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Category: Swimming

Tension between FINA and International Swimming League

(Photo courtesy of Peter H. Bick / Swimming World Magazine.) Swimming is one of the most common recreational sports in the world. Yet, the sport fades from the television channels in between Olympics, and only the most successful professional swimmers earn a living wage from competition earnings or endorsements.  For years, FINA, the international swimming […]

Canadian swimmers lead the charge to Tokyo

(From left) Penny Oleksiak, Sydney Pickrem, Margaret MacNeil and Kylie Masse won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle at the World Championships on the weekend. (Picture from Canadian Press.) Last week in Gwangju, Korea, the best of Canada’s swimmers competed in the 2019 World Championships. The Canadian women continued to lead the country and the world, […]

Canadian artistic swimmers earn Olympic berths

Jacqueline Simoneau and Claudia Holzner qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning gold at the Pan American games in Peru. After failing to qualify for the Rio Olympics four years ago, the Canadian artistic swim team is on its way to the Tokyo Olympics next year. This year, the team was rejuvenated by new coaches […]

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 […]

Canadian Artistic Swimming brings home seven medals at FINA World Series

The Canadian senior national team with all their medals after a successful week. (Photo courtesy of Facebook.) Alexandroupoli, Greece hosted stop number two on this year’s FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Competition rom April 5-7. The events being contested were the solo technical, solo free, duet technical, duet free, mixed duet technical, mixed duet free, […]

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 […]