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Category: Swimming

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 […]

Ledecky smashes 1500m world record

In her first race as a professional swimmer, Katie Ledecky blasted through the 1500m freestyle World Record she set at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan. Last week Ledecky took five seconds off her previous record, dropping the mark from 15:25.48 to 15:20.48 in a race that was impressively even-paced. Ledecky, 21 years old, now […]

Swimming community remembers Jan Cameron

Legendary swimmer and coach, Jan Cameron, passed away suddenly in Queensland on May 1st after a sudden illness. She was 70 years old. ​Cameron left a legacy as a high performance coach all around the world, including the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. At just 17 years old, Cameron was a silver medalist for […]

World’s best divers impress in Calgary

Last weekend (May 9th to 13th) the best male and female divers in the world competed at the Canada Cup FINA Diving Grand Prix at Repsol Sport Centre. Over 100 divers from 19 countries competed in the newly refurbished diving tank, where a new 10m diving tower has opened the Sport’s Centre to competitions of […]