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Six former All-Mets named CSCAA first team All-Americans

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Six former All-Mets among 2014 NCAA division I first-team selections by CSCAA.

19 D.C.-area swimmers with NCAA ‘B’ cuts

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Former area swimmers competing at the NCAA level are making moves towards securing their spot in the March championship meets.

Hokies move ahead at home invitational

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sit atop the standings after day two of the Hokies Fall Invitational.

Michael Flach blasts NCAA-best in 500 free at Hokies Fall Invite

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

South Carolina’s Michael Flach swam a college season-best in the 500 freestyle on the first night of finals at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

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.

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.

Michael Flach, Rachael Burnett earn athlete of the week honors

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Michael Flach and Rachael Burnett shined to start their 2012-2013 collegiate seasons, earning athlete of the week honors from their universities.

Flach finishes eighth in fly final

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Former O’Connell competes in 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

McLean earns spot with 200 free performance

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

McLean bounces back from day 1 disappointment to earn Olympic bid.

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.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Five<br /> Men’s 200 breast, 100 free; Women's 200 fly

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A group of 2008 Olympians attempt to fend off the next cycle of American swim stars on the fifth night of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

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 Three<br /> Men's 200 free, 100 back; Women's 100 back, 100 breast

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Lochte and Phelps will meet again on day three at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day One&lt;br /&gt;Men's 400 IM and 400 free; Women's 400 IM

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Preview of the first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, June 25 through July 2, including which locals to watch in each race and our picks for who will be racing in London.

Behind the Blocks: A trial for Trials

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Michael Flach blogs about his experience at the 2012 British Olympic Trials.

Behind the Blocks: Intensity

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

South Carolina swimmer Michael Flach heads south to train with the elite Gator Swim Club, famed for their brutal practices in and out of the water.

Behind the Blocks: March Madness

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

It is championship season for swimming, and collegiate athletes were on edge during the last two week waiting to see where the NCAA would make their cuts.

Behind the Blocks: Mental toughness

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Few know the pressure that comes with swimming at that elite level like our athlete contributors, who compete in the ACC and SEC, two of the toughest conferences in the country. Bradley Phillips is two weeks away from entering ACCs, but Amanda Kendall is in her final week of preparation for the Southeastern Conference championship. Michael Flach, training this season under an Olympic redshirt, is taking this time, when most of the country’s elite swimmers are resting for championships, to push his practicing to the next level, heading south to train with friends under the Florida sun.

Behind the Blocks: Making strides beyond the pool

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

This week our swimmer bloggers discuss what they are doing outside of the water to ensure success at NCAA conference championships and beyond.

Behind the Blocks: Perspective

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

In their first blog posts, our athlete contributors remind us in their own way that sometimes taking a step back is important in order to look ahead. Read about their experience training over the holidays and preparing for NCAA competitions.

Behind the Blocks: Introducing Michael Flach

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

We’re unveiling our first athlete contributors this week. Read about South Carolina’s Michael Flach.

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three Wrap-up

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three – Finals results Rachael Burnett (West Virginia University/Potomac Marlins) finished sixth in a timed finals of the women's 800 freestyle in a time of 8 minutes 47.44 seconds. Moving up one position, Jack Conger (RMSC) finished ninth in the “A” Final of the men's 200 backstroke (2:02.27). In the women's [...]

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Two Wrap-up

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Day Two prelims conclude at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta.

2011 Winter Nationals: Area swimmers reach Day One finals – Results

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Results from Day One at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta. Four area swimmers competed Thursday night in the first day’s finals after advancing out of morning prelims.

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.

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.

Former All-Mets win NCAA title with Texas

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Former All-Met swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland and former All-Met diver Matt Cooper were both part of Texas’s men’s national championship this past weekend, as the Longhorns took the team title with 500 points, ahead of Cal’s 469.5. More results inside.

Area roundup

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Former All-Met and Olympian Kate Ziegler is seeded first in several events for this weekend’s PVS Senior Short Course Championships held at George Mason, and in some races might go up against some of the area’s top young swimmers. Five local swimmers qualified for the men’s NCAA swim championships, check out their seeds for the meet. Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland is seeded third in the 200 breaststroke. Also, prepping for NCSA junior champs.

Where are they now? Part II

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A new feature updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. Today’s post start focuses on the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009. Feel free to chime in with your own swimmers to watch, and what they’ve done lately.

Ziegler Tries To Get Back On Track At U.S. Open

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

After a disappointing summer in which a bout with swine flu kept her from defending her back-to-back world titles in the 800-meter freestyle, Kate Ziegler is getting back to the basics. The 20-year-old Great Falls native is getting back to the basics this week, competing in the U.S. Open in Federal Way, Wash. The U.S. Open is a meet typically for swimmers aiming to make their first ascent to international relevance, not for those searching for their second.

Fish Swimmers Go The Distance At PV Meet

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Despite The Fish swim team’s reputation for excelling in distance events, Coach Ray Benecki rejects the notion that his is a “distance program.” Regardless of what you call The Fish, they were all over the endurance events at this weekend’s PVS Championships, including earning wins in both the boys 800- and 1500-meter freestyles.

Quick Studies: Young Swimmers Snatch Titles

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Curl-Burke’s K.J. Park, 17, knocked off college swimmers to win the 200-meter breaststroke at the Potomac Valley Long Course Senior Championships. But he wasn’t the only young swimmer to defy age and experience Saturday: RMSC’s Elizabeth Pepper, 15, held on to win the women’s 400-freestyle in 4:22.57, besting Liz Kemp and Leslie Swinley, both 21 and Curl-Burke swimmers.

Kids, And Kids At Heart, Dive Into PV Champs

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Wally Dicks, 46, represented the oldest of a decidedly un-boyish group of competitors testing themselves — and earning a few stares along the way — Friday night at the Potomac Valley Senior Long-Course Championships, a meet populated mostly with high schoolers and college kids home on school break.

Morning Results From the PVS LC Champs

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In Friday’s morning heats at the Potomac Valley LC Championships, 277 male and female swimmers competed for 16 spots in the 200-meter freestyle finals, with Curl-Burke’s Kristen Moores, 20, and George Mason’s Tom Koucheravy, 24, landing the top seeds for the night’s finals. Heats in the 100 breastroke, 100 butterfly and 400 individual medley also took place.

PV Senior Champs Open; Boys 800, Girls 1,500

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

University of Virginia swimmer Leslie Swinley, 21, won Thursday’s girls 1500-meter freestyle final in 17:19.48 to kick off the 2009 Potomac Valley Senior Long-Course Championships at the University of Maryland, a star-studded meet for the area’s best swimmers. Bishop O’Connell’s Michael Flach, 18, finished first in the boys 800 free in 8:22.04, as Thursday’s entrants showed up with a variety of objectives.

How'd They Do? Local Swimmers At Nationals

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

There are dozens of local swimmers participating in the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships this year. Keep abreast of their results with this chart.

Ziegler Falls Short In First Races Since Olympics

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Great Falls’ Kate Ziegler, 20, lost four times to a former training partner in four races at the Mission Viejo Tyr Swim Meet of Champions this weekend. In her first competition since Beijing, Ziegler swam significantly slower than her personal bests in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle, finishing second in every one to Chloe Sutton, 17.