Posts Tagged ‘RMSC’
Less than 500 days until the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Potomac Valley swimmers have wasted no time qualifying for next next summer’s U.S. Trials.
Potomac Valley’s Junior Olympic Championships offer a glimpse at the future of DMV swimming, with a lot of huge swims in College Park.
Fast swimming highlighted the Winter Classic and RMSC Holiday Invitational this weekend.
Harvard continues to add depth to their distance corps with big add out of Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club.
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.
Machine’s top junior freestyle finishes seventh in championship final at 2014 Junior Nationals.
Who are the top 12 and unders to watch this year in the Montgomery County Swim League?
Georgia takes the early lead on day 1 of women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships in Minneapolis, Minn.
Sarah Haase talks taper, hard work and family ahead of NCAAs.
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.
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.
D.C.-area junior age group stars show off talent at 2014 Junior Olympics.
Rising distance star continues success on first night of PVS 14 & under Junior Olympics Thursday.
Sarah Haase and the Stanford women kick off the Pac-12 championships tonight in Federal Way, Washingotn.
Sarah Haase and the Stanford women’s team return to their campus routines after the holiday season.
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.
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.
Sarah Haase returns from Stanford’s fall invitational with some things to fix before March.
Sarah Haase discusses Stanford’s “power” Fridays and a renewed focus on speed in this week’s Behind the Blocks blog.
Sarah Haase writes about trying to stay healthy during the heavy training season.
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.
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.
Stanford sophomore Sarah Haase talks transition, diving back into practice, and team goals.
22 former area swimmers and divers compete at Virginia Tech invite; Catherine Mulquin strong in debutTuesday, October 15th, 2013
Many familiar names made their collegiate debuts over the weekend and showed off the D.C. area’s impressive swimming talent.
College swimming is back underway around the country. Check out how former local standouts did in last week’s meets.
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.
Andrew Seliskar started his junior nationals campaign with a record-setting swim in the men’s 200-meter butterfly.
Machine Aquatics’ Jack Conger blasts field in 200-meter backstroke for first gold at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
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.
Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger put themselves in the national record books, and Wootton’s girls and Gonzaga’s boys captured team titles.
Good Counsel senior Jack Conger is aiming to break two elusive records in his final Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship meet.
Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.
After rewriting the national age group record books during the first several days of competition, it was a calm final night at the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational. Plenty of swimmers gave chase to national age group records, including local standouts Jack Conger and Katie Ledecky, but all fell short in the end, fatigue setting in [...]
Jack Conger breaks two national age group records to headline day three of the 2012 Tom Dolan Invitational.
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]
Potomac Valley clubs walked away with wins in five of the eight events on Thursday night at the Tom Dolan Invitational meet.
Janet Hu set her first national age group record in the 15-16 year old age group, while teammate Katie Ledecky earned her first national title of the season.
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 openersTuesday, October 9th, 2012
Results for former area standouts from week’s 1 & 2 of the 2012-2013 collegiate season.
Conger earned an individual and relay gold on Saturday night at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacific championship meet in Honolulu.
Jack Conger earned his second medal of the week in the 100 freestyle at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacific championships.
Jack Conger blasts field at Jr. Pan Pacs for gold in a new national age group record.
Jack Conger, Sarah Haase, and Andrew Seliskar to represent PVS at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacs in Hawaii. Meet begins Thursday, Aug 22.
Pictures and summaries from the week ending 7/14 from all across the DMV.
Take a look at Saturday’s top match-ups in the MCSL and NVSL, as teams try to wrap-up their seasons and earn the right to hoist their division’s championship trophy.
Cassidy Bayer earns her second NAG record on Friday night at the 2012 PVS Senior Long-Course Championships.
Previewing the top match-ups for the meets taking place this weekend, 7/14, in the NVSL and MCSL.
Jack Conger set two of the seven records that were broken on Tuesday night at the 2012 MCSL Coaches’ Invitational Long Course meet.
Weekly wrap-up: NVSL kicked off in week 2; summer league teams undeterred by stormy weather in week 3Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Recaps from week two and three of summer league action.
