Latest Swimmers Stories

2008-08-14 06:00:06

By Mike Dodd BEIJING -- The man who saved Michael Phelps' chance for eight gold medals finally got a piece of individual hardware for himself this morning (Wednesday night ET).

2008-08-12 12:00:06

By ROBERT JONES AMERICAN Michael Phelps today equalled the record for the most Olympic gold medals in history by claiming his third at the 2008 Games.

2008-08-12 09:15:00

Michael Phelps etched his name with Mark Spitz and Carl Lewis among the winningest Olympians ever late Monday night . With three gold medals and three world records, he has no equal in China.

2008-08-12 06:00:05

By Vicki Michaelis and Mike Dodd BEIJING -- This time, Michael Phelps made it look easy.

2008-08-11 12:01:13

A U.S. swimmer diagnosed with testicular cancer has put off surgery until after he's had a chance to compete in his first and last Olympics. Eric Shanteau of Lilburn, Ga., was diagnosed with cancer in June just one week before he left for the U.S. swim trials, CNN reported Monday.

2008-08-11 12:05:00

Australia's golden girl Trickett gets her first gold BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australia's golden girl Libby Trickett snatched her first individual Olympic gold in Monday's women's 100-meter backstroke.

2008-08-06 03:00:16

By Kate Ericsson Special to SWoCo Swimming with the grace of a dancer and the speed of a sprinter, Khalil Fonder, a rising third-grader at W.E. Cundiff, is making waves in the swimming world locally and nationally.

2008-08-05 09:00:38

China's "big fish" stay away from Water Cube BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's swimming squad, which has been hiding from media over the months, finally made its first appearance at the Water Cube on Monday. But still, no big fish.

2008-07-15 15:00:34

By THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Disney and Scott Rudin are developing "Synchronicity," a comedy that pokes fun at the world of synchronized swimming.

2008-07-15 06:00:15

By Howard Cohen, The Miami Herald Jul. 15--Like many Americans, I became addicted to NBC's recent telecast of the Olympic Swimming Trials.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.