Synchronized swimming rebrands in bid to boost popularity

Swimming’s world governing body FINA voted to rename synchronized swimming as “artistic” in an effort to boost the sport’s popularity on Saturday in Budapest.“The reality is we are living in a sports business environment and we should find the best way to promote our sport,” FINA’s executive director Cornel Marculescu ...

Lochte set to compete as 10-month swimming ban ends

/ Jul 13, 2017

Lochte set to compete as 10-month swimming ban ends

Ryan Lochte is returning to USA Swimming competition this week for the first time since his 10-month suspension for his behavior at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended.The 32-year-old new father will compete at the L.A. Invitational, which begins Thursday on the Southern California ...

/ Jul 3, 2017

Hagino wins 200 IM to complete French Open double

Four-time Olympic medalist Kosuke Hagino completed a double on Sunday, winning the men’s 200 meters individual medley and 200 meters freestyle at the French Open.In the two-day meet where top swimmers are competing to fine-tune for the July 14-30 FINA World Championships in Hungary, ...

Hagino wins French Open 400-meter IM

/ Jul 2, 2017

Hagino wins French Open 400-meter IM

Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino continued his preparations for the upcoming world swimming championships in Hungary with a dominant win in the men’s 400 meters individual medley at the French Open on Saturday.Hagino powered home in a time of 4 minutes, 13.73 seconds to easily ...

/ Jun 25, 2017

Seto clocks personal best in 400 IM

Daiya Seto set a new personal record of 4 minutes, 7.99 seconds in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Sunday at an event in Rome.The 23-year-old, who won the bronze medal in the event at the Rio Games last summer, came second behind David ...

/ Jun 19, 2017

Teen Hasegawa wins again on European swim tour

Seventeen-year-old Suzuka Hasegawa won her second gold medal in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at Europe’s Mare Nostrum tour Sunday.Hasegawa, who topped the podium in the same discipline in Monaco a week earlier in the first of the three-leg series, touched the wall in 2 ...

Rio champ Chalmers OK after heart surgery

/ Jun 6, 2017

Rio champ Chalmers OK after heart surgery

Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers has had successful surgery on his heart, reporting a “double thumbs up” in a social media post.The 18-year-old Chalmers, who won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, withdrew from the upcoming ...

/ May 20, 2017

Seto beats Hagino in 400 IM at Japan Open

Daiya Seto again earned bragging rights over Kosuke Hagino in the men’s 400 individual medley, beating the Rio gold medalist on Saturday at the Japan Open after beating him at April’s national championships.Seto, the Olympic bronze medalist in Brazil, won in 4 minutes, 10.18 ...