April 1, 2020
Canada , which triggered a chain reaction to get the Olympic Games moved to 2021 as the first nation to declare that it would not send a team to Tokyo 2o20 this July , has called on FINA to shunt the Fukuoka 2021 World Championships and all other events to 2022. The same message has been sent to World Para Swimming, while Swimming Canada has also announced that it will not send a team to the 2020 World Junior Open Water Championships in the Seychelles this August. The federation, which has already cancelled the whole of the summer season 2020 through August , welcomed the new 2021 da ...
March 30, 2020
Bill Sweetenham , one of the elders of world swimming, has urged coaches and swimmers to “prioritise the Olympics first and foremost” now the dates of Tokyo 2020 have been set for 2021, “as historically no-one, but no-one, recognises or remembers any other result or competition”. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today named July 23-August 8, 2021 as the news dates of Tokyo 2020, the Games that will continue to be branded with the dateline of this year. That means the Games will end on the day they started in Beijing in 2008, when 08/08/08 was chosen as a lucky symbol for the ...
March 4, 2020
Bill Sweetenham, International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Coach and mentor to generations of champions and coach leader, has called on the worldwide swimming community to rise up and overthrow FINA and the man at the helm of the international federation as its director since 1986, Cornel Marculescu, in the wake of Sun Yang‘s eight-year ban.
Dec. 28, 2019
There’s the 56.88, of course. No getting round it. Project 56. Nailed by Adam Peaty with a stroke-transcending sledgehammer. Certainly a moment to celebrate not only the swimmer and the swim but the coach, too. Mel Marshall, twitter handle massivemel. Indeed she is.
June 28, 2018
Relive the special night for Bill Sweetenham when the International Swimming Hall of Fame inducted the class of 2018 during ceremonies in Fort Lauderdale Florida on May 19th. Watch This Exclusive Video Commemorating Bill