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Olympic legend Phelps collects third national title in three days

Michael Phelps was pleased with his third national title in three days, viewing his dominant performance Saturday as a stepping stone toward his fifth Olympic berth The 18-time Olympic champion won the 200-meter butterfly in the U.S. Winter National Championships after winning the 200 individual medley Thursday and the 100 ...

Jan 31, 2016

Fukuoka to host 2021 swimming world championships

FINA, the international swimming federation, announced Sunday that Fukuoka will host the world championships in 2021, with Doha hosting the 2023 event. It will be the second world championships for Japan, with Fukuoka staging the 2001 worlds. Nanjing had also bid to be one ...

Jan 21, 2016

World swimming champion Sprenger retires

Australia’s Olympic silver medalist and world champion Christian Sprenger on Thursday retired from competitive swimming after struggling with a lingering shoulder injury. Sprenger, who won the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2013 world championships and silver for the same event at the 2012 London Olympics, ...

Dec 4, 2015

Phelps victorious in 200 IM at U.S. winter nationals

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night at the U.S. Winter National Championships. Preparing for the Olympics next year, the 30-year-old Phelps finished in 1 minute, 57.61 seconds, well off his world-best time this year of 1:54.75. Ryan Lochte set the world ...

Nov 18, 2015

Japan women handed Rio swimming medley relay reprieve

Japan has been awarded a place in the women’s 4×100 medley relay at next summer’s Olympics, despite being disqualified from a qualifying race at the world championship in August, it was learned Wednesday. Japan was eighth in the heats but looked set to miss ...

Nov 12, 2015

FINA moving samples from Moscow lab

FINA said Wednesday it was moving the samples taken at the 2015 World Swimming Championships away from the Moscow laboratory at the center of Russia’s athletics scandal. On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the Moscow Anti-Doping Center after an independent report revealed ...

Kaneto outduels Watanabe in women's 200-meter breaststroke

Oct 29, 2015

Kaneto outduels Watanabe in women's 200-meter breaststroke

Rie Kaneto outpaced world champion and compatriot Kanako Watanabe to win the women’s 200-meter breaststroke title on the final day of a World Cup meet in Tokyo on Thursday. Kaneto touched the wall in 2 minutes, 23.01 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, ...

Oct 27, 2015

Seto withdraws from Tokyo meet

Daiya Seto has pulled out of the World Cup in Tokyo as a precaution to fully recover from surgery on his heels, a Japan Swimming Federation source revealed Tuesday. The 21-year-old Seto, the two-time defending world champion in the men’s 400-meter individual medley, had ...

Oct 2, 2015

Fukuoka among three finalists to host 2021, '23 swimming worlds

Only three cities, all in Asia, remain in the running to host the 2021 and 2023 World Swimming Championships after two more potential bidders dropped out, FINA, swimming world’s governing body, told Reuters. At least eight countries had expressed some interest in wanting to ...

Sep 16, 2015

Aussie swimmer Palmer gets FINA warning, reprimand

Former Olympic champion Kylie Palmer has received a reprimand and warning from world governing body FINA over a positive doping test two years ago. Palmer, a member of the Australian 4×200-meter freestyle relay team which won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tested positive ...

Aug 25, 2015

Teen becomes first to swim 32 km through New York Bright

Officials said a 17-year-old open water swimmer from New Jersey became the first person to swim a course of just over 32 km through what’s known as the New York Bight. Ridgewood resident Charlotte Samuels began her journey around 7 a.m. Saturday and finished ...