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Race footage: Katie Ledecky lowers 400 freestyle world record…again

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Watch Katie Ledecky break the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships, just two weeks after lowering the world mark for the first time.

Race footage: Katie Ledecky wins double gold to kick off Pan Pacs

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Watch Katie Ledecky win her first international double at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Race footage: Katie Ledecky demolishes 1,500 freestyle world record

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Watch Katie Ledecky break the 1,500-meter freestyle world record by six seconds — her third time setting the mark.

Ledecky smashes world record in 1,500 freestyle at Pan Pacifics

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky lowers a second world record at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia, her second in two days.

Katie Ledecky sets world record; Michael Phelps is golden again

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky sets a world record for the sixth time since last year, while Michael Phelps wins his first individual gold since 2012.

Katie Ledecky anchors women, Michael Phelps returns to podium as U.S. wins two relay golds

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Bethesda teen overtakes Australian for gold in the women’s race; Michael Phelps wins first gold on relay.

Ledecky starts with a bang

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Bethesda swimmer wins two golds, adding to U.S. team haul of 10 medals on first day of Pan Pacs.

Katie Ledecky tops all qualifiers in 200 freestyle

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Missy Franklin fights through back spasms to make “A” final at Pan Pacific Championships on Day 1.

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Michael Phelps has no easy road to the finals at this week’s Pan Pacific Championships.

Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian and Michael Phelps speak with media

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

U.S. national teamers met with reporters ahead of Thursday’s start of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

Psych sheets released for Pan Pacs

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps to swim five individual events apiece at the Aug. 21-25 championship meet in Gold Coast, Australia.

USA Swimming announces Pan Pacs roster

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

USA Swimming finalized its roster for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, from Aug. 21-25.

Bruce Gemmell, Yuri Suguiyama added to Pan Pacific coaching staffs

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Current and former Nation’s Capital Swim Club coaches added to 2014 Pan Pacific Championship coaching staffs.

Interview: Bruce Gemmell talks Katie Ledecky’s world record

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Bruce Gemmell says “plenty of things we can do better” of his star swimmer’s most recent world record.

Watch Katie Ledecky smash world record in 400 freestyle

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

VIDEO: Katie Ledecky blazed to a new world record at U.S. Nationals on Saturday – her third of the year.

Katie Ledecky adds to her trove of world records

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Katie Ledecky wins the 400-meter freestyle in world-record time at USA Swimming Nationals in Irvine, Calif.

Katie Ledecky sets U.S. open record during prelims

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

After encouraging, if not astounding, performances in her first three events at USA Swimming Nationals, Katie Ledecky provided the highlight of Saturday’s heats in the 400-meter freestyle.

Race footage: Ledecky, Franklin battle in 200 free; McLean wins title

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Watch Katie Ledecky, Matt McLean, Missy Franklin, Tyler Clary and the rest of the U.S. national teamers compete on day 2 in Irvine, Calif. at U.S. nationals.

Ledecky outshines Franklin at U.S. Nationals

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin to win the women’s 200-meter freestyle at USA Swimming’s Nationals in a showdown between the country’s two brightest stars.

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.

Press conference: Katie Ledecky talks training, goals and college decision

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

NCAP’s 17-year-old phenon sits down with media ahead of Wednesday’s U.S. Nationals.

For Michael Phelps, there’s no place like home

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Michael Phelps has spent the majority of his storied career training with the same coach in the same pool in Baltimore.

Psych sheets for U.S. nationals released

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Katie Ledecky, 17, is scheduled for a brutal schedule in Irvine next week at the 2014 U.S. National Swimming Championships.

Q&A with Katie Ledecky via USA Swimming’s ’20 Question Tuesday’

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

USA Swimming’s Bob Schaller plays 20 questions with NCAP’s Katie Ledecky ahead of next week’s nationals.

Katie Ledecky returns to her summer swim league to sign autographs — and set records

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Olympian and world-record holder returns to her summer swim league to sign autographs — and set records.

Race video: Katie Ledecky takes down 800 free world record

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Watch the complete race footage of Katie Ledecky’s world record swim in the 800-meter freestyle Sunday night at the Woodlands Invitational in Texas.

Katie Ledecky sets second world record at Woodlands Invite

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Katie Ledecky, the 17-year-old swimming phenom out of Bethesda, scorched the world record in the 800-meter freestyle Sunday night.

