LESS THAN 200 DAYS TO GO…
Less than 200 days to go until the FINA World Championships in Gwangju! ✨👏🎫
Tickets are now available here : https://tickets.gwangju2019.com/en/#FINA
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FINA SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT… The social media report for the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held in Hangzhou, China from December 11-16, 2018, and the FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soirée des Etoiles” is now available.Go to: FINA.org
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ARIARNE TITMUS IS SHOWING THINGS WE HAVE ONLY SEEN FROM…KATIE LEDECKY
by Andy Ross
Ariarne Titmus had a spectacular meet at the recent World Short Course Championships, including a world record in the 400 meter free. The Aussie distance swimmer also was competitive in the sprint events—something the sport has only seen recently from American superstar Katie Ledecky.
OLIVIA SMOLIGA RETURNS TO WORLD DOMINATION WITH FRESH FOCUS
by Dan D’Addona
Olivia Smoliga captured eight gold medals at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Championships. What she took away from the meet was her improvement in the way she raced and the confidence she felt throughout the meet—something she had been struggling with the past couple of years.
SWIMMING WORLD’S TOP FIVE DIVING MOMENTS OF 2018
by Erin Keaveny
Daniel Restrepo Garcia, Rhiannan Iffland, the Chinese national team, Zhang Jiaqi and David Boudia all turned in outstanding diving performances in 2018. But who’s No. 1?
OLYMPIC CHAMPION MISSY FRANKLIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
by Andy Ross
2012 Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, 23, recently announced she is retiring from competitive swimming in a first-person letter she wrote to ESPN.