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Klete Keller Pleads Not Guilty to Capitol Insurrection Charges
not guilty plea Tuesday to seven charges...
stemming from his involvement at the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6...
due to appear in court next on April 6...
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 10, 2021 — Former U.S. swimmer Klete Keller entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to seven charges from his involvement at the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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@SwimXps  Klete Keller pleads "Not Guilty", former US national team and #Olympic #swimmer
  
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USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey’s Contract Extended Four Years
implementation of effective succession planning...
creation of a gender-equal leadership team...
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March 10, 2021 — USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors has agreed with President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Hinchey III to extend the term of his employment agreement through 2025.
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Nebraska Will Now Allow Indoor Venues at 100% Capacity
Omaha, Nebraska is host for this summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials...
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Feb. 1, 2021 — The state of Nebraska on Saturday moved from the “blue” to “green” phase of its pandemic response plan. Among other things, the maximum capacity for indoor gatherings goes from 75% to 100%.

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@SwimXps  Nebraska now allowing 100% capacity for indoor venues. Good news for #swimming Olympic Trials.
  
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USA Swimming Publishes “Wave II” Time Standards For Olympic Swimming Trials
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Jan. 26, 2021 — USA Swimming Publishes "Wave II" Time Standards For Olympic Swimming Trials that will be held June 13 - 20, in Omaha, Nebraska.
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See The New 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials Qualifying Standards
trials will be held as two separate meets...
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Jan. 26, 2021 — See the revised time standards for the 2021 US Olympic Swimming Trials that will be used to parse the meet into two separate events in June in Omaha.
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TYR Pro Swim Series: What We Learned From the First Prelims/Finals Meet of the Year
College swimmers have not missed a beat...
Catie DeLoof quietly beats loaded sprint field...
Ally McHugh is an under-appreciated star...
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Jan. 19, 2021 — TYR Pro Swim Series: What We Learned From the First Prelims/Finals Meet of the Year Usually a prelims/finals meet in mid-January would be another ho-hum competition in the leadup to the Olympic Trials. But this past weekend’s Pro Swim Series in San Antonio and Richmond was a welcomed sight for swim fans due to the fact it was the first legitimate prelims/finals meet in a long-course venue since March 2020, a week before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the United States. USA Swimming held the U.S. Open across nine different sites in late November, but the meet was timed finals only ...

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Former National Champion Bobby Brewer Named Head Coach At River City Aquatics
Former U.S. Former National Champion,
and USA Swimming National Team member ...
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Jan. 19, 2021 — Former U.S. National Champion and USA Swimming National Team member Bobby Brewer was named head coach of River City Aquatics in December. Over the past seven years, Brewer, who won the men’s 100 backstroke at the 1998 U.S. Spring National Championships, has been the owner of bdouble Consulting, an aquatic marketing and management firm. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with this team and help continue the championship tradition of River City Aquatics,” Brewer said in a team press release. “River City Aquatics has been a pillar of this community for years and I look fo ...

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Longtime USMS Volunteer Ted Haartz Dies at 92
Was longtime US Masters Swimming volunteer ...
Inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2013 ...
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Jan. 6, 2021 — When he learned about the 1st Annual National Masters Swimming Championship, Ted Haartz figured he and a few of his friends could be competitive at the 1971 version of the meet.

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@SwimXps  Ted Haartz passes at age 92, longtime masters #swimming volunteer
@GoodbyeChlorine RIP Ted Haartz, longtime master #swimming volunteer and Hall of Famer
  
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UC Santa Barbara Receives Two Verbals From Sprint Freestylers Amelia Hammer, Grace Lockwood
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Sept. 7, 2020 — The University of California, Santa Barbara has received a pair of verbal commitments for the fall of 2021 from Redmond, Wash. native Amelia Hammer and Grace Lockwood of San Diego, Calif. Both talented swimmers will join Grace Endaya and Michelle Tekawy as members of the Gauchos’ class of 2025. Photo Courtesy: Amelia Hammer Regarding her commitment, she said: “I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at UCSB! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me. Go Gauchos!!💙💛” Primarily a sprint freestyler, Hammer trains year-round with Pro Swi ...
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@SwimXps  Amelia Hammer, Grace Lockwood Commit to UC Santa Barbara #swimming
  
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Army West Point Nabs Another Verbal for 2021: Winter Jrs Qualifier Meghan Cole
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Sept. 5, 2020 — Meghan Cole , a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Frederick, Maryland, has announced her intention to swim at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York beginning in the fall of 2021. “I am honored to announce my verbal commitment to further my swimming and academic career at the United States Military Academy at West Point!! I would especially like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for all of their support throughout the years. GO ARMY!!” Cole swims year-round for Monocacy Aquatic Club where she is a Winter Junior Nationals qualifier in the ...