Katie Ledecky posts world-leading time in 400-meter free

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A world record wasn’t enough. Katie Ledecky claimed the world’s top spot in the 400-meter free Friday night at the Woodland’s Swim Team Invite.

Watch the finish of Katie Ledecky’s 1,500-meter freestyle world record

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, 17, tore down her own world record in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday night.

Interview: Missy Franklin ‘impressed’ by Katie Ledecky’s world record

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Missy Franklin talks to reporters at the Santa Clara Grand Prix about her year at Cal, beautiful Rio and, of course, Katie Ledecky’s world record.

Katie Ledecky breaks own 1,500-meter free world record

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The 17-year-old Nation’s Capital product blazed her own world record in the 1,500-meter at the Woodlands Swim Team Senior Invitational Meet.

Katie Ledecky commits to Stanford swimming

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Katie Ledecky verbally commits to Stanford University.

33 of the best photos from the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix: Return of Phelps

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Look back at the action from an exciting 2014 Mesa Grand Prix, including top-shots of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky.

Katie Ledecky wins her third freestyle race of this weekend’s Grand Prix; Michael Phelps has a new approach in his comeback

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Katie Ledecky wins her third freestyle race of this weekend’s Grand Prix; Michael Phelps has a new approach in his comeback.

Michael Phelps’s comeback meet ends before finals

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Michael Phelps swam the wrong stroke in his second event post-retirement. Don’t worry; it was on purpose.

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.

Phelps swims final event; Ledecky, Schmitt matchup; and more from Mesa on Day 2

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Friday morning’s heat sheets posted for the Day 2 of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.

Watch Katie Ledecky talk 400 freestyle racing strategy

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Katie Ledecky matched the year’s world-best in the women’s 400 free on Thursday at USA Swimming’s Mesa Grand Prix.

Michael Phelps loses in first finals appearance; Katie Ledecky cruises

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte renewed their rivalry during Thursday’s finals at the 2014 Mesa 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.

All the links you need to enjoy the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Michael Phelps returns to the competition pool for the US2014 Mesa Grand Prix. Find all the links you need to follow along here!

Michael Phelps’s return greeted with shrug by fellow Olympians

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Katie Ledecky and Dara Torres not surprised by Phelps return.

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.

Gallery: Churchill, Georgetown Prep win big at Metros

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Stone Ridge’s Ledecky, Georgetown Prep’s Carsten Vissering set national records while the Little Hoyas and Bulldogs take home team titles.

Katie Ledecky adds to local legacy at Metros

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Katie Ledecky sets three records, while the Churchill girls and Georgetown Prep boys win team titles.

Stone Ridge’s Katie Ledecky smashes American record in 500-yard freestyle

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Katie Ledecky, the 2012-2013 All-Met Swimmer of the Year, took down the American record during Friday’s prelims at 2014 Metros championship meet.

Holton-Arms repeats, Gonzaga steals fourth-consecutive WMPSSDL title

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Gonzaga wins only one boys’ event, but depth lifts Eagles. Holton-Arms rolls to second-straight title.

Holton-Arms reclaims ISL title

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Junior Caroline McTaggart led the Panthers in their dominating performance at the Independent School League swimming championships.

Video: Katie Ledecky pleased with results in Austin

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Interview with All-Met Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky following a successful, two-win weekend at the Austin Grand Prix.

Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar double up on final night in Austin

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

NCAP stars Katie Ledecky and Andrew Seliskar both completed difficult doubles on the final night of competition at the Austin Grand Prix. [Gallery]

Video: Allison Schmitt holds off Katie Ledecky in 200 free at Austin Grand Prix

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Race footage from Saturday night’s women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the Austin Grand Prix.

NBAC dominates on day 2 of Austin Grand Prix [updated]

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Yannick Agnel, Allison Schmitt lead North Baltimore to a three-win night in Austin.

Video: Katie Ledecky dominates 400 free at Austin Grand Prix

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Race footage from Saturday night’s women’s 400-meter freestyle final at the Austin Grand Prix.

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.

Age group-star Isabella Rongione joins NCAP, Katie Ledecky

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Isabella Rongione, formerly of FISH, joines Katie Ledecky to train under Bruce Gemmell.

Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte named 2013 FINA Athletes of the Year

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Katie Ledecky earns 2013 FINA Athlete of the Year honor.

AP Athletes of the Year: Missy Franklin finishes third in voting

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky were among those receiving votes for The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award.

