The Week in Swimming 2/2/2018

Olympic swimmer and Stanford Cardinal Katie LedeckyIn the wake of recent headlines, USA Swimming issued a detailed toolkit to encourage a "Safe Sport" environment.

Meet the 5 young women who may be Jamaica's first-ever Olympic synchronized swimming team. (New York Times)

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have six fewer Paralympic swimming events than Rio. (International Paralympic Committee)

Katie Ledecky continues to amaze, winning the 200 freestyle immediately after dominating in the 1000 freestyle. (Swim Swam)

Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson spoke frankly about some troubles with the sport of swimming and how to positively redirect it. (Guardian)

Get inspired by this profile of Paralympic swimming gold medalist Roderick Sewell Jackson. (Swimming World)

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Cape Town is dangerously close to running out of water. If water levels keep falling, it will declare “Day Zero” in less than 3 months. Taps in homes and businesses will be turned off until the rains come. The city’s 4 million residents will have to line up for water rations at 200 collection points. It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way for Cape Town. This city is known for its strong environmental policies, including its careful management of water in an increasingly dry corner of the world. But after a 3-year drought, considered the worst in over a century, South African officials say Cape Town is now at serious risk of becoming one of the few major cities in the world to lose piped water to homes and most businesses. Hospitals, schools and other vital institutions will still get water, officials say, but the scale of the shut-off will be severe. Cape Town’s problems embody one of the big dangers of climate change: the growing risk of powerful, recurrent droughts. @joaosilva_nyt took this photo of an empty public swimming pool on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Visit the link in our profile to read more.

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Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week! Congrats, @kledecky #GoStanford

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