Endless Pools: The Week in Swimming 1/11/16

Katie Ledecky discusses her record-breaking 800m Freestyle swim at last weekend’s Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin. (Swim Swam)

How come “a black president seems far less surprising than a black breaststroker”? Check out this informative look at the increasing diversity in American swimming. (Yahoo Sports)

Who wants to buy a swimming hole? New Jersey’s Quarry Swim Club seeks a preservation-minded buyer. (NJ.com)

Russian Orthodox Christians celebrated the Epiphany this week by ice swimming. (Guardian)

Open water swimmer Michael Ventre has successfully crowdfunded his 3,800-mile swim from New York to London, scheduled for 2017.

Tickets for the Rio Olympics swimming events have gone on sale.

These two...1st and 4th in 400 IM at the Arena Pro Swim at Austin #arenaproswim #usaswimming #MACNation

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Snow day on Rocky Top! #Tennessee ๐ŸŠโ„๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŠโ˜ƒ

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Olympic swimming pool is almost ready! We got special change to visit there today! #riodejaneiro #roadtorio

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