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Prelims recap: Ledecky, McLean lead 200 freestyle on day 2

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, Matt McLean, Missy Franklin, Conor Dwyer and Ryan Lochte all advanced to finals on the second day at U.S. nationals in Irvine, Calif.

Race footage: Ledecky wins 800; Phelps seventh in free

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Watch Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, Michael Phelps and the rest of the U.S. national teamers compete on day 1 in Irvine, Calif. at U.S. nationals.

Third straight title for Ledecky at nationals

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, a rising senior at Stone Ridge, won the 800-meter freestyle at U.S. Swimming Nationals in Irvine, Calif.

Adrian wins 100 free at US Nationals; Phelps 7th

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

In return to nationals, Phelps falls short.

Prelims recap: Andrew Seliskar, Cassidy Bayer into championship finals on day 1

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Swimming’s biggest names advanced to finals on the first day at U.S. nationals in Irvine, Calif.

All the links you need to follow this year’s U.S nationals

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and a host of Olympians and All-Mets are set to compete at this year’s U.S. nationals in Irvine, Calif. Follow the action each day here.

Andrew Seliskar, Jack Conger on cusp of national team berths

Friday, August 1st, 2014

LOCALS NOTEBOOK: A host of All-Mets are set to compete in Irvine, Calif. at the U.S. Nationals, including Andrew Seliskar, Jack Conger, Janet Hu and Sarah Haase.

Jefferson swimmer Andrew Seliskar embraces the grind of his sport

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SUMMER WORKOUTS | The returning All-Met Swimmer of the Year has his sights set on Pan Pacific and world championship success – and he knows how much work in the pool it will take to get there.

‘Orange is the new fast’: Overlee dominates all-star relays; two league records fall

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

There must have been something special in the water at the 2014 NVSL All-Star Relay Carnival on Wednesday evening. In what may be remembered as one of the fastest all-star relay meets in recent history, swimmers were slashing seconds from seed times and scaring league records that should have been left for another year before [...]

2013-2014 All-Met teams announced; Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar named SOY

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The 2013-2014 Winter All-Met teams were released Friday and showcased the top swimming and diving talent in the area.

NCAP wins four events to close NCSAs on top

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Nation’s Capital finished day 5 in Orlando with four victories and a team title.

Carsten Vissering, Janet Hu join record-breaking night at NCSAs

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Five total national age group records were set during day two finals at the 2014 National Club Swimming Association short course junior nationals in Orlando.

Isabella Rongione, NCAP tally three victories on first night at NCSA Junior Nationals

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Isabella Rongione earned her first victory of the 2014 National Club Swimming Association short course junior nationals in Orlando with a come-from-behind victory in the 1,000-yard free.

Oakton girls, Robinson boys repeat at Virginia’s 6A state meet

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Janet Hu leads the Oakton girls to a third straight Virginia state title, and the Robinson boys also repeat in 6A.

Oakton girls, Robinson boys in position for 6A North Region title runs

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Recap of the Virginia 6A North Region preliminary heats. Finals begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Five story lines to follow at Tom Dolan Invite

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Five story lines to follow at this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational.

Katie Ledecky’s new American record caps NCAP’s outstanding three days at Winter Nationals

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Katie Ledecky and Janet Hu propelled Nation’s Capital to a women’s team club championship in Knoxville, Tenn.

Chuck Katis leads five NCAP swimmers into last night of finals

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Katie Ledecky and Chuck Katis will swim in center lanes to conclude the competition at Winter Nationals.

Andrew Seliskar wins 400 IM; NCAP sets two NAG records on day two

Friday, December 6th, 2013

An American record and three national age group records were set on the second night of finals in Knoxville, Tenn.

Katie Ledecky, Janet Hu, Andrew Seliskar top qualifiers for day two finals

Friday, December 6th, 2013

NCAP qualified seven swimmers for Friday’s finals session during day two of the 2013 Winter National Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.

