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Lying To The Law: The Lochte Lesson

Joel Cohen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Joel Cohen

The dust has now begun to settle. And there’s no great news: Ryan Lochte is a juvenile. Maybe, despite his six golds, he was depressed seeing himse...

Here's Why Michael Phelps Laughed During The National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 08.10.2016 | Sports

Michael Phelps’ actions after winning an unprecedented 20th Olympic gold medal Tuesday night had many scratching their heads. Phelps was clearly em...

As A Sex Assault Survivor and Professional Swimmer, I Apologize to Brock Turner's Victim

Katherine Starr | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Katherine Starr

As a two-time Olympic swimmer, a three-time NCAA national team champion, and a survivor of coach-athlete sexual abuse, I have fought both publicly and behind the scenes to address sexual abuse in sport through Safe4Athletes. While I knew my sport had monsters, I was naive to think that they were mostly on the pool deck.

Brock Turner Banned For Life By USA Swimming

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner is no longer eligible to compete in events sanctioned by USA Swimming, USA Today confirmed Monday afte...

Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

The Vieth Report: Did It Hit the Mark or Miss All Together?

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Katherine Starr

USA Swimming must listen, learn and change to respond to the athletes' rather than coaches' needs.

The Truth about Coach-Athlete Relationships

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.

I Stand By Victoria Arlen

Kristin Duquette | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Kristin Duquette

Arlen is currently a member of the U.S. Paralympic National A Team and was set to compete in Montreal this month. Upon arriving, Arlen was notified by the IPC that she was ineligible to compete in IPC-sanctioned competitions due to the possibility of walking in the future.

When Did the System Fail Kelley Davies Currin and the Rest of Us?

Katherine Starr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

Rick has been a free man and participating in life like the rest of us for the past 30 years without any consequence for his actions of sexually abusing this minor swimmer at the time in question. Why didn't something happen sooner?

The Term 'Improper Relationship' Will Not Change the Culture Needed for Coach/Athlete Sexual Abuse

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

When one is talking about a 12-year-old girl and uses the term "improper relationship" to describe what transpired between a coach and athlete that term cannot come close to magnitude of the damage and wreckage created by sexual abuse between a minor child and coach.

U.S. Swimming's Athletic Trainer On Getting Ready For What's Next

Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2012 London Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons f...

Phelps' Grand Finale!

Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps has left the pool. Swimming the butterfly leg for the U.S. team in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay, Phelps has completed his pro...

Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Love This Professor's Speedo

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

You don't have to be an athlete to make a splash in the Olympics. Rick Sharp, a kinesiology professor at Iowa State University, is responsible for...

New Term For Phelps-Lochte Rivalry

Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

By Jeff Commings, Swimming World PHOENIX, Arizona, July 27. WITH all the media hype and buzz surrounding the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Rya...

Can Coughlin Get One More?

Posted 07.22.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 29-year-old Natalie Coughlin, born August 23, 1982, in Vallejo, California is a seasoned Olympic veteran. H...

College Swimming Star To Make Olympic Debut

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World In 2008, Caitlin Leverenz barely missed the Olympic team when she placed third in the 200 breaststroke. In ...

Vollmer Returns To Olympic Stage

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 24-year-old Dana Vollmer was half her current age when she made her first USA Olympic Trials appearance in ...

DoGooder Spotlight: Triumph Through Tragedy in Josh's Project

Marc Ozburn | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.

Urban Youth Make a Splash in D.C.

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

As a lifelong swimmer, when I get a whiff of chlorine, I get excited. But when I saw hundreds of kids swimming in every lane at D.C.'s Takoma Aquatic Center on President's Day weekend, I was thrilled.

Phelps, Coughlin and Peirsol Each Take Swimming Gold

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This time, Michael Phelps made it look easy. Phelps continued his run toward a record eight Olympic gold medals Tuesday morning (Monday night, Easter...