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January 24, 2012
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Defying the Odds: The Inspirational Story of U.S. Paralympic Swimmer Joe Wise
BALTIMORE, Maryland. JOE Wise's death sentence came at an early age. When he was 9 years old, Joe was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy: a multifaceted disease which, in Joe's case, is life-threatening. It is a severe muscular disorder that affects his legs, hips, abdominals and lungs. Normal tasks that most people don't give a second thought to like breathing, are a matter of life and death for Joe. Doctors told Joe he would not live to see his 15th birthday. However, instead of accepting this deadly prognosis, Joe Wise made the decision to live his life to the fullest.
Ryosuke Irie Posts Swift Backstroke Times To Close Western Australia Championships
PERTH, Australia. ON the final day of the Western Australia Championships, Japan's Ryosuke Irie put together a strong backstroke leadoff for his team's relay.
Ian Thorpe's Shadow Inspires New Generation Of Olympians
GOLD COAST, Australia. There was a time when legendary swim coach Don Talbot admitted that the creation of a "Dolphins dynasty" in men's swimming between 1997 and 2004 robbed Australia of a generation of swimmers.
Katie Hoff Returning to Coach Paul Yetter in Lead-Up to Olympic Trials
NAPLES, Florida. TWO-TIME Olympian Katie Hoff will be joining Olympic hopefuls Elizabeth Pelton and Erika Erndl in southern Florida next week at T2 Aquatics, coached by Paul Yetter.
USA Swimming Grand Prix, Austin: Janet Evans Earns Second Olympic Trials Cut; Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt Shine
AUSTIN, Texas. THE USA Swimming Grand Prix held in Austin, Texas came to a finish with Janet Evans, 40, earning her second Olympic Trials cut. Meanwhile, the usual suspects shined bright throughout the evening.
USA College News and Results
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE USA college swimming season is underway and you can find news and results of your favorite school in our College News section of our website.
Lance Armstrong Competes at Longhorn Aquatics New Year's Classic
AUSTIN, Texas. LANCE Armstrong, best known for winning the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 with a record seven victories, participated in the 500-yard freestyle at the Longhorn Aquatics New Year's Classic this weekend.
USA Men's Water Polo Wins Gold, USA Women Take Silver At 2012 Pan Pacs
MELBOURNE, Australia. THE USA Men's Senior National Team opened 2012 with a strong start taking the Gold Medal at the 2012 Pan Pacs with a 11-10 overtime victory over Australia. The squad finishes the tourney without a loss. Meanwhile the USA Women's Senior National Team won the Silver Medal following a 7-4 loss to Australia in the final.
NZ Manufacturing Poll of the Week
PHOENIX, Arizona. Swimming World wants to know what you think and offers you the chance to participate in our weekly poll.
Julien Sauvage, Cecilia Biagioli Win First Leg of FINA Open Water Grand Prix 2012
LAUSANNE, Switzerland. THE first leg of the Grand Prix saw French Julien Sauvage and local hope Cecilia Biagioli, both 27 years old, capture the gold medal in Rosario (ARG) on Sunday January 22. A pack of 25 swimmers from eight countries took to the water.
What Is An Open Water Swimmer?
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. IT is obviously a channel swimmer. Also include marathon swimmers. But it is also a person who does a Polar Bear Swim and a lifeguard competition.
The Invasion Of The Blue Bottles
BONDI BEACH, Australia. DURING the 2007 North Bondi Classic race, Australia open water swimming star Luane Rowe recalled, "Only 15 of us finished due to [blooms of] blue bottles that were blown onto the race course."
Chafing In Salt And Fresh Water
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California. THERE are three types of chafing that are experienced by swimmers. The different types of chafing can be unsightly, iritating at best or painful at worse, leading to changes in stroke mechanics. The types of chafing include skin-on-skin, fabric-on-skin and hair-on-skin.
Misty Hyman to be Inducted into Arizona Sports Hall of Fame
PHOENIX, Arizona. SWIMMING World contributor Misty Hyman, who won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Sydney Games, has been named to the Class of 2012 for the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
USA High School News and Results
PHOENIX, Arizona. GET the results of your favorite school in our High School News section of our website.
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What you'll find in the January 2012 issue of
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Olympic Flashback
Each month from January through July, Swimming World will chronicle the history of swimming at the Olympic Games from Athens in 1896 through Beijing in 2008. This month: 1896-1912.

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