250,000 to get son into USC as fake water polo star.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourth-fastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Kristof Rasovszky of Hungary won the men's 5-kilometer open water event Saturday to claim the first medal of the world swimming championships.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming governing body FINA said Friday that vice president Dennis Miller of Fiji had died of cancer. He was 61.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — With North Korea so far declining to send a team, organizers of the aquatics world championships in South Korea in July are urging a change of heart.
GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in eastern Nebraska hope to turn a large tract of city-owned land into a recreation area with a golf course, fishing pond, dog park, outdoor education center, picnic...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle Saturday for her fourth individual title of the week in a TYR Pro Swim Series meet.
Ledecky finished in 15 minutes, 45.59 seconds. The five-time Olympic gold medalist won the 200 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 400 freestyle earlier in the four-day event at the University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Video review and goal-line technology are coming to water polo to help the oldest Olympic team sport keep pace.
FINA, the governing body of aquatics, says video monitoring can "identify and sanction incidents of brutality or extreme violence" that were missed by game officials or "not appropriately punished."
The system can also be used to decide when the ball crosses the goal line.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle by nearly 14 seconds at the U.S. Winter national championships to become the first qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials.
Ledecky touched in 8 minutes, 14.40 seconds Wednesday night. The meet is the opening of the qualification period for the trials.
Ashley Twichell finished second in 8:28.16 and Erica Sullivan took third in 8:29.02.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Add a full tenth of a second to Adam Peaty's latest world record time — and it is still a world record.
On Sunday, the British swimmer was in the unusual situation of having his best mark in the 100-meter breaststroke at the European Championships corrected to 57.10 seconds from the 57.00 time shown at Saturday's race.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Taking place between the Rio and Tokyo Games, Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri is hoping for some Olympic feeling at a new European multi-sport event.
Often struggling to gain much interest on a European level, swimming and six other sports have brought their stand-alone continental medal competitions together in the 11-day European Championships, which started Thursday in Glasgow with gymnastics, rowing and track cycling.
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics insist construction delays at two key venues will have no impact on preparations for the games, including test events.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced last month construction of the Olympic Aquatics Center and the Sea Forest Waterway will be delayed by two months.
This led to media reports organizers would have to reshuffle test event schedules.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 43-year era in Holy Cross athletics is coming to a close.
Longtime swimming and diving coach Barry Parenteau is retiring Friday.
Parenteau tells The Telegram & Gazette "it has been an honor, a privilege and a pleasure to coach some of the finest student-athletes in all of college athletics."
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australia won nine gold medals Friday for its best daily total since 2010 to take a commanding lead in the medal count at the Commonwealth Games after two days of competition.
The host country won six swimming golds at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, added two at the velodrome in Brisbane and got a surprising one from Tia-Clair Toomey, who took gold in the women's 58-kilogram weightlifting, Australia's first gold in that sport at the Commonwealth Games in 12 years.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australia's swim team saved its best for last on the first night in the pool at the Commonwealth Games.
Sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, Emma McKeon and Shayna Jack clocked a time of 3 minutes, 30.05 seconds to break the world record in the 4x100-meter women's freestyle relay.
That broke the mark of 3:30.65 the Aussies — including the Campbells and McKeon — clocked at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australia's 4x100-meter women's freestyle relay team has done it again, breaking its own world record on the opening night of the swim program at the Commonwealth Games.
Australia, with sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, Emma McKeon and Shayna Jack, clocked a time of 3 minutes, 30.5 seconds Thursday night at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — World champion Ben Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday and lost an appeal against the decision.
Proud, who is also the reigning Commonwealth champion in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle, won his preliminary heat by nearly a body length but that was annulled after a referee disqualified the Englishman for movement on the starting blocks.
Proud challenged the decision but it was upheld by an independent appeals board.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers leads a 49-member Australia swim team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month.
Competing in the same pool that will be used for the games — the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre — the Australians held their trials over four nights ending on Saturday and just five weeks from the start of the April 4-15 event.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on sex abuse allegations against a former Olympic swim coach (all times local):
An official with a Seattle-area swimming program says CEO Sean Hutchison has left the post amid sexual abuse allegations.
King Aquatic Club head coach Michael Brooks said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Hutchison "has had no direct interaction with our swimmers for a very long time."
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