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Mona McSharry Dashes To Another Brace, Setting 2 Irish 50 Free Marks In The Bargain

Swimvortex - Sun, 18/02/2018 - 20:47
Mona McSharry continued her impressive form as the 2018 McCullagh International came to a close today in Bangor. The 17-year-old twice broke the 50m Freestyle Irish Senior Recordtwice on the day and brought her medal tally to six gold overall
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James Wilby Tops Peaty’s World Ranks Topper For Lifetime Best 59.6

Swimvortex - Sun, 18/02/2018 - 20:41
Loughborough's James Wilby produced the highlight of the last session at British University Championships in Sheffield with his first sub-minute 100m breaststroke of the year, while teammate and French international Marie Watell and Stirling's Olympic medallist Duncan Scott celebrated a double apiece. On 59.61, Wilby celebrated a lifetime best that got 0.01sec inside Adam Peaty's world-ranks leading best effort of his year so far ...
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Europacup: Oranje sluit met opgeheven hoofd toernooi af

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Sun, 18/02/2018 - 01:00

De Oranje waterpolomannen hebben dag vier van de voorronde van de Europacup prima afgesloten. Oranje speelde haar beste wedstrijd van het toernooi en behaalde tegen de nummer vier van het afgelopen WK Griekenland het meest aansprekende resultaat. In een aantrekkelijk duel werd het 7-9. Periodestanden: 2-2, 3-3, 1-3, 1-1.

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Why USA Swimming’s Leadership Must Face Full Inquiry Into Abuse Down The Years

Swimvortex - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 20:09
The headline at The Orange County Register tells a tale that swimming has not wished to speak of: "100s of USA swimmers were sexually abused for decades and the people in charge knew and ignored it, investigation finds". Reporter Scott M. Reid has long been on the case. As have we. Today, we release from the archive for general release Craig Lord's investigation into the tragic death of Fran Crippen and bring you the words of Fran's coach Dick Shoulberg and his appeal for the leadership of swimming to take up and do the right thing. Couple that with USA Swimming's support of woeful and damaging governance of swimming at global level and to what Reid writes of and it all adds up to a demand for nothing less than a full, official and independent inquiry of swimming's leadership and the handling of the events outlined by the OC Register and our focus on Safe Sport this month
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Duncan Scott & Charlotte Atkinson Leads The Pace On Day 2 At BUCS Championships

Swimvortex - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 18:28
Duncan Scott, of the University of Stirling, claimed the 200m free crown at British University Championships in Sheffield with a 1:48.27 win over Loughborough's 1500m man Tim Shuttleworth, on 1:49.98
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Mona McSharry Makes It Four Golds In Four Finals At The McCullagh International

Swimvortex - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 17:14
Swim Ireland’s McCullagh International Meet continued at the Bangor Aurora Leisure Centre today with Ards Freestyle Relay setting a new Irish Junior Record, Mona McSharry claiming her third and fourth gold and many more swimmers returning to the podium highlighting day two. 
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Spain’s Hugo Gonzalez Takes Down Kalisz 400y IM Standard At Auburn Debut

Swimvortex - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 06:51
Hugo Gonzalez, of Spain, appears to be thriving in his first season at U.S college ate the end of his days as a much-decorated junior in international waters, honours global, continental and national in the vault. Now Auburn freshman, Gonzalez produced the headline of the day with a 3:35.76 win over 400y IM that took down the championship record of 3:36.21 set by Chase Kalisz (Georgia) on his way to Budapest and a double-world-title summer; Brit Mark Szaranek on 3:37.50 for silver
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Europacup: ondanks verlies genoeg winstpunten voor waterpolomannen

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Sat, 17/02/2018 - 01:00

In Split, Kroatië, speelden de Oranje waterpolomannen de derde wedstrijd binnen 24 uur, dit keer tegen grootmacht Servië. Zoals de stand op de wereldranglijst doet vermoeden, kwam Nederland tekort tegen de regerend Olympisch kampioen. 

