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  1. Scheduled open water race in UAE sparks questions, objections fro...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    International swimming officials have added a 10-kilometer open water race in the United Arab Emirates to the 2015 calendar over strenuous objections from the United States, putting the event back in the hands of the national federation cited for inadequate safety practices in the 2010 drowning death of Fran Crippen.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  2. Michael Phelps has no more fouls to give

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Michael Phelps clearly has no more fouls to give, Bonnie D. Ford writes, after a judge warned the swimmer his next misstep will mean jail time.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  3. Michael Phelps' trial date postponed as he completes treatment pr...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Michael Phelps' date for trial on a drunken driving charge and related traffic offenses has been postponed for a month, to Dec. 19 in Baltimore District Court.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  4. New UAE open water race bid draws criticism in wake of Fran Cripp...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    FINA is considering a bid by the United Arab Emirates to host an elite 10K open water race in 2015, just five years after Fran Crippen drowned there during a race conducted with inadequate safety precautions. The move is drawing intense criticism from the swimming community.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  5. Family of drowned swimmer Fran Crippen weighs legal action

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Attorneys for the parents of elite open-water swimmer Fran Crippen, who drowned two years ago during a race in the United Arab Emirates, are weighing legal action against the sport's international and national governing bodies.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  6. 2012 London Olympics -- Natalie Coughlin's run at history a bit u...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Natalie Coughlin could emerge from the London Games as the most decorated American woman in Olympic history, and more people should take notice.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  7. Janet Evans qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials in 400-meter freest...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    ust as she did in the old days, Janet Evans pulled away from the field, won a race and achieved a goal.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  8. One year after Fran Crippen's death, fight for change continues

    Bonnie D. Ford

    One year after Fran Crippen's death, his family and friends, and those within the sport of open-water swimming, are still striving for change.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  9. Swimmer Jessica Hardy's return to pool brings new outlook, same r...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For the first time in a long while, American swimmer Jessica Hardy is looking forward to an Olympics "that will be" instead of looking back at the one "that wasn't."

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  10. At World Championships, U.S. diving looks to get back on map

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For two decades, the U.S. diving team watched China take over the sport it once dominated. But heading into the worlds, the Americans hope to take one big step toward bridging the gap.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  11. Michael Phelps talks to about preparing for worlds, the ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    What is driving Michael Phelps to compete in another Olympic Games? The 14-time Olympic goal medalist spoke to's Bonnie D. Ford about the road ahead.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  12. FINA's lack of cooperation in Fran Crippen investigation leaves m...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While FINA has moved to better protect open-water swimmers with more stringent rules, the organization is still far from explaining itself when it comes to Fran Crippen's death.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011