The Week (and a Half) in Swimming

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this feature took last week off.

Katie Ledecky broke two more NCAA records! (Baltimore Sun)

Should a Special Olympics swimmer be disqualified for being “too fast”? (Belfast Live)

Cold-water swimming gets its due in this profile of ICows, the Iowa City Open Water Swimmers (Gazette, with slideshow)

In Victoria, mandatory swimming lessons are on the horizon for school kids, and that “will throw our financial planning into turmoil,” worries one principal. (The Age)

It’s still almost 4 years away, but Tokyo 2020 organizers vow that the swimming pool won’t be green and smelly like Rio’s. (Reuters)

3D-printed arms helped scientists determine the best finger position for the fastest freestyle swim stroke. (Live Science)

Swimming participation in the UK has been undergoing a surprisingly steep decline. (BBC, with infographic)

The Estate of tobacco heiress Doris Duke caused controversy with a plan to dismantle a dangerous swimming hole. (Civil Beat)

Thanks @usaswimming for putting on a great #GoldenGoggles this year! #GoMinnows

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New owner of #GoldenGoggles. Congrats to @swimone13! #GoStanford🌲 #USASwimming #goldengogglesawards

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Roll Tide! The men's @alabamaswimdive team came away with a big win at the Georgia Tech Invitational!

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