GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer after his...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky has signed with swimwear company TYR in her first endorsement deal since turning pro.
The California company said Friday the deal "represents the most lucrative partnership in the history of the swim industry." No terms were announced.
Ledecky says she wants to grow the sport and will work with the company toward that end. She is competing in Santa Clara this weekend in a Pro Swim Series meet sponsored by TYR.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel's teammates knew they just witnessed one of those special moments in sports, when a talented athlete has his breakout performance.
"Just seeing that domination," is the way Matt Grevers put it. "You're seeing a star being born. It's really cool to see."
Even if Dressel goes on to do some truly remarkable things, he'll always remember the world championships along the Danube.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Michael Phelps, you've got company.
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Twenty-four hours after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Phelps in another elite club: seven golds at the second-biggest meet after the Olympics.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers wasn't sure what was going on. He wasn't alone.
One of swimming's newest — and certainly craziest — events was on display Wednesday at the world championships, where the United States set a pair of world records while winning the 4x100 mixed medley relay.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Matt Grevers and Elizabeth Beisel have been through this before.
Many times, in fact.
But they're still walking around the deck of the glittering Duna Arena looking a bit wide-eyed, as if they can't quite believe they're here for another world championships.
Grevers thought his career was over last summer. Beisel figured she was all done last month.
Yet here they are, in this elegant European capital, serving as captains of the mighty U.S. team.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Ledecky and Lilly King spent Friday night cleaning up in Indianapolis.
Now the two American stars can start planning their next major project — sweeping the world championships.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Ledecky led wire-to-wire in the 400-meter freestyle Friday night for her third title of the week in the U.S. National Championships.
Ledecky broke her own U.S. Open record with a time of 3 minutes, 58.44 seconds. Leah Smith was second in 4:03.77 — the third time this week the duo went one-two.
Ledecky has qualified in four individual events for the world championships next month.