With Monday’s official launch of reachforthewall.com, a team of Washington Post journalists and editors will bring you local, national and international swim coverage daily. We will kick the site off with an in-depth look at the hottest youth swim center in the country, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, which has been attracting young talent from around the nation since home-grown star Michael Phelps earned his first Olympic gold medal in 2004. We will also keep you up-to-date on the latest swim news from around the world—the sport’s international governing body, FINA, is expected to announce its approved technical suits for summer competition Monday—while tracking the local swim scene with, we hope, plenty of input from the Greater Washington swim community.
You want results? We will have results. On your team pages will be this season’s schedule and as soon as we get the results from your league (hopefully every Monday), you can just click on that week’s results.
You want times? We will give you times. Every Monday or Tuesday, you’ll be able to find the top 100 times in every event from across the area when you click on the “Results/Statistics” link at the top of the homepage. (Unfortunately the NVSL and RSTA declined to provide us with results, but you’ll find results from the Montgomery County, Prince-Mont, Old Dominion and Prince William swim leagues.)
You want coverage of summer leagues, club swimming, high school meets? We will do that, too. So check us out Monday, send us your suggestions, comments and criticism to email@example.com, and hang with us as we try to make reachforthewall.com the most fan friendly and comprehensive swim site on the planet.
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