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Simone Manuel, Lia Neal discuss their historic performance at NCAAs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Lia Neal were part of the first all-African-American sweep of a podium at women’s NCAAs last month.

Jack Conger featured in ESPN video: For Texas Swimmer Conger, Sky Is The Limit

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Texas sophomore has had a resurgent season that has even revenue-sport-centric ESPN taking notice.

California, Missy Franklin claim NCAA women’s title

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Missy Franklin concluded her collegiate career with three individual titles, helping the Golden Bears to a team championship.

California breaks American record to begin Pac-12 women’s championships

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Golden Bears broke the American and NCAA records in 800 freestyle relay and edged an All-Met-led Cardinal sqad in 200 medley.

Watch Jack Conger break the American and U.S. open records in the men’s 200 butterfly

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

VIDEO | Texas sophomore and former Good Counsel standout Jack Conger rocketed past Michael Phelps on the all-time performances list for a new American record.

NCAA roundup: Power conference championships begin

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

There is a whole lot more fast swimming that just happened and is about to get underway around the country.

Jack Conger breaks American record in 200-yard butterfly

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Texas’s sophomore ‘backstroker’ just broke his first American record … in butterfly.

Texas’s Jack Conger talks with Longhorn Network about season, training

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The former Good Counsel standout called his freshman season “disappointing.”

2014 RFTW Awards: Best collegiate performances of the year: Chuck Katis and Kaitlin Pawlowicz

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Chuck Katis transfered to Cal last season to buoy the Bears to a NCAA title, while Texas’ Kaitlin Pawlowicz is on pace for a breakout 2014-15 after a stellar showing at the 2014 Texas Invite.

Jack Conger, Chuck Katis among early NCAA swimmers to achieve ‘A’ standards

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Fifty-nine athletes have punched their tickets to the men’s and women’s NCAA championships in March.

Former All-Met and Trials qualifier Joe Pascale added to American U. coaching staff

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

American University adds local product to coaching staff.

Harvard adds Gavin Springer to early recruiting class

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Sidwell Friends senior Gavin Springer joins NCAP teammate Grant Goddard in verbally committing to Harvard swimming.

Grant Goddard commits to Harvard

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Georgetown Prep senior Grant Goddard says Harvard is “right speed.”

Jack Conger, Cory Bowersox receive postseason honors

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Texas swimmer Jack Conger and diver Cory Bowersox earn all-American designations.

Bradley Phillips: Mixed feelings from my final ACCs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Senior Brad Phillips walks us through the ups and downs of his final conference championship meet with Virginia.

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.

Sarah Haase: Dialing down before revving up

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Sarah Haase talks taper, hard work and family ahead of NCAAs.

Three D.C.-area qualifiers to watch at 2014 Women’s NCAA Division I Championships

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The nation’s best women’s college swimmers take to the water for the 2014 NCAA Division I championships on Thursday, including three former All-Mets.

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.

Stephen Seliskar: All ‘business’ at Big Ten Championships

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Purdue’s Stephen Seliskar take a look back a the Big Ten swimming championships.

Sarah Haase: Preparing for Pac-12s

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Sarah Haase and the Stanford women kick off the Pac-12 championships tonight in Federal Way, Washingotn.

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.

Bradley Phillips: Down but not out

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Virginia concluded a brutal month of competition ahead of ACCs. Senior Brad Phillips reflects on his final month of dual meets in orange and blue.

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.

Stephen Seliskar: Preparing for the end

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

As conferences and NCAA approach, Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar talks taper, routine and staying focused.

Sarah Haase: Back to routine

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Sarah Haase and the Stanford women’s team return to their campus routines after the holiday season.

Stephen Seliskar: Training in paradise

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Sophomore Stephen Seliskar is back from a lengthy training trip in Hawaii with an update from Purdue.

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.

Sarah Haase: Greeting from the Olympic Training Center

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Sarah Haase checks in from Colorado Springs where the Stanford women’s team are taking advantage of the high tech facilities at the Olympic Training Center.

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.

Sarah Haase: Training through finals

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Sophomore Sarah Haase checks in after finishing finals at Stanford. She returns to her home pool in Montgomery County to train during her holiday break.

Eva Greene: Seeking balance during finals week

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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

Stephen Seliskar: Dealing with Stress

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Stephen Seliskar is through finals and heading to Hawaii for Purdue’s winter training trip. Read his athlete blog for a first person perspective on how he balances academics and athletics during finals week.

