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Janet Hu reset two state records to lead the Oakton girls to a second straight Virginia AAA swimming and diving championship while Robinson topped Madison in the boys’ meet.
The Oakton girls set a new meet scoring record while the Madison boys won with a true team approach at the Northern Region swimming and diving championships.
Oakton boys slip past Robinson to repeat as Concord District champs; girls' romp for third consecutive titleSunday, January 27th, 2013
Oakton’s boys edged Robinson by four points to win the Concorde District title for the second straight year. The Cougar girls dominated from start to finish.
Young talent continues to shine during the 2012-2013 high school season with standout performances from freshman on both sides of the Potomac.
Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.
Freshmen James Murphy and Megan Byrnes shined on Friday night in a quad meet with Langley, Oakton, Madison and Robinson.
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]
Janet Hu, who set the 15-16 year old national age group record in the women’s 50-yard freestyle on Thursday, earned her second NAG record of the meet in the 100-yard butterfly on Friday night. She finished fourth overall in a time of 52.40 seconds to lower the previous mark by .03 seconds. It has been [...]
Janet Hu set her first national age group record in the 15-16 year old age group, while teammate Katie Ledecky earned her first national title of the season.
Recaps from the Eastern Zone “Super Sectional” meet and NVSL All Star meet — picture gallery from All Stars included.
Weekly wrap-up: recording breaking week for Conger; teams fight to keep perfect records (Picture of the week inside)Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Recaps and pictures from some of the best meets from the DC area summer leagues.
Jack Conger finished his first U.S. Olympic Trials strong with a top five finish in the men’s 200 backstroke.
Matt McLean, Ellyn Baumgardner and Jack Conger among Washington-area swimmers in position to make teamWednesday, June 27th, 2012
Seventeen Washington-area swimmers competed on Day 2 of the U.S. Olympic Trials. Matt McLean, Ellyn Baumgardner and Jack Conger headlined the group in the night’s finals.
The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.
A group of 2008 Olympians attempt to fend off the next cycle of American swim stars on the fifth night of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.
Phelps attempts to make the 200-meter butterfly in his fourth straight Olympics on Day Four at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Lochte and Phelps will meet again on day three at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
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.
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.
Highlights from the final day of competition at the Va. States LC Championships.
The 2011-12 Winter All-Met teams were released Friday and showcased the top swimming and diving talent in the area.
On the final day at NCSA Junior Nationals, all the usual suspects could be found in the top heats, performing as they had all week. Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger earned the female and male performance of the meet awards.
Katie Ledecky notched her third win of the meet in Orlando, as did Jack Conger, in the second to last day of competition at NCSA Junior Nationals.
Ledecky continues to show her versatility in the freestyle events, winning the 200 free in commanding fashion. Haase one win away from a sweep of the breaststroke events, after 50 breaststroke win on Thursday.
Conger blows away competition in 200m back at Junior Nationals; rising stars McTaggart and Seliskar make first Trials cutsWednesday, March 21st, 2012
Jack Conger rocked the competition Wednesday night in the men’s 200-meter backstroke, bringing the crowd to their feet in the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center.
Local talent will headline at this year’s NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships. Here are RFTW’s top 4 stories to watch. Link to results inside.
Janet Hu breaks two state and pool records to lead Oakton girls to their first Va. AAA girls’ swimming and diving championship. Cox upsets Northern Region’s best to win boys’ title.
The Va. AAA State Swimming & Diving Championship Meet kicks off on Friday, Feb. 17. Finals on Saturday. Who will take home the team title? What records could fall? Here are 5 storylines to follow at this year’s championship meet.
Weekly Wrap-up: Records tumble at WMPSSDL & Northern Regions; Montgomery, PW, and Loudoun Counties rev up for champ meetsMonday, February 6th, 2012
Freshmen all across the region impressed this week, in the first and second rounds of championship meets in Maryland and Virginia, with All American times and record breaking swims. Read round-ups from all across the area in this week’s wrap-up.
On a night where few races were won without achieving an All-American cut time, Oakton’s boys’ and girls’ teams outlasted the competition to once again stand tall as the AAA Northern Region champions. Oakton’s boys beat Woodson, 281.5 to 250, at Oakmarr RECenter, despite not winning a single event until the final relay of the night.
Oakton rolled at the 2012 Concorde District championship meet. Janet Hu was sensation for the Cougars as was brother Philip Hu, Conor Murphy, Brian Phillips, and Carter Sharer.
