FINA’s COVID-19 Advice

FINA's COVID-19 Advice Courtesy of FINA, Lausanne, Switzerland. FINA is the governing body of aquatics that includes global responsibilities to sanction the following: * FINA UltraMarathon Swimming Series * FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series * [...]

Racing At 5 am Racing At 5 am Courtesy of Nippon TV News 24 Japan, Tokyo, Japan. While the pool swimmers will compete in the Olympic finals in the mid-morning hours during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games [...]

The Path To Clean Swimming

Commentary by John Leonard, Executive Director of the World Swimming Coaches Association. We see admirable courageous stances by athletes from multiple nations in Rio de Janeiro with regard to the immediate and important need to [...]

Contracting Diseases In The Open Water

Water-related disease information courtesy of Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. Lynne Cox and the New York Times called for the movement of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim from Copacabana Beach at the 2016 Rio [...]

Won’t 30,000 Times As Bad Kill You?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. At the 2016 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Florida, NBC reported [here] that the Associated Press found that viral levels in Rio de Janeiro were 30,000 [...]

Making The Cut At The Winter Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The sports in the Winter Olympics showcase much more risk and speed than the Summer Olympics. In downhill skiing, snowboarding, luge, skeleton and bobsled events, speed is largely the [...]

Changing Today For A Better Tomorrow

Lewis Pugh will speak at the World Conference on Sport and the Environment in Sochi, Russia on November 1st. The International Olympic Committee is organizing the Conference in partnership with the United Nations. The Conference [...]

Swimming For Gender Equality Over The Last 100 Years

International Olympic Committee (IOC) founder Baron de Coubertin was adamantly against female participation in the Olympic Games. According to the International Swimming Hall of Fame archives (see here), FINA first recommended the inclusion of women [...]