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Katie Ledecky appears on Comcast’s SportsTalk Live

Friday, February 13th, 2015

VIDEO | The Stone Ridge senior stops by to chat with the local sports hosts about the last four years.

RFTW 2014 Awards: Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar named athletes of the year

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The best high school swimmers at the beginning of the year were the best swimmer of the entire year.

RFTW 2014 Awards: Junior athletes of the year

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Among Potomac Valley 12-and-unders, NCAP’s Brett Feyerick and the FISH’s Madelyn Donohoe were a cut above the rest in 2014 — barely.

2014 RFTW Awards: Races of the year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar gave us the best performances of the year, and plenty of options to choose from.

2014 RFTW Awards: Best collegiate performances of the year: Chuck Katis and Kaitlin Pawlowicz

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Chuck Katis transfered to Cal last season to buoy the Bears to a NCAA title, while Texas’ Kaitlin Pawlowicz is on pace for a breakout 2014-15 after a stellar showing at the 2014 Texas Invite.

2014 RFTW Awards: Breakout performers of the year

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A year ago, John Shebat and Morgan Hill were relative unknowns. Entering 2015, they’re among the area’s brightest stars.

2014 RFTW Awards: Best unsung performances of the year

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Giulia Baroldi, James Jones recognized for their extraordinary, if not celebrated at the time, performances from Tom Dolan and junior nationals.

Michael Phelps pleads guilty in DUI trial, receives one-year suspended sentence

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Olympic medalist also give 18 months of supervised probation.

Race footage: Andrew Seliskar, Reece Whitley set national age group records at Tom Dolan

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Three national age group records went down at the Nation’s Capital Swim Club hosted winter invitational in College Park, capped by a near-miss of an American record by Katie Ledecky.

11 fast performances that didn’t happen at the Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Fast swimming highlighted the Winter Classic and RMSC Holiday Invitational this weekend.

Katie Ledecky adds to NCAP’s medal haul on final day of Tom Dolan Invite

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Katie Ledecky won two individual events, as did Andrew Seliskar and Ryan Catron, 12, to finish the final session at the University of Maryland.

NCAP breaks two 11-12 national age group relay records at Tom Dolan Invitational

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s 11-12 girls broke a freestyle relay record, while their boys re-set a record broken earlier this season.

Andrew Seliskar, Reece Whitley set national age group records on Day 3

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Andrew Seliskar took down the 17-18 boys’ 200-yard butterfly national record, and Reece Whitley lowered his own mark in the 13-14 boys’ 200 breaststroke.

NCAP takes down 11-12 national age group record in 200-yard medley relay

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

A third national age group record was broken during day three of the Tom Dolan Invitational in College Park, this time

Reece Whitley breaks a second national age group record at Tom Dolan

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Andrew Seliskar ties Michael Phelps with the second fastest 17-18 boys 200 butterfly time in history.

Reece Whitley, 14, turns heads and breaks records at Tom Dolan Invitational

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The 6-foot-6 phenom from Penn Charter Aquatic Club won two events on Friday night at the University of Maryland pool.

Reece Whitley sets NAG record in 100-yard breaststroke during prelims

Friday, December 12th, 2014

He’s 14-years-old, 6-foot-6 and setting national records once again at the Tom Dolan Invitational.

Ryan Catron blasts fourth fastest 11-12 200-yard backstroke in history

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Ryan Catron sets PVS resident and open records on Thursday night at the Tom Dolan Invitational.

Five story lines and links to follow at the 2014 Tom Dolan Invitational

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The area’s brightest stars clash with some of the East Coast’s best at this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational meet.

McLean student prepares for Special Olympics

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Autistic athlete aims for Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Michael Phelps’ DUI trial postponed until Dec. 19

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The 22-time Olympic medalist entered rehab in early October.

Michael Phelps suspended from competition, loses world championships roster spot

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Michael Phelps, 29, who was arrested last week for DUI, was issued a six-month suspension by USA Swimming on Monday.

Michael Phelps to ‘attend a program’

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

The 22-time Olympic medalist announced Sunday that he would be “take some time away” from swimming.

Katie Ledecky to throw out first pitch at Nationals playoff game

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Katie Ledecky is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Game 1 of the NLDS series between the Nationals and Giants.

Michael Phelps breathalyzer test measured .14

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The arresting officer also noted “his speech was mush mouth.”

Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Public police documents show three charges that involve driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charges in Baltimore

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Record-setting Olympic swimmer stopped in Baltimore, issues apology to those he has ‘let down.’

Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charges [updated]

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The 29-year-old Michael Phelps was stopped for excessive speeding late Monday night while leaving Baltimore City.

Jefferson swimmer Andrew Seliskar embraces the grind of his sport

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SUMMER WORKOUTS | The returning All-Met Swimmer of the Year has his sights set on Pan Pacific and world championship success – and he knows how much work in the pool it will take to get there.

South Carolina man dies during Chesapeake Bay swim; locals finish well

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Man, age 58, suffers cardiac arrest mid-race; All-Mets place top 10 in race.

Chronic pain sufferer Katie Pumphrey completes 15-mile open water swim

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

It would be the first test to approximate the rigors of her ultimate effort, a swim across the English Channel next year.

Local swim coach Clayton Joyner dies

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Clayton Joyner, a 25-year veteran of the NVSL and head coach of Falls Church High School, passed away on Monday afternoon.

OCCS takes group to Puerto Rico for spring break

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

With a week off school, Occoquan Swimming enjoyed a week of hard training and Caribbean sun during spring break this year.

