Stories tagged: swimming
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
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
After 2 decades, Chuck Wielgus leaving as head of USA Swimming
USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus is retiring after leading a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm. Wielgus, who turns 67 next …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct
A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
Swimmers complete 7-hour crawl across shrinking Dead Sea
A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Phelps ties the knot – again – in Mexico
A whirlwind year for Michael Phelps continued Saturday, when he and his wife engaged in a second wedding ceremony. This one likely was a more formal affair than the first, …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Newsmakers: California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case
California Gov. Jerry Brown
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, midnight
Swimmers hope to cover Spokane’s Witter Pool for year-round use
On the last day of swimming at Witter Pool earlier this month dozens of people turned out, arms flashing and feet fluttering as they swam laps up and down the …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge
A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, midnight
Channeling her passions: Longtime Spokane competitive swimmer discovers love for open waters
Susanne Baab-Simpson completed an official swim of the English Channel, beginning at 7:10 a.m. Aug. 14. At age 56, the longtime Spokane competitive swimmer in 50-meter pools successfully negotiated the …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Digest: Serena Williams loses to Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open semifinal for 2nd year in row
For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Katie Ledecky enjoys victory tour since starring in Rio
Olympic champion Katie Ledecky is enjoying quite a victory tour before she heads off to college.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9 p.m.
Woman attempting to swim from Bremerton to West Seattle
A Seattle woman intends to swim from Bremerton to Seattle on Sunday in quadruple the time it takes a ferry to get there.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
Locally: WSU rower Ieva Adomaviciute wins gold for Lithuania
Washington State senior rower Ieva Adomaviciute won gold for Lithuania last week in the women’s single sculls at the Under 23 World Roaching Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Ryan Lochte mum on returning to Brazil, will compete on ‘DWTS’
Ryan Lochte isn’t saying whether he’ll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Lilly King embraces role as unofficial spokeswoman for clean sport
Swimming star Lilly King is holding her ground on doping.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Sponsors cut ties with swimmer Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte lost three major sponsors when swimsuit company Speedo USA, clothing giant Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela announced in quick succession Monday they were dumping the swimmer over …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
After apology, questions about future loom for Lochte
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 11:16 p.m.
Brazilian police say U.S. swimmers were not robbed
Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say
The mystery behind the claim that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro deepened Thursday, after officials first blamed …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Lochte: U.S. swimmers are ‘safe and unharmed’ after robbery
Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 10:11 p.m.
Peter Schmuck: Michael Phelps should walk away after perfect ending
This is the way it should end for Michael Phelps. He has conquered Olympic Everest. He has completed an unparalleled 16-year athletic odyssey and just stuck the landing. What more …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Simone Manuel’s gold medal is not just for her
When she was 11, Simone Manuel came home and asked her mother a question: Why weren’t there more people who looked like her in swimming?
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Phelps leaves Lochte in his wake one last time at Olympics
Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
Michael Phelps enjoys two-gold night; Katie Ledecky wins again, too
As he looked up at a boisterous crowd, triumphant for the 20th time in his unmatched Olympic career, Michael Phelps raised his hands and flicked them in his direction as …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
After all the bad blood, King beats Efimova at Rio Olympics
This one will surely be seen as a victory for clean athletes over the dopers. No doubt, that was Lilly King’s take.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Phelps is touting the benefit of cupping – but does it work?
Michael Phelps woke up on the morning of the first race of his fifth Olympic Games with some soreness in his right shoulder.