| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:16 AM
BERLIN - The indelible image of the former East German Olympic female swimmer: big, burly and unbeatable.
After the Berlin Wall fell, former swimming coaches confirmed that the freakishly masculine women had taken steroids under the Stasi-run sports...
| Dec 13, 2011
Romantic hopes spring eternal in many a middle-aged male breast, even when the middle-aged bod does not look so good in a Speedo anymore. Actually, the demands of that skimpy bit of swimwear are the least of the problems of the gentlemen who spend their...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Michael Phelps may or may not be the best swimmer in the world -- fellow American Ryan Lochte has closed the gap since Beijing, though we have yet to see a focused Phelps -- but when it comes to getting paid to film commercials about swimming, no one...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Pardon the interruption, but if you need a quick break from the non-stop NFL speculation, allow me to pass along an odd story about Michael Phelps, who is having a rough week at the world swimming championships.
The 14-time Olympic gold medalist...
| Aug 19, 2011
At 61, he's fit to swim the ocean, run across the beach, and save lives. One problem--his job as a lifeguard for more than 40 years is being taken from him. Roy Lester a former lifeguard at Jones Beach was relieved of his duties for refusing to wear a...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 10:26 PM
You guys are not even ready for this episode. I mean, did you eat today? Then you can’t handle it, come back tomorrow. [/internet time swoosh] Okay, let’s just dive in.
First up: the teams are still in Copenhagen. They taxi to a statue of...
| Jul 29, 2012
As swimmers go for the gold at the London Olympics, swimwear companies are ready to sell the latest Olympic-themed swimsuits back home.
Recreational and competitive swimmers alike can benefit from the same technologies swimsuit manufacturers are using to...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:20 PM
They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:41 PM
It's no secret: U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte knows how to make a headline - or two - when he's not in the pool. But then again, if you're wearing hot pink Speedos at a celebrity studded pool party, you'd probably make some too.
Lochte had a ton...
| May 28, 2012
| 1:54 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
KROPP RISES TO
Former All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year Andrea Kropp captured the 200-meter breaststroke championship while competing for Rattler Swim Club at the Speedo...
| May 4, 2011
I admit I haven't yet purchased a Mother's Day gift for my mom. What do you get a woman who seems to have everything she'd ever need in life — and then some? Looking for some inspiration, I began thinking about what my mom does on a daily basis. She...