Stories tagged: swimming
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Swimming, once seen as a “dangerous” sport, starts to catch on
The Spokesman-Review was touting a new and exciting exercise fad: swimming.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Spokane champion swimmer Daniel Roy pares college list to four
Courted by every high-major college swimming program in the country, Gonzaga Prep senior Daniel Roy recently whittled down his list of suitors.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Swimmers still can get their swim in at Terrace View and Witter pools
Terrace View Pool in Spokane Valley will be open through Labor Day. Witter Pool in Spokane has extended its season through Sept. 22.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Gonzaga Prep senior Daniel Roy wins world junior title in 200-meter breaststroke
Daniel Roy is a world champion. The 17-year-old Gonzaga Prep senior won the 200-meter breaststroke at the sixth FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2017 on Saturday in Indianapolis for his …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Spokane’s Daniel Roy completes strong meet at swimming’s junior nationals
Daniel Roy of Spokane is turning his attention to Indianapolis and the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Aug. 23-28 after wrapping up a week in East Meadow, New York, …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Daniel Roy wins 200-meter breaststroke at Junior Nationals in record time
Daniel Roy lived up to his billing on Friday in the 2017 Speedo Junior National swimming championships in East Meadow, New York.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Ryan Lochte finishes fifth in 100-meter backstroke
In his first USA Swimming-sanctioned event after a 10-month suspension for his behavior at Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Ryan Lochte finished fifth in the men’s 100 meter backstroke final with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Woman becomes first to swim length of Flathead Lake and back
A Montana attorney has become the first person to swim the length of the West’s largest freshwater lake and back.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Mermaid school: Learning to swim with a tail
Playing mermaid can get so realistic that girls can buy a tail. But – water being unforgiving – kids (and adults, there are adult-size tails) have to know what they’re …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Seven’s the charm: Caeleb Dressel ties Michael Phelps’ record with 7th gold
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Sat., July 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Swimming Triple Crown: Caeleb Dressel wins record 3 golds at worlds
Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming. After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming’s world championships, it’s time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Simone Manuel backs up historic Olympic win with world championship
Simone Manuel has backed up her historic victory at the Olympics with a world championship in the 100-meter freestyle. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom jumped out to a quick lead and was …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Katie Ledecky back on top, while new generation emerges for U.S. men
On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to the top of the medal podium, the U.S. men’s team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships. …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Youth notebook: Daniel Roy continues to make big splash
Success this summer continues to follow local swimming sensation Daniel Roy. Ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 18-and-under age bracket, the Gonzaga Prep senior-to-be won the men’s 100-meter …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Make it a double: Katie Ledecky begins worlds with a pair of golds
Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world championships. Make it a double. The 20-year-old American star began an audacious week by winning a pair of gold …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Ick-free and ready for a dip: Portland touts revived river
For decades, Portland residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Flash flood at Arizona swimming hole leaves 9 dead, boy missing
At least eight people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest where more …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case
A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de …
Fri., July 14, 2017
Ask Mr. Dad: Guidelines help keep kids safe in and around water
One of my family’s favorite things about summer is that we get to spend a lot of time in and around water, whether that’s at the beach or in a …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Spokane nurse saves woman from drowning in Maui
A woman’s vacation turned out to be less relaxing than expected, when the Spokane nurse saved a woman from drowning in Maui.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Simone Manuel, Caeleb Dressel win 50-meter freestyle national titles
Olympic gold medalists Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel won 50-meter freestyle titles on the final night of the U.S. National Championships.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
‘Swim Team’ for autistic kids makes splash in documentary
Every dive into the pool is a victory for Michael McQuay.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
U.S. swimmer becomes oldest woman to cross English Channel
A 66-year-old from the United States has become the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Michael Phelps on possible comeback: ‘We’ll see if I get that itch’
Michael Phelps hasn’t gotten the urge to return to swimming, but the winningest athlete in Olympic history still wonders if he’ll “get that itch again.” Phelps says the big test …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Column: Michael Phelps speaks out on doping, but what took so long?
It wasn’t exactly Lilly King wagging a finger at a dirty Russian, then going on to beat her for a swimming gold medal in Rio.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Man who doesn’t know how to swim rescues boy in hotel pool
Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn’t know how to swim jumped in and rescued a boy from drowning in a pool at a New Jersey hotel.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Whitworth’s Wilber wins 200 backstroke at NWC swimming championships
Whitworth’s Patrick Wilber won the men’s 200-yard backstroke and the Pirate men finished third at Northwest Conference Swimming Championships on Sunday in Federal Way, Washington.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Locally: Ferris High’s Ben Duchow wins fencing tournament in Oregon