T & T second at CARIFTA Swim

Federations News

Despite a valiant last day effort from the Trinidad and Tobago CARIFTA Swim Team, Guadeloupe was crowned the champions of the 26th edition of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Centre in Barbados. Guadeloupe amassed 736.50 points to T & T's 679 and Bahamas 610.

T & T missed vital on points on the day due to the withdrawal of Dylan Carter. Carter was out of all Day four action, as he sustained an injury in his gold medal winning 100m freestyle performance. T & T in all won 46 medals consisting of 12 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze. Carter accounted for five of those gold medals from his three days at the meet.

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Shanghai 2011 - Open Water Swimming Venue (Jinshan City Beach) Report

Shanghai 2011

The competition course is located within an embankment in Jinshan City Beach. The water in the embankment originates from sea water pumped from outside the dam through the floodgate. After going through natural sedimentation, the turbid sea water can turn clear. And the sea water is drawn into the embankment on a regular base.

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Japanese swimmers selected for the Worlds

Federations News

The Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July successfully ended at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu, Japan, on April 11.

The Japan Swimming Federation announced at a press conference a day after that 22 swimmers (see below), among which Kosuke Kitajima, Naoya Tomita, Takeshi Matsuda, Ryosuke Irie just to name a few. Head coach Norimasa Hirai told the local press that Japan's goal was to win five medals in Shanghai.

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FINA Task Force Report

Special

Francis Crippen, a long distance swimmer from the United States of America (USA) passed away during the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup race that took place in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday 23 October 2010.

In order to better understand the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) appointed a Task Force to address all the issues related to the death of open water swimmer Francis Crippen.

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Japanese stars ready for Shanghai tickets

Federations News

Japan Swimming Trials for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this July and the Universiade Games in Shenzhen in August are well in sight. The Trials will be held at the Hironoshin Furuhashi Memorial Swimming Center in Hamamatsu from April 9-11, 2011, as part of a charity event held for the Japan disaster relief.

Most swimmers in Japan including breaststroke ace Kosuke Kitajima but also Takeshi Matsuda, Junya Koga, Ryosuke Irie, Naoya Tomita, Ryo Tateishi, Shiho Sakai, Aya Terakawa just to name a few, are in top shape for the up-coming test. They will swim fast also for Japan’s hope to rebuild from the natural catastrophe.

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