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Bob Bowman named Arizona State head; Michael Phelps joining coach

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Coach Bowman and longtime mentee Michael Phelps are headed to Tempe.

Simone Manuel, Lia Neal discuss their historic performance at NCAAs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Lia Neal were part of the first all-African-American sweep of a podium at women’s NCAAs last month.

Longhorns flying away with NCAA men’s championship

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Texas on the second night of finals at the 2015 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships.

Jack Conger, Texas take early lead at NCAA men’s championships

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A record-breaking night on Day 1 in Iowa City, Iowa, for the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships.

Jack Conger featured in ESPN video: For Texas Swimmer Conger, Sky Is The Limit

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Texas sophomore has had a resurgent season that has even revenue-sport-centric ESPN taking notice.

California, Missy Franklin claim NCAA women’s title

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Missy Franklin concluded her collegiate career with three individual titles, helping the Golden Bears to a team championship.

Missy Franklin sets American record in 200 freestyle at NCAAs

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

California’s Missy Franklin blasted the first sub-1:40 in the women’s 200-yard freestyle Friday night on Day 2 of the women’s NCAA championships.

2015 NCAA men’s swimming championship psych sheets released

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The battle for the men’s NCAA crown will be fierce, as will the individual battles for the event titles.

Missy Franklin to be featured on 60 Minutes Sports

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Tune in Wednesday night to Showtime.

NCAA releases women’s championship qualified swimmers psych sheets

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Two-time defending champion Georgia qualified 18 for the March championship, while last year’s runner-up Stanford will send 12, including All-Mets Sarah Haase and Janet Hu.

California crowned again

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The top-ranked Golden Bears dominated from start to finish at the 2015 Pacific-12 women’s championships.

NCAA roundup: Cierra Runge sets NCAA record, Janet Hu fourth in 50 free, and other results

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Golden Bears strong heading into the final two days at the Pacific-12 championships, but strong performances from Janet Hu and Sarah Haase have Stanford in the mix.

California breaks American record to begin Pac-12 women’s championships

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Golden Bears broke the American and NCAA records in 800 freestyle relay and edged an All-Met-led Cardinal sqad in 200 medley.

Watch Jack Conger break the American and U.S. open records in the men’s 200 butterfly

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

VIDEO | Texas sophomore and former Good Counsel standout Jack Conger rocketed past Michael Phelps on the all-time performances list for a new American record.

NCAA roundup: Power conference championships begin

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

There is a whole lot more fast swimming that just happened and is about to get underway around the country.

Jack Conger breaks American record in 200-yard butterfly

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Texas’s sophomore ‘backstroker’ just broke his first American record … in butterfly.

Missy Franklin nears collegiate farewell

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin turns attention toward a professional career after March’s championships.

Women’s ACC championships preview: Virginia in hunt for 8th title

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The Cavaliers enter with the top-ranked swimmer in the country in three individual events and the bulk of the meet’s top seeds in Atlanta.

Texas’s Jack Conger talks with Longhorn Network about season, training

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The former Good Counsel standout called his freshman season “disappointing.”

Jack Conger, Chuck Katis among early NCAA swimmers to achieve ‘A’ standards

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Fifty-nine athletes have punched their tickets to the men’s and women’s NCAA championships in March.

All-Met collegiate roundup: Conger, Hu making waves early

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Weekly roundup of former All-Mets swimming at the college level for the week ending October 26.

Caroline McTaggart commits to UCLA

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

UCLA added a big sprint prospect with their latest signing of Chevy Chase native Carolina McTaggart.

A third Maryland swimmer commits to Harvard: Brennan Novak goes Crimson

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Harvard continues to add depth to their distance corps with big add out of Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club.

Former All-Met and Trials qualifier Joe Pascale added to American U. coaching staff

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

American University adds local product to coaching staff.

Six former All-Mets named CSCAA first team All-Americans

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Six former All-Mets among 2014 NCAA division I first-team selections by CSCAA.

Jack Conger, Cory Bowersox receive postseason honors

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Texas swimmer Jack Conger and diver Cory Bowersox earn all-American designations.

Cal wins NCAA men’s swimming and diving title

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

California pulled away from Texas in on Day 3 of the 2014 men’s Division I swimming and diving championships to reclaim the title.

