Stories tagged: swimming
Thu., March 26, 2020
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what today isn’t? Well, darn it, it isn’t Opening Day. It was supposed to be. But, you know. Like everything else, baseball’s Opening …
UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020
Treading water: Stanford swimming star and Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy can’t find a place to swim
This was supposed to be the week Daniel Roy vied for an NCAA national swimming title.
Mon., March 23, 2020
Some find it tough to make time for school and social life. Now try adding in a sport and more extracurricular activities than you thought were possible.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
From depths of difficulty to diving-board-high heights, Cheney High School swim and dive coach Jennifer Hochwalt has never lost the passion for the sport that she loves.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
West Valley High School senior Sadie Langford went back into the pool this fall after a three-year hiatus and did well enough to advance to the state swim competition last …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
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.
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
“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
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
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 …
Thu., July 25, 2019
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
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 …
Sun., July 7, 2019
Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy finished third in the 200-meter breaststroke final on Sunday at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.
Sat., April 20, 2019
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 …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.”
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
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 …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
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 …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
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 …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
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 …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Kathleen Baker set a world record in winning the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018
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 …
Wed., July 25, 2018
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 …
Mon., July 23, 2018
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 …
Thu., July 19, 2018
Washington State has hired former Indiana State coach Matt Leach as head women’s swimming coach, Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Thursday.
Tue., July 17, 2018
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
Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.
Sun., June 24, 2018
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
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.
Mon., June 11, 2018
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 …
Fri., June 8, 2018
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
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.