RFTW’s look at this weekend’s Va. AAA Patriot District Championship Swim & Dive Meet, taking place January 27-28 at Cub Run RECenter. Oakton is hoping to get back to championship form this season. Their girls are the defending district champions, while their boys were the runner ups after winning the district, region, and state the year before. Expect Chantilly and Westfield to make things difficult for the Cougars as they put their star studded line ups on the the blocks.
Weekly High School Wrap-up: Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun meets beat weather; Maryland meets cancelledMonday, January 23rd, 2012
A little snow didn’t slow down northern Virginia’s top teams, as perennial powerhouses concluded their regular season with wins. Maryland schools were forced to cancel their meets due to icy roads from the storm that hit Friday night.
Woodson, Yorktown, and Oakton are undefeated on both girls’ and boys’ sides in the Northern Region with one meet to go. Churchill, Wootton, Walter Johnson, and Whitman are battling it out in the MCPS’ top division, and are looking ahead to their first Maryland states appearances.
Virginia high schools competed on both Friday and Saturday night this past weekend. This week, our featured meet is South County versus Lake Braddock. Read more inside, along with more summaries and results from this all of this week’s high school action.
*Edited to include relay records, including two NAG record*
Jack Conger and Michael Andrew broke three National Age Group records between them at the 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational. Curl-Burke broke the boys 13-14 400 medley relay NAG record.
The 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational will begin Thursday night at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center, with timed finals events. Over the last decade, the invitational has attracted many of the top club teams from up and down the East Coast, making Tom Dolan one of the most competitive meets in the country. Read RFTW’s in-depth preview of swimmers to watch.
2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three – Finals results Rachael Burnett (West Virginia University/Potomac Marlins) finished sixth in a timed finals of the women's 800 freestyle in a time of 8 minutes 47.44 seconds. Moving up one position, Jack Conger (RMSC) finished ninth in the “A” Final of the men's 200 backstroke (2:02.27). In the women's [...]
Day Two prelims conclude at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta.
Swimmers from area swim clubs will be competing this weekend at the 2011 Winter National Championships. Former SNOW swimmer and University of Virginia graduate, Matt McLean is looking to defend his first place finish in the 400 free and improve upon his second place finish in the 200 free at the 2011 National Championships last August.
Katie Ledecky won three events at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships this week, setting a meet record in the girls’ 1500 free, while Chuck Katis posted three top-five swims.
Despite a slow Waynewood pool and some of the NVSL’s top talent off competing at national meets, All-Stars saw two league records fall on top of a number of exciting swims.
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.
It’s a busy weekend of swimming nationwide with regional and sectional meets scattered about the country. But some of the nation’s best talent will be at Waynewood for NVSL’s All-Stars.
Countless team records and a handful of NVSL records fell Saturday at divisonal meets across the league. And All-Stars is yet to come.
Swimmers at the PVS Long Course Age Group Championships put up fast times despite the hot, sticky heat in Laurel this weekend.
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.
Curl-Burke took the overall team title at this year’s Junior Nationals in Orlando, and many local swimmers brought home some hardware of their own.
Langley’s girls used an all-around team performance and two relay wins to vault back to the top of the Virginia AAA swim championships, while Westfield’s confidence boosted them to the program’s first-ever title. Complete meet results inside (pdf)
The VHSL AAA swim and dive season comes to a dramatic close this weekend at the state championships in Virginia Beach. The Langley girls and the Westfield boys have to be considered the favorites, but will be tested.
After taking second place at the district, regional, and state meets last year, the Langley girls are back and stronger than ever. With district and regional titles already to their names this year, the girls hope to add a state title to that collection this weekend.
As Westfield senior CJ Fiala turned off on the last wall in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final boys’ event of the Virginia AAA Northern Region swim and dive championships, he found himself neck and neck with Robinson’s anchor. There could not have been a more fitting way for Westfield’s meet to end. Links to complete results inside.
Madison divers won both the boys’ and girls’ 1M diving competition to open the 2011 Northern Region Swim and Dive Championships, but the region titles won’t be decided until the swimmers take the water on Saturday evening.
A look at the results from the Concorde, Liberty, Patriot, National, Cardinal and Cedar Run District meets.
Despite some postponements due to the weather, Virginia’s district championship meets are on for this weekend and we’ve got your updated dates, times and sites along with preview capsules for each of this weekend’s big meets in the Commonwealth.
