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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.

U.S. Olympic roster announced

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

USA Swimming reveals 2012 U.S. Olympic roster.

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 400 IM, and both make team

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ryan Lochte pulls away from Michael Phelps in the 400 individual medley, with both claiming spots on the U.S. Olympic team.

2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day One<br />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.

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.

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.

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.

Phelps fails to qualify for Pan Pacs 400IM final

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

UPDATED (8/20): Michael Phelps watched U.S. teammates Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary put up sizzling times in a preliminary heat of the 400-meter individual medley Thursday morning at the Pan Pacific Championships. For Phelps, there was no doubt. He knew he couldn’t beat either of them in his heat minutes later. Also, Rebecca Soni nearly sets a world record and Natalie Coughlin wins twice.

Phelps, Pelton claim victories at Long Beach

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Michael Phelps dominated the 500-yard freestyle at a grand prix meet in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, winning the event in 4 minutes, 18.70 seconds, more than five seconds ahead of second-place Dominic Meichtry (4:24.22).

No supersuits, no American records

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

No American records were set at the first U.S. championships of the post-technical suit era this past weekend in Federal Way, Wash., but the clock still told a few interesting tales.

Knutson beats Hoff, but can’t catch Hoff’s record

Friday, December 4th, 2009

In a race that pitted a burgeoning star against an Olympic veteran on the rebound, Dagny Knutson, 17, easily distanced herself from three-time Olympic medal winner Katie Hoff — but she couldn’t get Hoff’s American record at the U.S. short-course championships.

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.

High Schoolers, Short Suits Will Appear in Dec. Duel

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Five high school girls — one just out of eighth grade — will try to help Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and other U.S. veteran stars beat Great Britain, Italy and Germany in a made-for-television meet in Manchester, England. And Katie Hoff and Ariana Kukors will be there, too, donning short, 2010-model suits.

Tuesday Morning Update From Rome

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Michael Phelps posted the second-best time in the heats of the 200-meter butterfly (1 minute, 54.33 seconds) Tuesday morning, and then immediately turned his attention to that evening’s 200 freestyle final — his first individual final at the swimming world championships.

Suit Malfunction Almost Derails U.S. Relay Team

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Michael Phelps’s quest for six gold medals at the world championships in Rome almost ended before the U.S. men’s relay squad even got in the pool for Sunday morning’s qualifying round. As Ricky Berens, scheduled to swim third for the U.S. morning squad, bent over on the pool deck for a drink of water moments before the race, his suit — a Jaked01 — split significantly in the back. U.S. anchor leg Cullen Jones urged Berens to forget the gaping hole and swim for the team. And he did.

Phelps, Hoff and Two Locals Advance

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Reston’s Mei Christensen, 20, surprisingly posted the third-best time Wednesday morning in the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. swimming championships in Indianapolis, followed closely by Towson’s Elizabeth Pelton, 15, who earned the fourth seed just hours after winning a spot on the world championship team in the 200 individual medley. Later, Katie Hoff made it into the 200 free final—barely. And Michael Phelps posted the fastest time in the 200 fly and 200 freestyle heats, but the top six finishers in the free were separated by a mere 0.28 seconds, suggesting a super-competitive final Wednesday night.

Pelton Surprises, Hoff Disappoints

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Just 15, Elizabeth Pelton of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club scored a world championship team spot with her surprising second-place finish in a stacked 200 individual medley field as NBAC’s Katie Hoff–who was once that 15-year-old sensation–didn’t make the team in the 400 free, an event in which she holds the American record. Now 20 and struggling, Hoff finished a dismal sixth in that event at the national championships in Indianapolis.





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