Swimming

Hosszu Wins 15th European Title

Katinka Hosszu claimed her fourth 400IM title and 15th overall and Martin Malyutin won a shock 400 free gold from lane seven on the first night of finals at the European Championships.

The 32-year-old led throughout to touch in 4:34.76 with Britain’s Aimee Willmott and Hungarian 17-year-old Viktoria Mihalyuari tying for second in 4:36.81.

Malyutin took over on the penultimate length to spring a surprise in 3:44.18 ahead of Felix Auboeck (3:44.63) and Danys Rapsys (3:45.39).

Great Britain won the women’s 4×100 free in a British record of 3:34.17 despite Femke Heemskerk‘s 51.99 blast for the Netherlands.

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Former Jacksonville-Area Swim Coach Arrested, Admits To Lewd Contact, Luring

Mitchell Bentz, a former swim coach in Orange Park, Florida, turned himself in and admitted to sending an underage girl lewd pictures and messages.

Bentz was previously a part-time swim coach at St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park. Orange Park is just south of Jacksonville in northeastern Florida.

Action News Jax reports that Bentz allegedly tried to lure a 17-year-old girl to have sex and allegedly sent her lewd pictures and messages. Bentz met the girl at a local grocery store and communicated with her on Snapchat, according to the arrest report.

The 24-year-old Bentz was arrested

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Sonr tech lets coaches talk to swimmers by radio

Swim coaches have a difficult job, as they have to shout in order for swimmers to hear them – and even then, they still may not be heard. The Sonr system is designed to address that problem, using one-way radio communications.

Invented by swimmer and entrepreneur Dmitri Voloshin, Sonr is manufactured by Moldovan company Simpals.

The system consists of two parts – a walkie-talkie held by the coach, and a waterproof bone conduction speaker/receiver worn by the swimmer. The latter device is slightly buoyant – so it will float if it comes off – and can be worn either under

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Bourbon teen drowns while swimming in Meramec River | St. Louis News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A teenager from Bourbon, Missouri drowned while swimming in the Meramec River Sunday night.

William Bergner Jr. was attempting to swim across the Meramec River near the campground boat access when he got exhausted and went under the water’s surface around 6:30 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital later in the evening.

No other information has been released.

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TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: See Swimming World’s Photo Gallery From the Deck of The Nat

TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis: See Swimming World’s Photo Gallery From the Deck of The Nat

With the countdown to the US Olympic Trials approaching 27 days, the Indianapolis Pro Swim Series marked the last stop of the 2021 TYR Pro Swim Series with big time swims from the likes of Michael AndrewRegan Smith and Lilly King spread across the three and a half day meet.

Swimming World’s chief photographer Peter H. Bick was on the deck in Indianapolis capturing the action from the meet. Check out the best images each day below:

Day One:

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USA Swimming Announces Split-Site 2021 Speedo Summer Championships

USA Swimming confirmed on Monday plans for the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships. The meet will take place from August 3-7 and be split into East and West sites.

The meet is being referred to specifically as “Summer Championships” and not “National Championships” because the results won’t be officially combined into a single ranking.

Locations

  • East – Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • West – William Wollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, California

This replaces the slot that typically houses a post-Olympic Games Summer National Championship meet. Historically, the U.S. Olympians have only rarely competed in that event, and with swimming concluding

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Sandpipers Swimmers Sims and Grimes Pick Up Additional Trials Cuts

2021 Cinco de Mayo Invitational

  • Friday April 30 – Monday May 3, 2021
  • Pavilion Center Pool, Las Vegas, NV
  • Long Course Meters
  • Results available via Meet Mobile (meet name: 2021 Cinco de Mayo Invitational)

15-year olds Bella Sims and Katie Grimes of Sandpipers of Nevada continue to make their mark in the pool. The pair are projected to be named to the 2021 World Junior Open Water Championships roster and each have multiple Wave II Olympic Trials cuts. Their strengths in the Open Water and distance events are reflective of coach Ron Aitken’s training and this weekend Sims and Grimes

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LSCs, ASCA Take Issue With USA Swimming’s HOD Composition Proposal

USA Swimming recently released a set of proposals for its upcoming Special House of Delegates meeting on June 30, and among them is a drastic change in its composition to abide by United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) bylaws.

In order to comply with the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, one of USA Swimming’s requirements is to increase athlete representation on the Board of Directors to 33.3%. The current proposal is for this to take into effect immediately, and it has caused a variety of responses, including pushback from LSCs on the rapid reduction in their voting

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Photographs of synchronised swimmers from above show perfect poise and pleasing geometry

Released just in time for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, ‘Water Geomaids’ follows on from his viral series last year, Pools From Above, which did the rounds on the Internet and found Walls a new legion of fans.

“I was surprised at the lack of imagery capturing the shapes and patterns that synchronised swimmers create,” he tells Creative Boom. “I’ve already captured the arts of diving, gymnastics, tennis and ballet, so this particular sport aligned perfectly with my aesthetic, leveraging synchronicity and symmetry – something which I always lean towards in my work, no matter the subject matter.”

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Top Texas swimming spot Jacob’s Well is now open

Lifestyle // Travel & Outdoors

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A woman takes the plunge into the cool waters at Jacob’s Well swimming hole. Often referred to as “The Gem of Texas Hill Country,” Jacob’s Well is in Wimberley, a short, 45-minute drive from Austin. The well was discovered in 1850 and is one of the longest underwater caves in Texas.

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After a shortened season in 2020 due to the pandemic, one of Texas’ top swimming holes is back open for visitors. 

Jacob’s Well, located about 60 miles north of downtown San

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