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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 world championships in order to ...

/ 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 ...

/ Jun 2, 2017

Ledecky zooms to victory in 1,500-meter freestyle

World record-holder Katie Ledecky swam the fifth-fastest time in history to win the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday night at the Pro Swim Series meet. Competing in the event for the first time since 2015, Ledecky led all the way and touched in 15 minutes, ...

/ 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, ...

Ikee seeking medal, win over rival

/ May 10, 2017

Ikee seeking medal, win over rival

Having become the first woman to win five titles at the national championships at the tender age of 16, Rikako Ikee has her sights set on more hardware and another 16-year-old at the world championships in Budapest in July. Ikee, who competed in seven ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Pregnant Vollmer returns to pool

Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer, expecting her second child in July, was delighted to be racing Friday, even though she didn’t make it out of the heats of the 50-meter freestyle at the Mesa Pro Swim. “Time didn’t matter, place didn’t matter. I’ve loved ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Hagino breezes through 400 free

Kosuke Hagino wrapped up the three-day Madrid Open with his fifth victory in as many events in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday. Hagino, who holds the national record of 3 minutes, 43.90 seconds in the 400 free, clocked 3:49.21 in making a strong comeback from ...