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Mona McSharry At The McCullagh Double In Bangor As Irish Test Race Skills

Swimvortex - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 21:31
Mona McSharry claimed a brace of wins and Conor Ferguson turned on the backstroke speed on the opening day at the McCullagh International Meet in Bangor; at BUCS nationals in Sheffield, Toby Robinson takes 1500m in 15:17 ahead of Tom Derbyshire's 15:21 and Alice Dearing pips Rosie Rudin over 800m, both on 8:39
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Caeleb Dressel Drums Out The Yardstick Of His Next Threat: Axes 200IM Mark By 1.25sec

Swimvortex - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 06:01
Caeleb Dressel provided a hint of the next stroke to swim superstardom last night when he clocked a 1:38.13 American record at the SEC Championships. Short-course yards - nowhere but in America, and then mostly in the fast and furious birthing pool of competitive cauldron of College sparring. There are conversions out there. They are pointless. Know only that he broke the previous standard by 1.25sec with his four-stroke blast of thunder and lightening at College Station, Texas. WE consider the shades of Matt Biondi and more ...
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Europacup: Oranje komt tekort tegen Wereldkampioen Kroatië

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 01:00

Wedstrijd nummer twee van vandaag tegen wereldkampioen Kroatië was even van een ander niveau dan vanochtend tegen Malta. Nederland kon een halve wedstrijd aardig meedoen, maar kwam aanvallend veel tekort. Als Kroatië even aanzette, scoorde het en kon zo punt voor punt uitlopen. Het werd uiteindelijk 16-4. Periodestanden 5-2, 3-1, 4-0, 4-1.

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Europacup: waterpolomannen openen sterk

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 01:00

De Nederlandse waterpolomannen zijn de voorronde van de Europacup sterk begonnen. In Oranjes’ eerste duel in Poule B werd Malta met 12-8 aan de kant geschoven (periodestanden 4-1, 2-2, 4-4, 2-1). Topscorer aan Nederlandse zijde werd Robin Lindhout met drie treffers. 

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I Ran Past The First Watchman … Does your silence indicate permission to pass?

Swimvortex - Thu, 15/02/2018 - 18:08
Editorial: Time to note the importance of the watch of a gatekeeper and whether he is wide awake or wilfully blind to what he can clearly seeI ran past the first watchman. "Then I was horrified, ran back again and said to the watchman: “I ran through here while you were looking the other way.” The watchman gazed ahead of him and said nothing. “I suppose I really oughtn’t to have done it,” I said. The watchman still said nothing. “Does your silence indicate permission to pass?" - Franz Kafka
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Time To Ban The Olympic Cold Shoulder To Truth, Whistleblowing & Red-Flag Waving

Swimvortex - Thu, 15/02/2018 - 13:58
Today, we start to look at the surface of why Truth, Whistleblowing & Red-Flag Waving are too often alien concepts in an Olympic realm where all who accept positions paid or voluntary carry a measure of responsibility, the ultimate end of which has to be carried by those in charge no facing calls to fall on their swords. 
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If Prohibition Must Sober The Olympics, Then Ban The Blazers Craving Nobel Prizes

Swimvortex - Wed, 14/02/2018 - 18:15
The SwimVortex safe Sport series: why its time for the Olympic creed of athletes and good folk to be: "The Games stay, the athletes, stay, all the good folk, from coaches to officials, volunteers who roll their sleeves up and whistle while they work get to stay - and the cheats and governors and their warped and self-serving governance model and structure get a lifetime ban from the Games".
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World Coaches Call On Swim Shoal To Press FINA To Embrace Independent Integrity Unit

