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International Swimming League Solidarity: $11m Lifeline For Swimmers In Corona Crunch
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 3, 2020— The International Swimming League (ISL) today throws a lifeline to swimmers facing uncertainty and even the prospect of forced retirement from the sport due to the coronavirus (COVID-198) pandemic . In a letter sent to the 320 athletes, their coaches and managers at the 10 ISL teams, the League, founded and funded by businessman Konstantin Grigorishin , announces a Solidarity Program in which each swimmer will receive a guaranteed $1500 wage for 10 months between September and July next year to tide them over a time of challenge. International Swimming League Solidarity Program to pa ...

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ISL Set To Launch 'Solidarity Programme' For Athletes
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April 3, 2020— The International Swimming League (ISL) has today announced the launch of what they call a ‘Solidarity Programme’ for athletes, beginning on September 1st this year. The programme will contain two things ; First, all athletes who have a contract (or will sign a contract) with any of the ISL clubs will receive a set amount of money per month, starting from September 1st 2020 – July 1st 2021. Second, a training block and tournament are to take place from October 14th-November 17th 2020, where athletes and coaches will be hosted in a world-class facility (yet to be announced) for the pe ...
  
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Katinka Hosszu and Team Iron Donate 1.5 Million Forints to Coronavirus Research
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April 2, 2020— Hungarian Olympic icon Katinka Hosszu alongside Iron Swim partners Máté Gelencsér and Tamás Batházi recently donated a total of 1.5 million Hungarian forints (roughly $4,500 USD) to the research of the novel coronavirus. Iron Swim Budapest, not to be confused with the Budapest-based club Iron of the International Swimming League, is Hosszu’s club team and was named for her “Iron Lady” moniker. Hosszu, Gelencsér, and Batházi donated the money on the recommendation of Iron Swim team doctor Dr. Béla Merkely. The 1.5 million forints pooled by the three swimmers was given to the Semmelwei ...

Boglárka Kapás | Katinka Hosszu | Mate Gelencsér | Tamás Batházi

  
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Waddell weighs her options after successful collegiate swimming career | The Daily Republic
THE DAILY REPUBLIC
April 2, 2020— If you told Tevyn Waddell in high school the long list of conference and national honors she’d go on to rack up during her four years at the University of Minnesota, she would’ve been skeptical.

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Will Kearsey Ended His UConn Career on Top
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT ATHLETICS
April 1, 2020— Will Kearsey will go down as one of the greatest swimmers to ever compete for UConn. Over the course of his four-year career, he set numerous school records, won a bunch of medals and qualified for the NCAA Championships as a senior, the most distinguished accomplishment in the sport.

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FINA Move A Step Closer To Rescheduling Fukuoka Worlds To 2022 With Two Options Considered
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020— The prospect of the 2021 World Championships being moved back a year to 2022 appears to be a step closer with world governing body FINA being forced to act following the rescheduling of Tokyo 2020 . The IOC announced on Monday the Olympic Games would take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, a year later than planned after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced their postponement. That has impacted on the World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Fukuoka, Japan , from 16 July to 1 August 2021. Photo Courtesy: @Fukuoka2021jp Reports in Australia claimed FINA were l ...

Cornel Marculescu | Florian Wellbrock | John Atkinson

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On This Day: Phelps equals Spitz with record seven gold medals
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April 1, 2020— On this day in 2007, Michael Phelps won a record seven gold medals at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne.

Mark Spitz | Michael Phelps

@SwimXps On this day: Phelps equals Spitz with record seven gold medals
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World 200m Butterfly Champion Boglarka Kapas Announces Positive Test For Coronavirus
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 31, 2020— Boglarka Kapas , who won bronze in the 800m freestyle at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, has announced she has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Hungarian, who also won gold in the 200m butterfly at last year’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, revealed the news on Instagram, saying: “I’ve (been) tested positive for Covid19. I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus. please be careful, stay at home and stay healthy.❤️” Kapas’ positive test follows the news last w ...

Boglárka Kapás | Femke Heemskerk | James Guy | Jazz Carlin

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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.

Michael Phelps | Tom Malchow

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Swimming From Home Talk Show: Beata Nelson on Collegiate, Olympic, Pro Swimming
SWIMSWAM
March 27, 2020— Beata Nelson was expected to have a monster NCAA’s, from fans, coaches, and herself. She says she wanted to break barriers, and obviously repeat her triple-crown of events from last year. Since the NCAA hasn’t come out with a statement on where they stand on giving winter sport seniors an extra year of eligibility, Nelson is unsure of what her future looks like moving forward. But in the mean time, she’s cooking for her family and working on her 6-pack. Beata Nelson was expected to have a monster NCAA's, from fans, coaches, and herself. She says she wanted to break barriers

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