Chuck Katis, Cal set American record in 200-yard medley relay; trail Longhorns at NCAAs

Friday, March 28th, 2014

California opens stellar night in Austin with American record in 200 medley relay. Texas leads after Day 2 of the 2014 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships.

Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev, Arizona’s Brad Tandy tie in 50

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cal takes early lead on Day 1 of men’s NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas.

Bradley Phillips: Mixed feelings from my final ACCs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Senior Brad Phillips walks us through the ups and downs of his final conference championship meet with Virginia.

Georgia wins second straight NCAA title; Stanford runner-up

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Georgia powered its way to a second-straight NCAA women’s title. Stanford uses outstanding weekend to leapfrog Cal.

Stanford use three-gold night to hang on to second; Georgia leads

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Georgia continues to build lead on day two of women’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving championships.

Brittany MacLean, Olivia Smoliga power Georgia into Day 1 lead at NCAAs; Stanford surprise second

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Georgia takes the early lead on day 1 of women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships in Minneapolis, Minn.

Three D.C.-area qualifiers to watch at 2014 Women’s NCAA Division I Championships

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The nation’s best women’s college swimmers take to the water for the 2014 NCAA Division I championships on Thursday, including three former All-Mets.

19 D.C.-area swimmers with NCAA ‘B’ cuts

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Former area swimmers competing at the NCAA level are making moves towards securing their spot in the March championship meets.

Jack Conger among midseason automatic qualifiers for NCAAs

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Jack Conger among 65 swimmers who have secured their spots in the NCAA championship meets in March at the midway point in the 2013-2014 NCAA season.

Virginia swimming inks 13 student-athletes to 2014 signing class

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Cavaliers added signed 13 swimmers and divers to national letters of intent coach Augie Busch announced Monday.

Denison’s Damon Rosenburg breaks NCAA Division III record in breaststroke [Update]

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Leesburg-native Damon Rosenburg ended a debate over who holds the Division III record in the 100-yard breaststroke with his performance on Friday in Miami, Ohio.

Hokies move ahead at home invitational

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sit atop the standings after day two of the Hokies Fall Invitational.

Virginia women, Florida men lead at Ohio State Invitational

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Teams at the Ohio State Invitational recorded eight automatic NCAA-qualifying times on day one of competition.

Michael Flach blasts NCAA-best in 500 free at Hokies Fall Invite

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

South Carolina’s Michael Flach swam a college season-best in the 500 freestyle on the first night of finals at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

Q&A with Virginia senior Rachel Naurath [video]

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

VirginiaSports interviews senior Rachel Naurath ahead of Virginia’s trip to the Ohio State Invitational.

Jack Conger, Cory Bowersox win big on first night of Virginia quad meet

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Texas leads Virginia, Penn State, and West Virginia after Friday’s session of the two-day quad meet in Charlottesville.

Q&A with Virginia senior Parker Camp [Video]

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Virginia senior Parker Camp talks to about the Cavaliers’ first meet, goals for this season and more.

Q&A with Virginia swim coach Augie Busch

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Augie Busch talks to ahead of the team’s first meet of the season at Navy on Oct. 25.

Missy Franklin adjusting to California living

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Colorado swimming sensation Missy Franklin talks college swimming and California life.

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin begins new chapter as college freshman at Cal

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Missy Franklin arrives at California to begin her freshmen year and the next chapter in her already illustrious swimming career.

Virginia names Augie Busch its new swimming and diving coach

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Virginia moves quickly replacing longtime coach Mark Bernardino.

Virginia swimming alums question reasoning behind Coach Mark Bernardino’s retirement

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Alumni of the University of Virginia swim and dive team have requested a review longtime coach Mark Bernardino’s abrupt retirement last week.

Virginia coach Mark Bernardino retires after 35 years

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Long-time Virginia head swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino announces retirement.

Michael Flach, Rachael Burnett earn athlete of the week honors

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Michael Flach and Rachael Burnett shined to start their 2012-2013 collegiate seasons, earning athlete of the week honors from their universities.

Collegiate wrap-up: David Kiss, Joey Kelly lead George Mason over Delaware

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

George Mason men top Delaware; Richmond, Old Dominion, and UNC-Wilmington square off; William & Mary dominates Mary Washington; and more recaps of area swimmers at the collegiate level.

