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Phelps misses finals; Ledecky top qualifier in 200 free

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Michael Phelps swam butterfly during 50-meter free prelims, and nearly qualified for finals in Mesa, Arizona at the Grand Prix.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky draw favorable lane assignments for Day 1 in Mesa

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Thursday morning’s heat sheets posted for the Day 1 of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.

Five locals storylines to follow at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

All eyes will be on Michael Phelps this Thursday and Friday at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix, but here are five local storylines not to overlook.

Katie Ledecky claims 400 free at Austin Grand Prix

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Full results and recap of the first night of action from Austin.

Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar among locals to advance in Austin

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Plenty of locals and former All Mets competing at the 2014 Austin Grand Prix this weekend. Full coverage and locals results inside.

Amanda Kendall, Jack Conger advance to semis; locals move up in rankings

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Amanda Kendall and Jack Conger earn lanes in their second semifinal at Trials.

Local report from Omaha: Matt McLean, Eric Friedland, Amanda Kendall and others take part in first day of U.S. Olympic Trials

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Matt McLean, Amanda Kendall, Eric Friedland, Ed Moses and Andrew Seliskar take part in the first day of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Six Men’s 200 back, 200 IM; Women’s 200 breast, 100 free

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Four<br /> Women’s 200 free, 200 IM; Men’s 200 fly

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Phelps attempts to make the 200-meter butterfly in his fourth straight Olympics on Day Four at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Two&lt;br /&gt; Women's 100 butterfly, men's 100 breast &amp; women's 400 free

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The second day of competition begins to answer some of the big questions for Team USA. Check out our picks for London, along with favorite and local competitors.

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.

Behind the Blocks: March Madness

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

It is championship season for swimming, and collegiate athletes were on edge during the last two week waiting to see where the NCAA would make their cuts.

Kendall scratched from NCAAs

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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

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.

Behind the Blocks: Don’t rest on your laurels

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Athlete bloggers Amanda Kendall and Bradley Phillips are past their first big meets of 2012, but now it’s time to get back to work. Read this week’s blogs inside.

Behind the Blocks: SECs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Amanda competed at the four-day Southeastern Conference Championship meet during the weekend. It was a trying meet for her, but she pushed through for some great swims.

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.

Behind the Blocks: Mental toughness

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Few know the pressure that comes with swimming at that elite level like our athlete contributors, who compete in the ACC and SEC, two of the toughest conferences in the country. Bradley Phillips is two weeks away from entering ACCs, but Amanda Kendall is in her final week of preparation for the Southeastern Conference championship. Michael Flach, training this season under an Olympic redshirt, is taking this time, when most of the country’s elite swimmers are resting for championships, to push his practicing to the next level, heading south to train with friends under the Florida sun.

Behind the Blocks: Making strides beyond the pool

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

This week our swimmer bloggers discuss what they are doing outside of the water to ensure success at NCAA conference championships and beyond.

Behind the Blocks: Practice, class, meets, repeat

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Conference championships are quickly approaching for two of our athlete bloggers. Hear more from Amanda Kendall about weekly technique improvements heading into the weekend’s meet against Texas A&M. Also find out how Bradley Phillips and Virginia did against UNC-Chapel Hill in a heated ACC rivalry meet.

Behind the Blocks: Perspective

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

In their first blog posts, our athlete contributors remind us in their own way that sometimes taking a step back is important in order to look ahead. Read about their experience training over the holidays and preparing for NCAA competitions.

Behind the Blocks: Introducing Amanda Kendall

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall is having a breakout season at LSU. Get to know her as she tries to make her Olympic dream come true.

Kendall is pure gold at 2011 Pan Am Games

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Fairfax native Amanda Kendall earned four gold medals at the 2011 Pan American, which took place October 15-22 and were held in Guadalajara, Mexico at the brand new Scotiabank Aquatics Center.

McLean, Conger impress at Nationals

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Two days after the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, USA Swimming’s elite convened in Palo Alto, CA, for the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships. Former All-Mets and local swimmers churned out a number of notable performances at Stanford University’s Avery Aquatics Center.

Chesterbrook comes up big at the right time

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The place was packed. Old swimmers came out to cheer. Chesterbrook didn’t disappoint, turning in its best performance of the season in its biggest meet.

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.

Junior Nationals wrap-up

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Curl-Burke took second overall at the NCSA Junior Nationals this past weekend in Orlando, finishing behind NOVA of Virginia Aquatics (Richmond), which won the meet with a score of 1005.5, ahead of Curl’s 742.5. Rockville Montgomery was fourth with 459 points. A complete round-up of the top finishers from the final three days of Junior Nationals.

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.

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.

Where are they now? Part II

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A new feature updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. Today’s post start focuses on the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009. Feel free to chime in with your own swimmers to watch, and what they’ve done lately.

High School Preview: Girls

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Reachforthewall.com begins its expanded coverage of high school swimming with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area girls’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.

Morning Results From the PVS LC Champs

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In Friday’s morning heats at the Potomac Valley LC Championships, 277 male and female swimmers competed for 16 spots in the 200-meter freestyle finals, with Curl-Burke’s Kristen Moores, 20, and George Mason’s Tom Koucheravy, 24, landing the top seeds for the night’s finals. Heats in the 100 breastroke, 100 butterfly and 400 individual medley also took place.





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