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.

Jack Conger among midseason automatic qualifiers for NCAAs

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Jack Conger among 65 swimmers who have secured their spots in the NCAA championship meets in March at the midway point in the 2013-2014 NCAA season.

Virginia swimming inks 13 student-athletes to 2014 signing class

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Cavaliers added signed 13 swimmers and divers to national letters of intent coach Augie Busch announced Monday.

Denison’s Damon Rosenburg breaks NCAA Division III record in breaststroke [Update]

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Leesburg-native Damon Rosenburg ended a debate over who holds the Division III record in the 100-yard breaststroke with his performance on Friday in Miami, Ohio.

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.

Sarah Haase: Fall training benchmarks

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Sarah Haase returns from Stanford’s fall invitational with some things to fix before March.

Bradley Phillips: Early season taper and fall racing

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Virginia’s Bradley Phillips tells us his thoughts after a disappointing showing at the Ohio State Invitational.

Stephen Seliskar: Finding motivation in success

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Stephen Seliskar checks in after competing against the nation’s elite at the Minneapolis Grand Prix.

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.

Q&A with Virginia senior Rachel Naurath [video]

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

VirginiaSports interviews senior Rachel Naurath ahead of Virginia’s trip to the Ohio State 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.

Sarah Haase: Finding speed

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Sarah Haase discusses Stanford’s “power” Fridays and a renewed focus on speed in this week’s Behind the Blocks blog.

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.

Brad Phillips: Feeling "off" in the pool

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Senior Brad Phillips discusses learning from disappointing swims after Virginia falls to Texas and Penn State at home.

Stephen Seliskar: Win, or run out of pool trying

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Stephen Seliskar gets in-depth about approaching early season dual meets.

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: Battling midseason illness

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Sarah Haase writes about trying to stay healthy during the heavy training season.

Q&A with Virginia senior Parker Camp [Video]

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Virginia senior Parker Camp talks to about the Cavaliers’ first meet, goals for this season and more.

Bradley Phillips: Pushing through fatigue

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Bradley Phillips and Virginia swimming receive a visit from National Team Director Frank Busch.

Stephen Seliskar: Preseason training

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar talks training cycles and preparing for the upcoming dual meet season.

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.

Q&A with Virginia swim coach Augie Busch

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Augie Busch talks to ahead of the team’s first meet of the season at Navy on Oct. 25.

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.

Sarah Haase: New season, new team

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Stanford sophomore Sarah Haase talks transition, diving back into practice, and team goals.

Missy Franklin adjusting to California living

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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

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.

Bradley Phillips: Adjusting to changes

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Virginia senior Bradley Phillips writes about adjusting to a new coaching staff in his first athlete blog post.

Stephen Seliskar: Goal setting

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar writes about goal setting for the NCAA season in his first athlete blog post.

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.

Announcing the return of Behind the Blocks

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Get an inside look at what it takes to train at the NCAA level.

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.

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.

Virginia names Augie Busch its new swimming and diving coach

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Virginia moves quickly replacing longtime coach Mark Bernardino.

Virginia swimming alums question reasoning behind Coach Mark Bernardino’s retirement

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Alumni of the University of Virginia swim and dive team have requested a review longtime coach Mark Bernardino’s abrupt retirement last week.

Oakton’s Janet Hu commits to swim for Stanford

Monday, July 1st, 2013

2011-2012 All Met Swimmer of the Year Janet Hu commits to swim for Stanford on first day of recruitment.

Virginia coach Mark Bernardino retires after 35 years

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Long-time Virginia head swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino announces retirement.

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.

Yuri Suguiyama leaves NCAP to take men’s assistant coaching job at Cal

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Yuri Suguiyama leaves Nation’s Capital Swim Club for assistant coaching job at Cal-Berkeley.

Amanda Kendall out at LSU

Friday, April 6th, 2012

2009 All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall, dismissed from LSU swim team last week.

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.

Cal wins back-to-back titles

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

California clinched their first consecutive NCAA men’s swimming and diving championship in the school history after finishing 1-2 in the 200 butterfly on Saturday night.

