Posts Tagged ‘Machine Aquatics’
Less than 500 days until the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Potomac Valley swimmers have wasted no time qualifying for next next summer’s U.S. Trials.
Matthew Hirschberger and James Jones claimed gold in the 1,500 and 50 freestyle, and NCAP won a few in between as well on the final night of NCSA Junior Nationals.
John Shebat, Carsten Vissering, Andrew Seliskar and James Jones added the 400 medley national records in the 15-18 and 17-18 age group Saturday morning.
The California recruit continued his assault on the medal stands in Orlando, winning a fourth and fifth individual gold.
A photo gallery recap of Friday’s morning preliminary heats in Orlando.
Anyone did not stand a chance Thursday against the top-ranked high school swimmer in the country. And so not-anyone won two more golds.
Carsten Vissering and Andrew Seliskar finished 1-2 in the 100-meter breaststroke in top-five all-time times in Orlando.
NCAP breaks a sixth national record, with seven sessions left to go at NCSA Junior Nationals.
Potomac Valley’s Junior Olympic Championships offer a glimpse at the future of DMV swimming, with a lot of huge swims in College Park.
The Potomac Valley’s best concluded three days of racing, as swimmers turn their attention toward NCSAs and sectionals.
The California recruit took down the 17-18 mark in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke Saturday in Fairfax.
Watch Katie Ledecky win the women’s 100 freestyle and an amazing sub-52 second swim in the men’s 100 butterfly by Jack Conger on Day 1 in Texas.
Results from Day 2 of the Austin Pro Swim Series. Updated live.
Results from Day 1 of the Austin Pro Swim Series. Updated live.
Follow the action in Austin with these links and storylines.
The best high school swimmers at the beginning of the year were the best swimmer of the entire year.
Among Potomac Valley 12-and-unders, NCAP’s Brett Feyerick and the FISH’s Madelyn Donohoe were a cut above the rest in 2014 — barely.
Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar gave us the best performances of the year, and plenty of options to choose from.
A year ago, John Shebat and Morgan Hill were relative unknowns. Entering 2015, they’re among the area’s brightest stars.
The area’s brightest stars clash with some of the East Coast’s best at this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational meet.
Michael Phelps finishes in second place in the 100-meter butterfly at the USA Swimming nationals in Irvine, Calif.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katie Ledecky, a rising senior at Stone Ridge, won the 800-meter freestyle at U.S. Swimming Nationals in Irvine, Calif.
In return to nationals, Phelps falls short.
Swimming’s biggest names advanced to finals on the first day at U.S. nationals in Irvine, Calif.
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.
Machine’s top junior freestyle finishes seventh in championship final at 2014 Junior Nationals.
Michael Phelps earned his second win of the weekend in Santa Clara at the final stop of USA Swimming’s Grand Prix series.
Two Potomac Valley members were selected to the 2014 Eastern Zone Select Camp coaching roster. They’ll oversee 56 swimmers, including seven local athletes.
Andrew Seliskar, Cassidy Bayer set national age group records, continue Nation’s Capital’s dominance at NSCA Junior Nationals in Orlando.
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.
Junior Ricky Munch updates us after winning his second straight SEC men’s team title with Florida.
Eva Greene traveled with Cal swimming to the women’s Pac-12 championships and, hand in cast, cheered her teammates on from the stands.
Cal’s Eva Greene checks in ahead of this week’s Pac-12 championships by reminiscing on junior season at Berkeley.
Ricky Munch talks preparing for this weekend’s SECs in his latest athlete blog.
Florida junior Ricky Munch writes after the conclusion of the Gators final home meet.
Eva Greene checks in from California after their first dual meets in a month.
Plenty of locals and former All Mets competing at the 2014 Austin Grand Prix this weekend. Full coverage and locals results inside.
Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after returning to Gainesville for the second half of the season.
Eva Greene updates us from Cal before heading to Hawaii for the Golden Bears winter training trip.
California junior Eva Greene checks in midway through her first semester finals.
Five story lines to follow at this year’s Tom Dolan Invitational.
Katie Ledecky and Chuck Katis will swim in center lanes to conclude the competition at Winter Nationals.
Nine local swimmers advanced to finals in the first day at Winter Nationals.
Katie Ledecky, Andrew Seliskar and others ready to compete at USA Swimming’s Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn.
Ricky Munch checks in after a difficult Ohio State Invitational.
Eva Greene checks in after less-than-ideal conditions at the UNLV Invitational.
Eva Greene breaks down her pre-meet routine ahead of Cal’s trip to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invite.
Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after back-to-back dual meets against SEC competition in this week’s athlete blog.
California swimmer Eva Greene talks about balancing swimming and school in her latest blog post.
Results from the previous weekend of NCAA competition. Sarah Haase and Andrew Gemmell swam into the top 15 in the country during dual meets on Friday and Saturday.
Ricky Munch checks in after traveling to Missouri for a dual meet.
Find results from Jack Conger’s first collegiate dual meet and more results from local swimmers and divers competing across the nation in this week’s NCAA swimming report.
Junior Eva Greene writes about California’s powerhouse matchup with Florida at an early season dual meet and embracing challenges in the pool.
22 former area swimmers and divers compete at Virginia Tech invite; Catherine Mulquin strong in debutTuesday, October 15th, 2013
Many familiar names made their collegiate debuts over the weekend and showed off the D.C. area’s impressive swimming talent.
Florida junior Ricky Munch writes about starting a new season in his first athlete blog post.
College swimming is back underway around the country. Check out how former local standouts did in last week’s meets.
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.