Amanda Kendall and Jack Conger earn lanes in their second semifinal at Trials.
The Northern Virginia Swimming League has its first meets this weekend, plus an near-annual rivalry meet between MCSL opponents in week two.
The ongoing duel between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps headlines Day Six at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.
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.
Sixth-seeded Little Falls take down second-seeded Damascus on the first weekend of MCSL competition.
Phelps attempts to make the 200-meter butterfly in his fourth straight Olympics on Day Four at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Lochte and Phelps will meet again on day three at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
After stepping away from the sport, former RMSC swimmers Josh Hafkin and Nick Kaufman are back in the water training for Olympic Trials in unique ways.
2012 Olympic Trials Preview: Day Two<br /> Women's 100 butterfly, men's 100 breast & women's 400 freeTuesday, June 5th, 2012
The second day of competition begins to answer some of the big questions for Team USA. Check out our picks for London, along with favorite and local competitors.
Highlights from Day Two at the Virginia States Long Course Championships at Oakmarr RECenter in Oakton, Va.
On the final day at NCSA Junior Nationals, all the usual suspects could be found in the top heats, performing as they had all week. Katie Ledecky and Jack Conger earned the female and male performance of the meet awards.
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.
Cal extended their lead, finishing the day with 379.5 points. Texas was second with 343.5 points; Arizona third with 283 points.
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.
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.
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 cutsWednesday, 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.
Local talent will headline at this year’s NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships. Here are RFTW’s top 4 stories to watch. Link to results inside.
Curl-Burke swimmer Katie Ledecky starts her Junior Nationals campaign by breaking a pair of girls’ 15-16 year-old NAG records.
Weekend Round-up: Wu, Bayer win 20 events at PVS Junior Olympics; Area divers advance to East NationalsTuesday, 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.
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?
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.
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 [...]
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 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 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.
Potomac Valley swimmers will be competing this weekend in Austin, Texas this weekend, in USA Swimming’s Austin Grand Prix.
*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.
Local swimmers shined in timed finals on the first night of the 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational held at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Center.
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.
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 [...]
Day Two prelims conclude at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta.
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.
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 RecordMonday, 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.
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.
Swimmers at the PVS Long Course Age Group Championships put up fast times despite the hot, sticky heat in Laurel this weekend.
From the Pooldeck: Clay Miller of Woodley Gardens on his 39 years in MCSL
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.
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.
Curl-Burke’s Katie Ledecky, 13, and RMSC’s Jack Conger, 15, each found more success against older competition at this weekend’s Potomac Valley Swimming Long Course Senior Championships.
Sarah Haase and Jack Conger have seen plenty of each other over the past year. The two swim together year-round for Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club and at Good Counsel, where they combined for four individual wins at Metros en route to All-Met honors this winter. Both also headed to Ireland as part of the NCSA All-Star team in the spring. And if they didn’t know each other well enough through all of that, they’ll get a chance to learn more this summer.
The All-Met standouts, considered two of the top swimmers in the region, both swim and coach together at Flower Valley in Division A of the Montgomery County Swim League.
Several local swimmers competed this past weekend at the Irish Long Course National Championships in Dublin. Swimming as part of the NCSA All-Star team, which was selected based on athletes’ performances at the NCSA Junior National Championships in March, the six PVS attendees, Janet Hu (CUBU), Jack Conger (RMSC), Sarah Haase (RMSC), Elizabeth Pepper (RMSC), Chuck Katis (CUBU), and Nick Tremols (CUBU) all placed in the top ten in at least one event.
Potomac Valley Swimming won the combined team title at the Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championship for the second time in as many years. Nine other LSC’s from Virginia to Maine participated in the event which was held in Webster, New York April 1-3.
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.
Curl-Burke took second overall at the NCSA Junior Nationals this past weekend in Orlando, finishing behind NOVA of Virginia Aquatics (Richmond), which won the meet with a score of 1005.5, ahead of Curl’s 742.5. Rockville Montgomery was fourth with 459 points. A complete round-up of the top finishers from the final three days of Junior Nationals.
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.
