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Natalie Coughlin and Tyler Clary bid farewell at Olympic swim trials

OMAHA, Neb. — Former Olympic champions Natalie Coughlin and Tyler Clary bid farewell at the U.S. swimming trials, although only Clary said he was retiring.Coughlin used the R-word only to emphasize that she wasn't announcing her retirement Friday at age 33.The veteran swimmers failed to qualify for Rio in any of their events. Clary is among those who won't be defending the titles...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clary falls just short of qualifying for Olympic Games, then announces his retirement

OMAHA, Neb. – Tyler Clary pounded his chest with both arms before the men’s 200-meter backstroke final Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. With potentially his last race moments away, he then remembered the coach and father figure...
Via The OC Register
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Natalie Coughlin pulls out of 50m freestyle, will not go to Rio

Swimmer Natalie Coughlin announced on Friday that she’s pulling out of the 50m freestyle. The twelve-time Olympic Medalist scratched her final event of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. “I’ve decided to pull out of the 50 freestyle,” she said during a press conference. “You know, it’s a difficult decision because you train for so many hours to get to this meet and to get...
Via Excelle Sports
8 hours ago

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte set up 200m IM final showdown at U.S. swim trials

OMAHA, Neb. -- Longtime rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps set up their lone showdown at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by qualifying first and second in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday.Lochte had the top time of 1 minute, 58.05 seconds in the preliminaries. He emerged from the pool limping as a result of the groin injury he suffered Sunday on the first day of trials...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps becomes first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics

The storied Olympic career of Michael Phelps officially opened up a new chapter on Wednesday night, when the swimmer qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With his qualification, Phelps became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics, according to the United States Olympic team’s Twitter. HE'S DONE IT ❗️❗️❗️@MichaelPhelps has qualified...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyer leading youth movement at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

OMAHA, Neb. – The crowd at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials erupted Tuesday night as the men’s 200-meter freestyle final sent three racers sprinting in near-unison toward the final wall. Conor Dwyer of USC-based Trojan Swim Club was in the middle...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte pulls groin during prelim, could miss Olympics

One of USA swimming’s greats might not make an appearance in Rio de Janeiro in August. Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte pulled his groin during Sunday’s 400-meter individual medley preliminary trial and failed to qualify for the event. Lochte won gold in the 400 IM in 2012, but now, his future at the 2016 Rio Olympics is in jeopardy. Lochte still has trials for the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Virginia swimmers practice in snow

For adults, snow days can be a pain, but they can be a blast for college students. Two members of the West Virginia swim team decided not to let the blizzard that hit the East Cost prevent them from getting some work in, and decided to try and practice outside. No, we do not advise anyone else trying this, but it makes for a good video. @swimswamnews No days off for West Virginia...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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