NCAP breaks second national age group relay record during day 1 finals

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Janet Hu and Katie Ledecky bookend another national age group relay record.

Janet Hu lowers national age group record in 50-yard free at Winter Nationals

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar, and Janet Hu highlight the first night of finals at Winter Nationals.

Winter Nationals: Day 1 prelims recap

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Nine local swimmers advanced to finals in the first day at Winter Nationals.

Janet Hu ties national age group record in 50-yard free

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Janet Hu showing serious speed in prelims during day 1 of Winter Nationals.

NCAP blasts 200-yard free relay national age group record

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Janet Hu, Katie Ledecky, Laura Branton and Kylie Jordan smash national age group record. Hu just misses national age group record in 50 free.

Katie Ledecky, Jack Conger and Andrew Seliskar make 2013-2014 U.S. national team

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

USA Swimming reveals 2013-2014 U.S. senior and junior national teams on Tuesday. 2012-2013 All Met Swimmers of the Year Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger both make team.

NCAP's 13-14 girls take down 800 free NAG relay record

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Nation’s Capital takes down national age group record on second night of finals at PVC senior long course championships.

Oakton’s Janet Hu commits to swim for Stanford

Monday, July 1st, 2013

2011-2012 All Met Swimmer of the Year Janet Hu commits to swim for Stanford on first day of recruitment.

Katie Ledecky sets world-best in the 1,500-meter free

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

NCAP’s Katie Ledecky breaks a 25-year-old championship record on her way to a 20-second victory.

Locals Recap: Katie Ledecky earns second and third events in Barcelona

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Local-natives Katie Ledecky and Matt McLean finish strong on night two at the U.S. National Championship and World Trials.

Jack Conger earns second seed heading into 200 back finals at U.S. Nationals

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Locals move on to Wednesday night’s finals at U.S. Nationals and World Trials.

Locals Recap: Andrew Seliskar, Cassidy Bayer impress on day one of U.S. Nationals

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Katie Ledecky continued to show why she’s the best distance swimmer in the world, but she wasn’t the only local turning heads on night one at the 2013 World Trials.

World Trials Preview: Days 1-2

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Local seeds, TV/webcast schedule, and more to prepare you for the 2013 U.S. Nationals / World Championship Trials taking place in Indianapolis, June 25-29.

Oakton girls, Robinson boys claim Virginia AAA swimming and diving championships

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

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.

Madison boys, Oakton girls take Northern Region swimming and diving titles

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

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 title

Sunday, 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.

Weekly Wrap-up: Churchill, Oakton girls roll; Churchill, Seneca Valley boys contests tight

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Young talent continues to shine during the 2012-2013 high school season with standout performances from freshman on both sides of the Potomac.

D.C. area is proving to be one of swimming’s deepest talent pools

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.

James Murphy, Megan Byrnes ready for high school pool

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Freshmen James Murphy and Megan Byrnes shined on Friday night in a quad meet with Langley, Oakton, Madison and Robinson.

Jack Conger misses 200 backstroke NAG record on final day of Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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 [...]

Five national age group records fall on day three of Tom Dolan Invitational

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Jack Conger breaks two national age group records to headline day three of the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational.

Janet Hu, Katie Ledecky once again making waves in the record books

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

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 grabs second NAG record at Winter Nationals

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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 [...]

Katie Ledecky, Janet Hu shine at Winter Nationals

Friday, November 30th, 2012

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.

Weekly wrap-up: Cassidy Bayer lowers national age group records; NVSL All Star recap

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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 finishes fifth in 200-meter backstroke

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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 team

Wednesday, 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.

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 Five<br /> Men’s 200 breast, 100 free; Women's 200 fly

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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.

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 Three<br /> Men's 200 free, 100 back; Women's 100 back, 100 breast

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Lochte and Phelps will meet again on day three at the 2012 U.S. Olympic 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.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day One&lt;br /&gt;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.

13-year-old Byrnes earns first Trials cut at Virginia States LC Championships

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Highlights from the final day of competition at the Va. States LC Championships.

