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At the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Katie Ledecky and Adam Peaty may have locks on their signature events, but several races remain wide open. (Swim Swam)
A deaf swimmer is spearheading a movement to start all swimming races with lights instead of sound. (USA Today, with video)
Two recent swimming memoirs have inspired one reviewer to ask if swimming has special appeal for women. (Economist)
Runners, check out these 4 ways that cross-training by swimming can help your runs. (Runner's World)
In Italy, free swimming lessons aim to heal and inspire refugees traumatized by crossing the Mediterranean. (Washington Post)
A Twin Cities bartender is readying a first-of-its-kind swimming tour of all 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior (Pioneer Press) while an 87-year-old judge aims to be the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco (Action News, with video).
Could safe swimming in the Seine – past the Eiffle Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral – give Paris the edge over Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics? (Reuters)
A drone's eye view of the start of the Kukio Blue Water swim, a 1.2-mile race from Kua Bay to Uluweuweu Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. During this swim, participants came across a pod of spinner dolphins. About 250 swimmers of all ages compete in the race. The next one is Sept. 23. ⠀ ⠀ Video by Jordan Lerma (@Uheheu), who is part of the drone community @fromwhereidrone.
The time has come. Through accomplishments and struggles for constant improvement in your competitive career, there comes the time in every swimmer's life, when they get to face the inevitable moment of saying goodbye to the sport as they know it. As I am hanging up my competitive swimming gear, I have to acknowledge that it brings all kinds of emotions. Among all of the them I want to emphasize on how grateful I am to the sport and to all of the people, swimmers, and coaches that have supported me through the twenty years of my competitive #swimming career. For full article, please check out: [https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/mike-alexandrov-announces-retirement-from-professional-swimming/]