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USA Swimming announces 2015 rosters for international competition

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The U.S. national team delegations to the FINA World Championships, Pan American Games and World University Games have been announced.

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps lead Golden Goggles nominees

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps nominated for a combined nine awards for the 2014 Golden Goggles Awards.

Bruce Gemmell honored as ASCA Coach of the Year

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Bruce Gemmell, head coach at Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Georgetown Prep site and mentor of Katie Ledecky, was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row by the American Swimming Coaches Association.

Dates set for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from Sunday, June 26th, through Sunday, July 3rd, 2016, per a release by USA Swimming on Wednesday.

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.

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pac Pacs

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Missy Franklin’s status for this week’s 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Australia is questionable after experience back spasms on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Phelps third in 200 IM in Santa Clara

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Michael Phelps earned his second win of the weekend in Santa Clara at the final stop of USA Swimming’s Grand Prix series.

Missy Franklin wins 200 free at Santa Clara Grand Prix; Michael Phelps second

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Michael Phelps podiumed for the third time in Santa Clara on Saturday; Missy Franklin cruised to a world top-15.

Michael Phelps wins again, shares 100 butterfly title in Santa Clara

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Michael Phelps earned his second win since ending his retirement in April during Friday’s final in Santa Clara, Calif. [Gallery inside]

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.

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin ready for Santa Clara Grand Prix

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin headline a field that includes 13 Olympians at the final stop on the 2013-2014 Grand Prix series in Santa Clara, Calif.

Georgia wins second straight NCAA title; Stanford runner-up

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Georgia powered its way to a second-straight NCAA women’s title. Stanford uses outstanding weekend to leapfrog Cal.

Stanford use three-gold night to hang on to second; Georgia leads

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Georgia continues to build lead on day two of women’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving championships.

Brittany MacLean, Olivia Smoliga power Georgia into Day 1 lead at NCAAs; Stanford surprise second

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Georgia takes the early lead on day 1 of women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships in Minneapolis, Minn.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Missy Franklin adjusting to California living

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Colorado swimming sensation Missy Franklin talks college swimming and California life.

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.

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin begins new chapter as college freshman at Cal

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Missy Franklin arrives at California to begin her freshmen year and the next chapter in her already illustrious swimming career.

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.

Missy Franklin wins record sixth gold at worlds

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Missy Franklin joined the likes of Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Ian Thorpe and Kristin Otto on Sunday with a historic sixth gold medal at worlds.

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, South Africa with big day four at worlds [race footage]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Watch video footage of the women’s 200-meter freestyle (Franklin), men’s 200 butterfly (Le Clos), 50 breaststroke (Van Der Burgh), and 800 freestyle (Yang).

Post race interviews with worlds day four winners [video]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Missy Franklin, Chad Le Clos, Cameron Van Der Burgh, and Sun Yang took home gold on day 4 in Barcelona. Watch their post-race interviews here.

Missy Franklin a perfect three for three in Barcelona through day four

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Missy Franklin won her third gold in four days to lead Team USA on another successful day at worlds. Michael McBroom earned silver in 800 free.

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 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.

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte sets year’s first world record in 100 breast

Monday, July 29th, 2013

No gold medals for the United States on day two of the pool portion of the 2013 FINA world championships. Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, and Matt Grevers advance. [Gallery inside]

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]

Missy Franklin eyes Phelpsian-like workload at worlds

Friday, July 26th, 2013

No swimmer has won eight gold medals at a world championships — not even Phelps. Beginning Sunday, Missy Franklin takes her shot at history in Barcelona.

Lochte: I need to worry about me not Phelps

Friday, July 26th, 2013

As the post-Phelps era kicks off this week in Barcelona, questions remain as to whether the 18-time gold medalist will return for one last push in 2016.

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.

World championships open the post-Michael Phelps era on Saturday

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The 2013 FINA swimming world championships begin on Saturday in Barcelona.

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.

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.

Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin each pick up two national titles on day two

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin each won two golds on Wednesday night at the 2013 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.

Ryan Lochte earns fourth title at Santa Clara Grand Prix

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Ryan Lochte won the 200 individual medley to net his fourth title of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix. California’s Elizabeth Pelton, Caitlin Leverenz and Jessica Hardy each earned a title on the final day.

Natalie Coughlin wins 50 free at Santa Clara Grand Prix

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Natalie Coughlin took home gold in the 50-meter freestyle. Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian post meet records.

Olympic champion Nathan Adrian sets meet record in 100-meter freestyle at the Santa Clara Arena Grand Prix

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Nathan Adrian sets 100-meter freestyle record at Santa Clara Grand Prix. Ryan Lochte wins 100 butterfly.

Missy Franklin wins AAU Sullivan Award; Katie Ledecky swims to world’s top time in 800 free; and more

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Our picks for the top links from around the swimming world this week: • Missy Franklin joins illustrious list of swimmers to win AAU Sullivan Award • Ledecky posts world-best time in 800 free • Matt Grevers, Missy Franklin say Mesa Arena Grand Prix is favorite • Arena Grand Prix Wrap-up: Ledecky’s big win • Kickstarter campaign to produce Missy [...]

Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer win on day one of Orlando Grand Prix

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer kick things off at the Orlando Grand Prix on Thursday night.

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.

College-over-cash decision fine with Missy Franklin

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

After winning five Olympic medals, Missy Franklin, 17, talks about enjoying swimming right now.

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.

Missy Franklin gets inked, reveals Olympic rings tattoo

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Missy Franklin shows off her new Olympic rings.

Phelps goes out with another gold

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

In his final Olympic race, Michael Phelps helps U.S. medley relay win gold.