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Former Boise State Coach Christine Mabile Hired at Whitworth University
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Aug. 27, 2020 — Former Boise State head coach Christine Mabile has found her next landing spot, with Division III Whitworth University announcing her on Wednesday as a new assistant coach for the 2020-2021 season. Mabile was out of a job with the July 2 announcement that Boise State was eliminating its women’s swimming & diving team where she was the head coach . In spite of an early pledge drive that raised almost $700,000 toward saving the swimming & diving and baseball programs at Boise State, on July 23, supporters posted on a GoFundMe page posted a message that they received “final confirmation ...

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Claire Curzan At It Again! Hits 50.03 100 Fly at TAC Titans Intrasquad
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July 19, 2020 — 16-year-old Claire Curzan , fresh off a best time in the 50 freestyle on Friday , swam an extremely impressive 50.03 in the 100 butterfly on Saturday afternoon at her home club’s intrasquad meet in North Carolina. Curzan crushed her best time of 50.35 that she set earlier this year at the North Carolina high school state championships, which also stands as the national high school record and the national age group record for 15-16-year-olds. Due to USA Swimming’s restrictions on times in the month of July , Curzan’s time will not count as a national age group record, pending a change ...
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Claire Curzan Undercuts 50 Free National Age Group Record, But Will It Count?
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July 18, 2020 — Confirmed Tokyo 2020 (2021) US Olympian Ashley Twichell and National Age Group Record holder Claire Curzan led the highlights on the first night of racing at the TAC Titans Intrasquad Time Trial on Friday evening. The top finisher in the women’s 50 free was 16-year old Junior National Teamer Claire Curzan in 21.51. That’s a new lifetime best for her, and clears her own National Age Group Record of 21.77 set last year. That time ranks her as the 4th-fastest junior (18 and under) in US history: USA Swimming return-to-competition rules aren’t allowing times swum in the month of July to ...
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Princeton Snags 2021 Verbal from Washington 4A State Champion Jaime Chen
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July 12, 2020 — Princeton University has scored a new verbal commitment* for the 2021-22 season and beyond from Jaime Chen of Bellevue, Wash. She will join Acton, Mass. native Isabella Korbly as a member of the Tigers’ class of 2025. Regarding her commitment, she said: “I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to the application process at Princeton! I’m looking forward to both swimming and studying at this amazing school.
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SwimSwam Podcast: How Much is There to Learn About Perfect Technique?
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July 11, 2020 — We sat down with Russell Mark, the USA National Team High Performance Manager AKA Technique Guru. Russell was literally a rocket scientist before he was working in swimming, but the love for swimming actually came first.
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@SwimXps  There's a lot to learn when it comes to the 'perfect' #swimming technique ...
@GoodbyeChlorine The endless pursuit of the 'perfect' swimming technique ...
  
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USA Swimming Sets Reopening Guidelines For Clubs; Establishes Pool Formats
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May 3, 2020 — USA Swimming has released a set of guidelines for re-opening facilities and planning for the next steps as swimmers and teams begin to ease back into the water on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines stress that everything must comply with local, state and federal public health guidelines, but outlines several things to think about when re-opening facilities.
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@SwimXps  USA Swimming sets reopening guidelines for clubs and #swimming pools
  
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Atlantis Aquatics Coach Rhi Jeffrey Calls For Financial Help From USA Swimming
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April 3, 2020 — Swim teams across the country have been forced to suspend operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and things have started to take a financial toll. Rhi Jeffrey , a 2004 Olympic gold medalist, is the head coach of Atlantis Aquatics in Portsmouth, N.H., and has been directly affected by the crisis. And with hers and so many other smaller U.S. clubs struggling to make ends meet, she’s calling on USA Swimming to help. “Honestly anything at this point is better than nothing,” Jeffrey told SwimSwam. “I’ve thought of USA Swimming offering half our 2020 dues back (that would be a good chunk) ...
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@SwimXps  Atlantis Aquatics asks US #Swimming for dues refund
  
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Idaho Governor Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Women & Girls in School Sports
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April 3, 2020 — Idaho governor Brad Little signed the controversial House Bill 500 – called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” by supporters – into law Monday. At the same time, he signed HB 509 , which prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. HB 500 bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s and girls’ sports at the high school and collegiate level in Idaho, making the state the first in the country to pass legislation against transgender students. The bill applies to ” interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic tea ...
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2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
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April 2, 2020 — The restructuring that went into effect with the 2018 election transitioned the Board from its 35-member, constituency-based composition and operational focus to a smaller Board focused on strategic, longer-term issues. Responsible for setting standards for the organization and ensuring effective organizational performance, the Board acts on behalf of USA-S’ membership, the USOPC and the American public. The Board has developed and adopted a Governing Policies Manual, setting forth performance expectations for its own work, and that of the CEO and staff members. USA Swimming’s curren ...
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@SwimXps  US Swimming calls for Board of Directors Nominations
  
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On this date in sports history: Michael Phelps becomes the youngest American swimmer to set a world record
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March 30, 2020 — 2001 Michael Phelps becomes the youngest American swimmer to set a world record, winning the 200-meter butterfly in the USA Swimming Championships in 1 minute, 54.92 seconds. Phelps, 15, breaks the record of 1:55.18 set by Olympic gold medalist Tom Malchow in June.
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