INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Ledecky swam to a world record of 7 minutes, 57.42 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle in a World Cup meet Saturday night.
The previous record of 7:59.34 by Spain’s Mireia Belmonte had stood since 2013.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Track and field is leaving the multi-sport European Championships after the 2022 edition in Munich.
The European Athletics governing body said it would return to a stand-alone event in 2026 rather than be part of the collective championships, which were first held in 2018 and expanded to nine sports for the next edition in August.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships.
Titmus finished in 3 minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on Katie Ledecky's previous mark of 3:56.46 that the American set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australia replaced Russia as host of swimming’s short-course world championships in December, the sport’s governing body FINA said Friday.
Melbourne will host the 25-meter pool events from Dec.
SYDNEY (AP) — The United States and Australia will contest a Duel in the Pool competition in August, the first time the world swimming powers will have competed against each other in a match-race situation since 2007.
ATLANTA (AP) — Destin Lasco the 200 yard backstroke by more than a second Saturday night at McAuley Aquatic Center to help California win the men's swimming and diving national title.
Cal, which has won two of the last three championships, finished with 487.5 points, 51 ahead of defending national champion and second-place Texas.
ATLANTA (AP) — Virginia's Kate Douglass set another American record Saturday night at the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships and the Cavaliers won their second consecutive national title at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss swimming federation has threatened to boycott this year’s world championships if the sport’s governing body allows Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete.
ROME (AP) — Most members of the Ukrainian women’s synchronized swim team arrived in Rome on Tuesday after fleeing the war in their homeland with Italian help.
Ten athletes and two coaches traveled in a bus provided by the Italian swimming federation from the Ukraine-Hungarian border to Rome.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming will have world championships after all in 2022, with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the sport’s world governing body jointly announcing the “extraordinary” event on Monday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Swimming canceled a meet in Iowa and is reviewing its calendar for the rest of 2022 after the world championships were pushed back another year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BEIJING (AP) — Somewhere under the four sheets of curling ice being used for the Beijing Olympics is the swimming pool where Michael Phelps splashed his way to history in the 2008 Summer Games.
At first glance, the few spectators allowed into the National Aquatics Center might think the pool is gone forever, filled in to allow the curlers to slide their heavy granite stones down long, narrow sheets of ice to try to knock out their opponent’s rocks, accompanied by shouting and furious sweeping.
TOKYO (AP) — It could have been confused for a lesson in computer coding on the scoreboard: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10.
And in some ways, it was.
China’s divers are programmed from an early age to strive for perfection.
TOKYO (AP) — Marathon swimming or open water? Artistic swimming or synchronized?
There’s a bit of aquatic confusion at the Olympics, where two of the disciplines are referred to by conflicting names.
TOKYO (AP) — Russian Svetlana Romashina will go for her record sixth gold medal in artistic swimming Wednesday after leading the preliminaries of duet.
Romashina teamed with Svetlana Kolesnichenko to post the top scores in both free and technical routines.
TOKYO (AP) — Overwhelming favorites Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia led artistic swimming duet after the free routine preliminaries Monday night.
Romashina and Kolesnichenko received marks totaling 97.9000 points for a routine that was accompanied by the music “Spiders.”
TOKYO (AP) — American star Caeleb Dressel still has a shot at five gold medals.
Australia's Emma McKeon can make some Olympic history, too.
The final day of swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre is teeming with storylines, led by the world's two aquatic superpowers.
TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is pretty much invincible when he has a lane to himself.
But give him a deficit of more than 8 seconds?
Well, that’s too much for even the world’s greatest swimmer to overcome with two laps of the pool.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics.
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona.
TOKYO (AP) — Michael Andrew, who made waves for saying he wasn't vaccinated against COVID-19, didn't wear a mask behind the scenes after swimming his final at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
The 22-year-old American was maskless when he stopped to speak with reporters in the mixed zone, an area where journalists interview athletes after events.
TOKYO (AP) — South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker was the star of the day, setting the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics.
Others shined, too.
Evgeny Rylov completed a backstroke double for Russia, Emma McKeon gave the Aussie women another gold, and China earned a return trip to the top of the medal podium.
TOKYO (AP) — A few hours after winning the first individual gold medal of his career, Caeleb Dressel returned to the pool Thursday night to tie an Olympic record in preliminaries of the 100-meter butterfly.
TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel climbed atop the lane rope, a look of wonder in his eyes. He gazed all around the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, eager to soak up every last moment of something he’s never done before.
TOKYO (AP) — It felt like a changing of the guard at the Olympic pool.
TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky will be the first to concede that her standards are almost impossible to meet, especially at this stage of her stellar swimming career.
She always wants to go faster, faster, faster — a singular vision that has carried her to the pinnacle of her sport.
