The Week in Swimming 5/18/2018

Katie Ledecky kicked off her pro career by shattering her own world record … by a solid five seconds! (

Baltimore Sun
)

The 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships got off to a bang with 8 world records, including 6 from a 95-year-old swimmer. (

Swimming World
)

Parents, swim coaches, and young swimmers react to the USA Swimming proposed ban on tech swimming suits for junior swimmers under 13. (

New York Times
)

Women who want to be on the cutting edge at the beach this summer will want to know about these 8 fashion-forward swimwear brands. (

Paper Magazine
)

Is the commotion from open water swimmers disturbing ocean wildlife? Turns out it's all about the bubbles. (

Cosmos
)

Explore the remarkable history of "swimming suffragists," women in the early 20th Century who challenged gender norms in the pools and at the polls! (

Atlas Obscura
)

Get inspired by 71-year-old Senior Olympic swimmer Vivian Stancil, a blind woman who learned to swim at age 50, after which she dropped 12 dress sizes and established a foundation to offer free swimming lessons! (Purpose2Play)

How does an injured runner avoid a midlife crisis? She takes up swimming, according to this first-person account. (

New York Times
)

We recently reported on

Swimming with Men
, an upcoming British comedy about middle-aged male synchronized swimmers. Turns out a French film with the exact same setup, this one called '), just premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. (
Hollywood Reporter
)

Don't miss this remarkable footage of a team of marine researchers rescuing a swimming deer from sharks circling below! (

Miami Herald
)

Ledecky, Manuel, Dressel to make their pro debut in Indy, Atlanta this weekend

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