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Tamas Gyarfas, FINA Exec & Aquatics Mag Boss, Arrested In Fenyo Murder Case

Swimvortex - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:35
The number of FINA leadership figures running into trouble with the law - either leading to arrest, charges or though being cited as co-conspirators to massive fraud - grows by the season: Tamas Gyarfas, a member of the FINA executive, former long-term Hungarian swim president and the man who runs the international federation's lucrative Aquatics Magazine, has been arrested on suspicion of ordering the murder of media tycoon Janos Fenyo
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Ledecky Chasers Li & Wang Go 4:05/4:06 As China Champs End With Yan’s 27.1NR Dash

Swimvortex - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:18
In their domestic tussle for supremacy of all and those 16-year-olds, Li Bingjie, Hebei, and Wang Jianjiahe, settled their last distance free argument in that order on 04:05.3 and 04:06.9 in the 400m freestyle on the last day of Chinese nationals in Shanxi. And Yan Zibei shaves back his Chinese 50m breaststroke record with a 27.1 victory as the meet comes to an end
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Ruta Meilutyte & Vinicius Lanza Top The Bill As Maria Lenk Trophy Gets Underway in Rio

Swimvortex - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 06:50
A 51.4 win for Vinicius Lanza topped the bill on the first day of the Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio de Janeiro. Top rating among women went to Lithuanian visitor Ruta Meilutyte, on 1:07.3 at the helm of the 100m breaststroke
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Nico Borst zwaait na 25 jaar af als competitieleider waterpolo

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 02:00

Nico Borst draagt per 1 mei zijn taken als landelijk competitieleider waterpolo over aan Ilse Sindorf. Na 25 jaar de bondscompetities te hebben aangestuurd, neemt Nico vanwege het bereiken van de pensioengerechtigde leeftijd op 25 mei afscheid van de KNZB.

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Will Silence Kill Another Swimmer? Coach Question Poignant On Fran Crippen’s 34th

Swimvortex - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 10:49
"We all know that silence during WW2 killed millions of people. We also know that corruption and greed in FINA killed Fran Crippen" - that's the reminder that USA Swimming received recently with a plea for the world's most powerful swim federation to hold FINA's feet to the fire on athlete safety. The statement is stark, one likely to set various folk wearing blazers bristling, scoffing and shaking their heads, just as the wider world of swimming shrugs with sadness as if to say 'this much we knew'. Silence, corruption and greed. Have they been at play in world swimming? There is plenty of evidence that would explain a communal nod with ripples and Mexican waves on washes back from far and wide in answer to the question: 'what do you think of FINA's leadership?' Today would have been the 34th birthday of Fran Crippen - and coach Dick Shoulberg wants an end to USA Swimming's silence as he urges the federation to hold FINA's feet to the fire over decisions and subsequent silence that puts athlete safety at risk
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Xu To World Rank No 1 On 1:55 In 200 Back; Wang 8:22 Takes Latest 800 Scrap With Li

Swimvortex - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:57
World 100m backstroke champion Xu Jiayu took the helm of the 200m world rankings for 2018 with a 1:55.4 victory on the penultimate day of Chinese nationals in Shanxi; and Wang Jianjiahe takes latest 800m scrap with Li Bingjie in 8:22
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In New Zealand's worst year for polio fatalities, 173 people died

New Zealand Herald Swimnews - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 06:46
More than 1000 people were infected, around 70 died, schools and other facilities were closed and there stern warnings against swimming in harbours.The polio epidemic that gripped New Zealand for more than two years after World...
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River City Swim Club appoint new coach to work with novel new remote approach

New Zealand Herald Swimnews - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 04:30
The newly-launched River City Swim Club has appointed a coach to work alongside a novel remote approach to improving technique.John Hay, who has no specific background in swimming, is the main driver of the newly-formed River City...
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Selecties EK en EJK zwemmen bekend

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:00

De selecties voor de Europese Kampioenschappen en de Europese Jeugd Kampioenschappen zwemmen in juli zijn bekend.

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Amsterdam voor de 23e keer podium voor internationaal schoonspringtalent

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 02:00

Van 19 t/m 22 april organiseert zwemvereniging De Dolfijn - in samenwerking met de Gemeente Amsterdam en de KNZB - voor de 23e keer de Amsterdam Diving Cup 2018: een sportief evenement van hoog niveau met springers uit maar liefst twaalf verschillende landen.