Team USA win Duel in the Pool in tiebreaker

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Katie Ledecky and Team USA rebounded from a 14-point deficit to win their sixth straight Duel in the Pool.

Katie Ledecky misses podium on difficult day 1 for Team USA at Duel in the Pool

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky finishes off the podium for the first time in her international career. Team USA trails Europe, 68-54, after the first night in Glasgow.

Katie Ledecky, Kevin Cordes eye short-course world marks at Duel in the Pool

Friday, December 20th, 2013

World records on the line at the 2013 Duel in the Pool.

Katie Ledecky and Team USA face European All-Stars at Duel in the Pool

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Katie Ledecky, Matt McLean in Glasgow, Scotland for 2013 Duel in the Pool. Events begin Friday at 2 p.m. ET.

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.

29 photos from the 2013 Winter Nationals

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Take a look back at the best picture from USA Swimming’s 2013 Winter National Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.

Video: Katie Ledecky discusses her American record in the 1,650 free

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Video interview with Katie Ledecky, 16, following her historic swim in the women’s 1,650-yard freestyle at Winter Nationals.

Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian win on final night of Winter Nationals

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Katie Ledecky highlighted the final night in Knoxville with an American record in the women’s 1,650-yard freestyle. Full results within.

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.

Katie Ledecky shatters American record in 1,650-yard free at Winter Nationals

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Katie Ledecky makes history with a multiple record-breaking swim on Saturday 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.

Nick Thoman nets three American records during day two finals at Winter Nationals

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Nick Thoman set two individual American records and led off a record-breaking relay on Friday night in Knoxville, Tenn.

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.

Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin go 1-2 in 500 free at Winter Nationals

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Katie Ledecky opens night one of Winter Nationals with a national championship.

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.

Katie Ledecky nominated for USSA female athlete of the year award

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Katie Ledecky nominated for United States Sports Academy award for world championship performance.

Winter Nationals: Day 1 prelims recap

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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

Winter Nationals psych sheet released: Locals set to compete on national stage

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar and others ready to compete at USA Swimming’s Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn.

Katie Ledecky named 2013 female swimmer of the year by Swimming World magazine

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Katie Ledecky, the All Met swimmer of the year out of Stone Ridge, named female swimmer of the year by Swimming World following an exceptional year.

Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte win top honors at Golden Goggles

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Katie Ledecky and Bruce Gemmell each won awards at Sunday’s Golden Goggles awards ceremony hosted by USA Swimming.

Katie Ledecky kicks off prep league season with win at home

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Gonzaga boys began its title defense with win against St. John’s; Stone Ridge School earned tough win against the Cadets.

Katie Ledecky named USOC Sportswoman of the Year

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Bethesda swimming sensation Katie Ledecky, 16, is named the USOC’s Sportswoman of the Year.

Katie Ledecky to headline U.S. Team at Duel in the Pool

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Katie Ledecky will lead a U.S. squad of 33 swimmers, including 16 Olympians, when they take on the European All Stars at the Dual in the Pool in Glasgow, Scotland this December.

Golden Goggle nominees announced; Jack Conger makes his collegiate debut; and more of the hottest swimming links

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Read the top swimming stories for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2 in our midweek links.

Bruce Gemmell discusses training Katie Ledecky for world championships [VIDEO]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Watch Bruce Gemmell discus Katie Ledecky’s training at the ASCA’s world clinic.

USA Swimming delivers state of sport address; Duel in the Pool date set

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Read this week’s top swimming stories in our midweek links.

USA Swimming surpasses 400,000 members in 2012-2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

USA Swimming saw its largest single-year growth in athlete membership in 2012-2013. Potomac Valley surpasses 11,000 members in same year.

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.

World record holder Katie Ledecky tackles driving test next

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky turns to next set of challenges. First up, getting her driver’s license.

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800-meter freestyle, wins fourth gold medal of world championships

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky, 16, sets world mark in 800 freestyle for her fourth gold medal at world swimming championships in Barcelona.

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 free, Missy Franklin wins fifth gold

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Teenage sensations Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin record historic night seven in Barcelona.

U.S. women win gold in 4×200 free relay [video and interview]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, and the U.S. women defend 4×200 freestyle relay title at worlds. Watch the post-race interview here.

Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin win gold again on day five at worlds [gallery]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky each pick up another gold on Thursday in Barcelona. Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen took down a world record in semifinals. [gallery]

Big night for Ryan Lochte, James Magnussen; U.S. girls golden

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Ryan Lochte returns to the top of the podium on day five at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona. James Magnussen reclaims sprint crown. Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin win gold.

