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Olympian and world-record holder returns to her summer swim league to sign autographs — and set records.
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, the 17-year-old swimming phenom out of Bethesda, scorched the world record in the 800-meter freestyle Sunday night.
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.
Katie Ledecky, 17, tore down her own world record in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday night.
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.
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.
Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Katie Ledecky verbally commits to Stanford University.
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 comebackSaturday, 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 swam the wrong stroke in his second event post-retirement. Don’t worry; it was on purpose.
Michael Phelps swam butterfly during 50-meter free prelims, and nearly qualified for finals in Mesa, Arizona at the Grand Prix.
Friday morning’s heat sheets posted for the Day 2 of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.
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 and Ryan Lochte renewed their rivalry during Thursday’s finals at the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.
Thursday morning’s heat sheets posted for the Day 1 of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix.
Michael Phelps returns to the competition pool for the US2014 Mesa Grand Prix. Find all the links you need to follow along here!
Katie Ledecky and Dara Torres not surprised by Phelps return.
The 2013-2014 Winter All-Met teams were released Friday and showcased the top swimming and diving talent in the area.
Stone Ridge’s Ledecky, Georgetown Prep’s Carsten Vissering set national records while the Little Hoyas and Bulldogs take home team titles.
Katie Ledecky sets three records, while the Churchill girls and Georgetown Prep boys win team titles.
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.
Gonzaga wins only one boys’ event, but depth lifts Eagles. Holton-Arms rolls to second-straight title.
Junior Caroline McTaggart led the Panthers in their dominating performance at the Independent School League swimming championships.
Interview with All-Met Swimmer of the Year Katie Ledecky following a successful, two-win weekend at the Austin Grand Prix.
NCAP stars Katie Ledecky and Andrew Seliskar both completed difficult doubles on the final night of competition at the Austin Grand Prix. [Gallery]
Race footage from Saturday night’s women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the Austin Grand Prix.
Yannick Agnel, Allison Schmitt lead North Baltimore to a three-win night in Austin.
Race footage from Saturday night’s women’s 400-meter freestyle final at the Austin Grand Prix.
Full results and recap of the first night of action from Austin.
Plenty of locals and former All Mets competing at the 2014 Austin Grand Prix this weekend. Full coverage and locals results inside.
Isabella Rongione, formerly of FISH, joines Katie Ledecky to train under Bruce Gemmell.
Katie Ledecky earns 2013 FINA Athlete of the Year honor.
Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky were among those receiving votes for The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award.
Katie Ledecky and Team USA rebounded from a 14-point deficit to win their sixth straight Duel in the Pool.
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.
World records on the line at the 2013 Duel in the Pool.
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 this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational.
Take a look back at the best picture from USA Swimming’s 2013 Winter National Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.
Video interview with Katie Ledecky, 16, following her historic swim in the women’s 1,650-yard freestyle at Winter Nationals.
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 and Janet Hu propelled Nation’s Capital to a women’s team club championship in Knoxville, Tenn.
Katie Ledecky makes history with a multiple record-breaking swim on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
Katie Ledecky and Chuck Katis will swim in center lanes to conclude the competition at Winter Nationals.
Nick Thoman set two individual American records and led off a record-breaking relay on Friday night in Knoxville, Tenn.
An American record and three national age group records were set on the second night of finals in Knoxville, Tenn.
NCAP qualified seven swimmers for Friday’s finals session during day two of the 2013 Winter National Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.
Katie Ledecky opens night one of Winter Nationals with a national championship.
Janet Hu and Katie Ledecky bookend another national age group relay record.
Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar, and Janet Hu highlight the first night of finals at Winter Nationals.
Katie Ledecky nominated for United States Sports Academy award for world championship performance.
Nine local swimmers advanced to finals in the first day at Winter Nationals.
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, Andrew Seliskar and others ready to compete at USA Swimming’s Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn.
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 and Bruce Gemmell each won awards at Sunday’s Golden Goggles awards ceremony hosted by USA Swimming.
