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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) ...
@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 ...

Brad Little

  
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Longhorns Sweep Big 12 Swimming & Diving Yearly Awards
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April 3, 2020— Representatives from the Texas men’s and women’s programs have swept the 2019-20 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Of the Year Awards, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. For the Longhorn men it was their sixth consecutive sweep of the awards and 14th in program history, while the women accomplished the feat for the fourth straight year and fifth time in school history. Daniel Krueger was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Year. The sophomore won 12 individual races this season, including a pair in the Big 12 Championship. His 41.26 time in the 100 freestyle in Morgantown, West Virginia w ...

Alison Gibson | Carol Capitani | Caspar Corbeau | Claire Adams | Daniel Krueger | Eddie Reese | Jordan Windle | Kelly Pash | Matt Scoggin

@SwimXps Congrats Texas #swimming men's and women's awards #sweep
  
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2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
USA SWIMMING
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 ...
@SwimXps US Swimming calls for Board of Directors Nominations
  
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2021 World Games Postponed to 2022 to Accommodate Olympic Move
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April 2, 2020— After the announcement that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would begin on July 23rd, 2021, the rest of the global sporting calendar has begun to shift to accommodate the new insertion in the annual schedule. While swimming brass at FINA have refused to consider a 2022 date for the World Championships that were originally scheduled in 2021, many other organizations are making just that move. That includes this week’s announcement that the 2021 World Games would move to 2022. The event, hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will now run from July 7th-17th, 2022. The original dates were Jul ...
  
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Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe
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April 2, 2020— A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan's bid.

Haruyuki Takahashi | Lamine Diack | Shinzo Abe

@SwimXps Businessman connected with Japan's Olympic Selection Committee faces corruption charges
  
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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

@SwimXps FIINA considering rescheduling options for 2022 World Champs
  
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Tokyo 2020 Board Members ‘Paid Millions & Gave Gifts To Olympic Bosses Ahead Of Bid Vote’
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
April 1, 2020— Tokyo 2020 Board member Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at the marketing agency Dentsu Inc, which counts FINA among its clients, was paid $8.2 million by the committee that spearheaded Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Games, according to financial records reviewed by . In an exclusive report, the news agency cites Takahashi as saying that his work included lobbying International Olympic Committee (IOC) members such as Lamine Diack , the ex-Olympics powerbroker who headed the IAAF track and field federation, now known as World Athletics. Takahashi admits to giving Diack, who is under i ...

Haruyuki Takahashi | Yoshiro Mori

  
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Swimming Canada Wants 2021 World Championships Pushed to 2022
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April 1, 2020— On Tuesday, Swimming Canada released a statement (full text below), welcoming the news that the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to 2021 and urging that the FINA World Championships scheduled for 2021 be held in 2022 instead. In the release, High Performance Director and National Coach John Atkinson explains that… Of course, moving World Championships back another would pose another set of challenges. Canada is slated to host the quadrennial Pan Pacific Championships in the summer of 2022, although the city and exact dates had yet to be determined. Swimming Canada also announced ...

John Atkinson

  
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Canada Calls On FINA & WPS To Shunt World Titles & All Other 2021 Events To 2022
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
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 ...

Ahmed El-Awadi | Bill Sweetenham | Florian Wellbrock | John Atkinson

@SwimXps Swim Canada asks FINA to move 2021 events to 2022
  

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