Missy Franklin grabs third gold at worlds; South Africa wins big [gallery]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

[GALLERY] Missy Franklin continues her quest to stay perfect in Barcelona. South Africa dominates on day four.

Katie Ledecky breaks 1,500 free world record — complete race footage

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Full video of Katie Ledecky’s 1,500-meter freestyle world record.

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.

Katie Ledecky shatters world record to lead Team USA to three golds on day 3 [gallery]

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

[GALLERY] Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, and Matt Grevers each took home gold for the U.S. on day three at the 2013 FINA world swimming championships.

Franklin, Ledecky shine, but US misses Phelps at worlds

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Team USA is off to a strong start to the 2013 FINA world championship games in Barcelona. [Gallery inside]

FINA world championships event and broadcast schedule

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The pool events begin on Sunday night. Find all the information you need to catch the action from Barcelona within.

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky lead US women’s high expectations in Barcelona

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Teenage superstars Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky poised for big showing at swimming worlds.

Katie Ledecky drops 200 free at worlds

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

NCAP’s Katie Ledecky scratches 200 free at world championships. National team roster updated.

New faces on American roster at worlds

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Team USA received a face lift at World Trials. Twelve teenagers qualified for the national team and are looking to make a splash on the international stage.

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.

Missy Franklin captures the 100 back in record time

Friday, June 28th, 2013

NCAP’s Ledecky earns fourth event at world championships.

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.

Olympic champions Nathan Adrian and Missy Franklin take charge in 100 free at U.S. Nationals

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Recap of the top finishers on the first night of finals at the 2013 U.S. National Swimming Championship and 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.

2012-2013 All-Met swimming and diving teams released

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Check out our 2012-2013 All-Met swim and dive selections.

Katie Ledecky just misses out on American record in the 500 at Metros

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger put themselves in the national record books, and Wootton’s girls and Gonzaga’s boys captured team titles.

Katie Ledecky sets national high school record in 500 free

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Stone Ridge’s Katie Ledecky kicks off the 2013 Metros championship meet by setting a national high school record during prelims.

Gonzaga boys three-peat, Holton-Arms girls edge Good Counsel at Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim and Dive League championships

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Gonzaga captured its third consecutive Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim and Dive League title while the Holton-Arms girls narrowly edged Good Counsel.

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky: Still at home in the high school pool

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Katie Ledecky, who won gold at the Olympics, is enjoying swimming alongside friends at Stone Ridge during her sophomore season.

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.

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.

Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win easily at Winter Nationals

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Katie Ledecky, 15, earns first national title of the 2012-2013 season at Winter Nationals.

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin big winners at Golden Goggles

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and Dana Vollmer each walked away with two awards at USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle Awards on Monday night. Michael Phelps ended his career on top.

Katie Ledecky on shortlist for Laureus World Sports award

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

15-year-old Katie Ledecky was placed on the shortlist of candidates for the World Breakthrough of the Year award handed out by Laureus World Sports.

Katie Ledecky nominated for two Golden Goggle awards

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The 2012 Golden Goggle Awards are a week away. Vote for your favorites online.

NCAP hires Bruce Gemmell to take over at Georgetown Prep site

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Nation’s Capital Swim Club names new coach at Georgetown Prep site.

Yuri Suguiyama leaves NCAP to take men’s assistant coaching job at Cal

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Yuri Suguiyama leaves Nation’s Capital Swim Club for assistant coaching job at Cal-Berkeley.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky among 8 Maryland Olympians honored by state

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were among those honored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday.

Katie Ledecky eases back into being a teen after winning Olympic gold

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist is using her school as a sanctuary from sudden celebrity.

Katie Ledecky’s success came as no surprise to Bethesda-based family of high achievers

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Katie Ledecky was surprised by her gold-medal success, but her Bethesda family of high achievers believed in her all along.

Katie Ledecky, 15, makes big splash with Olympic gold medal in 800 meters

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky, 15, pulled a stunner Friday, winning gold in the 800 meters and breaking Janet Evans’s 23-year-old American record.

Michael Phelps passes golden baton to Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Michael Phelps wins final individual gold on same day teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky do the same.

The scene in Bethesda as Ledecky wins gold

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Reactions from fans at school Stone Ridge School watching the hometown swimmer Katie Ledecky in the Olympic final of the women’s 800 freestyle.

