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History, Famous Swimmers, Swimming Animals

The history of swimming, famous swimmers from ocean swimmers through Olympians, and a look at a variety of swimming animals.
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Swimming Blog - 2011 Readers Choice Award Winner - Best Swimming Blog
The votes are in an tallied, and you have chosen your favorite swimming blog in the About.com Readers Choice Awards.

Swimming Twitter Feed - 2011 Readers Choice Award Winner - Best Swimming...
The votes are in and tallied, and you have chosen your favorite swimming twitter feed in the About.com Readers Choice Awards.

2006 Golden Goggle Awards Voting - The Best US Swimmers of 2006
USA Swimming has released the nominations for the 2006 Golden Goggle Awards, an event celebrating the year’s top performances in competitive swimming in the USA. The celebration will take place in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 19, and will feature more than 30 U.S. Olympic swimmers as well as entertainment industry celebrities. A total of 13 U.S. Olympians are nominated for awards in eight categories. Online voting starats Oct. 11 and will continue through November.

2008 USOC SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year
Olympians and US National Team Swimmers Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin were named the 2008 United States Olympic Committee SportsMan and SportsWoman of the Year Thursday. Paralympic swimmer Erin Popovich was named the 2008 USOC Paralympian of the Year.

Have a good swimming story? Don't keep it to yourself!
Swimmers, have a funny, motivating, or entertaining story to share? Tell it here.See submissions

2009 US Olympic Hall of Fame Nominees
The United States Olympic Committee and Allstate Insurance Company announced the US Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 finalists on 16 April 2009. The nominee list of 15 individuals, five teams and five Paralympians includes Olympic legends such as Terry Schroeder (water polo), Tracie Ruiz-Conforto (synchronized swimming), Gary Hall, Sr....

2009 USA Swimming Golden Goggles Awards
World Champion swimmers Ryan Lochte and Rebecca Soni took home top honors Sunday night at the sixth annual 2009 USA Swimming Foundation Golden Goggle Awards. Lochte and Soni were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year during the star-studded swimming gala held at the Beverly Hilton.

A Swimmer's Journey - Taking on a Challenge Like that of Cheever's "The Swimmer"
Based upon the John Cheever story "The Swimmer", my intentions are to swim from the San Francisco peninsula down to the Los Angeles area. Positioned along the California coast are approximately fifteen pools chosen by me as locations for the swim.

An Illustrated History of Swimming
An Illustrated History of Swimming

Dave Denniston and the NTAF Midwest/West Spinal Cord Injury Fund
Dave Denniston, 1999 NCAA Champion for Auburn University, and 2003 World Championship Team Member in the 200 Breaststroke, was on vacation in the mountains, sledding down some snow-covered slopes; Dave slid into a tree and damaged his spine. The accident has left Dave, for the time being, without the use of his legs. This accident happened in...

Dave Denniston Injury Update
Dave Denniston will remain in Poudre Valley Hospital to begin rehab treatment following surgery to repair his spine. Denniston, age 26, was injured on February 6th in a sledding accident near Laramie, Wyoming. Dave, a graduate of Auburn University and 1999 NCAA Champion in the 200 breaststroke, was also a member of the 2003 US World Championship team. As an Irvine Novaquatics star, he placed 4th in the 100 breast and 6th in the 200 breast at last summer's US Olympic Trials.

English Channel Online Exhibition
Captain Matthew Webb dived off the end of Admiralty Pier in Dover to start what became the first successful unaided swim across the English Channel. To mark the 125th anniversary of this event, Dover Museum is compiling an online resource - a brief history of Channel Swimming, together with details of the museum's collection relating to swimming the Channel.

Help Michael Phelps become the 2007 Sports Illustrated Kids' Athlete of the Year
World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps is a finalist for the Sports Illustrated Kids’ 2007 Athlete of the Year award. Phelps, who received the award in 2004, has been nominated alongside Peyton Manning, Tim Duncan, Sidney Crosby, Alex Rodriguez, Candace Parker, Roger Federer and Kevin Durant.

International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
The world center of swimming history, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

International Swimming Hall of Fame 2007 Honorees
The International Swimming Hall of Fame has announced its 2007 group of inductees. The list includes two swimmers, one diver, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player, and two coaches. The honorees will be inducted into the ISHOF on 12 May, 2007 at the annual induction ceremonies in Fort Lauderdale.

Neurofibromatosis and My First Masters Swim Meet
As an adaptive swimmer, I was going into my swim meet with low expectations. I was in the mind set that I was going to be last or at least close to the end of the line. I am an amputee; I lost my leg when I was 13, due to a disease called Neurofibromatosis. It has been about 17 years. I have always been pretty active, but I was not in the mind set to be in any competitive level. And, at my first Masters Swim Meet, I fared much better then I thought I could ever do.