Swimvortex - Wed, 14/02/2018 - 11:41
The World Swimming Coaches Association has issued a call to athletes, coaches and the leaders of aquatics sports around the globe "to unite and fight to ensure that clean sport still is the cornerstone of swimming and all Olympic sports". Coaches say the Russian crisis of systematic doping has highlighted that "the International Olympic Committee is no longer interested in either Clean Sport or Fair Sport", while the IOC's 'Independent Testing Authority' (ITA) will simply "fix a failed system with a broken system"; FINA seed to reject ITA and follow IAAF lead in setting up a Swimming Integrity Unit "completely independent" of FINA; call follows a presentation in which Bill Bock, the General Counsel of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said the world had witnessed the “abject failure of the international anti-doping system" in the past few years.
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Why Child Protection Measures Must Be A Condition Of Olympic Membership

Swimvortex - Tue, 13/02/2018 - 19:40
The SwimVortex Safe Sport series: Today, we look at child and athlete protection in sport, shifting tropes and trends in society at large and ask why the Olympic Movement is not doing much more to make athlete safety an urgent priority with global obligations that insist all nations have the kind of measures we see in the likes of the American Safe Sports Act, newly passed as the scandal of USA Gym came to a sorrowful and cathartic end in January with the passing of a 175-year sentence on Larry Nassar
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When Qing Wenyi Died In The Night & Child Protection Questions Went Unanswered

Swimvortex - Tue, 13/02/2018 - 19:38
Today, we consider Child and Athlete Protection and how it is possible for Chinese national junior swimming champion Qing Wenyi to die in the night but be cremated within 36 hours with no inquiry called and no autopsy report to show how and why she died - and not a single sports authority of which she was a member bothered to respond to any of the questions on child protection measures and responsibilities this journalist sent to them, including the CSA and FINA
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Oranjeheren kansloos onderuit tegen Spanje

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Tue, 13/02/2018 - 01:00

Het volgende meetmoment in het internationale seizoen van de Oranjemannen maakte dinsdag duidelijk dat het gat tussen het ambitieuze Oranje en de (sub)top van de wereld nog altijd fors is. Spanje, op het afgelopen WK in Boedapest ‘slechts’ negende, was alle fronten de betere. Vergeleken met drie maanden geleden, toen Nederland in Malaga nog met 9-5 naar huis werd gestuurd, lijkt het gat eerder toegenomen dan geslonken. In een uitverkochte Sportboulevard in Dordrecht werd het 4-12. 

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Climate Change: Empowering Coaching & Prof. Duda’s Message As A Games Changer

Swimvortex - Mon, 12/02/2018 - 17:03
SwimVortex will dedicate the next two weeks of our coverage entirely to the environment and governance structures - as well as people - that and who, in the opinion of many and confirmed in the book of Olympic history, enable abuse, sexual and other forms. This week, we will continue to look at the latest news, the fallout from the Ariana Kukors allegations in the wake of the Nassar crimes in USA Gym, the silence of coaches who one might expect to speak up, and consider the lot of athletes whose rights are reduced significantly by their 'amateur' status, whose guardians and governors accept no responsibilities remotely close to those of an employer but benefit hugely from the work of athletes, and ponder some of the things already in place to protect athletes that need spreading throughout the Olympic realm as a must for all nations - and reforms required far and wide in terms of laws and codes of practice that come with legal obligation. Next week, we will post a series of questions to key and power players in the sport of swimming and invite them to respond in the interest of open, transparent and intelligent discussion in a sport crying out for its own community to help exorcise the ghosts of a woeful past so that reform can take place at the start of a much better, brighter future that places athlete interests and rights at the top of its list of priorities - and acts accordingly. Today, we reach into our archive to recall a 2014 lecture delivered by Prof. Joan Duda, of Empowering Coaching, at the World Aquatics Development Conference in Lund on a day of high relevance to current events. It was a day on which we also heard a call from Dr. Fiona McLachlan, academic adviser to Shane Gould in the 1972 triple Olympic champion's PHD studies, for the guardians of swimming youth to consider "How to be Good"; and we heard telling, instructive, motivating, chilling and moving presentations from American swimmers Allison Wagner, Dana Vollmer and Caitlin Leverenz. And after that, we weep over the relevance of Fran Crippen and his passing to events at the Winter Olympics.
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