Collegiate wrap-up: All-Mets Cyrus Hashemi, Sarah Haase debut; Ricky Munch and Hunter Perrot strong in openers

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Results for former area standouts from week’s 1 & 2 of the 2012-2013 collegiate season.

Yuri Suguiyama leaves NCAP to take men’s assistant coaching job at Cal

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Yuri Suguiyama leaves Nation’s Capital Swim Club for assistant coaching job at Cal-Berkeley.

Amanda Kendall out at LSU

Friday, April 6th, 2012

2009 All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall, dismissed from LSU swim team last week.

Cordes sets American Record in 100 breast; Shield’s two wins keeps Cal rolling

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Cal extended their lead, finishing the day with 379.5 points. Texas was second with 343.5 points; Arizona third with 283 points.

Cal men off to a strong start at NCAAs

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Former local stars Eric Friedland and Sean Fletcher were in the water at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on Thursday, helping their teams to big points in the relays.

Danner finishes fifth in 200 breaststroke; Leverenz leads Cal to third NCAA title in four years

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Leverenz narrowly misses American record in 200 breaststroke, leading Cal to its third title in four years. Ashley Danner finished fifth in the event for George Mason.

Four American records fall as Cal continues to dominate at NCAAs

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Cal’s women had another impressive performance on Friday night at the women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships. Four American records went down, two set by Cal swimmers.

Leverenz sets NCAA record; Cal takes day one lead at NCAAs

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Caitlin Leverenz and Liv Jensen won their individual events and led their respective relays to first place finishes on night one of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

NCAA Division I Men’s Championship psych sheet released

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

NCAA officials released the Division I Men’s psych sheet for the March 22-24 championship meet in Seattle. Who made it from Potomac Valley?

Kendall scratched from NCAAs

Monday, March 5th, 2012

LSU junior Amanda Kendall will not swim at NCAA championship meet.

NCAA Conference Championships: Week Three

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Princeton claimed its fourth-straight Ivy League Championship. Former area swimmers Christensen and Katis shined for their respective teams. Stanford rolled to 31st-straight title in the Pac-12.

NCAA DI Women’s Championship psych sheet released [updated w/ Championship Finish Prediction Poll]

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

NCAA released the Division I psych sheet for the Mar. 15-17 championship meet in Auburn, Ala., including invited athletes list.

UNC-Wilmington men, JMU women win CAA Championship

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Seahawks repeated as the CAA men’s swimming champions for the 11th straight time. James Madison rolled over defending champions Towson for their first title since 2001.Locals shined in finals, helping their teams move up in the final day of competition.

2012 NCAA Conference Championships: Week Two [Updated w/ CAA results]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Final scores from the weekend’s conference championships, along with which former local high school stars scored points for their college teams in the finals.

NCAA Round-up: Highlights (Conference Championships Day 1-2)

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Highlights from the ACC (w), SEC, Big East, and Big 10 (w) swimming & diving championship meets, including which former area swimmers are making finals appearances at their conference meets.

University of Maryland swimmers struggle to save their program from elimination

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The University of Maryland swimming and diving teams must raise $11.6 million by June 30 to save their programs. Some say it’s not a fair challenge.

No football on Saturday; check out one of the many area NCAA teams competing

Friday, January 20th, 2012

For those of you without high school swim meets occupying your time on Saturday, there are a number of strong NCAA meets, brimming with local talent, taking place across the area. This is a great way to see fast NCAA Division I and III swimming in your own backyard, and a great opportunity for anyone considering swimming [...]

Maryland President agrees to cut eight teams; parents and alumni rally to save swimming and diving

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, accepted recommendation to cut eight teams, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, from the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, effective July 1, 2012. However, the administration is giving affected teams until June 30, 2012 to raise funding to save their programs.

Class of 2012 swimmers sign National Letters of Intent

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The early period for swimmers to sign National Letters of Intent ended last Wednesday, Nov. 16, and swimmers from the D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia areas will be well represented among the countries elite swimming and diving programs.