The 2010 Potomac Valley Swim Junior Olympic Championships began Thursday and continue through Sunday and involve many of the top 14 and under swimmers in the area.
This Week In U.S. Swimming covers the latest junior national results, examines the results from the Synchronized Swimming championships at Stanford University and provides an quick recap and link to a story on McDonalds and swimming.
The first day of NCSA Junior Nationals is in the books. Check out how the swimmers from local clubs Curl-Burke, Rockville-Montgomery and Arlington Aquatic fared on Day One and early in Day Two, and get links to see the full results of the first day’s events.
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.
On Saturday, the 46th annual Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds. The meet, better know as Metros, is one of the top championships in the region, hosting several of the area’s top high school programs from both the public and private school sectors. Bill Bullough, who started the Richard Montgomery Swim Club in 1968 and helped to organize the first Metros Championship, took some time to reflect on the meet, its history and some of his favorite memories.
When Clemens Kaiser arrived in Rockville in August from his home in Pinneberg, Germany, the 17-year-old had one goal in mind — to set as many records in the pool as possible before he returned home at the end of the school year.
At this weekend’s Tom Dolan Invitational Meet, 14-year old Conor Cudahy had one of the most impressive long-distance swims when he dropped dropped close to a minute off his seed time to win the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:49.75. Multiple winners included Olympian Kate Ziegler, 13-year old Janet Hu, Samuel Rairden and Emily Zhang among others.
Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club hosted and won its third annual National Age Group Team Challenge this weekend.
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.
The Potomac Valley Swimming season opened this weekend with the October Open, a large meet that serves as the first major event of the year for many swimmers in the area. The weekend also played host to the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club Kickoff Classic.
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.
For Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club Coach Dave Kraft, swimming flows as beautifully and logically as a flawless mathematical proof. Last year, he had four nationally ranked swimmers and received a pleasant end-of-season surprise.
As a 12 year old, Andrew Gibson would be a top-seeded swimmer at the Eastern Zone Championships that start today. But on Aug. 1 Gibson turned 13, and as a 13 year old, he will be fighting to reach the finals in his six events, competing against more seasoned swimmers as he represents Potomac Valley Swimming at the meet in State College, Pa.
Three weeks ago, Elizabeth Pepper, 16, flourished at the PVS Long Course Senior Championships at the University of Maryland, winning two events, the 400-meter freestyle and the 200 butterfly. Before traveling last weekend to Federal Way, Wash., for the U.S. Open, Pepper discussed how she prepared for the meet, why she loves swimming (and a certain boisterous country musician) and why staying in the pool is necessary to her health
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.
Many of the swimmers who competed in yesterday’s PVS Age Group Championships also swam earlier in the morning, for their summer swim teams’ divisional meets. With such a quick turnaround between meets, the swimmers had little time to relax before their afternoon swims.
Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club’s Jack Conger is making a big splash at the Potomac Valley Swimming Age Group Championships. He has already set two PVS records this weekend, and he holds two national records, all of which have led to lofty expectations for the fourteen-year-old.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
Local standout Brady Fox, 18, swims for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club, Hallowell Swim Team in the Montgomery County Swim League, and the Argyle Country Club in the Country Club Swimming and Diving Association. The recent Georgetown Prep graduate has U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying times of 56.67 in the 100-meter backstroke and 2:01.79 in the 200-meter back and swam for the U.S. Junior Nationals team in 2008. He will swim for the University of Virginia in the fall.
Devin Truong’s parents made him learn to swim after he nearly drowned in a Florida pool four years ago. Now he’s one of the best young swimmers in the country.
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.
More than three dozen athletes from Curl-Burke, Rockville-Montgomery, The Fish and other clubs or schools in the Greater Washington and Baltimore regions will compete at the U.S. championships in Indianapolis that begin Tuesday.
The Greater Washington region has become the most successful youth swimming hub in the nation, in large part because of a pair of decades-old clubs anchored in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) and Curl-Burke Swim Club (CUBU) are for the second straight year ranked first and second nationally among more than 2,000 swim clubs in the nation, according to a USA Swimming computer ranking that evaluates the results of club swimmers ages 11 to 18.