Aquatics

July 27, 2019 - 4:30 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is the world's fastest man in the pool. The American won the 50-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Saturday, completing a 50-100 freestyle sweep and earning his fourth gold and fifth medal overall. Dressel zipped from one end of the...
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A collapsed internal balcony is seen at a nightclub in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person. (Chun Jung-in/Yonhap via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 7:28 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person. A local news agency has reported that one person has died, with 13 injured. No U.S. swimmers were at the club at the...
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United States' Simone Manuel waves after winning the women's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 26, 2019 - 6:13 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Simone Manuel wasn't swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the U.S. proved it. Then she remembered it's about bouncing back. Manuel did just that in the 100 freestyle, winning her second straight title at the...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel prpeares to start in his heat of the men's 50m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 26, 2019 - 4:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the world swimming championships. The American won his semifinal heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 seconds better than Phelps' mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome at the height of...
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Gold medalist Canada's Margaret MacNeil, centre, stands with silver medalist Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, right, and bronze medalist Australia's Emma McKeon following the medal ceremony for the women's 100m butterfly final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 26, 2019 - 2:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The year Maggie MacNeil was born, people thought the world might end. They packed away canned goods and fretted about computer meltdowns as the year 2000 approached, unsure what the dawn of a new millennium would bring. MacNeil was born two months later in London,...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 25, 2019 - 4:45 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel led all the way in winning the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Thursday, earning the American his third gold and fourth medal overall. Dressel touched in 46.96 seconds, the only man to dip under 47 seconds in the final. Olympic...
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FILE - In this Monday July 21, 2019 file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her second place finish in the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle event on medical grounds. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man,File)
July 25, 2019 - 3:31 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is returning to competition at the world championships, with the ailing American set to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Ledecky's return marks her first competition since Monday, when she withdrew from the 200 free preliminaries and the 1,500 free...
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Latroya Pina of Cape Verde waits to start in her heat of the women's 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. When Pina first learned to swim at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence, Rhode Island, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 3:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — When LaTroya Pina first learned to swim, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. Of course, she dreamed of it. As an 11-year-old at Boys and Girls Club nationals she won two gold medals and promptly stated her goal was to become...
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United States' Lilly King reacts after her womens' 200m breaststroke heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man )
July 24, 2019 - 8:06 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — American Lilly King has been disqualified from the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries at the world swimming championships. King won her heat in 2 minutes, 24.56 seconds on Thursday, but was disqualified for not touching the wall with both hands at the same time at the...
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