Head of Maryland swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Christopher Thomas Huott, 53, “engaged in sex acts” with a girl he was coaching, police say.

High school swimming not among proposed cuts as Loudoun School Board looks to address budget shortfall

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Loudoun County swimmers and their parents mobilized in an effort to prevent the School Board from considering cutting the sport at high schools.

Michael Pliuskaitis removed from USA Swimming’s banned coaches list

Monday, March 31st, 2014

USA Swimming says it will abide by American Arbitration Association’s ruling regarding Michael Pliuskaitis.

Fibromyalgia sufferer takes on her chronic pain by training to swim the English Channel

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Katie Pumphrey, who has fibromyalgia, is training to cross the English Channel as a grueling part of her physical therapy.

National age group record holder Matthew Hirschberger joins NCAP from Florida

Monday, January 27th, 2014

15-year-old distance star Matthew Hirschberger moves to Georgetown Prep site to train with Bruce Gemmell.

U-Md.: Curl sex abuse was reported to attorney general’s office

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

A spokesman said it demanded Rick Curl’s resignation and notified the state attorney general’s office.

Ex-swimming coach Rick Curl gets 7 years in child sex abuse case

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Curl pleaded guilty to one count of child sexual abuse involving swimmer, who was 13 at the time.

Former swim coach Noah Rucker convicted of having sexual contact with minor

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Former James Madison high school coach Noah Rucker agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Ex-swim coach Rick Curl pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl in the 1980s

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Renowned ex-swim coach Rick Curl pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing a minor decades ago.

Ex-swim coach Rick Curl agrees to plead guilty to child sex abuse

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Ex-swim coach Rick Curl agrees to plead guilty to child sex abuse. Curl was charged in October after allegations of a sexual relationship with a young swimmer in the ‘80s.

D.C. area is proving to be one of swimming’s deepest talent pools

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.

Allison Kopac, SNOW take top honors at Winter Classic

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Area standouts Holly Jansen, Jacqueline Clabeaux, Hannah Lindsey and Caroline McTaggart impressed at the 2012 Winter Classic in Fairfax, Va.

Jack Conger misses 200 backstroke NAG record on final day of Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 10th, 2012

After rewriting the national age group record books during the first several days of competition, it was a calm final night at the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational. Plenty of swimmers gave chase to national age group records, including local standouts Jack Conger and Katie Ledecky, but all fell short in the end, fatigue setting in [...]

Five national age group records fall on day three of Tom Dolan Invitational

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Jack Conger breaks two national age group records to headline day three of the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational.

Janet Hu, Katie Ledecky once again making waves in the record books

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

NCAP sets national age group relay record, as Jack Conger, Allie Szekely, and Reese Whitley shine on day two at the Tom Dolan Invitational meet. [Gallery]

Sanjay Wijesekera wins big on opening night of Tom Dolan Invitational

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Potomac Valley clubs walked away with wins in five of the eight events on Thursday night at the Tom Dolan Invitational meet.

Coach Rick Curl arrested and charged with long-ago sexual abuse of swimmer

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Former area swim coach charged with long-ago abuse of 13-year-old swimmer.

Katie Ledecky, finally back in the pool

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Olympic hero Katie Ledecky competes at Potomac Valley Swimming meet.

NCAP hires Bruce Gemmell to take over at Georgetown Prep site

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Nation’s Capital Swim Club names new coach at Georgetown Prep site.

Former Madison swim coach Noah Rucker indicted for sexual relationship with minor

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Ex-coach Noah Rucker indicted in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Curl-Burke to move forward as Nation’s Capital Swim Club

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Curl Burke Swim Club announces name change, new ownership and new logo.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky among 8 Maryland Olympians honored by state

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were among those honored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday.

Katie Ledecky eases back into being a teen after winning Olympic gold

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist is using her school as a sanctuary from sudden celebrity.

Rick Curl accepts provisional suspension from USA Swimming

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Prominent D.C. area swim coach Rick Curl voluntarily accepts a provisional suspension from USA Swimming.

USA Swimming to hold emergency hearing on coach Rick Curl

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Coach accused of sexual relationship with a teen swimmer faces possible lifetime ban.

Rick Curl faces disciplinary hearing [Update 15:45 July 25]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

USA Swimming has initiated a disciplinary proceeding against prominent local swimming coach for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen swimmer and then paying her and her parents to keep quiet about it.

Little Falls joins fight against disease that took one of their own

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Little Falls pool joins in fight to bring awareness to disease that took a former swim team member’s life.

Sprinting back in love with swimming

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

After stepping away from the sport, former RMSC swimmers Josh Hafkin and Nick Kaufman are back in the water training for Olympic Trials in unique ways.

Lawyer dives into goal: Swim in 50 states by the time he turned 50

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Washington lawyer J.C. Boggs wants to swim in 50 states by the time he turns 50.

RFTW's Top 11 Stories of 2011

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Join us as we recap the year’s top stories!

Top ten gifts for your swimmer or diver

Friday, December 16th, 2011

If you’re struggling with what to get your swimmer or diver this holiday season, check out our top ten gifts list! Already finished your holiday shopping? Share your suggestions with the rest of us in the comments section!

London 2012: Ed Moses wants to make U.S. swim team, recapture glory of 2000 Games

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

When he was winning medals at the 2000 Olympics, Virginia swimmer Ed Moses (shown in 2004) measured success in record times and first place. Now, as he aims to make the 2012 Olympic squad, Moses measures his progress by different standards.