Who can rival Missy Franklin?

Missy Franklin became just the second U.S. woman to earn four gold medals in a single Olympic Games, as part of her five-medal haul from London. Now more mature but still her same bubbly self Franklin looks to race only two of the same individual events on her plate from London: the 200m freestyle and the 200m backstroke. She could potentially compete in some relays, at the coaches...
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Kirsty Coventry, Africa's best Olympian, dives in for the last time

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) The African with the most Olympic medals is one of the great distance runners from Kenya or Ethiopia, right? Nope. It's a swimmer from Zimbabwe. Like Michael Phelps, Kirsty Coventry is going to the Olympics for the fifth and final time, and she's swimming for one more little slice of history in the Rio de Janeiro pool. Phelps has the all-time Olympic record...
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2 days 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...
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June 29, 2016  |  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...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets proper "Schooling" in 100-meter butterfly swim race

Michael Phelps is the butterfly king, but he was downed by Joseph Schooling at the Longhorn Invitational on Friday in the 100-meter butterfly. Schooling, a University of Texas swimmer, edged Phelps with a time of 51.58 seconds, per the Associated Presss, while Phelps finished with a time of 51.65. No doubt, these two will face off against one another in the 2016 Rio Olympics,...
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June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics

97 world-class athletes are winners of at least 7 career medals at the Summer Olympics. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years Active-Event More Text: Number of Medals/Country
April 11, 2016  |  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

Katie Ledecky smashes her own 800-meter freestyle record

Katie Ledecky has done it again. On Sunday night, the 18-year-old beat her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing in 8 minutes, 6.68 seconds at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas. It’s the fourth time Ledecky has broken the record in that event since 2013, and she now has eight of the best 10 times for the freestyle in history. Her previous mark...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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