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2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Day 4 REVIEW

Subject: Bill Seward and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Olson wrap up the 13th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup that took place in Quebec City, Canada.

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

Michael Phelps to Take Break from Swimming after Drunken Driving Arrest

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Famed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, said on Sunday he would take a break from swimming and undergo treatment after his arrest last week for drunken driving. Phelps, 29, who is the most decorated Olympian of […]

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Day 3 REVIEW

Bill Seward and Heather Olson recap Day 3 of the 2014 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup. Swimmers from eight countries competed in the Team Technical Routine at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Highlight Routines Interviews

Team Ukraine, Mexico and Canada talk about competiting in Highlight Routine (aka Acrobatic Team) and the World Cup in general.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Mexico 3rd in Highlight Routines

In the newest event, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, out of just Ukraine, Canada and Mexico, Mexico settles for Bronze with 86.0000 points, 7.1333 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine wins Highlight Routines

In the newest event of the competition, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, Team Ukraine beat out Teams Mexico and Canada with a score of 93.1333 for the top spot in the 2014 Synchronized Swimming World Cup.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Canada 2nd in Highlight Routines

In the newest event, Highlight Routine or Acrobatic Team, out of just Ukraine, Canada and Mexico, Canada claims Silver with 90.0000 points, 3.1333 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Free Combination Interview

China’s Huang Xuechen talks about the team dynamic as they win their third Gold here in Quebec City.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine 3rd in Free Combination

In the Free Combination Ukraine’s Duet team joins their full eight team, to pick up another bronze medal with 91.8000 points, 3.6100 out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan 2nd in Free Combination

In the Free Combination Japan’s Duet team joins their full eight team, posting a score of 92.2667 points, they edge the Ukraine for silver by 0.4667 points.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China wins Free Combination

In the Free Combination China’s Duet team joins their full eight team, to get their third gold medal by 3.1433 points, posting a score of 95.4000.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Quebec, Canada: Free Combination, Team Highlight Finals, Award Ceremony & Gala of Champions

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Team 2nd

After the Team Free Performance, Japan finished with a total score of 182.4088 points, 5.6234 out of first. Japan now has five Silver medals now in the past six World Cups.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team wins

After the Team Free Performance, 2010’s silver medalist, China claims Gold this time with a combined score of 188.0322.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Team 3rd

After the Team Free Performance, Ukraine gives up its very slim 2nd place lead over Japan. Finishing 3rd with a combined score of 181.9573, just 0.4515 points behind Japan.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team Interview

Chen Xiaojun and Yu Lele of Team China talk about getting the win and their competition.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Duet 3rd

After the Duet Free Performance, current European silver medalists, Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna (UKR) scored higher than Japan, but their combined score of 181.4274, falls .1195 short as they settle for 3rd.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Duet 2nd

After the Duet Free Performance, Yukiko Inui with new partner Risako Mitsui (JPN) score 91.8667, giving them a grand total of 181.5469, 5.1572 points behind China.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet interview

Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN) talk about getting the win and moving forward as a pair.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet wins

After the Duet Free Performance, Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN), who lead by 2.4607 after the Technical Performance, get the win with 186.7041 points, successfully defending China’s title from 2010.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Quebec, Canada: Duet Free & Team Free Finals

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Team Tech REVIEW

Bill Seward and Heather Olson recap Day 2 of the 2014 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup. Swimmers from eight countries competed in the Team Technical Routine at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Team 2nd after Tech

In the Team Technical Performance, with a score of 90.0906, the Ukraine holds 2nd place, edging Japan by just .0151 points.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Team leads after Tech

In the Team Technical Performance, with a score of 92.7655, China takes the lead by 2.6749 points. Last time in 2010, China took Silver, behind Russia.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Team Technical Finals: Quebec, Canada

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Ukraine Duet 3rd after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, current European silver medalists, Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna (URK) hold 3rd with a score of 89.1607, 3.0767 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: Japan Duet 2nd after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, Yukiko Inui with new partner Risako Mitsui (JPN) hold 2nd with a score of 89.7767, 2.4607 points out of first.

2014 Synchro Swimming World Cup: China Duet leads after Tech

After the Duet Technical Performance, Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyen (CHN) lead by nearly three points with a score of 92.2374. China is the defending champs from 2010.