Gonzaga boys began its title defense with win against St. John’s; Stone Ridge School earned tough win against the Cadets.
Bethesda swimming sensation Katie Ledecky, 16, is named the USOC’s Sportswoman of the Year.
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.
Watch Bruce Gemmell discus Katie Ledecky’s training at the ASCA’s world clinic.
USA Swimming saw its largest single-year growth in athlete membership in 2012-2013. Potomac Valley surpasses 11,000 members in same year.
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.
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 championshipsSaturday, 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.
Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, and the U.S. women defend 4×200 freestyle relay title at worlds. Watch the post-race interview here.
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]
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.
[GALLERY] Missy Franklin continues her quest to stay perfect in Barcelona. South Africa dominates on day four.
Full video of Katie Ledecky’s 1,500-meter freestyle world record.
Bethesda teen Katie Ledecky shatters world record in 1,500 meters to take gold at world championships.
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.
[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.
Team USA is off to a strong start to the 2013 FINA world championship games in Barcelona. [Gallery inside]
The pool events begin on Sunday night. Find all the information you need to catch the action from Barcelona within.
Teenage superstars Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky poised for big showing at swimming worlds.
NCAP’s Katie Ledecky scratches 200 free at world championships. National team roster updated.
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.
NCAP’s Katie Ledecky breaks a 25-year-old championship record on her way to a 20-second victory.
NCAP’s Ledecky earns fourth event at world championships.
Local-natives Katie Ledecky and Matt McLean finish strong on night two at the U.S. National Championship and World Trials.
Locals move on to Wednesday night’s finals at U.S. Nationals and World Trials.
Recap of the top finishers on the first night of finals at the 2013 U.S. National Swimming Championship and World Trials.
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.
Check out our 2012-2013 All-Met swim and dive selections.
Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger put themselves in the national record books, and Wootton’s girls and Gonzaga’s boys captured team titles.
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 championshipsSaturday, 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.
Katie Ledecky, who won gold at the Olympics, is enjoying swimming alongside friends at Stone Ridge during her sophomore season.
Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.
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.
Katie Ledecky, 15, earns first national title of the 2012-2013 season at Winter Nationals.
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.
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.
The 2012 Golden Goggle Awards are a week away. Vote for your favorites online.
Nation’s Capital Swim Club names new coach at Georgetown Prep site.
Yuri Suguiyama leaves Nation’s Capital Swim Club for assistant coaching job at Cal-Berkeley.
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were among those honored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday.
The 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist is using her school as a sanctuary from sudden celebrity.
Katie Ledecky was surprised by her gold-medal success, but her Bethesda family of high achievers believed in her all along.
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 wins final individual gold on same day teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky do the same.
Reactions from fans at school Stone Ridge School watching the hometown swimmer Katie Ledecky in the Olympic final of the women’s 800 freestyle.
Results and summaries from day 7 of the action from the pool in London.
Live updates from the pool in London: swimming, water polo, and diving.
USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.
Locals dominate the 800-meter freestyle on Day 7 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Day 7 of the U.S. Olympic Trials concluded with a bang for the Potomac Valley swimmers.
Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte by just five hundredths of a second as both qualify for the event in London.
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 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.
Teen star calls her first race of the session a ‘huge adrenaline rush.’
After an unenjoyable training followed by disappointing performance in Beijing, swimmer Kate Ziegler is carrying fewer burdens this time around.
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<br /> Women's 100 butterfly, men's 100 breast & women's 400 freeTuesday, 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.
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.
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-upsMonday, 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.
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 beginThursday, 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.
Join us as we recap the year’s top stories!
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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 RecordMonday, 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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 won in convincing fashion against Oakton, while the PWSL reached its halfway point. Elsewhere, Cedarbrook hung on in the MCSL.
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.
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.
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.
Five meet records fell Tuesday night at the MCSL Coaches’ Long Course Invitational, an annual event, including one that had stood since 1986.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.