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Category: Swimming

International medalists to lead Canadian World Championship swim team

Kylie Masse broke the Canadian 200m backstroke record at the Canadian trials last weekend. (Photo by Paul Chiasson/CP.) Some of the fastest swimming this country has ever seen took place during the Canadian swimming trials this past weekend. The meet sees the fastest swimmers across Canada vie for positions on this summer’s international teams, including […]

Stanford goes third straight at NCAA Division I swimming and diving championships

Photo by Jack Spitser / Spitser Photography / NCAA. It’s one of the fastest swim meets of the year, where impressive feats of speed often call for the history books to be re-written when the lights come down. However, this is not a competition between professionals swimmers, but for college kids. Many putting down the […]

Canadian artistic swimming team works with new choreographers

Photo courtesy of Canada Artistic Swimming. The Canadian artistic swimming team (formerly “synchronized swimming”) has been hard at work in Montreal, preparing for the summer competitions. This year is especially important, as it is the last chance to try routines on the world stage before the Olympics in 2020. The athletes just went through a […]

Teenage swimmer Kayla Sanchez is one to watch going into Tokyo 2020

Kayla Sanchez, the 17-year old from Ontario, is on fire. This week at the Swimming England Winter Championships in Sheffield, Sanchez broke three Canadian Senior Short Course records. On her way to winning the event, Sanchez clocked a 51.45 in the 100m freestyle, beating Great Britain’s Anna Hopkin and Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who held the […]

Ledecky named 2018 Female World Swimmer of the Year

Photo by Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports This is the fifth time Katie Ledecky has won Female World Swimmer of the Year and sixth time she has won the American Swimmer of the Year honour. These are both record numbers of times for any swimmer. This year, Ledecky’s highlight moment did not happen at the Pan […]

Ledecky named USA Swimmer of the Year for fifth time

Photo courtesy of TYR.com.   Phenomenon Katie Ledecky has been named the USA Swimmer of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. The award is voted on by the USA Swimming House of Delegates and is presented at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. Ledecky had won the award from 2013 to 2016, before her four-year […]