Cordes sets American Record in 100 breast; Shield’s two wins keeps Cal rolling

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Cal extended their lead, finishing the day with 379.5 points. Texas was second with 343.5 points; Arizona third with 283 points.

Cal men off to a strong start at NCAAs

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Former local stars Eric Friedland and Sean Fletcher were in the water at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on Thursday, helping their teams to big points in the relays.

Danner finishes fifth in 200 breaststroke; Leverenz leads Cal to third NCAA title in four years

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Leverenz narrowly misses American record in 200 breaststroke, leading Cal to its third title in four years. Ashley Danner finished fifth in the event for George Mason.

Four American records fall as Cal continues to dominate at NCAAs

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Cal’s women had another impressive performance on Friday night at the women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships. Four American records went down, two set by Cal swimmers.

Leverenz sets NCAA record; Cal takes day one lead at NCAAs

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Caitlin Leverenz and Liv Jensen won their individual events and led their respective relays to first place finishes on night one of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

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.

NCAA Division I Men’s Championship psych sheet released

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

NCAA officials released the Division I Men’s psych sheet for the March 22-24 championship meet in Seattle. Who made it from Potomac Valley?

Kendall scratched from NCAAs

Monday, March 5th, 2012

LSU junior Amanda Kendall will not swim at NCAA championship meet.

NCAA Conference Championships: Week Three

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Princeton claimed its fourth-straight Ivy League Championship. Former area swimmers Christensen and Katis shined for their respective teams. Stanford rolled to 31st-straight title in the Pac-12.

NCAA DI Women’s Championship psych sheet released [updated w/ Championship Finish Prediction Poll]

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

NCAA released the Division I psych sheet for the Mar. 15-17 championship meet in Auburn, Ala., including invited athletes list.

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.

Behind the Blocks: Don’t rest on your laurels

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Athlete bloggers Amanda Kendall and Bradley Phillips are past their first big meets of 2012, but now it’s time to get back to work. Read this week’s blogs inside.

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.

Behind the Blocks: SECs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Amanda competed at the four-day Southeastern Conference Championship meet during the weekend. It was a trying meet for her, but she pushed through for some great swims.

NCAA Round-up: Highlights (Conference Championships Day 1-2)

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Highlights from the ACC (w), SEC, Big East, and Big 10 (w) swimming & diving championship meets, including which former area swimmers are making finals appearances at their conference meets.

Behind the Blocks: On Taper

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

For swimmers, taper means sleeping in an extra half hour, time spent on starts, turns, and finishes, as a jovial feeling pervades practice, teammates in high spirits, excited to “hit their taper” and swim best times.

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.

University of Maryland swimmers struggle to save their program from elimination

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The University of Maryland swimming and diving teams must raise $11.6 million by June 30 to save their programs. Some say it’s not a fair challenge.

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: Practice, class, meets, repeat

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Conference championships are quickly approaching for two of our athlete bloggers. Hear more from Amanda Kendall about weekly technique improvements heading into the weekend’s meet against Texas A&M. Also find out how Bradley Phillips and Virginia did against UNC-Chapel Hill in a heated ACC rivalry meet.

No football on Saturday; check out one of the many area NCAA teams competing

Friday, January 20th, 2012

For those of you without high school swim meets occupying your time on Saturday, there are a number of strong NCAA meets, brimming with local talent, taking place across the area. This is a great way to see fast NCAA Division I and III swimming in your own backyard, and a great opportunity for anyone considering swimming [...]

Coach’s Corner: Looking for a college team

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The search for an university can be an intimidating and frustrating part for any student-athlete, throw in the desire to continue your swimming career and you have to take into account a mountain of other factors. Coach Murray has been on both sides of the recruiting trail, having spent many years at the NCAA and club levels. Read his take on the important steps and details to consider when you are making a decision about your collegiate swimming future.

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 Amanda Kendall

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall is having a breakout season at LSU. Get to know her as she tries to make her Olympic dream come true.

Introducing our newest feature, Behind the Blocks: Training for Trials

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Get an inside look at what it takes to make compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

RFTW's Top 11 Stories of 2011

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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

Maryland President agrees to cut eight teams; parents and alumni rally to save swimming and diving

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, accepted recommendation to cut eight teams, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, from the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, effective July 1, 2012. However, the administration is giving affected teams until June 30, 2012 to raise funding to save their programs.

