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The Columbus Zoo’s 10-week-old baby Asian elephant experienced his first swimming lesson this weekend.Zoo officials said mother elephant, Phoebe, gave the calf named Frankie his first swimming lesson and said it went “very well.”**Watch in video player above: Columbus Zoo’s baby Asian elephant explores outside for first time**The baby elephant was named Frankie last week.The elephant received his name from a donor family who prefers to remain anonymous. The donor family chose the name Frankie to honor their mother Frances who died in November. Frances’s grandchildren called her Granny Franny.Frances’s family is pleased to name the elephant Frankie to honor … Read More
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs swimmer has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the Colorado High School Activities Association after being disqualified from a swim competition over his glucose monitor.
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Orr is a competitive swimmer for Coronado High School. He qualified for the state championships and had already competed in two events during the June competition when a CHSAA referee came up and inquired about his arm monitor.
“Ethan was given the choice to remove it from his arm or not to compete in that event and he chose not to compete in that event. He
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 14-year-old California boy has become the youngest person to swim the entire 21.3-mile (34-kilometer) length of Lake Tahoe and complete the alpine lake’s coveted Triple Crown.
James Savage of Los Banos completed the trip across the scenic lake, which straddles the California-Nevada line, in 12 hours on Aug. 1.
He earlier swam the other two legs of the Lake Tahoe Triple Crown, all 10 miles (16 kilometers) or longer.
Savage and his mother, Jillian, agreed the physical training was a lot easier than the mental endurance it takes to complete such a long-distance swim. The
Spectator’s guilt: SI’s Pat Forde thrilled to watch daughter Brooke swim at Olympics, wishes he had company
Anyone who has covered the Olympics or World Cup or, back in the day, Notre Dame football home games, understands there can be more cheering in the press box than is designed to occur. Some reporters have a hard time containing their patriotism, so to speak. Pat Forde is not one to engage in such behavior and understands very well this would not be an ideal look for someone with his remarkable resume: U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, APSE award winner, a national college sports writer for ESPN and Yahoo! and now among the most prominent writers at Sports
There were a pair of surprise entrants on Saturday at the Aloha Salads Summer Sprint 1 mile race at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Saturday: Tokyo 2020 Olympians Ashley Twichell and Jordan Wilimovsky.
Twichell and Wilimovsky are currently in Hawaii as part of the American training camp preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games. Team USA will soon depart for their final preparations camp in Tokyo.
But that’s not before two of the three Americans qualified to swim the open water 10km took on a quick trial race on the North Shore.
While swimming around the world still looks a lot different than normal due to the effects of COVID-19, we’re still highlighting and celebrating swim teams from across the country. This week’s BSN Sports Swim Team of the week is the Sandpipers of Nevada. Having been founded in 1968, they have a history of success dating back decades, representing thousands of swimmers who have done everything from simply having fun swimming to representing Team USA in the Olympics.
Head coach Ron Aitken has been with the team since 1994, and over that time he’s seen the Sandpipers a number USA
- Swimming caps designed for natural hair by a Black-owned brand will not be allowed at the Olympics.
- Metro reports that the International Swimming Federation decided there’s no need for the gear.
- The group also said the caps didn’t fit “the natural form of the head.”
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Inclusive swim caps created for natural hair will not be permitted during this year’s Summer Olympics, according to Metro.
The publication reported Wednesday that the International Swimming Federation, known as FINA, rejected an application to certify products from the Black-owned brand Soul Cap for competition swimming.
Corrections & Clarifications: This article has been updated to clarify Jane Doe’s allegations and the status of a deposition.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from Ray Lawrence.
Carmel High School quietly removed Ray Lawrence, a longtime and lauded swimming coach who was banned from USA Swimming in 2011, from its athletics hall of fame.
At the time of the ban a decade ago, USA Swimming gave IndyStar no specifics on the reason but said Lawrence was banned for life for violations that occurred before the current Code of Conduct, which started in the late
Olympic hopeful Carson Foster turned heads in Austin, Texas dropping a 4:11 best time in the 400 meters IM three weeks out from the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Carson has made big gains since NCAA championships, and he shared that his training has gone better than expected. He was a kid back in 2016, but he did get vital U.S. Olympic Trials experience. That matters. Olympic Trials in Omaha is a pressure-cooker, especially for swimmers competing in the 400 IM, which is the first event on the first day of finals.
SEE 14 YEAR OLD CARSON’S RACE VIDEO, MAKING HIS