TOKYO (AP) — It will be another busy day at the Aquatics Centre with five swimming finals and the men's diving synchronized springboard final on Thursday in Day 5 of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO (AP) — When Katie Ledecky finally saw that familiar number next to her name, the emotions flooded to the surface at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
She tumbled over the lane rope to give her runner-up teammate a hug.
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel opened his individual Olympic program as the second-fastest qualifier in the 100-meter freestyle.
Thomas Ceccon of Italy led the way in 47.71 seconds on Tuesday night at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
TOKYO (AP) — Ariarne Titmus was thrilled with her victory over Katie Ledecky.
The Terminator's coach was even more excited.
In the stands at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Dean Boxall yanked off his mandatory mask, let out a scream that echoed through the largely empty arena, pumped his fists, and thrust his hips in moves reminiscent of Mick Jagger.
TOKYO (AP) — Michael Phelps was up in his broadcast seat, a mere observer rather than the driving force of U.S. swimming.
No need to fret about what he left behind.
The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
TOKYO (AP) — You could see by the way they huddled afterward, arms linked and beaming smiles on every face, that this team is tight.
Just about untouchable, too.
Australia claimed a third straight gold in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay in world-record time at the Olympics on Sunday.
TOKYO (AP) — The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three sides by towering rows of seats that, in a normal Olympic year, would've been packed with some 15,000 boisterous fans.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: China remains the dominant force in the sport, having won seven of eight gold medals in 2016. The Chinese followed up by taking 12 of 13 events at worlds in 2019.
WHAT’S NEW: Competition is at the new Tokyo Aquatics Centre located in a seaside park.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: One of the biggest issues in 2016 entailed getting rid of green-tinged water in one of the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center.
Michael Phelps loomed over the pool at the past four Summer Olympics, a figure so transcendent it was hard for anyone else to get their proper due.
He's retired now, leaving a giant void in his wake.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Emma McKeon backed up her fastest time in the qualifying heats to win the women's 100-meter freestyle Wednesday at the Australian Olympic swim trials.
McKeon finished in a time of 52.35 seconds, with former world record holder Cate Campbell second in 52.59 at the South Australian Aquatic Centre.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials.
Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter individual medley Sunday.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials.
The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on the previous mark of 57.57 set by American Regan Smith in 2019.
Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled...
This is awful (“Swim club disbanding, coach says,” Nov. 27). I would urge Santa Fe-based Northern Aquatic Club coach Miguel Castillo to meet with the city to work out a fair method to satisfy so many users.
ASHLAND — Officially speaking, the "dog days" of summer are gone by mid-August. But not over in Ashland, where the four-legged pool diving and swimming fun is far from over.
High in the hills above Ashland, the Tin Woof Inn, 126 Linn Ave., and the Kentucky DockDog Club hosts a weekend tournament DockDogs at Woof Stock (a Wild Card Double Header) that draw about 70 competitors from about nine states to compete Friday through Sunday, Sept.
ATLANTA — Catherine Bendziewicz made a successful defense of the women’s 200-yard individual medley title Thursday night in the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships in the McAuley Aquatic Center.
MT. PLEASANT — The first-ever event to take place in the brand new Mt. Pleasant Aquatic Center, was held last Wednesday, Dec. 13, when the North Sanpete Hawks, Wasatch Academy Tigers, Gunnison Valley, and Carbon high school swim teams were welcomed to the competition.
BULLHEAD CITY — T-birds seniors Dylan Boyd and Jacob Catalfamo came close to qualifying for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division II swim meet, but came up short at the Colorado River Region Tournament at the Valley Aquatic Center in Yuma, Ariz., on Oct.
The biggest weekend in high school swimming begins on Friday as the state championship meets for both the South Carolina High School League and SCISA will be contested.
The SCHSL championship will be held at the USC Natatorium in Columbia.
Katy Aquatics announces the purchase of five acres that will become the future home for a multipurpose aquatic center.
It is within close proximity to the Grand Parkway and near the newest high school in Katy Independent School District - Patricia E.
NEEDLES — The Sandsharks swim team capped two days of competition by posting a 322-257 win over the Bullhead City Barracudas at the Needles Aquatic Center July 1.
Exclusive of mixed relay results Needles’ girls out-swam their upriver rivals 151-117; Needles’ boys led 143-126.
More than 130 swimmers from Canada, Oahu, Oregon and Kauai swam at the annual Kauai Classic swim meet hosted by Swim Kauai Aquatics.
“It is a pleasure to host swimmers from Oahu as well as our good friends at Killarney Swim Club from Calgary, Canada, who come to train with us every other year,” said SKA coach Curt Colby.
LIHUE — Ian Raquel, 11, picked up new qualifying times to earn Swimmer of the Meet honors at the Mokihana Manoa Qualifying meet Sunday at the Kauai High School pool.
“Ian picked up the Swimmer of the Meet honor, his second, by making new qualifying times,” said Mokihana Aquatics coach Orlando “O” Anaya.