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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.

Andrew Seliskar, Jack Conger on cusp of national team berths

Friday, August 1st, 2014

LOCALS NOTEBOOK: A host of All-Mets are set to compete in Irvine, Calif. at the U.S. Nationals, including Andrew Seliskar, Jack Conger, Janet Hu and Sarah Haase.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Haase: Fall training benchmarks

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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

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.

Sarah Haase: Battling midseason illness

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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

Sarah Haase, Andrew Gemmell post top-15 times

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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.

Sarah Haase: New season, new team

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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

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.

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.

2012 Junior Pan Pacs: Jack Conger medals again on day 2

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Jack Conger earned his second medal of the week in the 100 freestyle at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacific championships.

Jack Conger to star for the US at Junior Pan Pacs

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Jack Conger, Sarah Haase, and Andrew Seliskar to represent PVS at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacs in Hawaii. Meet begins Thursday, Aug 22.

Seven records broken at Coaches' Invitational Long Course meet

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Jack Conger set two of the seven records that were broken on Tuesday night at the 2012 MCSL Coaches’ Invitational Long Course meet.

Amanda Kendall, Jack Conger advance to semis; locals move up in rankings

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Amanda Kendall and Jack Conger earn lanes in their second semifinal at Trials.

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 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.

Bootsma posts fastest time in the world at Juniors

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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.

Ledecky wins big in 400 free; Conger, Bootsma log pair of wins each on Day 4 at Junior Nationals

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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.

Ledecky wins second freestyle event; Haase on her way to breaststroke sweep

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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 cuts

Wednesday, 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.

Weekly Wrap-up: Ledecky steps into spotlight at Grand Prix; Records tumble at Metros; Virginia champ meet round-ups

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Katie Ledecky (Curl-Burke) bursts onto the Grand Prix scene this year, winning the women’s 800m freestyle; Gonzaga, Churchill win Metros; and more in this week’s round-up.

Conger, Gonzaga excel at Metros

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Jack Conger flirts with 500-free record; Gonzaga wins team title at Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships

Preview: Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Gonzaga enters this week’s championship meets as one of the hottest teams in the area, coming off wins at the National Catholic and WMPSSDL championship meets. They will be tested this weekend at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship. The Metros finals are Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, where the best teams from Montgomery County, WMPSSDL, and DCIAA come together for one of the best collections of high school talent in on the East Coast.

Weekly Wrap-up: Records tumble at WMPSSDL & Northern Regions; Montgomery, PW, and Loudoun Counties rev up for champ meets

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Freshmen all across the region impressed this week, in the first and second rounds of championship meets in Maryland and Virginia, with All American times and record breaking swims. Read round-ups from all across the area in this week’s wrap-up.

Weekly High School Wrap-up: Gonzaga wins Nat’l Catholics; dual meet season comes to a close in MCPS; Va. district champs begin

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Gonzaga wins National Catholics, as the dual meet season comes to a close for Montgomery County High Schools; Virginia district championships kicked off. Results posted for MCPS, Va. AAA Cardinal, Concorde, Liberty, National, & Patriot Districts, as well as National Catholics and Va. AA Dulles District. Also a quick look ahead to the second weekend of championship meets.

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.

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.

Records tumble at 2011 Tom Dolan Invitational, including five NAG records

Monday, December 12th, 2011

*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.

Preview: Tom Dolan Invitational – Dec. 8-11

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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 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.

Class of 2012 swimmers sign National Letters of Intent

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The early period for swimmers to sign National Letters of Intent ended last Wednesday, Nov. 16, and swimmers from the D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia areas will be well represented among the countries elite swimming and diving programs.

WMPSSDL Meet Results: For openers, Good Counsel starts strong

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Good Counsel beat paired Stone Ridge School and Gonzaga College High School, 116-70 and 94-91, respectively, with 1st-place performances by several area stars, including three Olympic Trials qualifiers and a recent National Age Group record holder.

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.

Recap: Coaches Long Course

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With clear skies and large crowds lining the 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, nine records were broken at the 2011 MCSL Coaches Long Course meet at Rockville Swim Center. The USA Swimming-sanctioned summer league meet allows for fast times to count for elite qualifying events — including the U.S. Olympic Trials.  MCSL invites the top eight swimmers [...]

Nguyens lead Westlake Village

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Denny, Alex, Andrew and Anthony Nguyen each won three individual events to help Westlake Village win at West Laurel on Saturday. Elsewhere, Rachel Danegger broke an MCSL record and the NVSL season got off to a fast start.

Summer leagues kick off

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Swimmers from several area leagues (MCSL, PMSL, PWSL, CSL and DCCL) will hit the water this weekend with their first chance of the summer to showcase their improvement since last season. As the new season begins, many familiar faces will be back hoping to build on their past success.

2010-11 All-Met teams

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The 2010-11 Winter All-Met teams were released Friday and showcased the top swimming and diving talent in the area.