Michael Phelps powers 4×100-meter medley relay to one last gold medal

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history capped his illustrious career with one last riveting race and one final gold medal.

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.

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.

Michael Phelps tops Ryan Lochte in 200 IM; Rebecca Soni smashes world record in 200 breast

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history added yet another gold medal to his career haul with his third straight gold in the 200-meter individual medley.

Women’s 4×200 relay gold shows U.S. swim team in top form

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Allison Schmitt’s stellar anchor leg overtakes Australians has Americans thinking big.

Day 5 highlights from London [Updated 16:24 8/1]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Live updates from the action in the pool in London.

Michael Phelps’ gold rush continues: 800m freestyle relay medal is record 19th

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

With two more medals Tuesday, Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.

Missy Franklin: A gold medalist’s tenacity inside a youthful demeanor

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Don’t be fooled by Missy Franklin’s youthful demeanor; her fierce competitiveness landed her gold.

Missy Franklin wins gold in 100 back; Ryan Lochte fails to medal in 200 free

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Missy Franklin, 17, wins her first gold medal; Ryan Lochte finishes a disappointing fourth.

Day 3 highlights from London [Updated 17:13 7/30]

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Highlights from day 3 of competition from the London Aquatic Centre.

Day 2 highlights from London [Updated 16:30 7/29]

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Highlights from day 2 of Olympic swimming coverage: two world records set; Lochte, Franklin advance; USA water polo takes on Montenegro; USA relay chased down

Day 1 highlights from London: USA swim team earns four medals

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

It was an surprising day one in London during the swimming finals. Read excerpts from The Post’s live blog from London.

Missy Franklin could land the most swimming medals

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Missy Franklin heads to London dodging comparisons to Michael Phelps and seeking as many medals as he seeks: seven.

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.

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.

Michael Phelps edges Ryan Lochte on whirlwind night

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Michael Phelps edges rival Ryan Lochte by less than 1/10 of a second in the 200-meter individual medley final on a whirlwind night in Omaha.

Michael Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly, leading happy parade to London 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Michael Phelps makes his fourth Olympic team in the 200m butterfly on a night in which tension and emotion reigned at the Olympic trials in Omaha.

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.

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.’

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Six Men’s 200 back, 200 IM; Women’s 200 breast, 100 free

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

Missy Franklin enters five events at Trials

Friday, June 15th, 2012

16-year-old Missy Franklin announces her Olympic Trials lineup. Will focus on freestyle and backstroke.

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.

Phelps and Schmitt win in final tuneup

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Michael Phelps won the 400-meter individual medley and Allison Schmitt swam the fastest time ever in America in the 200-meter freestyle on Saturday.

Dara Torres, 44, impresses in heats at Indy

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Dara Torres, 44, posted the the second-fastest qualifying time in the 50-meter freestyle heats.

Profiles in Speed: Missy Franklin has body built for speed

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Promising young stars raise hopes in every four-year Olympic cycle, but rarely does one come along quite like Franklin.

Phelps bests Lochte for third win at Austin Grand Prix

Monday, January 16th, 2012

It may be a bit too early to determine who will have the edge in London this year between Phelps and Lochte. Both are swimming at high levels, despite taxing training schedules, but we do know that this weekend, Phelps got the better of Lochte in several events. Also competing on Sunday were RMSC’s Jack Conger and Sarah Haase, as well as former SNOW swimmer Matt McLean.

Phelps captures second win, looks ahead to Day Three showdown with Lochte

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Phelps joked about going for Erik Vendt’s pool record in the men’s 200 IM before his race on Saturday, but with 100 meters to go, Phelps had a shot.

Allison Schmitt breaks pool record on opening night of Austin Grand Prix

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Allison Schmitt breaks Janet Evans’ 1988 pool record. Evans swam in the event’s “B” Final, moments before Schmitt’s swim. Evans is making hoping to make the 2012 Olympic team after coming out of retirement last year.

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.

RFTW's Top 11 Stories of 2011

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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

Team USA thrashes European All-Stars in Duel for their fifth consecutive win

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Missy Franklin continued to shine in international competition, as did Ryan Lochte, who showed why he is the considered the best swimmer in the world, swimming unrested.

2011 Duel in the Pool: McLean and Ziegler set to compete for thirty-five member U.S. team against European All-Stars

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The U.S. team has never lost in the event’s five-year history. Area stars Matt McLean and Kate Ziegler will be joined by Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin and others against a fast group of forty-one brought by Europe.

Runaway performance for Lochte

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Ryan Lochte finishes as the undisputed star of the swimming world championships in Shanghai, hauling in five gold medals.

Franklin continues to impress at world championships

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Not only is 16-year-old Missy Franklin the breakout swimmer for the United States, she’s also the top U.S. female competitor in the last major tune-up for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Lochte asserts dominance with two more golds

Friday, July 29th, 2011

With an overpowering anchor leg in the 800 free relay and a stellar performance in the 200 back on Friday, Ryan Lochte continued his remarkable run at the world championships.

Franklin collecting medals, turning heads

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Sixteen-year-old American Missy Franklin wins bronze in 50-meter backstroke, kickstarts 800-meter relay with blazing opening leg.

Swimming world championships begin with a letdown as U.S. men finish third in 400 free relay

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Ending a streak of six straight gold medals in major events, the U.S. men put forward a disappointing third-place performance in 4 x 100-meter relay at the swimming world championships.

Youth Team To World Cups; Phelps To Mentor

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

It’s a very, very good time to be a talented high school swimmer in the United States. Not only will 46 of the nation’s best teenage swimmers get flown to a pair of elite-level European world cup meets this fall, but fourteen-time Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps will be the team’s mentor and his coach, Bob Bowman, will lead the coaching staff.





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