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Swimmer Riley Gaines slams ESPN for honoring 'arrogant cheat' trans athlete Lia Thomas in Women's ...

The Daily Mail 27 Mar 2023
ESPN has been condemned by a former champion college swimmer for including transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in their segment devoted to Women's History Month, describing the company as 'spineless' and tweeting the hashtag 'Boycott ESPN' ... She became a 12-time NCAA All-American swimmer and a five-time SEC champion.

Megyn Kelly blasts ESPN for honoring transgender swimmer Lia Thomas: ‘Oh hell no!’

New York Post 27 Mar 2023
Last month, Gaines, a 23-year-old 12-time All-American and five-time SEC champion swimmer at the University of Kentucky, said that she and other teammates were forced to share a locker room with Thomas, where they were exposed to her “male genitalia.” see also.

Rising India, Real Heroes: Swimming against the tide

News18 27 Mar 2023
Gujarat para-swimmer who defied odds to become national champion .

Martina Navratilova says decision by World Athletics to ban trans athletes from competing in women's ...

The Daily Mail 26 Mar 2023
1 ranked women's tennis player said champion athletes are revered because they 'rise above the rest when everything else is equal' ... The nine-time Wimbledon champion said that once somebody has gone through male puberty, 'there is no way to erase that physical advantage' ... Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies has praised World Athletics' decision.

Marchand dominates 400 IM at NCAA swimming championships

Napa Valley Register 25 Mar 2023
Marchand became the first swimmer to go below 3.30 in the history of the event with a time of 3.28.82. Defending champion Hugo Gonzalez of Cal finished second in a season-best 3.34.66.

Destin Lasco sets program record at NCAA swim championships

Atlantic City 25 Mar 2023
Associated Press ... Marchand smashed his previous record by 1.3 seconds with a time of 1.36.34 ... Cal is the defending champion. Lasco, who was The Press Swimmer of the Year while at Mainland Regional High School, was set to try to repeat his national championship in the 200 backstroke and compete in several other races, including relays ... .

Inside Samantha Riley's secret break-up with her ironman husband of 22 years - as the ...

The Daily Mail 24 Mar 2023
Close friends of the couple have confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Riley, 50, and champion iron man husband Tim Fydler, 48, are now living separately, but co-parenting their three sons in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast ... Fydler is a Queensland ironman champion whose brother is Olympic relay gold-medallist Chris Fydler.

Anti-drag laws are part of a long history of policing gender

Raw Story 24 Mar 2023
If successful this policing of gender expression will not stop at drag ... When champion Australian swimmer Anette Kellerman wore a bathing suit that showed her legs in 1907, she was similarly arrested for public indecency in Massachusetts because her clothing was not considered appropriate for women, even though it wasn’t gender nonconforming.

Garret Krattiger headlines 2023 All-Area Team as top swimmer of the year

Independent Record 24 Mar 2023
State champion 100 Backstroke, school-record 51.46 (old record, Rob Wagner, 53.15; State champion, 500 Freestyle, 4.50.26; Anchor for sixth-place 200 freestyle relay (with Teagan Trettin, Devin Goetsch and Aidan Van Wyk), 1.38.22; 2022 500 freestyle State champion; 2022 IR Swimmer of the Year.

Swim Melbourne Breaks Ground on $4.5 Million Aquatic and Swim Facility in Palm Shores

Space Coast Daily 24 Mar 2023
The Palm Shores Aquatic Facility—the only state-of-the-art aquatic complex in Brevard—will primarily provide the county with a sustainable, competitive and fun environment for swimmers of all ages ... “I am pleased to be a part of this wonderful endeavor,” added Thomas Hoffman, avid USMS swimmer, and retired neurologist.

UC Berkeley investigating AD Jim Knowlton, associate AD Jennifer Simon-O’Neill

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 23 Mar 2023
To date, 44 current or former Cal swimmers, including Olympic medalists and NCAA champions, 23 parents, a member of the school’s men’s team, three former Cal coaches, a former administrator and an athletic department employee have told SCNG that McKeever, the only woman to serve as head coach of a U.S ... Ex-UC Berkeley swimmer on McKeever.

Aquatic boss praises Mayberry for development of sport

Jamaica Observer 23 Mar 2023
He also pointed to the significance of the ASAJ's 25-year partnership with the investment firm in providing another platform on which swimmers can showcase their talent ... Meanwhile, Excelsior is the reigning primary schools champions ... Each swimmer can contest up to five events, including the relays.

Controversial trans athlete, 46, wins women's NYC cycling race and says she feels like a ...

The Daily Mail 23 Mar 2023
The issue was thrust into the spotlight when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022 ... Current and former athletes say trans athletes like Lia Thomas (left), the swimmer who enjoyed modest success in male categories before becoming a national champion in ...

A pair of three-time honorees headline 2023 all-Bay County boys swimming team

Michigan Live 23 Mar 2023
BAY CITY, MI -- After a long season of posting times, racing to the finish and battling for podium showings, the top high school swimmers in Bay County’s four programs can finally come together as one ... He was the 100 butterfly champion at Tri-Cities and was a four-event champion at the ISC Championship, earning Swimmer of the Meet.

Area prep athletes named tops in conference

The Lexington Dispatch 21 Mar 2023
Kyla Bryant of state champion Salisbury was voted player of the year and her coach, Lakai Brice, was coach of the year. On the boys side in the CCC, co-regular season champion Thomasville had three players honored in Janhri Luckey, Johnathan Gladden and Bryce McCoy ... In the CCC, West state champion Luke Nebrich was selected boys' swimmer of the year.

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