SWIMMING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Lochte competing in pool for first time since suspension

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Ryan Lochte is competing in the pool for the first time since being suspended last year after he and three other swimmers vandalized a gas station during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and then said they had been robbed at gunpoint. The 32-year-old swimmer finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 53.92...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

Ryan Lochte competes in age-group meet during suspension

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana Vollmer to make post-Olympic competitive debut while pregnant

Olympic champion Dana Vollmer will make her post–Rio Olympics competitive debut in Mesa, Ariz. next month at the Arena Pro Swim Series, she announced Thursday on social media. Vollmer, a seven-time Olympic medalist, will race the 50 meter free at USA Swimming’s pro/am series. She will compete while pregnant with her second child, who she is scheduled to deliver in July. In...
Via Excelle Sports
29 days ago

Missy Franklin taking time off to recover from shoulder surgery

Two-time Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin announced on Wednesday that she will be “taking some time off” to recover from shoulder surgery. Franklin had a disappointing summer last year, as she only qualified for the Rio Olympics in two events—the 200 free and 200 back, and also the 800 free relay after taking the world by storm at the London 2012 Games. At Rio, she failed to...
Via Excelle Sports
March 29, 2017

Recovering from surgery on both shoulders, Missy Franklin is back in the pool

Missy Franklin announced on Twitter Wednesday that she’s had two recent surgeries, one on each shoulder, and will be out of competition for the time being. That being said, she did recently return to the water for light training. In January, an MRI revealed that Franklin had bursitis in both shoulders and doctors determined that she would require surgery. The surgery removed bursal...
Via Mile High Sports
March 29, 2017

Three-time Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer will train and race for 2020 Games while pregnant

Her story is anything but ordinary. Dana Vollmer has broken records and defied odds for her entire athletic career, and at last summer’s Olympic Games, she became the first-ever swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal as a mother. Today, Vollmer, 29, is pregnant with her second child—and is still in the pool training for what will be her fourth Olympic Games in 2020, looking...
Via Excelle Sports
March 29, 2017

Michael Phelps gets great name on Starbucks cup

Michael Phelps was in for a bit of a surprise when he ordered Starbucks on Monday.Phelps shared an image on Instagram of three Starbucks cups, all of which had rather unique names written on them in deference to the 28-time Olympic medalist. The “GOAT” -- which is an acronym for "Greatest of All Time" -- one is good. The “wife of GOAT” and “friend of GOAT” ones are just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps’ testimony to Congress: doping in swimming has frustrated me for years

Michael Phelps finally has said what he always wanted to say about swimming cheats.The Olympic swimming legend revealed his long-standing frustration over doping in swimming Tuesday during his testimony to the U.S. Congress. Phelps told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which is investigating the international anti-doping system, he has suspected...
Via NESN.com
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: My Stanford Story: Lia Neal

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Princeton becomes third Ivy League school to suspend a sports team's season

To complete the Ivy League hat trick of suspended athletic teams, Princeton has suspended its men’s swimming and diving team because of material found that “was vulgar and offensive, as well as misogynistic and racist in nature.” In November, Harvard cancelled the end of their men’s soccer season after school officials found sexually explicit “scouting reports” on...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Men's Hall of Honor: Aaron Peirsol

Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympian Aaron Peirsol will be inducted into swimming hall of fame

The most prestigious hall of fame in aquatic sports will officially welcome Aaron Peirsol this weekend. Peirsol, who rose from a 14-year-old phenom with the Irvine Novaquatics to become arguably the greatest backstroker in history, will be enshrined...
Via The OC Register
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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