Tag: FINA

Will The Last Gold Be A Beginning?

Courtesy of Brent Rutemiller of Swimming World Magazine and Craig Lord of SwimVortex. Brent Rutemiller of Swimming World Magazine and Craig Lord of SwimVortex have published a petition that addresses the Olympic swimming doping program. The Federation Internationale de Natation: An Open Letter Asking FINA To Recognize All Victims During The DDR Olympic

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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 protect [the] sport [of swimming]. This comes about because the IOC and FINA have abdicated their moral responsibility

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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 Olympic Games due to water that was tested to be 1.7 million times as contaminated as a beach in California. "[The Olympic 10K Marathon

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FINA Changes In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINA’s Technical Open Water Swimming Committee approved several changes at its last meeting: * The FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships will have three different age groups: 14-15 years, 16-17 years, and 18-19 years * the 14-15 year age group will compete in a 5 km race * the 16-17 year

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