2011-2012 All-Met teams revealed

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The 2011-12 Winter All-Met teams were released Friday and showcased the top swimming and diving talent in the area.

Bootsma posts fastest time in the world at Juniors

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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.

Ledecky wins big in 400 free; Conger, Bootsma log pair of wins each on Day 4 at Junior Nationals

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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 wins second freestyle event; Haase on her way to breaststroke sweep

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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 cuts

Wednesday, 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.

4 stories to follow at NCSA Junior Nationals

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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.

Hu dominates as Oakton girls win Va. AAA title [complete results]

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

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.

5 storylines to watch at the Va. AAA state meet

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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 meets

Monday, 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.

Back on top: Oakton boys and girls swim & dive wins regions

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

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 boys reclaim Concorde District title; girls repeat

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

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.

Preview: Concorde District Championship Meet

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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 cancelled

Monday, 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.

Weekly Wrap-up: Woodson, Yorktown, Oakton alone at the top in Va. with Districts around the corner

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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.

December 11-17 Weekly Wrap-up: Va. high schools swim back-to-back meets

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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.

Records tumble at 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational, including five NAG records

Monday, December 12th, 2011

*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.

Preview: Tom Dolan Invitational – Dec. 8-11

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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 Wrap-up

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

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 [...]

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Two Wrap-up

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Day Two prelims conclude at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta.

Potomac Valley swimmers in action this weekend at Winter Nationals

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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.

Ledecky, Katis lead strong Curl-Burke showing at Junior Nationals

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

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.

Dona, Grimm drop NVSL records at All-Stars

Monday, August 8th, 2011

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.

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.

NVSL All-Stars preview

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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.

NVSL Divisionals see records fall

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Countless team records and a handful of NVSL records fell Saturday at divisonal meets across the league. And All-Stars is yet to come.

PVS long course age group championships recap

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Swimmers at the PVS Long Course Age Group Championships put up fast times despite the hot, sticky heat in Laurel this weekend.

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.

Nguyens lead Westlake Village

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Denny, Alex, Andrew and Anthony Nguyen each won three individual events to help Westlake Village win at West Laurel on Saturday. Elsewhere, Rachel Danegger broke an MCSL record and the NVSL season got off to a fast start.

Locals shine at Junior Nationals

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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 girls, Westfield boys win Va. AAA titles

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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)

AAA State Championships preview

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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.

Runner-up no longer

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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.

Westfield boys, Langley girls take Northern Region titles

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

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.

Best of Northern Region to collide Saturday

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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.

Virginia district championships conclude

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

A look at the results from the Concorde, Liberty, Patriot, National, Cardinal and Cedar Run District meets.

Virginia AAA district championship previews

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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.

Woodson girls stumble, boys prevail

Monday, January 24th, 2011

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.

Locals impress at Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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.

H.S. Preview: Girls

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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.

2010 summer top girls’ times

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Here are the area’s girls’ individual top times this summer

Hu takes 13th in butterfly at Jr. Nationals

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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.

Records fall as seasons wane

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

With all-star and divisional meets in full swings, times — and records — keep dropping.

Age only a number for Ledecky and Conger

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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.

Locals shine at Irish Nationals

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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.

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.

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.

Ledecky shines at PVS Senior Champs

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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

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.

In biggest meet of the season, Cudahy surprises

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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.

PVS swimmers ready for winter’s biggest event

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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.

Treats, Scares … And Heavy Competition

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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.

Kids Wanted: Area Meets Designed For Youngsters

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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.

NBAC’s ‘Last Meet’ Attracts Local Stars

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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.

No Question, Hu Wins at Age Group Champs

Friday, July 24th, 2009

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.

Daily Results from PVS Age Group Champs

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

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 [...]

Powerhouse Clubs In Weekend Slugfest

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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.

Fish Swimmers Go The Distance At PV Meet

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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.

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.

The Nation’s Talent Pool

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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.





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