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Para swimming camps being held in Rotorua

New Zealand Herald Swimnews - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 20:22
Last year Siobhan Terry became Rotorua's first para swimmer to compete at the New Zealand Open Swimming Championships.Terry, who returned to Rotorua four years ago after living in Australia for 11 years, was born with a left clubfoot...
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What’s Wrong With Anti-Doping in the World Today? Here It Is – & How To Help

Swimvortex - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 16:48
A fault line has opened up between athletes, coaches on one side and federations on the other when it comes to holding FINA’s feet to the fire on anti-doping (not to mention other issues). Here is a thread of communication and appeal attached that speaks to the schism between clean sport and the lack of determination […]
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China 4×200 Builds, Five Teens In 2018 World 200m Top 10 – But Caution Finishes 8th

Swimvortex - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 16:23
The devil, as always, is in the detail, when it comes to domestic results in Chinese waters. On day 4 of 6 at nationals in Shanxi, the 200m free final left five women from one nation in the best 10 in the world so far this year. At the helm of the five teenagers in a final in which all but two cracked 1:59 and all 2mins, Yang Junxuan, 16, took the title in 1:56.79. Caution came home 8th in the form of a swimmer on 1:56 at 14 and now, at 16, on 1:59. Plus, a round-up of highlights with two days of racing remaining ing Shanxi
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7 German Marks Must Go For Glasgow Euro Tickets, Inc Gross’ Großartig 1986 Standard

Swimvortex - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 12:12
Those wishing to race for Deutschland at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in August face the last-chance selection saloon of the German Open in Berlin this week.  Many a 2017-2018 warm-up event under the bridge, many still need to step up to the time standards required for a ticket to Scotland in summer. The deadline for beating the clock is April 29, the German Open due April 20-22. Much water under the bridge, too, since 1987, but the days when the GDR claimed 18 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze, back at the European Championships in Strasbourg remain linked intrinsically to the present, courtesy of a newly unified Germany and its DSV federation having adopted all GDR swim records as their own. In 2018, Philip Heintz added his name to a list of seven swimmers inside the cut so far when he clocked 1:56 over 200IM in Bergen, where the Swim Festival ended yesterday. Among seven records that would need to fall at the Open are two of the oldest on the books: the men's 200 'fly standard held by Michael "The Albatross" Gross since 1986 - and Anke Möhring's 800m free for the GDR in 1987
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After Debut Trials, Swim Ireland Names Its Shoals, Senior & Junior, For Intl Racing

Swimvortex - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 11:22
Swim Ireland’s team for their premier benchmark meet of 2018, the LEN European Championships in Glasgow will be spearheaded by 2017 World University Games Champion Shane Ryan and 2017 World Junior Champion Mona McSharry - Swim Ireland announced today.
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Goosen en Zandringa zwemmen EK limiet op laatste dag Swim Cup

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 02:00

De laatste sessie van de Swim Cup in Eindhoven is er altijd eentje vol spektakel. En de zwemmers stelden ons ook dit jaar niet teleur.

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Halve finale play-offs: Ook Polar Bears naar de finale

KNZB (The Netherlands) - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 02:00

Polar Bears is er voor het tweede jaar op rij in geslaagd om de finale te bereiken. In het derde, beslissende duel tegen Widex GZC Donk won het met 8-6. In de finale treft het ZVL-Tetteroo, wat daarmee een juiste afspiegeling is van de reguliere competitie waarin beide ploegen veruit de beste waren.

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo & Jesse Puts Make Eindhoven Dashes A Dutch Winners’ Affair

Swimvortex - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 18:50
Double Dutch Olympic sprint champion of 2012 Ranomi Kromowidjojo rose to fifth on the fledgling 2018 world rankings with a 25.25 win in the 50m free as the Swim Cup Eindhoven came to close today. Jesse Puts made the freestyle dash finals a Dutch winners' affair. In 21.85, 0.01sec faster than his meet-record heats swim, Puts was 0.03sec up on the man thundering into the wall with him, Finland's Ari-Pekka Liukkonen; and The Danish Open and Mesa Pro Swim meets comes to a close, too
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