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June 11, 2013
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ISHOF Working to Clear False Connection With Disgraced Rick Curl
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. IT's only been a few weeks since Rick Curl was sentenced to seven years in jail for sexually abusing Kelly Currin the 1980s, but one of the blowbacks of the court case came with some faulty reporting about the sentencing itself.
IOC Presidential Candidate Calling For Worldwide Olympic TV Network
LONDON, Great Britain. IN a push to keep sports fans interested in Olympic sports outside of the years in which Olympics are held, International Olympic Committee presidential candidate Thomas Bach is pushing hard for a global television network that broadcasts sporting events in non-Olympic years.
Barcelona Gets Ready for FINA World Championships With Flash Mob Video
BARCELONA, Spain. WE'RE 44 days from the start of the FINA world aquatics championships, and host city Barcelona got into the spirit of aquatic sports with a special flash mob performance of the event's theme song, "Planeta Agua (Planet Water)."
FINA Wins Big From IOC Summer Olympic Sport Revenue Sharing Reorganization
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia. SWIMMING and gymnastics won big from a new revenue sharing ranking of Olympic sports from the International Olympic Committee.
Texas Long Course Senior Circuit: Aggie Olympians Win On Final Night
COLLEGE STATION Texas. THE final night of the Texas Long Course Senior Circuit meet on the campus of Texas A&M University featured two hometown Olympians earning their second victory of the competition.
Bonnie Brandon Blasts Lifetime Best at Southwest Classic; Grevers, Cordes Shine
TUCSON, Arizona. THE Tucson Ford Southwest Classic kept on rolling into a third night of action with some strong in-season times going up on the scoreboard in Southern Arizona.
Record Race for Ryan Cochrane in Mission Viejo
MISSION VIEJO, California. A meet record and Olympians atop the podium: that's what was in store this evening at the first session of the TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, California.
Janet Evans Joins LA84 Foundation to Kick Off Summer Swim Program
LOS ANGELES, California. AS public pools open across Los Angeles for the summer season, the LA84 Foundation is doing its part to promote swim safety.
Arena Grand Prix, Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, California. THE final night of the Arena Grand Prix circuit this year put an exclamation point on the series as several stunning swims went up on the scoreboard tonight.
New College Meet Proposed For Swimmers Who Miss NCAA Championship Qualifying
PHOENIX, Arizona. MANY swimmers, numbering in the hundreds, will miss the opportunity to participate in the Division I NCAA championships by mere tenths of seconds. Many of those swimmers will come from the mid-major schools that rarely get the opportunity to shine at a national championship event, but Grand Canyon University swimming head coach Steve Schaffer has been working to change that.
New NCAA Swim/Dive Rules Committee Proposals Include Certifying SC World Champs
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE NCAA Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Rules Committee recently presented a number of rule change recommendations.
Social Media's Role in Saving UNC-Wilmington Swim/Dive Captured in New Video
WILMINGTON, North Carolina. IN the days since the announcement that the men's and women's swimming and diving teams at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington earned a reprieve, a video has surfaced explaining the way social media helped save the Division I program.
Venezuela Joins World Record-Setting Party at Pan American Masters Champs
SARASOTA, Florida. THE Venezuelan contingent at the Pan American Masters long course swimming championships will have plenty to celebrate today, as countrywoman Maria Rivera set a world record in the 50 backstroke.
Women's Water Polo: China Grabs Historic Title at Super Final
China defeated Russia, 8-7, to claim its first-ever FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final--and its first-ever title in any major women's water polo competition--in front of a partisan home crowd at the Water Cube in Beijing. In the semifinal round, China prevented the United States from vying for its eighth straight title at the Super Final. The Americans settled for the bronze medal with an 10-9 triumph over Hungary.
Another Cuba-Florida Swim Attempt Likely ... But Not By Diana Nyad
PHOENIX, Arizona. NEXT week, a swimmer could be making her way from the shores of Havana, making the 103-mile trek across the Caribbean Sea to the Florida Keys. But it won't be the legendary Diana Nyad, who failed to complete the trip four times in nearly 40 years
Dryland Tip: Partner-Assisted Core Stabilization With Lat Pull
SANTA CLARA, California. CORE stabilization is key in fast swimming, no matter the stroke or distance. Today's dryland tip will help swimmers become engaged with their core muscles while activating their arm and leg muscles.
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What you'll find in the June 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
Turning Negatives into Positives
Jessica Hardy's Olympic experiences - both good and bad - have been, needless to say, extreme. Yet, she still remains competitive and continues to challenge herself wtih lofty goals, including earning a spot on her third Olympic team in 2016.

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