Olympic swimming medalist Katie Meili signs with Speedo

Olympic swimming medalist Katie Meili announced via Twitter this weekend that she will be joining Speedo. The two-time Olympic medalist joins Team Speedo, which already has a full roster of elite swimmers such as Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones and Nathan Adrian. “I officially signed a couple of weeks ago but I have been lucky to have a great relationship with Speedo...
Via Excelle Sports
8 days ago

Stanford’s Ally Howe breaks Natalie Coughlin’s 15-year-old American, NCAA record in 100 Back

Stanford’s Ally Howe broke a 15-year-old American and NCAA record, previously held by Natalie Coughlin, in the women’s 100 back at the PAC-12 swimming championships Friday night. Howe finished with a time of 49.69 in the women’s 100 back to break Coughlin’s time of 49.97. Coughlin set that record in 2002 while winning her second of four straight NCAA championships in the...
Via Excelle Sports
16 days ago

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 FOX Sports
July 02, 2016  |  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
July 01, 2016

Why Natalie Coughlin's 12th Olympic medal came in plastic

Natalie Coughlin owns 12 Olympic medals, a record for U.S. female athletes. She earned her 12th - a bronze - at the London Olympics, but in an unconventional way.
Via CSN Chicago
June 30, 2016

Natalie Coughlin’s Hottest Photos From ESPN Body Issue

Natalie Coughlin’s ESPN Body Issue photos prove that the US Olympic swimmer is one hot athlete. The ESPN Magazine special goes in-depth with Natalie about...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coughlin sets American record in 50-meter backstroke

  Natalie Coughlin chatted with teammates and helped one of them fix her starting block. Then the Olympic gold medalist set an American and U.S. Open record in winning the 50-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Series on Friday. ''It helped having so many Cal girls in the race,'' Coughlin said. ''I was relaxed and we were just talking and then all of a sudden they called for the race...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Coughlin sets American record in the 50 back

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin set an American and U.S. Open record in winning the 50-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Series on Friday. The 32-year-old Coughlin is keeping a strenuous schedule as she seeks a spot for the 2016 Rio Olympics and a chance to add to her record-tying 12 Olympic medals to date. Olympic champions Missy Franklin and Michael...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

At 32, Coughlin eyes 4th Olympics and chance at history

Natalie Coughlin has thought about quitting, about getting on with the rest of her life. Usually, those thoughts wash over her after the Olympics, when she's pushed herself to the brink in training and can't bring herself to swim even one more stroke. Inevitably, after taking a few months to reflect, her love for the sport returns. Then she'll realize: Why give up something she enjoys...
Via Associated Press
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

US swimmer Natalie Coughlin to lead strong team at Pan Ams

TORONTO (AP) Natalie Coughlin plans to use the Pan American Games as a stepping stone to what could be a historic Olympic performance. The 12-time Olympic medalist will become the most decorated American female swimmer if she captures one more medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. She's tied with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres with the most Olympic medals. She's part of a strong...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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