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Katie Ledecky, 16, smashes world record in women’s 1,500 meter

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Bethesda teen Katie Ledecky shatters world record in 1,500 meters to take gold at world championships.

Katie Ledecky crushes world record in 1500 free at worlds

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Katie Ledecky takes down world mark in 1,500-meter freestyle. Missy Franklin, Matt Grevers add to U.S. gold medal haul on day three of 2013 FINA world championships.

U.S. Olympic roster announced

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.

Victory in 800 free sends Ledecky, 15, to Olympics

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Locals dominate the 800-meter freestyle on Day 7 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Local swimmers conclude stellar week

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Day 7 of the U.S. Olympic Trials concluded with a bang for the Potomac Valley swimmers.

Katie Ledecky breaks Janet Evans’s 400 freestyle age group record

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

At the U.S. Olympic Trials, Katie Ledecky, 15, breaks Janet Evans’s 1988 age-group record in the 400-meter freestyle.

London 2012: Swimmer Kate Ziegler aims for Olympics once more, with feeling

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

After an unenjoyable training followed by disappointing performance in Beijing, swimmer Kate Ziegler is carrying fewer burdens this time around.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Two<br /> Women's 100 butterfly, men's 100 breast & 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.

Michael Phelps thrives while Ryan Lochte labors at Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Michael Phelps claims his third gold medal and fourth overall at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, winning the 200-meter individual medley final on Saturday.

Dara Torres, 44, impresses in heats at Indy

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Dara Torres, 44, posted the the second-fastest qualifying time in the 50-meter freestyle heats.

Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming: Brendan Hansen, Ed Moses lead parade out retirement and back into pool

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Indianapolis Grand Prix showcases a handful of former retirees, including Brendan Hansen and Ed Moses, preparing for another Olympic run. Michael Phelps (shown) also took part.

Ryan Lochte misses chance to face Michael Phelps in Indy

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Can’t wait to see Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte race head-to-head? Eager to see whether Lochte proves as worthy a challenger to the best swimmer of all time as he did last summer?

2011 Duel in the Pool: McLean and Ziegler set to compete for thirty-five member U.S. team against European All-Stars

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The U.S. team has never lost in the event’s five-year history. Area stars Matt McLean and Kate Ziegler will be joined by Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin and others against a fast group of forty-one brought by Europe.

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.

Racing towards a London showdown, Phelps, Lochte back in the pool

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This weekend, November 11-13, swim fans will see two heavyweights going at it in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center pool at the 2011 Minneapolis Grand Prix, hosted by USA Swimming, as Lochte and Phelps face off in four events.

Franklin continues to impress at world championships

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Not only is 16-year-old Missy Franklin the breakout swimmer for the United States, she’s also the top U.S. female competitor in the last major tune-up for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Pelton Shines Again; Many Locals Compete

Friday, July 10th, 2009

There was plenty of news after Michael Phelps pulled out of the 100 freestyle Friday morning: Towson’s Elizabeth Pelton, 15, set herself up to contend for a third spot on her first world championship team in the 200 backstroke; Curl-Burke’s Mei Christensen also qualified for Friday night’s final. Dara Torres said she planned to skip the 100 free but shoot for a world record in a 50 butterfly time trial. USA National Team Director Mark Schubert railed against the latest high-tech suits, and a handful of locals posted great times Friday morning.

Neck Spasm Keeps Cullen Jones From U.S. Record

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Cullen Jones blamed neck spasm for second-place finish. Now he faces a swim off versus Garrett Weber-Gale on Saturday for a berth in the world championships. Also, Kate Ziegler said she had not recovered from her bout with the flu and would not compete in the 800 freestyle Friday.

Ziegler Out of 400, 200 Due to Illness

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Great Falls’s Kate Ziegler withdrew from the women’s 400-meter event at the U.S. Swimming Championships at Indiana University on Tuesday morning because of the flu. Ziegler told The Washington Post that she developed flu-like symptoms last Friday with a fever that peaked at 103 degrees, and was so hobbled she did not bother attempting to travel Indianapolis to compete. She will not compete in Wednesday’s 200 and has only faint hopes of being ready for Friday’s heats of the 800.





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