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U.S. men fail to qualify for relay final at swim worlds

So much for the U.S. swim team’s plan to kick off the world championships with a strong performance in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. The American men didn’t even qualify for the final. The U.S. squad of Jimmy Feigen, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Conor Dwyer tied Germany to win the ...

Inui, Mitsui earn bronze in duet technical routine at worlds

Jul 27, 2015

Inui, Mitsui earn bronze in duet technical routine at worlds

Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui won the bronze in the women’s duet technical routine in synchronized swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Sunday, the first medal in the biennial event for Japan since 2007. The pair scored 92.0079 points under the tutelage ...

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Jul 3, 2015

Swimmer Hagino to miss world championships

Kosuke Hagino said on Friday he will not compete at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships after breaking his right elbow during training. Hagino suffered the injury when he fell off a bike at the national team’s training camp in France. He returned to ...

Jul 2, 2015

Hagino could miss worlds due to elbow injury

Kosuke Hagino will likely not compete in the upcoming 16th FINA World Championships after suffering an injury at the national team’s training camp in France, the Japan Swimming Federation announced on Thursday. According to the JASF, Hagino left France on Thursday to return to ...

Jun 21, 2015

Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly in Santa Clara

Michael Phelps won the 200 butterfly on Saturday at the Arena Pro Series and met his expectations. Phelps last won a 200 fly race at the 2012 Olympic trials and declared he would not return to the event when he came out of retirement ...

Jun 15, 2015

Shioura places fourth in freestyle final

In his first competition since joining the Italy-based ADN Swim Project earlier this month, Shinri Shioura had the fourth-fastest time in the 50-meter freestyle final on Friday at the 52nd Settecolli Internazionali d’Italia di Nuoto meet in Rome. The 23-year-old Kanagawa Prefecture native completed ...

Jun 15, 2015

Seto wins 400 IM on final day of Grand Prix series

Daiya Seto captured the men’s 400 meters individual medley on the final day of the Mare Nostrum series in Monaco on Sunday. Seto clocked 4 minutes, 10.58 seconds, outpacing Hungary’s David Verraszto, who took silver in 4:11.28. Seto’s Japanese teammate Kosuke Hagino took the ...

Jun 12, 2015

Synchronized swimmer in induced coma after being struck by bus

A teenage synchronized swimmer from Austria who was hit by a shuttle bus at the European Games in Azerbaijan is being kept in an induced coma after lengthy surgery, a Vienna hospital said Friday. “Vanessa Sahinovic suffered many fractures and more surgery will be ...

Jun 4, 2015

Tomita won't appeal guilty ruling for camera theft

Swimmer Naoya Tomita will not appeal a ruling handed down by a South Korean court last week that found him guilty of stealing a camera at the Asian Games last September. Tomita was found guilty by the district court in Incheon, South Korea, on ...

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

May 24, 2015

Seto claims treble at Japan Open

Daiya Seto achieved a personal treble on the final day of the Japan Open on Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter individual medley in 1 minute, 57.63 seconds to add to his first-place finishes in the 200 butterfly and 400 medley during the three-day competition. ...

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

May 22, 2015

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

Kosuke Hagino cruised to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle race on the opening day of the Japan Open on Friday. Hagino came home in a time of 15 minutes, 5.35 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of ...

May 18, 2015

Phelps falls short at Charlotte meet

Michael Phelps had set his sights on testing himself against Ryan Lochte on the final day of competition at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday. In the end he was not even fast enough to make the same finals ...

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

May 16, 2015

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Charlotte Grand Prix 100-meter butterfly final on Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 ...