Australia 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)
Taylor Ruck won her eighth medal which tied Canada’s Ralph Hutton (1966) and Australians Emily Seebohm (2010) and Susie O’Neill (1998) – also all swimmers – for the most medals won by an athlete at a single Games. #GC2018 #GC2018Swimming @taylor.ruck - Taylor Ruck a décroché sa huitième médaille ce qui égale la marque du Canadien Ralph Hutton (1966) et des Australiens Emily Seebohm (2010) et Susie O’Neill (1998) - tous des nageurs - pour le plus grand nombre de médailles remportées en une seule édition. #GC2018 #GC2018Swimming @taylor.ruck
It’s not too late to join us at the grand re-opening of the Marguerite Aquatics Complex. Meet Olympians Greg Louganis, Brian Goodell, Rowdy Gaines, Michele Mitchell and more! Swim/play time starts at 11:30 and we’ve got food trucks and fun galore. Come on out!! #margueriteaquaticscomplex #swimdiveplay #mvnadadores #nadadores #swim #dive #olympicdreams #welcomehomenadadores