Swimming

Adam Peaty of Great Britain dives at the start of his 100 meters breaststroke men semifinal at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — British swimmer Adam Peaty improved his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke to 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday. The Olympic champion shaved 0.13 off his previous best mark, which he swam at the Rio de Janeiro Games two years ago. Peaty beat...
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July 29, 2018 - 9:03 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker won her third individual event at the U.S. national championships, racing to victory by 1.11 seconds in the 200-meter individual medley. Baker won in 2 minutes, 8.32 seconds Sunday night, lowering the U.S. Open record of 2:08.66 set by Katinka Hosszu of Hungary...
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July 28, 2018 - 8:32 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky dominated the 400-meter freestyle, leading all the way to win by 3.12 seconds at the U.S. national swimming championships. She earned her 16th national long-course title Saturday night, tying Natalie Coughlin for seventh on the career list. Ledecky was under...
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Caeleb Dressel looks at the times after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Friday, July 27, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 27, 2018 - 10:51 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships. Dressel, winner...
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Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 26, 2018 - 10:04 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky led all the way to win the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night, earning a second individual event to swim in Japan next month. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 55.82 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year behind her...
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July 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption. Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in California. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. 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...
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