American butterfly Olympic and World Championship teamster Tyler McGill, a bronze medallist at Shanghai 2011, has retired, according to reports in the US. McGill is said to have signed off the anti-doping roster; McGill has an Olympic gold medal from London 2012, his ‘fly leg of the 4x100m medley relay heats setting up the 22nd Olympic medal and 18th career gold of Michael Phelps
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While several of the big names in the sport will be at the United States Short-Course Nationals, set to begin on Thursday, there’s no doubt which clash will be the most anticipated. According to the psych sheets, Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin will tangle in the 500-yard freestyle. Those women, of course, combined for 10 gold medals at last summer’s World Championships.
Katinka Hosszu – 24km; Mireia Belmonte – 44km; Katie Ledecky – 18km; Ryan Lochte – 12km; Sun Yang – 10km … of long-course racing in 2013. Is multi-racing a growing trend that will catch on and change the shape of the sport – or will the Olympic draw still be the sun around which all things find their orbit?
News Roundup: Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark will attend the opening of the LEN European Short-Course Championships on Thursday, December 12 in Herning; reigning Olympic and World champions Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Matt Grevers are scheduled to share the billboard at USA winter nationals Dec 5-7; Kyle Chalmers, the 15-year-old Aussie sprint talent who has taken the youth ranks and records by storm Down Under, will skip Australian senior nationals next year in favour of developing as a swimmer in the junior ranks with a top target of excelling at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing next August
In the US, holidays are approaching and with them will come long-held traditions, writes guest author Chuck Warner before he asks ‘What do you renew each year in your life? Your annual meal, phone call or visit?’. A simple “thank you” to a coach, a child, a teammate or a parent might be something they will remember the rest of their life. The richest reward of your own traditions may exist inside your self. For the eternal life we lead is the result of our personal traditions and those we share with the people closest to us
Mitch Ivey, an Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning swimmer for the USA and subsequently a national-team coach, is the latest to be added to the list of those banned for life by USA Swimming. He has until December 21 to appeal. According to the Orange County Register. Ivey, a teammate of Mark Spitz at the the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games in Mexico and Munich, has been slapped a ban 20 years after his history of sexual misconduct was first publicly reported
Olympic and World champions Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) were voted Female and Male Athlete of the Year at the 2013 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live Sunday night; no recognition for Missy Franklin’s record six-gold medal haul at world titles – and no recognition for the work of her long-time coach until this autumn, Todd Schmitz
With the Golden Goggle Awards set to be given out on Sunday night in Los Angeles, it’s time to wrap up our look at the nominees in the various categories. It’s fitting, then, to conclude with the Female and Male Athlete of the Year Awards. The nominees: Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin and Haley Anderson (women); Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers (men).
The United States women will have a new coach when they take part in the Duel in the Pool next month. USA Swimming announced on Thursday that Carol Capitani, the women’s coach at the University of Texas, will guide the American ladies when the Duel is held in Glasgow, Scotland on Dec. 20-21. Capitani replaces Jack Bauerle, who had to vacate his role as coach due to preparation for knee-replacement surgery.
US medley ace Caitlin Leverenz has joined a star-studded line-up of speakers heading to the “World Aquatic Development Conference 2014″ in Lund, Sweden, in January; Dana Vollmer, Allison Wagner, water whisperer Milt Nelms and coach Patrick Miley among speakers