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The best high school swimmers at the beginning of the year were the best swimmer of the entire year.
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.
Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar gave us the best performances of the year, and plenty of options to choose from.
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.
A year ago, John Shebat and Morgan Hill were relative unknowns. Entering 2015, they’re among the area’s brightest stars.
Giulia Baroldi, James Jones recognized for their extraordinary, if not celebrated at the time, performances from Tom Dolan and junior nationals.
Olympic medalist also give 18 months of supervised probation.
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.
Fast swimming highlighted the Winter Classic and RMSC Holiday Invitational this weekend.
Katie Ledecky won two individual events, as did Andrew Seliskar and Ryan Catron, 12, to finish the final session at the University of Maryland.
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 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.
A third national age group record was broken during day three of the Tom Dolan Invitational in College Park, this time
Andrew Seliskar ties Michael Phelps with the second fastest 17-18 boys 200 butterfly time in history.
The 6-foot-6 phenom from Penn Charter Aquatic Club won two events on Friday night at the University of Maryland pool.
He’s 14-years-old, 6-foot-6 and setting national records once again at the Tom Dolan Invitational.
Ryan Catron sets PVS resident and open records on Thursday night at the Tom Dolan Invitational.
The area’s brightest stars clash with some of the East Coast’s best at this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational meet.
Autistic athlete aims for Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
The 22-time Olympic medalist entered rehab in early October.
Michael Phelps, 29, who was arrested last week for DUI, was issued a six-month suspension by USA Swimming on Monday.
The 22-time Olympic medalist announced Sunday that he would be “take some time away” from swimming.
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.
The arresting officer also noted “his speech was mush mouth.”
Public police documents show three charges that involve driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Record-setting Olympic swimmer stopped in Baltimore, issues apology to those he has ‘let down.’
The 29-year-old Michael Phelps was stopped for excessive speeding late Monday night while leaving Baltimore City.
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.
Man, age 58, suffers cardiac arrest mid-race; All-Mets place top 10 in race.
It would be the first test to approximate the rigors of her ultimate effort, a swim across the English Channel next year.
Clayton Joyner, a 25-year veteran of the NVSL and head coach of Falls Church High School, passed away on Monday afternoon.
With a week off school, Occoquan Swimming enjoyed a week of hard training and Caribbean sun during spring break this year.
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 shortfallWednesday, 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.
USA Swimming says it will abide by American Arbitration Association’s ruling regarding Michael Pliuskaitis.
Katie Pumphrey, who has fibromyalgia, is training to cross the English Channel as a grueling part of her physical therapy.
15-year-old distance star Matthew Hirschberger moves to Georgetown Prep site to train with Bruce Gemmell.
A spokesman said it demanded Rick Curl’s resignation and notified the state attorney general’s office.
Curl pleaded guilty to one count of child sexual abuse involving swimmer, who was 13 at the time.
Former James Madison high school coach Noah Rucker agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
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. Curl was charged in October after allegations of a sexual relationship with a young swimmer in the ‘80s.
Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.
Area standouts Holly Jansen, Jacqueline Clabeaux, Hannah Lindsey and Caroline McTaggart impressed at the 2012 Winter Classic in Fairfax, Va.
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 [...]
Jack Conger breaks two national age group records to headline day three of the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational.
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]
Potomac Valley clubs walked away with wins in five of the eight events on Thursday night at the Tom Dolan Invitational meet.
Former area swim coach charged with long-ago abuse of 13-year-old swimmer.
Olympic hero Katie Ledecky competes at Potomac Valley Swimming meet.
Nation’s Capital Swim Club names new coach at Georgetown Prep site.
Ex-coach Noah Rucker indicted in Fairfax County Circuit Court.
Curl Burke Swim Club announces name change, new ownership and new logo.
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were among those honored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday.
The 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist is using her school as a sanctuary from sudden celebrity.
Prominent D.C. area swim coach Rick Curl voluntarily accepts a provisional suspension from USA Swimming.
Coach accused of sexual relationship with a teen swimmer faces possible lifetime ban.
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 pool joins in fight to bring awareness to disease that took a former swim team member’s life.
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.
Washington lawyer J.C. Boggs wants to swim in 50 states by the time he turns 50.
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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.