The Week in Swimming 5/18/2018

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel makes her professional debut

Katie Ledecky kicked off her pro career by shattering her own world record … by a solid five seconds! (Baltimore Sun)

The 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships got off to a bang with 8 world records, including 6 from a 95-year-old swimmer. (Swimming World)

Parents, swim coaches, and young swimmers react to the USA Swimming proposed ban on tech swimming suits for junior swimmers under 13. (New York Times)

Women who want to be on the cutting edge at the beach this summer will want to know about these 8 fashion-forward swimwear brands. (Paper Magazine)

Is the commotion from open water swimmers disturbing ocean wildlife? Turns out it's all about the bubbles. (Cosmos)

Explore the remarkable history of "swimming suffragists," women in the early 20th Century who challenged gender norms in the pools and at the polls! (Atlas Obscura)

Get inspired by 71-year-old Senior Olympic swimmer Vivian Stancil, a blind woman who learned to swim at age 50, after which she dropped 12 dress sizes and established a foundation to offer free swimming lessons! (Purpose2Play)

How does an injured runner avoid a midlife crisis? She takes up swimming, according to this first-person account. (New York Times)

We recently reported on Swimming with Men, an upcoming British comedy about middle-aged male synchronized swimmers. Turns out a French film with the exact same setup, this one called Sink or Swim ('Le Grand bain'), just premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. (Hollywood Reporter)

Don't miss this remarkable footage of a team of marine researchers rescuing a swimming deer from sharks circling below! (Miami Herald)

Ledecky, Manuel, Dressel to make their pro debut in Indy, Atlanta this weekend

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