Local NCAA swim programs in action this weekend

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

University of Maryland swimming and diving hosts the Terp Cup Invitational in College Park, Maryland at the Eppley Recreation Center, located on north campus. George Mason University hosts the Patriot Cup Invitational at the Jim McKay Natatorium located in the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Maryland commission recommends athletic department cut eight varsity teams

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The commission charged with tackling the multimillion dollar deficit in University of Maryland athletics has recommended that the school drop eight of its 27 varsity teams to remedy the shortfall, according to a report released by the university Monday evening.

On signing day, no letters to sign for three Maryland high school swimmers

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On the eve of the early signing period for NCAA National Letters of Intent, three area high school swimmers — verbally committed to swim for the University of Maryland next year — were contacted by the school’s athletic department and told that Maryland would not be sending out letters to swimming recruits, and they should pursue offers from other institutions.

Maryland poised to drop swim teams, among other sports

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are bracing for Maryland to drop their programs as part of a cost-cutting move following a meeting with Athletic Director Kevin Anderson, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting.

Signing your Letter of Intent tomorrow? Let Reach for the Wall know!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Wednesday marks the first day high school seniors can sign their national letters of intent with NCAA Division I and II swim programs. is looking for your help keeping track of where area seniors are planning on swimming next year in college.

College recruiting: Countdown to July 1st

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A look at college recruiting in the area, with tips from college-bound swimmers and commentary from rising seniors looking forward to July 1st, the first day that college coaches can call prospective recruits.

Former All-Mets win NCAA title with Texas

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Former All-Met swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland and former All-Met diver Matt Cooper were both part of Texas’s men’s national championship this past weekend, as the Longhorns took the team title with 500 points, ahead of Cal’s 469.5. More results inside.

Kemp, Florida win NCAA championship

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Good Counsel alum and four-time All-Met Liz Kemp was a member of the surprising Florida Gators team that won its first NCAA championship since 1982, narrowly edging Stanford by 2.5 points. Kemp swam in the 400 freestyle relay that cemented the win. More locals results inside.

Area Roundup

Friday, March 19th, 2010

RMSC’s Jack Conger breaks a national age group record in the 200 backstroke, Curl-Burke’s Chuck Katis and K.J. Park go one-two in the 100 breaststroke and several other swimmers impress in days two and three at Junior Nationals. Also, locals get started at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Area roundup

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Former All-Met and Olympian Kate Ziegler is seeded first in several events for this weekend’s PVS Senior Short Course Championships held at George Mason, and in some races might go up against some of the area’s top young swimmers. Five local swimmers qualified for the men’s NCAA swim championships, check out their seeds for the meet. Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland is seeded third in the 200 breaststroke. Also, prepping for NCSA junior champs.

Local women prepare for NCAA champs

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The NCAA women’s swim and dive championship meet psych sheet is out and several area swimmers have qualified for the event. Perhaps most notably, 2008 All-Met Swimmer of the Year Ashley Danner, now at George Mason, is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke.

Area round-up

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A round-up of area events, including the Virginia men winning the ACC championships, locals performances for Texas at the Big 12 championships, top performances at CAAs by Ashley Danner and Eric Knight, Oakton All-Met Kaitlin Pawlowicz’s nomination for USA Swimming’s race of the week and local clubs taking national honors.

Local products shatter records at CAAs

Friday, February 26th, 2010

After undergoing shoulder surgery following a junior season in which he was named the CAA’s men’s Swimmer of the Year, George Mason’s Eric Knight came back for his redshirt senior season feeling as though he had much to prove. Knight took a unique journey to reach this point in his collegiate career. He swam summer [...]

Locals take titles on first day of CAAs

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Locals Ashley Danner (Lake Braddock) and Meredith Budner (Walter Johnson) open the CAA Championships with titles in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, respectively. Many other locals competed, including former Edison standout David Kiss and former Yorktown star Katie Radloff. VIDEO INCLUDED

‘A Roomful Of Tears’; Swim Cuts Still Hurt

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Many have lamented the elimination of dozens of college swimming programs over the last two decades, but Jacob Torok, a hard-working swimmer out of Newtown, Pa., lived through an experience he described as nothing short of a nightmare — twice.

Georgetown Looks To Freshmen For Success

Friday, October 9th, 2009

The Georgetown swimming and diving team is starting the season on a high, after finishing second at the Potomac Relays last week — its best finish ever.