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Tom Dolan Invite | Thursday, December 11

Five story lines and links to follow at the 2014 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. read

High School | Wednesday, December 10

From the gridiron to the diving board, Bennett Fagan tries to make a full rotation

A former nationally ranked diver turned gridiron competitor, Oakton's Bennett Fagan is still at home on the diving board. read

Lifestyle | Tuesday, December 9

Why swimming may be the best exercise as you age

Falling is a major cause of injury for older people. A new study says swimming may help on land. read

High School | Tuesday, December 9

The Washington Post Top 20 for high school boys’ swimming and diving: Dec. 9, 2014

Georgetown Prep retains its No. 1 position, as Gonzaga, Oakton move up after two-time Virginia state champion Robinson fell. Poolesville, W.T. Woodson, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes also make their first appearances in the rankings. read

High School | Tuesday, December 9

The Washington Post Top 20 for high school girls’ swimming and diving: Dec. 9, 2014

After an upset-filled Week 1 of public school competition, Churchill remains on top but with plenty of shuffling behind the Bulldogs in this week's The Post’s Top 20 swimming and diving preseason rankings. read

High School | Sunday, December 7

Poolesville boys begin Maryland 3A/2A/1A state title defense with victory over No. 18 Quince Orchard

The unranked Falcons upset the No. 18 Cougars, 102-69. read

International | Sunday, December 7

Five more world records broken to conclude short-course worlds

Team USA finishes atop the medal standings with 37 total medals in Doha. read

National | Sunday, December 7

Coach Bowman: Michael Phelps plans to race after suspension ends

Michael Phelps makes plans to return to competition following his six-month suspension. read

National | Saturday, December 6

Katie Ledecky sets second American record at winter nationals

The 17-year-old Nation's Capital swimmer re-set her American record in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle. read

International | Saturday, December 6

Katinka Hosszu breaks fourth record, Manaudou second at short-course worlds

Five world records fall on the fourth day of competition at FINA's short-course worlds. read

High School | Saturday, December 6

Defending state champions Robinson boys, Oakton girls fall in season openers

No. 4 Oakton boys' came away with a surprise three-point upset of No. 2 Robinson, as the fourth-ranked Oakton girls stumbled in their opener against No. 9 Robinson. read

International | Friday, December 5

Five more world records set at short-course worlds

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu continuing her reign in Doha with another gold medal and Team USA took home three more medals. read

National | Thursday, December 4

Katie Ledecky wins two medals at winter nationals

The 17-year-old phenom missed breaking her own American record in the 500-yard freestyle at U.S. winter nationals in Greensboro, N.C. read

International | Thursday, December 4

Katinka Hosszu, Chad le Clos set records on Day 2 of short-course worlds

Team USA wins another gold, with help from Tyler Clary, in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay on the second day of competition in Doha. read

High School | Thursday, December 4

Virginia: Five sophomore girls with breakout potential in 2014-15

Here are a few second-year girls in Virginia we think could make the leap from standout freshman to breakout sophomore. read

Winter Nationals | Wednesday, December 3

Katie Ledecky, Matt Hirschberger scorch a pair of relay splits at U.S. winter nationals

The first night of swimming at the 2014 U.S. winter national championships is in the books with a couple of fast starts from NCAP swimmers. read

International | Wednesday, December 3

Photos: Day 1 at short-course world championships

Twenty-one photos from the first day of swimming at FINA's short-course world championships in Doha, Qatar. read

High School | Wednesday, December 3

Maryland/Prep: Five sophomore girls with breakout potential in 2014-15

Here are a few second-year swimmers in Maryland and WMPSSDL girls we think could make the leap from standout freshman to breakout sophomore. read

International | Wednesday, December 3

Spain’s Mireya Garcia breaks two records at short-course worlds

Ryan Lochte added two bronze medals to his short-course worlds record 30 medals during a slow first night of finals for the U.S. delegations in Doha. read

High School | Tuesday, December 2

Maryland/Prep: Five sophomore boys with breakout potential in 2014-15

Here are a few second-year swimmers in Maryland and WMPSSDL we think could make the leap from standout freshman to breakout sophomore. read





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