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Michael Andrew receives two 2018 Golden Goggle nominations

American professional swimmer Michael Andrew has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for two 2018 Golden Goggle Awards.

Review: Michael Andrew victorious at Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar Special

Doha - American swimmer Michael Andrew competed at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Doha, Qatar, which took place from September 13 to 15.

Review: Michael Andrew wins big at FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan Special

Kazan - American swimmer Michael Andrew competed at the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan, where he won multiple races, which included a gold medal in the 100 meter butterfly.

Review: Team USA wins the most medals at 2018 Pan Pacific Championships Special

Team USA has won the most medals, and gold medals, at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, that were held in Tokyo, Japan.

Review: Adam Peaty breaks his own world record at European Championships Special

Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty has a major reason to be proud. On August 4, he won the men's 100 meter breaststroke at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships.

Review: Josh Prenot wins 200 meter breaststroke at National Championships Special

Irvine - American swimmer Josh Prenot has a major reason to be proud. He won the men's 200 meter breaststroke at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.

Review: Michael Andrew triumphs at Phillips 66 National Championships Special

19-year-old swimmer Michael Andrew has a major reason to celebrate. He triumphed at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.

Review: Ryan Murphy wins 50 meter backstroke, sets American record Special

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has a major reason to celebrate. Murphy reigned supreme at the at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy talks Back 2 Back Swim Camp Special

Palo Alto - Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Murphy chatted with Digital Journal about his career in swimming and the Back 2 Back Swim Camp in Palo Alto, California, which will take place this September.

Chatting with Josh Prenot: 2016 Olympic silver medalist swimmer Special

Olympic silver medalist and American swimmer Josh Prenot chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career and plans for the future.

Op-Ed: Michael Andrew is the 'One to Watch' in swimming in 2018

American swimmer Michael Andrew is the "One to Watch" in competitive swimming in 2018. For the past few years, he has been on fire, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Michael Andrew discusses swimming career, longevity and success Special

Lawrence - 2016 World champion swimmer Michael Andrew chatted with Digital Journal about his career in competitive swimming. Andrew also discussed the digital transformation of aquatics.

Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin talks swimming, cooking Special

Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin chatted with Digital Journal about her career in swimming, as well as her passion for cooking and wine.

Meet Ricky Berens: 2-time Olympic gold medalist, world champion Special

Austin - Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Ricky Berens chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in the sport, and he opened up about two charitable foundations that he supports.

Meet Ricky Berens: 2-time Olympic gold medalist, world champion Special

Austin - Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Ricky Berens chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in the sport, and he opened up about two charitable foundations that he supports.

Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul

Sulaiman Bakhshan - With bare tree branches as diving boards, they take off and plunge into Iraq's Khazir River, a rare moment of respite for boys forced from their homes in the battleground city of Mosul.

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Kabul - There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.

Typical urine level in swimming pools revealed

Toronto - Many professional swimmers say they do it, but what about the rest of us? A new survey reveals the typical levels of urine in swimming pools, arising from swimmers going to lavatorial excesses.

German town bans male asylum seekers from public pools

Berlin - A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday.

What you need to know about Drowning Prevention Week in Canada

Drowning Prevention Week in Canada has highlighted the importance of keeping children safe by the poolside and by the sea during the summer holidays.

Warning over swimming related drowning deaths

In the U.S. there has been a spate of avoidable deaths by drowning. This is due to “underwater breath-holding behaviors,” which has become a popular dare among young people.

Londoners dream of swimming in the River Thames

London - Work to build an open-air pool on the River Thames in central London could start this year as more Britons dip their toes into the waters of outdoor swimming.

There is now a swimming cap for beards

Men who enjoy swimming, and have beards that they don't want to get completely wet, can now get their hands on a swimming cap for their beards.

Marine animals swim in similar ways

A diverse group of long-finned marine vertebrates and invertebrates use the same fin motion to swim with maximal speed. This example of a similar mechanical action is regarded as unusual.

Couple treads water for 14 hours and survives

A Fort Lauderdale couple fell out of their moving boat and watched it pull away. They treaded water for 14 hours until they were rescued by an unexpected source.

Half of Americans don't know how to swim

Only about 56 percent of Americans can perform the five core swimming skills according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the American Red Cross.

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Hackett heads to U.S. to treat drug addiction: manager

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has flown to the United States to have treatment for an addiction to a sleeping medication, his manager told local media.

Thorpe admitted to rehab for depression: report

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab after suffering from depression, local media said on Monday.

Review: Brown lab loves water but hates swimming

Big dogs love swimming. Labradors in particular love to get fresh in the water and play with each other in the pool. It is, after all, in their nature.
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