GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — There won't be another podium protest by Mack Horton in the 800-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added...
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...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Equipment malfunctions plagued the preliminary heats of the men's 100-meter backstroke at the world swimming championships on Monday.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has become the first man to go under 57 seconds in the 100-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — FINA has chosen two future hosts for the world swimming championships.
Kazan, Russia, will be the site in 2025 and Budapest will host in 2027.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start.
The mere presence of Chinese star Sun Yang has drawn the ire of...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Ana Marcela Cunha keeps setting the bar higher in open-water swimming at the world championships.
The 27-year-old Brazilian won an unprecedented third consecutive...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Defending champion Xie Siyi of China won the men's 3-meter springboard final Thursday after Jack Laugher of Britain faltered in his last dive at the world swimming...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Germany won the mixed 5-kilometer open water team relay at the world swimming championships in a close finish over Italy and the United States on Thursday.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Chinese diver Chen Yuxi won the women's 10-meter platform final at the world swimming championships on Wednesday, and received two perfect marks for...
USA Swimming signs deal with first alcohol sponsor
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming has signed on with its first alcohol sponsor.
The national governing body said Wednesday that it has a multiyear deal with Golden Road Brewing....
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Ana Marcela Cunha improved on her already impressive career in open-water swimming at the world championships with a win in the 5-kilometer race on Wednesday.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — China's golden run at the world swimming championships continued Tuesday when it won the mixed team event diving final.
Title IX investigation of Missouri swim coach ended
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is no longer working for the university and a Title IX case against him has been closed.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — After 10 kilometers of open-water swimming in the sea, world championship organizers needed a photo finish to determine the winner of the Olympic qualifier on...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Xin Xin of China won the women's 10-kilometer open water event Sunday, lifting China to its fourth gold medal of the world swimming championships.
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.
MILAN (AP) — A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day.
Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after his...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated...
Natalie Coughlin, a 12-time Olympic medalist, is returning to the pool as a member of the DC Trident, one of the teams in the new International Swimming League.
SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time world swimming champion James Magnussen said Wednesday he is retiring after winning 15 medals for Australia at major international events over a 10-year career.
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FINA: Vice president Dennis Miller dies aged 61
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.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.
The 22-year-old Meilutyte said she wants to focus...
BALTIMORE (AP) — While swimming to Olympic glory, Michael Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it.
His bout with depression reached its nadir in 2014 after a...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship in a temporary pool in Las...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming's more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.
Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins
DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international...
Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.
"Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan....
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games.
Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers...
St. Cloud coach encourages more diversity in swimming
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A swimming coach at a St. Cloud high school is working to introduce the sport to more students of color and students with disabilities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign teams competing in a mixed gender format with the athletes being paid.
Japanese swimmer Fujimori suspended during doping case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of swimming says Hiromasa Fujimori has been provisionally suspended while suspected of doping.
PARIS (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Florent Manaudou is making a comeback to swimming with the aim of competing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
The Frenchman, who won the 50-meter freestyle title...
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case heads to court
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A doping case involving Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and could lead to a ban from competition, including the 2020 Tokyo...
Once almost broken, Colby Love is back in the pool
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the first heat hit the water, Colby Love stepped behind the starting blocks and took a deep breath. As the only freshman to make the podium the previous year in the 200-yard...
Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo.
The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country.
She posted on her verified Twitter account Tuesday that her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from a training trip to Australia.
Ex-Kansas volunteer volleyball coach charged in burglaries
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 23- year-old former volunteer volleyball coach at the University of Kansas is charged with several burglaries and thefts of items such as underwear and swimming suits.
Skyler Yee was charged Wednesday with 15 total counts, including four felony counts of burglary.
Recruiting violations lead to sanctions for Arizona swimming
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona swimming and diving program has been placed on two years' probation by the NCAA after an investigation found multiple recruiting violations by former diving coach Omar Ojeda.
Ojeda was also given a one-year "show-cause" order. During that time, any NCAA school that employs him must restrict him from any athletic duties.
The NCAA said then-head swimming and diving coach Rick DeMont knew of Ojeda's activities and failed to act.
Despite doping scandals, Russia bids to host European Games
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is bidding to host the 2023 European Games in Kazan despite a backdrop of years of doping scandals.
Russian Olympic Committee president Stanislav Pozdnyakov is working with regional officials on the Kazan bid and said late Tuesday the city has "unique sports infrastructure at both the Russian and international level."
Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was unapologetic.
Malaysia stripped of Paralympic event over ban on Israelis
LONDON (AP) — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events in solidarity with the Palestinians. Malaysia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.
Former swimming champ sentenced for child rape, sexual abuse
BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A former French swimming champion and ex-manager of one of the country's most successful hockey clubs was found guilty Wednesday of child rape and sexual abuse and sentenced to 12 years in jail.
Vincent Leroyer, 61, was found guilty of abusing five boys between the ages of 6 and 14 when he managed the Rouen Hockey Club from 1986-96. His victims, now in their 30s and 40s, told the court how they have since struggled with addiction and a catalog of other difficulties.