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100 years ago in Spokane: Female Spokane swimmer makes cold crossing of Golden Gate

Juanita Heller was one of 20 top female swimmers in the country to complete the crossing, part of the third annual Golden Gate Swim in October 1919.


Spokane swimmer keeps winning world titles at 66

“A lot of people in swimming get burned out and they don’t keep going with it,” Larry Krauser said. “I never got burned out with swimming.”


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

Man swims 23-mile length of Idaho’s Priest Lake

There is a point in any endurance sport – once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours – that the world condenses, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Lilly King on DQ at world swims: I did it

Lilly King says the officials made the right call when they disqualified her for an unorthodox turn in the 200-meter breaststroke heats at the world swimming championships. As a result …


Fresh off 14-month ban, Ryan Lochte set to compete in pool

Ryan Lochte is set to return to competition next week, fresh off the end of a 14-month suspension for receiving an intravenous injection. The 12-time Olympic medalist will compete in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Katie Ledecky returns but U.S. falls to Australia in relay at worlds

The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn’t overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to …


Gonzaga Prep grad Daniel Roy takes third in 200 breaststroke at WUG

Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy finished third in the 200-meter breaststroke final on Sunday at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.


Italian swimmer Andrea Vergani provisionally suspended for cannabis

The Italian swimmer who posted the world’s best time in the men’s 50-meter freestyle this year has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for cannabis. Italy’s anti-doping body says Andrea …


Ryan Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci among ‘Big Brother’ celeb cast

Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.”


Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23. She is citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 years even after having …


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.