At first, being in water made me feel defeated. Now it’s transformed me.
The coach of Canada’s most elite team — slated for the Olympics — will step aside as he awaits the outcome of a disciplinary hearing about allegations of emotional abuse.
Coaches around the world in the sport, now known as artistic swimming, are facing accusations that they bullied, harassed and psychologically abused athletes.
In this year of sorrow, plunging into the water has been essential for me and for my friend with cancer.
He began keeping an eye on beachgoers in 1944 and kept doing it for 64 summers. He made more than 1,000 ocean rescues in his career.
Cody Simpson has been a singer, a dancer, an actor and an author. Now, with support from Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe, he is resurrecting a childhood swimming dream.
Jan. 6 wasn’t Keller’s first election protest in Washington. But as he makes tearful apologies and faces federal charges, even his closest confidants aren’t sure why he was there at all.
The Irish police are investigating accusations that George Gibney, a former swim coach for Ireland now living in the United States, sexually abused two swimmers who came forward after hearing the podcast about him.
Klete Keller, who won swimming medals in three Summer Games, was captured on video inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during last week’s violent election protest.
Maybe at another time in human history I would have cared about the health benefits, but at this point, I’m like, what does “good for you” even mean?
Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.
Lawyers for Sun Yang, a three-time Olympic champion, presented evidence that one of the arbitrators who issued his eight-year suspension had made racist comments about China on social media.
Swimming the 12 miles across Lake Tahoe, the author was advised to not look ahead but break up the challenge into fathomable chunks. It worked for the swim, and life.
The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world’s best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.
The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.
Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot.
Guards have tested positive. After-work parties are frowned upon. The pandemic has upended lifeguarding.
Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson’s attempt to make a fifth Paralympic swim team after three years of retirement was missing a crucial element — a pool where he could train. Enter Special Agent Mulder.
Reopenings around the country have varied, but one thing is consistent: Summer crowds are not allowed.
In “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.
At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.
The 1948 Summer Games, the first held after the war, were a celebration of improvisation, renewal and change, embodied in a Dutch track star named Fanny Blankers-Koen.
Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson is determined to make a fifth Paralympic team, even if he has to start at the bottom. Or on a surfboard.
History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.
“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.
To be a swimmer is to be acquainted with fear, but not to give in to it. And it can be about survival of a different kind.
Even in a pandemic you can still invite friends over for a safe swim. And go ahead, hog the pool float.
Six women claim the governing body for the sport tolerated the abuse of teens.
Roderick Sewell, a master of adjustments, had barely used a handcycle before last year. Now he’s hoping to become one of the few two-sport athletes in the Tokyo Games.
Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.
Smith, 18, set two world records last summer and seemed primed for the Tokyo Games. When they were postponed, she focused on what she could do rather than what she couldn’t.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson competed in four Paralympics and thought he was ready to call it a career — until he realized that an extra year of training could enable his comeback.
The Spinosaurus possessed a long, powerful tail. Paleontologists think the dinosaur used that to propel itself through water.
The five-time Olympic gold medalist is taking an infectious diseases class at Stanford and still finding a way to train.
In her new book, “Why We Swim,” Bonnie Tsui considers the many benefits of submerging yourself in water. As her fellow swimmers say, why run when you can fly?
Immersion, even just thinking about it, is the balm we need right now.