Swimming

Canada's Taylor Ruck, left, reacts on the podium after winning the women's 200m freestyle final with third placed Katie Ledecky of the US at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 09, 2018 - 8:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the...
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Adam Peaty of Great Britain poses with his gold medal after winning the 100 meters breaststroke men final setting a new world record at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 05, 2018 - 2:48 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Add a full tenth of a second to Adam Peaty's latest world record time — and it is still a world record. On Sunday, the British swimmer was in the unusual situation of having his best mark in the 100-meter breaststroke at the European Championships corrected to 57.10 seconds...
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Adam Peaty of Great Britain reacts after winning the 100 meters breaststroke men final setting a new world record at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 04, 2018 - 2:51 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — By improving his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke again, Olympic champion Adam Peaty is within one-hundredth of a second of completing his "Project 56." The British swimmer won gold in 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday, shaving 0.13 off his...
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Great Britain's Adam Peaty swims during the men's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal at the 2018 European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Not thinking about his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke is bringing Adam Peaty closer to breaking it again. The Olympic champion started his quest for a ninth European long-course title on Friday by setting a championship record, bouncing back from a disappointing...
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July 29, 2018 - 10:03 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker won her third individual event at the U.S. national championships, racing to victory by 1.11 seconds in the 200-meter individual medley. Baker won in 2 minutes, 8.32 seconds Sunday night, lowering the U.S. Open record of 2:08.66 set by Katinka Hosszu of Hungary...
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Kathleen Baker celebrates after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker had settled for a first-place tie in the 200-meter backstroke. In the 100 back, she wanted the attention for herself. Setting a world record guaranteed it. The 21-year-old Olympian won in 58.00 seconds at the U.S. national championships on Saturday night,...
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Caeleb Dressel looks at the times after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Friday, July 27, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships. Dressel, winner...
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Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 26, 2018 - 11:04 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky led all the way to win the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night, earning a second individual event to swim in Japan next month. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 55.82 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year behind her...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo, U.S. Olympic team coach Bob Bowman listens to a question during a news conference at the U.S. Olympic team swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team, along with Sean Hutchison, who was also said to be involved in the texting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for...
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Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 25, 2018 - 11:32 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the U.S. national championships. Ledecky was under her own world-record pace through the first 300 meters before dropping off and finishing in 8 minutes, 11.98...
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