Machine Aquatics’ Jack Conger blasts field in 200-meter backstroke for first gold at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
NCAP’s Ledecky earns fourth event at world championships.
Cassidy Bayer has three top-15 finishes and a gold medal from Dana Vollmer to take home to Alexandria after three days at U.S. Nationals.
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.
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.
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.
Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.
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]
George Mason men top Delaware; Richmond, Old Dominion, and UNC-Wilmington square off; William & Mary dominates Mary Washington; and more recaps of area swimmers at the collegiate level.
Collegiate wrap-up: All-Mets Cyrus Hashemi, Sarah Haase debut; Ricky Munch and Hunter Perrot strong in openersTuesday, October 9th, 2012
Results for former area standouts from week’s 1 & 2 of the 2012-2013 collegiate season.
Recaps from the Eastern Zone “Super Sectional” meet and NVSL All Star meet — picture gallery from All Stars included.
Just 17, the swimming star soon could be the face of the U.S. Olympic team. She seems ready to handle it.
The Northern Virginia Swimming League has its first meets this weekend, plus an near-annual rivalry meet between MCSL opponents in week two.
Get to know Harvard swimmer and Olympic hopeful Chuck Katis.
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.
Weekend Round-up: Wu, Bayer win 20 events at PVS Junior Olympics; Area divers advance to East NationalsTuesday, March 20th, 2012
Timothy Wu sets three individual records at PVS Junior Olympics. Tim Faerber sweeps boards at Region 2 Diving Championships. Read more from both meets inside.
The Seahawks repeated as the CAA men’s swimming champions for the 11th straight time. James Madison rolled over defending champions Towson for their first title since 2001.Locals shined in finals, helping their teams move up in the final day of competition.
Final scores from the weekend’s conference championships, along with which former local high school stars scored points for their college teams in the finals.
Potomac Valley swimmers will be competing this weekend in Austin, Texas this weekend, in USA Swimming’s Austin Grand Prix.
We asked three local coaches what swimmers should do to stay in prime swimming shape if they have to head out of town during the winter break. Read their responses inside.
*Edited to include relay records, including two NAG record*
Jack Conger and Michael Andrew broke three National Age Group records between them at the 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational. Curl-Burke broke the boys 13-14 400 medley relay NAG record.
The 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational will begin Thursday night at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center, with timed finals events. Over the last decade, the invitational has attracted many of the top club teams from up and down the East Coast, making Tom Dolan one of the most competitive meets in the country. Read RFTW’s in-depth preview of swimmers to watch.
The holiday swim season begins this weekend with a great meet, helping a great cause. The sixth Turkey Claus Showdown, an official sponsor of the DC Area Toys for Tots Foundation, takes place Friday through Sunday at the Takoma Aquatic and Community Center.
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.
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.
Ryan Lochte, not Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps, enters this week’s world swimming championships in Shanghai in peak form.
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.
All-Met Girls’ Swimmer of the Year Kaitlin Pawlowicz, a rising senior at Oakton High, continued her fast-paced week on Tuesday night, finishing ninth in the 400 IM at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships in Irvine, Calif. On Monday night, Pawlowicz finished second in the 200 butterfly.
Potomac Valley Swimming and other organizations make a large-scale effort to tighten and improve sexual misconduct policies in the wake of recent public challenges to USA Swimming’s handling of the problem in the past.
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.
A round-up of area events, including the Virginia men winning the ACC championships, locals performances for Texas at the Big 12 championships, top performances at CAAs by Ashley Danner and Eric Knight, Oakton All-Met Kaitlin Pawlowicz’s nomination for USA Swimming’s race of the week and local clubs taking national honors.
Rockville-Montgomery placed eighth and Curl-Burke 28th in the overall team standings this past weekend at the U.S. short-course junior national championships in Columbus, Ohio, as Machine Aquatics claimed 33rd on in the men’s standings, and a host of locals swam to top-20 finishes.
Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club hosted and won its third annual National Age Group Team Challenge this weekend.
Designed to provide a crash course in senior elite swimming to young athletes on the cusp of making their first junior or senior national teams, USA Swimming’s 2009 National Select Camp in Colorado Springs provided a mix of fun, fright and pure pain this past weekend.
Sunday’s dual meet between North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Curl-Burke Swim Club in Baltimore represented everything local coaches say they want more of: fast-paced, team competitions designed just for 14-and-under swimmers.
With the club swimming season kicking off for all of Potomac Valley Swimming at Sunday’s 2009 All Freestyle Meet at Fairland Aquatics Center, perhaps no team enters the year ahead with higher hopes for growth than the District’s own team, the DC Wave, which will send more than two dozen swimmers to Sunday’s opening event.
No matter what happens this week at USA Swimming’s annual convention in Chicago, Potomac Valley Swimming intends to open the season with a ban on full-body, non-textile suits, officials say. The PVS board of directors voted to put the new suit rules into effect Oct. 1, meaning that even if USA Swimming’s membership decides to delay the suit ban until Jan. 1, local swimmers will be prohibited from wearing high-tech suits at local meets.
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 PVS Long Course Senior Championships run from Thursday through Sunday at the University of Maryland, and many of the swimmers competing this week feel they need to wear the best to beat the best. This year, that means wearing the Speedo LZR, the steep price of which has caused a significant leap in cost for parents unaccustomed to spending so much money on swimsuits.
Great club programs? Check. A strong swimming tradition? Check. Enough lanes to go around? Uh … Depends on how many swimmers you pile into each. Local swimmers and officials seek solutions to the strange water crisis in the District’s suburbs, a region with dozens of pools but more swimmers than it can readily accommodate.