2014 FINA Synchro Swimming World Cup: Quebec, Canada: Team Technical Finals

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronized swimming competition held every four years with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the program. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – RTR41X0R (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was […]

FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup

Click here for a synchronized swimming photo gallery.  A new page of history will be written this week as Université Laval’s PEPS aquatic center hosts the 13th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup for the first time on Canadian soil. Of the 250 national team members present, 107 athletes will be in action over four days of competition […]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

Katie Ledecky Named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) was named the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and claimed the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships. The awards […]

2014-2015 Swimming Schedule

Date Event Broadcast Time (ET) Online Time (ET) 10/2 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup 6 PM  TBD 10/3 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup 8 PM  TBD 10/4 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup 4 PM  TBD 10/5 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup 5 PM  TBD 12/3 FINA Swimming World Championships (25M) 8 PM  TBD 12/4 FINA […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Day 1: Swimming

In the first day of the pool, Mykhailo Romanchuk (KR) took the win in the Men’s 400m Freestyle, Vien Nguyen Thi Anh (VIE) won the Women’s 200m IM, Megan Small (USA) was 3rd. And China won the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle over Brazil and Ausralia.

USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships Highlights

Nathan Adrian, right, is congratulated Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Seth Rubinroit Six swimmers won national titles on August 6, the opening night of the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, CA. Men’s 100m Free: Nathan Adrian (CLICK HERE to watch the race) The most-anticipated race of the night featured seven […]

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Interviews

Cammile Adams, Tom Shields, Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Katie Ledecky and Connor Jaeger talk about winning their events at the Swimming National Championships.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Ledecky wins Women’s 800m Freestyle

Katie Ledecky beats out the field by 8 seconds with a total time of 8:18.47.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Jaeger wins Men’s 1500m Freestyle

Connor Jaeger takes 1st in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle in Irvine with a total time of 14:51.06.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Adams wins Women’s 200m Fly

Cammile Adams wins the Women’s 200m Butterfly event in Irvine with a total time of 2:07.12.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Shields win’s Men’s 200m Fly

Tom Shields gets his personal best in the Men’s 200m Butterfly event with a total time of 1:55.09, beating out Tyler Clary.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Franklin wins Women’s 100m Freestyle

Missy Franklin gets 1st in the Women’s 100m Freestyle event in Irvine with a total time of 53.43, beating out American record holder Simone Manuel.

2014 Swimming National Championships: Irvine: Adrian wins Men’s 100m Freestyle

In the Men’s 100m Freestyle, Nathan Adrian beats out a star-studded field, along with Michael Phelps, with a total time of 48.31.

2014 USA Swimming National Championships: Irvine, CA

This event will serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific  Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games, and 2015 Pan American Games. Athletes expected to compete include Olympians and USA Swimming National Team members – including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps,  Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky. The five-day meet is the sole qualifier for the pool competition at next month’s Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.

Michael Phelps Signs Endorsement Deal With New Swimsuit Company

Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman (Courtesy of Aqua Sphere) Michael Phelps is expected to race at USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday, August 6, at 9 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, […]

U.S. Swimming Stars Set to Compete at Phillips 66 Nationals

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly 1,000 swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.), are expected to complete at next week’s USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California. The five-day meet […]

Ann Arbor Named “America’s Top Swim City” by USA Swimming

University of Michigan pool (Courtesy of University of Michigan) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 14, 2014) – Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best swim city in America, according to a new study commissioned by USA Swimming and leading swimwear brand Speedo. The community claimed the highest aggregate score in categories such as percentage of active swimmers […]

Maturity, Patience Pays off For the Long-Distance Swimmer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ENRIQUE DE LA OSA (Reuters) – Marathon swimmer Doug McConnell circumnavigated the island of Manhattan to clinch the Triple Crown of open water swimming and join an elite club of less than 100 members worldwide. Although he started swimming as a youngster, the 56-year-old said it is the forbearance that comes with age that […]

U.S. swim star Van Dyken back in pool to battle paralysis

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she finally felt “normal” when she took to the pool recently as part of her rehabilitation program following an all-terrain vehicle accident that left her partially paralyzed. But Van Dyken, one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, is still struggling to train herself […]

2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Santa Clara, CA: Day #2

This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names return to the pool for one final dress rehearsal prior to this summer’s National Championships.

 

2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix: Santa Clara, CA: Day #1

This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. The Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara commences on Thursday, featuring numerous Olympians, NCAA veterans, post-graduates, club swimmers, high schoolers, and age groupers from all over the world. Huge names return to the pool for one final dress rehearsal prior to this summer’s National Championships.

Despite paralysis, swim star Van Dyken in good spirits at Denver hospital

(Reuters) – Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken said she was excited to be starting her new life on Wednesday as she arrived partially paralyzed at a hospital near her hometown of Denver for specialist treatment after severing her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Van Dyken, 41, whose six gold medals make her one […]

2014 Charlotte Swimming Grand Prix: Hosszu wins Women’s 200m Fly

In the Women’s 200m Butterfly, double bronze medalist in ’09 and ’13, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) took 1st with a total time of 2:09’66.

2014 Charlotte Swimming Grand Prix: Vanderpool-Wallace takes Women’s 50m Freestyle

In the Women’s 50m Freestyle, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace got into the top 10 best times in the world with a time of 24’6.

 
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