Locals shine at Junior Nationals

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Curl-Burke took the overall team title at this year’s Junior Nationals in Orlando, and many local swimmers brought home some hardware of their own.

Whitman girls repeat at Metros; Gonzaga boys victorious

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Whitman girls rode a pair of record-setting relays to their second straight Metros title while Gonzaga used its overwhelming depth to capture its first title since 2003.

Churchill boys, Whitman girls take MCPS titles

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Churchill came from behind to reclaim the Montgomery County Public Schools Swimming and Diving Championships on the boys’ side while the Whitman girls continued their perfect season with a repeat performance at Saturday’s meet. Complete meet results inside

Gonzaga boys, Good Counsel girls claim WMPSSDL titles

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

With plenty of depth and even more spirit, Gonzaga dominated the field to claim its first WMPSSDL championship since 2008 while the Good Counsel girls notched their seventh straight Saturday night at the Takoma Aquatic Center. Links to complete results inside

Championship meets roundup

Monday, January 31st, 2011

A number of league championship meets took place over the weekend, providing plenty of excitement and several surprises. Check out a roundup of the ISL championships and National Catholics.

Good Counsel sweeps Prep, Holy Cross

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Good Counsel boys narrowly edged hosts Georgetown Prep while the girls nearly doubled up Holy Cross Tuesday at a WMPSSDL dual meet.

Locals impress at Tom Dolan Invitational

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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.

H.S. Preview: Girls

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Severna Park and Robinson hope to build on respective state title streaks in Maryland and Virginia while a slew of returning All-Mets should make things interesting when Metros rolls around. We preview the 2010-11 girls’ high school swim season with swimmers to watch, plenty of storylines and key meet dates to put on your calendar.

2010 summer top girls’ times

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Here are the area’s girls’ individual top times this summer

Pepper spices up MCSL record book

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Five meet records fell Tuesday night at the MCSL Coaches’ Long Course Invitational, an annual event, including one that had stood since 1986.

Promoted teams adjust to tougher competition

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Top divisions in the NVSL, MCSL and Prince-Mont Swim League welcomed new teams into the fold for the 2010 season. It’s a welcome promotion for each club, but competing with some of the area’s fastest doesn’t come without growing pains.

Swimmers ready to dive into 2010 season

Friday, June 18th, 2010

It’s commonplace for community pools to hold pasta dinners and pep rallies on Friday nights and those surely will begin tonight as the 2010 summer season finally gets underway.

Conger, Haase teammates year-round

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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.

Locals shine at Irish Nationals

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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.

Junior Nationals wrap-up

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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.

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.

NCSA Junior Nationals: Locals on Day One

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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.

Conger’s record-setting night a rare one

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Good Counsel freshman Jack Conger knocked off marks in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, and that begged the question. When was the last time a freshman set two records at Metros?

Whitman girls, Georgetown Prep win Metros championships

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Whitman’s girls win their first Metros title, while Georgetown Prep cruises to a seventh consecutive championship on Saturday night. Records fell with Whitman’s Danielle Schulkin and Good Counsel’s Sarah Haase and Jack Conger all setting marks. COMPLETE RESULTS INSIDE

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.

Championship Roundup

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A roundup of results from the Virginia A-AA state championship, where the Brentsville boys’ won a title and Briar Woods girls’ and Broad Run’s boys’ also shined, the VSIS championships, where Seton won another title, and Good Counsel’s win in the girls’ WMPSSDL championships. ALSO THE METROS PSYCH SHEET ATTACHED

Falcons win, Seton’s Hill shines at Nat’l Catholics

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Good Counsel’s girls take home a National Catholic title, while Seton School’s Jameson Hill and Holy Cross’s Katie Rogers win Most Valuable Swimmer over the weekend. Hill turned in two automatic All-American times and snapped a record set by Olympian Bobby Hackett that has stood since 1977.

High School Preview: Girls

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Reachforthewall.com begins its expanded coverage of high school swimming with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area girls’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.

Monday Pool

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

And thus the summer season ended for thousands of young swimmers across the DC-metropolitan area. Local leagues held their divisional meets Saturday, as teams jostled for next year’s divisional placement and local pride. Records throughout the area fell as swimmers saved their best for last, while fighting it out for first.

Haase Girls Turn Friday Final Into Sister Act

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Before Friday night, Colleen and Sarah Haase had never swum against each other in a formal competition.
That all changed at the Potomac Valley Long Course Senior Championships when Colleen, 20, finished first in the 100-meter breaststroke final at the University of Maryland, topping 15-year-old Sarah, who was second, by less than half a second. “I was like, I can’t let my sister who’s five years younger than me beat me,” Colleen said. “That would be really embarrassing.” The sisters said they had “no idea” they would be the top two finishers in the race.

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.

Records Fall at MCSL Coaches Invitational

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

MCSL’s Coaches Invitational Long Course meet featured many new records and a Hall of Fame ceremony honoring league founders, coaches, volunteers and swimmers who helped shape the league in its early years.





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