Local NCAA swim programs in action this weekend

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

University of Maryland swimming and diving hosts the Terp Cup Invitational in College Park, Maryland at the Eppley Recreation Center, located on north campus. George Mason University hosts the Patriot Cup Invitational at the Jim McKay Natatorium located in the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

On signing day, no letters to sign for three Maryland high school swimmers

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On the eve of the early signing period for NCAA National Letters of Intent, three area high school swimmers — verbally committed to swim for the University of Maryland next year — were contacted by the school’s athletic department and told that Maryland would not be sending out letters to swimming recruits, and they should pursue offers from other institutions.

Maryland poised to drop swim teams, among other sports

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are bracing for Maryland to drop their programs as part of a cost-cutting move following a meeting with Athletic Director Kevin Anderson, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting.

Signing your Letter of Intent tomorrow? Let Reach for the Wall know!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Wednesday marks the first day high school seniors can sign their national letters of intent with NCAA Division I and II swim programs. is looking for your help keeping track of where area seniors are planning on swimming next year in college.

College recruiting: Countdown to July 1st

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A look at college recruiting in the area, with tips from college-bound swimmers and commentary from rising seniors looking forward to July 1st, the first day that college coaches can call prospective recruits.

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.

Kemp, Florida win NCAA championship

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Good Counsel alum and four-time All-Met Liz Kemp was a member of the surprising Florida Gators team that won its first NCAA championship since 1982, narrowly edging Stanford by 2.5 points. Kemp swam in the 400 freestyle relay that cemented the win. More locals results inside.

This Week In U.S. Swimming

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

This week: Speedo’s latest agreement with a star swimmer, the results from the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships and the reason why the Men’s Swimming Championships have to take a day off.

Area Roundup

Friday, March 19th, 2010

RMSC’s Jack Conger breaks a national age group record in the 200 backstroke, Curl-Burke’s Chuck Katis and K.J. Park go one-two in the 100 breaststroke and several other swimmers impress in days two and three at Junior Nationals. Also, locals get started at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

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.

Local women prepare for NCAA champs

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The NCAA women’s swim and dive championship meet psych sheet is out and several area swimmers have qualified for the event. Perhaps most notably, 2008 All-Met Swimmer of the Year Ashley Danner, now at George Mason, is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke.

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 products shatter records at CAAs

Friday, February 26th, 2010

After undergoing shoulder surgery following a junior season in which he was named the CAA’s men’s Swimmer of the Year, George Mason’s Eric Knight came back for his redshirt senior season feeling as though he had much to prove. Knight took a unique journey to reach this point in his collegiate career. He swam summer [...]

Locals take titles on first day of CAAs

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Locals Ashley Danner (Lake Braddock) and Meredith Budner (Walter Johnson) open the CAA Championships with titles in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, respectively. Many other locals competed, including former Edison standout David Kiss and former Yorktown star Katie Radloff. VIDEO INCLUDED

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.

Where are they now? – Part I

Tuesday, February 23rd, 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 with the swimmers from the classes of 2005, ’06 and ’07. Tomorrow, the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009.

Georgetown Looks To Freshmen For Success

Friday, October 9th, 2009

The Georgetown swimming and diving team is starting the season on a high, after finishing second at the Potomac Relays last week — its best finish ever.

Hawaii Men’s Team To Dance Before It Swims

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Before they taught their teammates one word, facial expression or body movement associated with the tribal dance known as the Haka, Ilia Reyes and Davis Kane looked each man in the eye and demanded an answer: Would you stand on the pool deck before an NCAA swim meet and put your whole heart and soul into this?

Bernardino Tackles Issues Beyond Charlottesville

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A season after winning Coach of the Year honors twice — for his men’s and women’s teams — Virginia’s Mark Bernardino seeks continued success in the pool as he takes on a new, national challenge.

Former Fairfax High Coach Ready For Howard

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Howard University on Thursday named former Fairfax High Coach Matt Salerno, 28, head coach of its men’s and women’s swimming and diving team. Salerno, who got his first big coaching job at 22, figures his relative youth will not slow him down.

Despite Suit Ban, NCAA Keeps Fast Standards

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Athletes who want to qualify automatically for this season’s Division I NCAA swimming championships will face a steep challenge: They will have to meet the record-low time standards created for the 2009 championships, which took place before full-body technical suits were banned. Sound impossible? It might be.