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20 Things Coaches CAN Do To Be A Lighthouse For Swimmers All At Sea In Corona Season Coronavirus-crunched on all sides? Coaches, ask not what you can't do but what you CAN do, writes Wayne Goldsmith, exclusively for Swimming World. One thing I've learnt about coaches is - they're always - ALWAYS - thinking about coaching. Have a coffee with a coach and they're thinking about, talking about, pondering on…coaching.

Tokyo 2020 Set To Start On 23 July 2021, Reports In Japan Claim Tokyo 2020 will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, reports are claiming. The Olympic Games had been scheduled to run from 24 July to 9 August this year but the relentless spread of the coronavirus pandemic led to them being postponed by the International Olympic Committee.

Swimmers Prepare for Challenges of Olympic Postponement The coronavirus pandemic had caused the world to go into a frenzy the last few weeks. Athletic events were being cancelled left and right. Facilities were closing down. Sports, what was once a form of escape during times of panic like these, was suddenly completely wiped away from our lives in a matter of what felt like the blink of an eye.

Ryan Lochte on Postponed Olympics: "I Get Another Full Year of Racing" Everything happens for a reason." In an interview earlier this week, Lochte told ESPN he's "100%" all in for Tokyo 2021.

1952 Olympic Champion, U.S. District Court Judge, John Davies Dies at 90 John Davies was a historic Australian swimmer, becoming the last 200 butterfly-breaststroke Olympic champion in 1952. Read more on his legacy here.

Shayna Jack's CAS Appeal To Reportedly Put Swimming AUS Camp Under Microscope Additionally, The Sunday Mail reports that although she did not testify before ASADA, Jack is expected to take the stand whenever it is her case is heard by CAS.

Pac-12 Points Caliber Butterflier Emilio Perez Commits to Arizona State Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam's College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

The Oldest World Record: Grant Hackett's SCM 800 Free In July of 2008, less than three weeks before the start of the Beijing Olympic Games, Australian legend Grant Hackett swam to a time of 7:23.42 in the SCM 800 freestyle at the Victoria Open in Melbourne.

How to swim at home during quarantine A little device I thought of.

How the Mystery of "Dead Water" Could Save Swimmers For thousands of years, sailors have been telling stories of a mysterious phenomenon called dead water. Even after scientists figured out why it happens, it still affects swimmers today.

Hungary's Cseh Tentatively Turns To 2021; Swimmers Must Test Negative To Train So as for the training, we are keeping the same schedule for now." However, according to Hungarian media, restrictions are getting tighter, as only those with proven negative coronavirus tests are being admitted to pools to train.

1980 Olympic Qualifier Paula Kelly Shares Opinions On Tokyo 2020 Postponement Olympic qualifier Paula Kelly who was months away from her Olympic debut at Moscow 1980 when Canada boycotted the Games shared her thoughts on Tokyo 2020.

Jordan Browning Commits to D1 Florida International University for Fall 2021 SwimMac Carolina's Jordan Browning has committed to swim for Florida International University beginning fall 2021. She will join their class of 2025.

Tokyo 2020: How Coronavirus Forced an Olympic Postponement The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe felt that postponing th…

Daily Dryland Swimming Workouts #10 For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers.

Philip Hodges Loch Ness Solo Swim On the 25th of July 2017, in a time of 13 hours and 44 minutes I swam the length of Loch Ness from Loch End to Fort Augustus. The swim was observed by Helen Beveridge, ratified and certified by the…

Would You Rather Break A World Record Or Win An Olympic Gold Medal? Which Would You Rather Have? Which swimmers have actually done this? Set a WR in prelims / semis but then gone on to lose the final. Eamon Sullivan in 2008 comes to mind. Berkhoff blast-off in 1988 too. Serdinov and Phelps at Worlds 2003. He tied it, but yes.

With Renewed Fire, Schooling Temporarily Returns To Singapore Joseph Schooling will return to his native Singapore temporarily, but his overall outlook is positive and aggressive heading into the new Olympic timeline.

Commercial Aquatics Australia Advise Facilities on Swimming Pool Maintenance During COVID-19 Closure "We understand a number of privately owned centres are simply 'hitting the emergency stop button' and walking out, as well as a number of Government facilities run by third party operators being told their services are no longer required and as such facilities have been switched off.

US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky says postponing Olympics was 'certainly the right call' For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has 15 world championship titles and has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games beca…

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Considering July 2021 for Opening Ceremony The Summer Olympics in Tokyo, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will likely open on July 23, 2021, according to people familiar with the matter.

Japan's emotional Artistic Swimming moment at Kazan 2015 - Full length - FINA World Championships Back in 2015, at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, we had an incredible Team Technical final in Artistic Swimming that was all emotional. While Russia claimed the gold medal and China got seco…

Swimspiration in Isolation Outdoor Swimmer magazine is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to swimming outdoors. Written by swimmers for swimmers, each issue of Outdoor Swimmer is a celebration of swimming outside with…

Swimmer Olivia Bray Set to Compete in 2020 Olympic Trials, Now Postponed One Year The first time I saw her swim she was in the 8 and under program and she just flowed through the water," head coach Doug Fonder said. "That's a very God-given natural thing, the ability to flow." The 18-year-old has come a long way since her swim coach Doug Fonder saw her swim for the first time.

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