The South County girls snatched an undefeated season away from Woodson while the Oakton girls and boys beat Herndon to wrap up impressive seasons in the Concorde District.
Many of the area’s top swimmers competed in the Tom Dolan Invitational at George Mason University over the weekend, while Bethesda-Chevy Chase knocked off Wootton in Montgomery County and Heritage went 2-0 in Virginia’s AAA Cedar Run District.
Severna Park and Robinson hope to build on respective state title streaks in Maryland and Virginia while a slew of returning All-Mets should make things interesting when Metros rolls around. We preview the 2010-11 girls’ high school swim season with swimmers to watch, plenty of storylines and key meet dates to put on your calendar.
Here are the area’s girls’ individual top times this summer
14-year-old Janet Hu had the day’s best result of any local Wednesday at USA Swimming’s Junior National Championships, taking 13th in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.97.
With all-star and divisional meets in full swings, times — and records — keep dropping.
Curl-Burke’s Katie Ledecky, 13, and RMSC’s Jack Conger, 15, each found more success against older competition at this weekend’s Potomac Valley Swimming Long Course Senior Championships.
Several local swimmers competed this past weekend at the Irish Long Course National Championships in Dublin. Swimming as part of the NCSA All-Star team, which was selected based on athletes’ performances at the NCSA Junior National Championships in March, the six PVS attendees, Janet Hu (CUBU), Jack Conger (RMSC), Sarah Haase (RMSC), Elizabeth Pepper (RMSC), Chuck Katis (CUBU), and Nick Tremols (CUBU) all placed in the top ten in at least one event.
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.
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.
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.
Katie Ledecky, 12, shined at the PVS Senior Short Course championships as did others including former All-Met Zach Hayden, former Olympian and All-Met Swimmer of the Year Kate Ziegler, Marshall’s Adam Pennington and 14-year-old Janet Hu. COMPLETE RESULTS INSIDE
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.
At this weekend’s Tom Dolan Invitational Meet, 14-year old Conor Cudahy had one of the most impressive long-distance swims when he dropped dropped close to a minute off his seed time to win the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:49.75. Multiple winners included Olympian Kate Ziegler, 13-year old Janet Hu, Samuel Rairden and Emily Zhang among others.
Beginning late Thursday afternoon, the majority of the area’s best swimmers will converge on the George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center for the biggest meet of the winter season, the Tom Dolan Invitational.
Designed to provide a crash course in senior elite swimming to young athletes on the cusp of making their first junior or senior national teams, USA Swimming’s 2009 National Select Camp in Colorado Springs provided a mix of fun, fright and pure pain this past weekend.
Sunday’s dual meet between North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Curl-Burke Swim Club in Baltimore represented everything local coaches say they want more of: fast-paced, team competitions designed just for 14-and-under swimmers.
The first-ever Far Eastern meet begins today at the Meadowbrook pool, home of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Many local swimmers will be competing in the meet’s 118 events.
13-year-old Janet Hu won two events on the first night of the PVS Championships and looks for more today. But who is this shy girl who is beating everyone by full seconds? Turns out she’s just a girl who swims really, really fast.
PVS Age Group Champs Archive With almost 900 swimmers competing at the Potomac Valley Swimming Age Group Championships, it can be hard to keep up with all the winners. We’ve got all your first-place finishers, from each of the weekend’s 100 events, right here. Check it out! Final Team Scores 1. Rockville-Montgomery: 6653.5 2. Curl-Burke [...]
The Potomac Valley Long-Course Age-Group Championships start Thursday at the Fairland Aquatic Center in Laurel. Officially, it gives 890 kids who are 14-and-under a chance to experience a real racing environment in a 50-meter pool. Unofficially, it’s an opportunity for Rockville-Montgomery (49 top seeds in 100 events) and Curl-Burke (32 top seeds) to slug it out, swimmer by swimmer, for bragging rights and local pride.
Despite The Fish swim team’s reputation for excelling in distance events, Coach Ray Benecki rejects the notion that his is a “distance program.” Regardless of what you call The Fish, they were all over the endurance events at this weekend’s PVS Championships, including earning wins in both the boys 800- and 1500-meter freestyles.
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.
The Greater Washington region has become the most successful youth swimming hub in the nation, in large part because of a pair of decades-old clubs anchored in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) and Curl-Burke Swim Club (CUBU) are for the second straight year ranked first and second nationally among more than 2,000 swim clubs in the nation, according to a USA Swimming computer ranking that evaluates the results of club swimmers ages 11 to 18.