British Olympic swimmer Keri-Anne Payne announces retirement

Keri-Anne Payne, a British Olympic medalist in swimming announced her retirement on Monday. The 29-year old has been swimming competitively for 12 years and will now venture on to a new career path, Triscape, with her husband, David Carry. The distance swimmer made her first senior international debut in 2004 at the European Short Course Championships. From there, she went on to...
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28 days ago

World record holder Fran Halsall announces retirement from swimming

One of Great Britain’s top swimmers, Fran Halsall announced her retirement on Monday via Twitter. The 26-year-old will end her ten year career after setting numerous records in the sprint events. “Announcing my retirement from swimming is a weird concept to me as I’ve never seen it as a career or a job,” Halsall tweeted on Monday. “Just as a hobby that I’ve loved doing...
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January 16, 2017

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...
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December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lochte, girlfriend announce they are expecting a baby

Ryan Lochte is going to be a father. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Lochte revealed that he and his girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. My Christmas gift came early this year, can't wait for next year! Best news I've ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017 A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:17pm PST “My...
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December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Federica Pellegrini upsets Hosszu in FINA World’s 200m freestyle finals

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini upset Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in the finals of the women’s 200m freestyle final Tuesday night in Windsor, Ont. After Hosszu led for the majority of the first 150 meters, Pellegrini stormed past her in the final 50 meters to win the event with a time of 1:51.73. Hosszu won the silver medal with a time of 1:52.28, while Canada’s Taylor Ruck was...
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December 06, 2016

Missy Franklin makes big change after feeling pressure

Missing Franklin is working to move past her heartbreaking Olympics in Rio.           
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November 23, 2016

Michael Phelps pulls out of drug testing, officially retires

Michael Phelps is retired, and this time, it seems to be for real. The most decorated Olympian of all time pulled out of the drug-testing pool, making him officially ineligible to compete. Phelps told reporters Monday before USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle Awards in New York that he wanted to get his paperwork in as soon as possible in order to get out of the whereabouts system...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016 Texas A&M Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame | Julia Wilkinson '10

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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Men's Hall of Honor: Aaron Peirsol

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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...
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October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Protesters storm stage after Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars debut

Disgraced US Olympian Ryan Lochte’s first stop on his image rehabilitation tour is the place where all C-level celebrities go for a jumpstart to their careers – Dancing with the Stars. It didn’t get off to a great start. Lochte’s debut DWTS appearance was marred on Monday night when an apparent protester came on to the dance floor. Lochte had just finished his first dance...
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September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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