Aquatics

June 01, 2017 - 10:05 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — World record-holder Katie Ledecky swam the fifth-fastest time in history to win the 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday night at the Pro Swim Series meet. Competing in the event for the first time since 2015, Ledecky led all the way and touched in 15 minutes, 35.65 seconds —...
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June 01, 2017 - 4:08 pm
The new leader of USA Swimming knows he's got some big shoes to fill. And, barring another comeback, he won't have Michael Phelps to make the job a bit easier. USA Swimming turned to Major League Soccer for its new leader on Thursday, picking Colorado Rapids president Tim Hinchey to succeed Chuck...
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June 01, 2017 - 1:06 pm
USA Swimming has appointed Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey to lead the organization after the death of Chuck Wielgus. Hinchey is a former college swimmer who served as president of the Colorado Rapids. He will start his tenure as USA Swimming's president and chief executive officer on...
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This June 2015 photo provided by the USA Swimming Foundation shows Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones giving a swimming lesson to a child in Nederland, Texas, as part of the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash program. A study released Thursday, May 25, 2017, found that found nearly 64 percent of African-American kids, 45 percent of Hispanic kids and 79 percent of children in families with less than $50,000 in annual income have little or no swimming ability. Jones and other Olympians will be helping teach kids as part of the foundation’s goal to provide reduced-cost lessons to more low-income and minority children. (USA Swimming Foundation via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 9:16 am
Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones, Rowdy Gaines and a handful of other Olympic champions are climbing into the pool this summer to help American kids learn how to swim. They've got plenty of work to do. The USA Swimming Foundation's most recent survey, released Thursday, found nearly 64 percent of...
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May 19, 2017 - 3:35 am
ALL-NBA TEAMS Harden, James headline All-NBA first team NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time, and Houston's James Harden is the lone player to be a unanimous first-team selection this season. Joining Harden and James on the...
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May 18, 2017 - 9:51 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Marsh and Charlotte-based SwimMAC Carolina have agreed to part ways, ending the U.S. Olympic coach's 10-year run with the program. Marsh had served as CEO and director of coaching for SwimMAC Carolina. "We would like to thank Coach Marsh for the years he has dedicated...
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May 13, 2017 - 1:17 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Five-time Olympian Tony Azevedo will play his final water polo game for the United States next month before retiring at age 35. The longtime team captain will lead the Americans against Croatia on June 11 at Stanford, his alma mater, where he helped the Cardinal win...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky shows off her gold medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle medals ceremony during the swimming competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ledecky has thrived in her first year as a college freshman. She's taken some interesting classes, made new friends and reveled in the chance to live on the other side of the country. At the pool, Ledecky shows no signs of slowing down with the world championships looming this summer. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
May 13, 2017 - 12:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Katie Ledecky's life has changed so much over the past year. She's living on her own for the first time, on the opposite side of the country from her tight-knit family. She's got a new coach and new teammates. She's a full-fledged college student now — stimulated by her studies,...
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May 05, 2017 - 11:25 pm
Adolph Kiefer, the 100-meter backstroke champion at the 1936 Berlin Games who was America's oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport, has died. He was 98. He died Friday at his home in Wadsworth, Illinois, about 50 miles north of Chicago, according to grandson Robin Kiefer. Kiefer had been...
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May 05, 2017 - 8:59 pm
Adolph Kiefer, the 100-meter backstroke champion at the 1936 Berlin Games who was America's oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport, has died. He was 98. He died Friday at his home in Wadsworth, Illinois, about 50 miles north of Chicago, according to the International Swimming Hall of Fame...
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