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Posts Tagged ‘Machine Aquatics’

Seliskar shatters NAG record in 200 breast; Bayer adds 100 butterfly record

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Andrew Seliskar, Cassidy Bayer set national age group records, continue Nation’s Capital’s dominance at NSCA 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.

Ricky Munch: Finding the right tempo

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Junior Ricky Munch updates us after winning his second straight SEC men’s team title with Florida.

Eva Greene: Sidelined, yet resilient

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Eva Greene traveled with Cal swimming to the women’s Pac-12 championships and, hand in cast, cheered her teammates on from the stands.

Eva Greene: ‘This is Cal swimming’

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Cal’s Eva Greene checks in ahead of this week’s Pac-12 championships by reminiscing on junior season at Berkeley.

Ricky Munch: Taper time

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Ricky Munch talks preparing for this weekend’s SECs in his latest athlete blog.

Ricky Munch: Racing towards the season finale

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Florida junior Ricky Munch writes after the conclusion of the Gators final home meet.

Eva Greene: Don’t worry, just dance

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Eva Greene checks in from California after their first dual meets in a month.

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.

Ricky Munch: Into the homestretch

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after returning to Gainesville for the second half of the season.

Eva Greene: Winter training sessions

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Eva Greene updates us from Cal before heading to Hawaii for the Golden Bears winter training trip.

Eva Greene: Seeking balance during finals week

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

California junior Eva Greene checks in midway through her first semester finals.

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.

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.

Winter Nationals: Day 1 prelims recap

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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

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.

Ricky Munch: You can’t bounce back from a bad prelim swim

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Ricky Munch checks in after a difficult Ohio State Invitational.

Eva Greene: Some things you can’t plan for

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Eva Greene checks in after less-than-ideal conditions at the UNLV Invitational.

Eva Greene: Finding a warm-up routine

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Eva Greene breaks down her pre-meet routine ahead of Cal’s trip to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invite.

Ricky Munch: Friday morning breaststroke set

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after back-to-back dual meets against SEC competition in this week’s athlete blog.

Eva Greene: Letting your training takeover

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

California swimmer Eva Greene talks about balancing swimming and school in her latest blog post.

Sarah Haase, Andrew Gemmell post top-15 times

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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: Training, traveling, and being a student-athlete

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Ricky Munch checks in after traveling to Missouri for a dual meet.

Jack Conger wins two in collegiate debut and more locals results

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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.

Eva Greene: Swimming with passion

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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 debut

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Many familiar names made their collegiate debuts over the weekend and showed off the D.C. area’s impressive swimming talent.

Ricky Munch: A new season begins

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Florida junior Ricky Munch writes about starting a new season in his first athlete blog post.

Sarah Haase earns second win of season; Austin Dickey shines for Boston U

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

College swimming is back underway around the country. Check out how former local standouts did in last week’s meets.

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.

Jack Conger earns gold at World University Games

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Machine Aquatics’ Jack Conger blasts field in 200-meter backstroke for first gold at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Missy Franklin captures the 100 back in record time

Friday, June 28th, 2013

NCAP’s Ledecky earns fourth event at world championships.

Cassidy Bayer impresses Dana Vollmer at World Trials

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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]

Collegiate wrap-up: David Kiss, Joey Kelly lead George Mason over Delaware

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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 openers

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Results for former area standouts from week’s 1 & 2 of the 2012-2013 collegiate 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.

Missy Franklin, just 17, seems ready to handle the pressure

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Just 17, the swimming star soon could be the face of the U.S. Olympic team. She seems ready to handle it.

Week Two Preview: NVSL begins 2012 season; Divisional rivals meet in MCSL

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Northern Virginia Swimming League has its first meets this weekend, plus an near-annual rivalry meet between MCSL opponents in week two.

[Interview] Olympic Trials Qualifier Chuck Katis

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Get to know Harvard swimmer and Olympic hopeful Chuck Katis.

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.

Weekend Round-up: Wu, Bayer win 20 events at PVS Junior Olympics; Area divers advance to East Nationals

Tuesday, 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.

UNC-Wilmington men, JMU women win CAA Championship

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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.

2012 NCAA Conference Championships: Week Two [Updated w/ CAA results]

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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.

Locals looking for Trials cuts at a star-studded Austin Grand Prix

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Potomac Valley swimmers will be competing this weekend in Austin, Texas this weekend, in USA Swimming’s Austin Grand Prix.

Coach’s Corner: Training tips for the holiday break

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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.

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.

Swimmers give back at Turkey Claus meet

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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.

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.

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.

Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte: Rivalry in bloom or changing of the guard?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Ryan Lochte, not Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps, enters this week’s world swimming championships in Shanghai in peak form.

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.

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.

Pawlowicz posts two top-10s at Jr. Nationals

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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.

PVS unveils new misconduct policies

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

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.

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.

Area round-up

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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.

Local standouts at U.S. short-course junior nationals

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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.

RMSC Wins National Age Group Team Challenge

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club hosted and won its third annual National Age Group Team Challenge this weekend.

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.

District’s Own Swim Club Seeks Growth in ’09-10

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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.

PVS Bans Suits Oct. 1; Awaits USA Decision

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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.

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 [...]

High-Tech Swimsuits Are A Drag on Wallets

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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.

Heavy On Talent; Short On Water

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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.





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