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Advice from an ACC champion on how to handle a bad race

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Bradley Phillips offers his sage advice on how to handle a poor performance in the pool.

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.

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.

Bradley Phillips: Down but not out

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Virginia concluded a brutal month of competition ahead of ACCs. Senior Brad Phillips reflects on his final month of dual meets in orange and blue.

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.

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.

Bradley Phillips: Early season taper and fall racing

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Virginia’s Bradley Phillips tells us his thoughts after a disappointing showing at the Ohio State 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.

Brad Phillips: Feeling "off" in the pool

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Senior Brad Phillips discusses learning from disappointing swims after Virginia falls to Texas and Penn State at home.

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.

Bradley Phillips: Pushing through fatigue

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Bradley Phillips and Virginia swimming receive a visit from National Team Director Frank Busch.

Bradley Phillips: Adjusting to changes

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Virginia senior Bradley Phillips writes about adjusting to a new coaching staff in his first athlete blog post.

PVS Senior Champs: Cassidy Bayer breaks national age group record in 100 butterfly

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Cassidy Bayer earns her second NAG record on Friday night at the 2012 PVS Senior Long-Course Championships.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day One<br />Men's 400 IM and 400 free; Women's 400 IM

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Preview of the first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 25 through July 2, including which locals to watch in each race and our picks for who will be racing in London.

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.

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.

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.

Behind the Blocks: On Taper

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

For swimmers, taper means sleeping in an extra half hour, time spent on starts, turns, and finishes, as a jovial feeling pervades practice, teammates in high spirits, excited to “hit their taper” and swim best times.

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.

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 [...]

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 Bradley Phillips

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Read about Virginia swimmer Bradley Phillips in today’s Behind the Blocks athlete spotlight.

U.S. Olympians in town

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Meet records, medals, Olympians, and all on a Friday at Kingston Chase in Herndon. Elsewhere, MVP Dolphins halted Takoma Park D.C.’s PMSL Division A winning streak.

H.S. Preview: Boys

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

We’re back! Finally! It’s time to kick off the 2010-11 high school swim season, and we’ll start with today’s boys’ preview featuring swimmers to watch and the top storylines from around the region.

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.

This Week In U.S. Swimming

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

This Week In U.S. Swimming covers the latest junior national results, examines the results from the Synchronized Swimming championships at Stanford University and provides an quick recap and link to a story on McDonalds and swimming.

NCSA Junior Nationals: Locals on Day One

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The first day of NCSA Junior Nationals is in the books. Check out how the swimmers from local clubs Curl-Burke, Rockville-Montgomery and Arlington Aquatic fared on Day One and early in Day Two, and get links to see the full results of the first day’s events.

Oakton Boys, Robinson Girls Surge to State Titles

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Oakton’s boys end Robinson’s seven-year reign as state champions, while the Rams’ girls start their own streak with a second consecutive victory in Virginia Beach. FULL RESULTS AND VIDEO ATTACHED

Va. Beach pool is retooled ahead of states

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The swimmers who will compete Saturday in the Virginia AAA state championship were not yet in middle school the last time the season-ending meet was held at the Princess Anne Recreation Center in Virginia Beach. But the story of that pool — which sparked controversy when it was found to be less than a half-inch short of 25 meters at the 2003 championships, thus nullifying several national records — is well known by many of the athletes.The pool has since undergone construction to meet competition standards. Yet while the lanes this year are a full 25 meters, there’s another type of measurement that will affect the athletes from Northern Virginia.

2009-10 Area Top Times

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Here are the top three times in all 24 events leading up to Virginia A-AA and AAA states, WMPSSDLs and Metros in the coming days and weeks. The times were submitted to by coaches and administrators after duals, districts, divisionals, regionals and other meets.

Oakton boys’ take Northern Region title

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

For the second consecutive year it was Oakton who took home the Virginia AAA Northern Region title, finishing ahead of Fairfax (215), Langley (198) and Robinson (193) with 244 points. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!

Snow could have lasting effect on swimmers

Friday, February 12th, 2010

With the major snowstorms in the rear view mirror and all winter sports preparing for a hectic championship season, swimmers — perhaps more than any other sport — face a major challenge to recover from a week-long hiatus from the pool in order to be ready for the year-end meets.

Virginia district championship round-up

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Madison’s boys’ and girls’ teams took home titles in the Liberty District, W.T. Woodson’s boys’ and girls’ earned championships in the Patriot and the Oakton boys and Robinson girls won titles in the Concorde in meets around the area. FULL RESULTS INSIDE!!

Virginia AAA District meet previews

Friday, January 29th, 2010

After months of dual meets, the championship season has finally arrived for Virginia teams as the area district meets open this weekend across the Northern Region. Here is a quick preview of the area Virginia AAA Northern Region district championships.

An interview with Pawlowicz and Phillips

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Washington Post reporter B.J. Koubaroulis interviews Oakton swimmers Bradley Phillips and Kaitlin Pawlowicz. Phillips and Pawlowicz are returning state champions and talked with Koubaroulis about the goals and expectations that comes with winning an individual state title.