Day 7 highlights from London [Updated 16:23 8/3]

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Results and summaries from day 7 of the action from the pool in London.

Day 6 highlights from London [Updated 16:24 8/2]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Live updates from the pool in London: swimming, water polo, and diving.

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.

Michael Phelps edges Ryan Lochte to win 200-meter freestyle final

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte by just five hundredths of a second as both qualify for the event in London.

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.

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.

Missy Franklin posts fastest time in 100-meter backstroke prelims [Gallery included]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Teen star calls her first race of the session a ‘huge adrenaline rush.’

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 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.

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.

Ledecky breaks two NAG records in first event as a 15-year-old

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Curl-Burke swimmer Katie Ledecky starts her Junior Nationals campaign by breaking a pair of girls’ 15-16 year-old NAG records.

Weekly Wrap-up: Ledecky steps into spotlight at Grand Prix; Records tumble at Metros; Virginia champ meet round-ups

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Katie Ledecky (Curl-Burke) bursts onto the Grand Prix scene this year, winning the women’s 800m freestyle; Gonzaga, Churchill win Metros; and more in this week’s round-up.

WMPSSDL Championship: Katie Ledecky stars for Stone Ridge

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Stone Ridge’s Katie Ledecky breaks Olympian Kate Ziegler’s records in the 200 and 500 freestyle events at the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim and Dive League Championships.

Weekly High School Wrap-up: Gonzaga wins Nat’l Catholics; dual meet season comes to a close in MCPS; Va. district champs begin

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Gonzaga wins National Catholics, as the dual meet season comes to a close for Montgomery County High Schools; Virginia district championships kicked off. Results posted for MCPS, Va. AAA Cardinal, Concorde, Liberty, National, & Patriot Districts, as well as National Catholics and Va. AA Dulles District. Also a quick look ahead to the second weekend of championship meets.

RFTW's Top 11 Stories of 2011

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Join us as we recap the year’s top stories!

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.

Few changes at the top on the first night of the 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Local swimmers shined in timed finals on the first night of the 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational held at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Center.

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.

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.

WMPSSDL Meet Results: For openers, Good Counsel starts strong

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Good Counsel beat paired Stone Ridge School and Gonzaga College High School, 116-70 and 94-91, respectively, with 1st-place performances by several area stars, including three Olympic Trials qualifiers and a recent National Age Group record holder.

Curl-Burke's Katie Ledecky shines at National Age Group Team Challenge, shatters 33-year-old National Age Group Record

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Fourteen-year old Kate Ledecky of Curl-Burke, smashed two 13-14 National Age Group yards records at the 5th Annual National Age Group Team Challenge.

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.

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.

Recap: Coaches Long Course

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With clear skies and large crowds lining the 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, nine records were broken at the 2011 MCSL Coaches Long Course meet at Rockville Swim Center. The USA Swimming-sanctioned summer league meet allows for fast times to count for elite qualifying events — including the U.S. Olympic Trials.  MCSL invites the top eight swimmers [...]

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.

Chesterbrook cruises

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Chesterbrook won in convincing fashion against Oakton, while the PWSL reached its halfway point. Elsewhere, Cedarbrook hung on in the MCSL.

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.

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.

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.

Pepper spices up MCSL record book

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Five meet records fell Tuesday night at the MCSL Coaches’ Long Course Invitational, an annual event, including one that had stood since 1986.

Swimming notebook

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A handful of new league records were set this weekend, including a few by some of the youngest members on summer swim teams, and Palisades’ Katie Ledecky extended her success in 2010 to the summer season.

PVS Junior Olympic roundup

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

While many of the area’s top swimmers competed at Junior Nationals over the weekend, the younger age group took part in the 2010 14 & Under Potomac Valley Swim Junior Olympic Championships at Fairland Aquatic Center.

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

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.

A Hectic Saturday for Many PVS Swimmers

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Many of the swimmers who competed in yesterday’s PVS Age Group Championships also swam earlier in the morning, for their summer swim teams’ divisional meets. With such a quick turnaround between meets, the swimmers had little time to relax before their afternoon swims.

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.

Records Fall at MCSL Coaches Invitational

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

MCSL’s Coaches Invitational Long Course meet featured many new records and a Hall of Fame ceremony honoring league founders, coaches, volunteers and swimmers who helped shape the league in its early years.





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