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  1. Emily Brunemann bouncing back in open water

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Sounds counterintuitive, but Emily Brunemann had to move back to a cold-weather climate to regain her confidence in open water swimming. Brunemann, 26, won 10-kilometer races in Brazil and Argentina in late January and early February to open up t...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  2. On anniversary of Crippen's death, safety questions remain

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Fran Crippen drowned two years ago today in a 10-kilometer open water race in the United Arab Emirates, and it's still a searingly sad day for his multitude of friends both inside and outside the swimming community. Dozens of them posted their th...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Open water safety issues re-surface

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Open water safety issues that emerged in the aftermath of Fran Crippen's drowning death almost two years ago are still on the front burner for top U.S. swimmers, and many were angry when they were informed last week they would have to foot at least p...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Emotional Alex Meyer falls short

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alex Meyer wanted a medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim. He wanted one badly for his friends and family, for his country and for himself. But it just wasn't meant to happen on this day.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Roger Federer survives Juan Martin del Potro ons...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro fought and fought and fought all the way into the record books. But only the Swiss has a chance for gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Tyler Clary finally breaks through on big stage

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The names most often above Tyler Clary's at major meets have been Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But on Thursday night, his resolve finally led him to his first Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  8. Thursday: Top stories from Aquatics Centre

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- A quick look at the action from the London Aquatics Centre on Thursday night: End of the roadMichael Phelps and Ryan Lochte faced off in the 200-meter individual medley in what is almost certainly the last head-to-head meeting in a riva...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Allison Schmitt wins first gold in Michae...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Allison Schmitt won her first gold Tuesday in dominating fashion. Even then, she wasn't the biggest name in the pool.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- Gold-winning relay answers questions about Locht...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    A winning relay can be an excellent cure for individual event ills. Just ask Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  11. espnW -- Natalie Coughlin earns 12th Olympic medal from poolside

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Natalie Coughlin was held out of the 4x100 final in a "tough" decision by coaches. But by swimming in the preliminary race and sharing the bronze, she joined Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson as the most decorated female U.S. Olympians.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Alex Meyer will swim with a purpose in Lo...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alex Meyer's becoming a dominant open-water swimmer is not surprising given his penchant for more grueling athletic challenges. But in London, he won't just be swimming for himself or his country. He'll be swimming for a friend he lost all too soon.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Swimmer Anthony Ervin returns to Games on...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Anthony Ervin's first incarnation as an Olympian was scripted by others who made him a symbol and ambassador at age 19. Now, 12 years later as he prepares to return to the Games, Ervin has returned on his own terms.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  14. Natalie Coughlin ready for another Games

    Bonnie D. Ford

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Natalie Coughlin's competitive Olympic career will formally end on the first day of the London Games, but there's little doubt she'll transition to unofficial chef de mission for the swim team. The widely admired 29-year-old veteran...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Jessica Hardy has nothing but gratitude a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The past four years have been a roller-coaster ride of emotions for Jessica Hardy, but on Satrurday night, she had nothing but gratitude after earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- How Amanda Beard has evolved, in and out ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    As Amanda Beard took one step closer Friday to reaching her fifth Olympic team, Bonnie D. Ford takes a look at the swimmer's evolution, in and out of the pool.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012