Women's swimming

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 11:08 am
Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable return to tennis. That followed four surgeries she needed after developing blood clots following the birth of her daughter...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 file photo, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an anti-trust suit in California challenging governing body FINA’s control of organizing competitions, it was announced Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The legal action by Hungarian great Katinka Hosszu and Americans Tom Shields and Michael Andrew follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 08, 2018 - 10:05 pm
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions. The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport. It was...
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FILE - At left, in an Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, Ryan Murphy celebrates on the podium after winning the men's 100m backstroke final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. At right, in an Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts on the podium after winning the women's 800m freestyle timed final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night, Nov. 19, 2018, for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific Championships. (AP Photo/File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night In New York for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 24, 2018 - 11:25 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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Canada's Taylor Ruck, left, reacts on the podium after winning the women's 200m freestyle final with third placed Katie Ledecky of the US at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 09, 2018 - 7:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the...
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Kathleen Baker celebrates after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 29, 2018 - 9:40 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Simone Manuel won the 50-meter freestyle, completing a sprint sweep at the U.S. national championships Sunday night. swimming The Olympic silver medalist in Rio got to the wall first in 24.10 seconds, bettering the U.S. Open record of 24.13 set by Cate Campbell of Australia in...
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July 28, 2018 - 8:32 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky dominated the 400-meter freestyle, leading all the way to win by 3.12 seconds at the U.S. national swimming championships. She earned her 16th national long-course title Saturday night, tying Natalie Coughlin for seventh on the career list. Ledecky was under...
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Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 26, 2018 - 10:04 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky led all the way to win the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night, earning a second individual event to swim in Japan next month. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 55.82 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year behind her...
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