The Week in Swimming 4/13/2018

Swimmers Chase Kalisz, Leah Smith, and Pace Clark at the TYR Pro Swim Series in MesaAustralia took home a record number of Commonwealth Games medals (ESPN) with standout performances from swimming sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell and, recently recovered from heart surgery, 19-year-old swimmer Kyle Chalmers (Reuters).

Host country South Africa also scored big (The Star) including double gold medals from Tatjana Schoenmaker (Sport24).

The TYR Pro Swim Series is underway at Mesa! Among the top stories (Swim Swam) are three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt's return to competitive swimming (AZCentral) and a post-Ledecky profile boost for Olympic medalist Leah Smith (Team USA).

How does a boy go from a childhood stroke to regional Swimmer of the Year at 17? (Democrat & Chronicle)

At a crossroads, the University of Idaho will either cut or add a swimming program. (Statesman)

Are public pools a safe space for everyone? A new documentary, The Swimming Club, follows the members of TAGS, or Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Swimming Group. (The Atlantic, with video)

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