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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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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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Texas swimming hole Jacob’s Well is open for reservations

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Jacob’s Well Natural Area in Wimberley is open for reservations for summer 2021.

Reservations are required for swimming which will be allowed through September 30. Walk-ups won’t be able to swim, so make sure to reserve a time slot before driving to the artesian spring.

Reservation fees are $9 for adults, $5 for Hays County residents, seniors, service members, veterans, children aged 5 to 12, and free for children ages 4 and younger.

Arriving late for a scheduled swim reservation is allowed, but any swimming time missed will be forfeited. Each reservation guarantees a two-hour time slot

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Photographer Captures the Beauty of Synchronized Swimming from Above

Aerial photographer Brad Walls has published a photographic series depicting synchronized swimmers in an effort to share a different perspective of the artistic sport.

Also known as Bradscanvas, Walls is an award-winning fine art aerial photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His work is a departure from a more traditional aerial photography niche and focuses on top-down portraits using negative space, symmetry, and leading lines. Already closely involved with sports photography in his career such as gymnastics, tennis, and ballet, Walls’ latest body of work appreciates the geometrical beauty of synchronized swimmers, also known as artistic swimmers, and the shapes

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Swimming Canada Postpones 2021 Olympic Trials Again, This Time to June

Swimming Canada has moved its Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials meet to June 19-23, athletes were told in a conference call on Wednesday. The move comes after Ontario introduced another stay-at-home order and declared a third state of emergency earlier this month amid a rise in new coronavirus cases.

The most recent Trials dates were from May 24-28, with a very limited selection of athletes invited. A high-performance test event scheduled for early May has been canceled.

For now, officials are hoping to continue to hold the meet at the country’s newest Olympic caliber pool, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Center,

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Robert Pinter Joins South Carolina Swimming Staff, First Hire of Poppell Era

South Carolina’s new head swimming & diving coach Jeff Poppell has made his first hire, adding Robert Pinter as the new staff’s first assistant coach.

Pinter has previous stops as an assistant at Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia Tech, and since 2016 has served as the head coach of Gator Swim Club. Gator Swim Club is the club program in Gainesville, Florida that is affiliated with the University of Florida. Poppell’s prior stop before South Carolina was as the head coach of the women’s varsity program at the University of Florida.

“I am extremely excited to have Robert join our staff

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Local parks department make plans for summer swimming :: WRAL.com

A year after COVID closed some public pools entirely, kids and families should have more chances to cool off this year.

While pools will likely still have some COVID-related safety protocols in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, aquatics staff at parks departments across the region are gearing up for a summer that includes plenty of opportunity to take a dip.

Here’s what’s announced so far:

Raleigh Pools

Raleigh’s public outdoor pools will open for the season on May 29 and operate on a modified schedule until June 12 when

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California’s Southern Section to Hold Swimming and Diving Championships in May

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)’s Southern Section announced on Wednesday that the Orange County Department of Public Health gave its approval to hold the Section’s Swimming and Diving Championships for the 2020-21 school year.

The Southern Section comprises most of the public and private high schools in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and central and southern Santa Barbara counties. [Note: There is a separate section called CIF Los Angeles City Section for teams from the public schools that make up the vast Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).]

The 2021 Swimming Championships will take place on Tuesday, May

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Heroic dog saves her best friend from drowning in the backyard swimming pool

Sometimes dog owners might wonder what their canine companions do when they’re not around, but few would imagine a heroic rescue like the one that happened recently in a backyard pool in Boskburg, South Africa.

For Chucky the lucky toy Pomeranian pooch, the day could have ended tragically. The tiny 13-year-old pup accidentally slipped and fell into the family swimming pool, and though he was able to keep himself afloat, he couldn’t get out. If he were alone, he could easily have gotten worn out and drowned.

Thankfully, his best friend Jessie, a 7-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, was there with

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