Odd and Interesting Facts About Swimming and Swimmers - Swimm…
Trivia, odd facts, and interesting tidbits of information about swimming.

Olympic Gold Medalists (Men)
Lists of who won gold medals in Olympic swimming.

Olympic Gold Medalists (Women)
Lists of who won gold medals in Olympic swimming.

Second Oldest Woman's Record, Janet Evans 400m Freestyle Record, Broken
The second-oldest world record in the women’s record book has fallen. Laure Manaudou of France broke U.S. Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans’ 17-and-a-half-year-old record in the 400m freestyle at the French Championships, turning in a time of 4:03.03. Evans’ old mark, set on Sept. 22, 1988, at the Olympic Games in Seoul, stood at 4:03.88.

Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center Opens
Sheryl Crow helped her hometown of Kennett, Missouri raise funds to build a new aquatic center.

Speedo and FINA to Help the World Swim for Malaria
SPEEDO and FINA officially announced they would be lending their support to the World Swim for Malaria 2005. SPEEDO has committed its support with athletes such as Grant Hackett, Markus Rogan, Michael Klim, David Davies, Mike Brown and Federica Pellegrini to capture the public's attention.

Stroke Development through History
USA Swimming and the ARC explain the development of the modern competitive strokes - beginning in 2,000 B.C.

Swim Coach Richard Quick Dies from Brain Cancer - Coach Richard Quick…
Swim Coach Richard Quick has died from brain cancer at age 66.

Swimmer's Biographies
A collection of one paragraph biographies USA Swimming.

Swimming History from USA Swimming
The saga of swimming's development from the International Swimming Hall of Fame from "Weissmuller to Spitz;" The History of Swimming, which was edited from "The World of Sports," Mexico XIX, Olympiad 8.

Swimming History Outline
An outline of a chapter on swimming history from CSU Long Beach.

The 2006 International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees
TheInternational Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Fort Lauderdale, FL has announced the list of aquatic athletes to be honored at a ceremony on 13 May, 2006.

Three Swimmers Nominated for 2007 USSA Athlete of the Year
The United States Sports Academy has nominated Natalie Coughlin, Michael Phelps and Kate Ziegler for its 2007 Academy Athlete of the Year. The Academy Athlete of the Year ballot is the culmination of the Academy’s yearlong Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in sports around the globe. The Academy’s Athlete of the Month is selected by an international voting committee comprised of former athletes, media, sports organizations and governing bodies.

Top American Olympic Swimmers
Top American Olympic Swimmers

USA Swimming Foundation Announces 2008 Golden Goggle Award Nominees
The USA Swimming Foundation today released the nominations for the 2008 Golden Goggle Awards, a black-tie event celebrating the accomplishments of top American swimmers in 2008. The star-studded gala will take place Monday, November 17 at the New York Hilton and will feature the entire 2008 US Olympic swim team, including gold medalists and award nominees Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Jason Lezak, Rebecca Soni, and Dara Torres.

USA Swimming Foundation Announces Nominees for the 2009 Golde…
The USA Swimming Foundation today released the nominations for the Golden Goggle Awards, a star-studded awards gala celebrating the accomplishments of top American swimmers in 2009. The event will take place Sunday, November 22 at the Beverly Hilton and will feature the 2009 U.S. World Championships swim team, including Michael Phelps, Rebecca Soni, Ryan Lochte, Dara Torres, Ariana Kukors and Dan…

USSA Athlete of the Year Award Voting
The United States Sports Academy's Athlete of the Year Award voting is now open. Cast your vote for the male and female athlete of the year on-line. My picks? Swimmers Aaron Piersol and Natalie Coughlin of course!

Want to be in a Swim Movie?
Casting directors are searching for several hundred people to play swimmers, swim coaches, urban and suburban men and women and others for the Lionsgate Productions and L.I.F.T. Productions of the feature film, P.D.R. starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac. The film is based on the true story of Jim Ellis, a Philadelphia swim coach, who fights to build a swimming team in one of Philly's toughest neighborhoods in the 1970's.

Watch the USA Swimming 2007 Golden Goggle Awards' Webcast Wednesday
The Golden Goggle Awards is the most prestigious awards show in American swimming, complete with a red carpet, celebrity presenters and accomplished honorees. On Wednesday, November 21, fans across the nation will have a front row seat to the exclusive event. For the first time ever, USA Swimming, in partnership with Wasserman Media Group and...

World Swim for Malaria
The World Swim for Malaria (WSM) aims to have 1 million people from around the world swimming on 3 December 2005 in order to raise money to fight malaria. With 150,000 already committed to swim it is already the largest participatory swim ever organised - all to help prevent malaria.

Michael Andrew, Caleb Dressel, Oh My!
Analysis if Michael Andrew and Caleb Dressel can still improve.

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