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62-year-old Spokane woman swims the English Channel

Robin Davis was about jump into the English Channel and begin the first of six one-hour legs of a relay swim from Dover, England, to France. It was just after …


Grip on Sports: If the Mariners’ door is closing, at least college football’s window is opening

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s game week for the local college football teams. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Heck, it is even raining in Spokane this …


Spokane’s Daniel Roy finishes with three golds, one silver in Junior Pan Pacific swimming

Daniel Roy of Spokane was a major contributor as the United States swam away with the team title at the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships that wound up Sunday in …


Kathleen Baker sets world record in 100 backstroke at U.S. nationals

Kathleen Baker set a world record in winning the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Olympic swim coach Bob Bowman apologizes for inappropriate texting

The longtime coach of retired Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cell phone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline …


Wading into waterborne illness: Spokane County pools have a clean record

That water you’re diving into might not be as clean as you think. A federal report found nearly 500 waterborne illness outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 traced to treated recreational …


Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in the national championships that start this …


Washington State names Matt Leach as women’s swimming coach

Washington State has hired former Indiana State coach Matt Leach as head women’s swimming coach, Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Thursday.


Swimmers flock to city pools to beat the heat with free-pass program

All six Spokane city pools have increased patronage this year thanks to the city’s free SplashPass program and rising temperatures.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

5 children pulled from water near Seattle’s Discovery Park

Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.


Spokane-area public pools offer movies, lessons, end-of-year dog parties

Spokane area parks with aquatic facilities are offering several amenities this summer. The Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Department, in partnership with the Spokane Federal Credit Union, the Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.


Free swimming will require SplashPass in Spokane, other pools offer free days

Entry to Spokane’s six publicly owned pools will be free for everyone this summer, but will require registration and acceptance of pool rules. The Spokane Parks Foundation has partnered with …


Spokane area pools hold open houses Saturday for free swim registration

Eager swimmers will be able to sign up Saturday at the city’s six municipally owned pools for free entry this summer, the first time everyone can get in without paying …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.


Daniel Roy sets National Age Group record in 200 breaststroke

Gonzaga Prep senior Daniel Roy broke his own National Age Group record in the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday at the TYP Pro Swim Series event in Indianapolis.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Never give up: Diana Nyad shares secret of long-distance swimming — and life

Diana Nyad favors certain words – tenacity, persistence, epic, champion – in telling her story. All seem appropriate for the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

University of Idaho granted at least one year to come up with athletics budget plan

The University of Idaho has at least a one-year reprieve to deal with a projected deficit of approximately $1 million in athletics funding.


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Idaho athletics, facing budget deficit, must get creative

An athletics department budget shortfall of about $1 million the University of Idaho has been able to stave off four years with budget reserves has come to a point where …


Area roundup: Washington State athletes win three events on first day of Sam Adams Classic

Washington State’s Aofie Martin, Brock Eager and Zak Kindl had winning performances Thursday during the first day of the 13th Sam Adams Classic track and field meet at Whitworth.


Area roundup: Gonzaga baseball can’t hold late lead against Seattle University

Lucas Denney’s two-out, two-run double to left field capped a three-run seventh inning Wednesday, allowing Seattle University to rally for a 6-4 nonconference baseball win over Gonzaga at Bannerwood Park …


Free swimming gets Spokane Park Board approval

For the first time in more than three decades, visitors to Spokane’s swimming pools won’t need to pay to get in the gates. The Spokane Park Board approved the elimination …


Free swimming could return to Spokane municipal pools this summer

The Spokane Park Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution that would eliminate entry fees at six city-owned pools this summer. Park officials said gate admissions were only …


Women’s golf: Alivia Brown leads Washington State at Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate

Washington State senior Alivia Brown finished with a 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday to finish tied for sixth place at the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate in Fairfax, California.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Area roundup: Joe DeMers pitches first perfect game in Washington Huskies baseball history

Junior Joe DeMers threw the first perfect game in Washington Huskies baseball history Saturday during an 8-0 win over UC Riverside in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader at …


Area roundup: California topples Cougars in women’s basketball

Kristine Anigwe tied her season high with 30 points and California beat Washington State 67-54 in Pac-12 women’s basketball on Friday night in Pullman.


Area roundup: Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins eclipses 2,000 points in women’s basketball win

Delaney Hodgins scored 30 points and surpassed 2,000 for her career Thursday to power Eastern Washington to a 77-68 win over visiting Weber State in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Champion swimmer accuses Olympic coach of underage sex abuse

A U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young …


Area roundup: Mikayla Ferenz’s triple-double, Geraldine McCorkell’s 34 points spark Idaho women

Mikayla Ferenz became the first Idaho women’s basketball player to record a triple-double since 1984 on Saturday during a 78-64 win over North Dakota in Big Sky Conference play in …


Katie Ledecky swims to AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team at a pool near their house and as …