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AMERICAN BREASTSTROKER BRENDAN HANSEN HEADING FOR INTERNATIONAL
SWIMMING HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020

Brendan Hansen is a six-time Olympic medalist, and also a former world record holder in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events (long course).

He has won a total of 25 medals in major international competition; 18 gold, four silver, and three bronze – spanning the Olympic Games, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.  Hansen swam for ISHOF Honor Coach Eddie Reese at the University of Texas, 2001-2005, where he was a 16-time All-American and won 14 NCAA National Championships
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LEWIS PUGH SWIMS THE MELTWATER HE WANTS TO REFREEZE

On the eve of a “swim where no human has swum before: 1km across a supra-glacial lake in East Antarctica” to highlight the approach to a cliff edge on climate-change, Lewis Pugh, the United Nations Patron of Oceans, has released magnificent images of him swimming in meltwater in an ice-tunnel under the Antarctic ice sheet.

The images – by Kelvin Trautman, a photographer & filmmaker who also described himself as “Outdoorsman & Athlete” – are spectacular, and mark the start of Pugh’s Antarctica 2020 mission, set back in 2016. Tomorrow brings on the East Antarctica leg of the campaign: the 1km across a supra-glacial lake with Slava Fetisov, as reported by Swimming World last month when Pugh ran an advert seeking polar swimmers to join him.
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MEXICAN OLYMPIC DIVER AND ISHOF HONOREE CARLOS GIRON PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 65
 
ISHOF Honor Diver and Mexican Olympian, Carlos Giron, has passed away after a long battle with a lung infection at age 65.

Giron entered the hospital just before Christmas due to pneumonia, and during his stay, acquired a bacterial infection that complicated his infection further. He died Monday, January 13, 2020.

Carlos was a five-time Olympian, competing in the 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He won silver on the 3-meter springboard at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. He also placed 4th on the platform.

Longevity and consistency were the hallmarks of Giron’s career. People described his diving as “simply beautiful”.
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US OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS DIVING

Dear USA Diving Community,
 
During the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving held in June, we will induct our third class into the USA Diving Rings of Honor. The Rings of Honor inducted its inaugural class in 2012, and the second one in 2016.

The Rings of Honor celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of its members. The Rings of Honor Committee is requesting your help with submitting nominees for the 2020 class.
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