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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.
What is the best method to compare more than 80 rapidly changing teams? The area’s two largest summer swim leagues, the MCSL and the NVSL, employ two different, complex methods to assign teams to divisions.
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 [...]
Check out a selection of photos that tell the story of the third week of summer swimming action.
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 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.
The Wootton boys were surprise winners while Whitman continued its strong season, taking the girls’ meet and the combined meet at Saturday’s Montgomery County championships.
After more than a week out of the pool, the Whitman girls and Churchill boys once again showed why they should not be taken lightly at Metros as the two teams scored convincing victories at Saturday’s Montgomery County Division I meet. COMPLETE RESULTS INSIDE FROM DIVISIONS I, II, III and IV
Last February, the Churchill girls pulled off a stunning upset at Metros, knocking off 12-time defending champion Good Counsel with a deep, balanced lineup. This year, Whitman is hoping to repeat the feat with a similar approach.
Several Saturday meets went down to the wire in Montgomery County as the Whitman boys edged Walter Johnson by two points and Einstein squeaked past Clarksburg by four to win a key Division IV dual meet. Also included: wrap-up of Friday’s Virginia AA Dulles District dual meet between Loudoun County and Freedom-South Riding and notes on Woodson’s win over West Springfield.
Montgomery County Division I swim teams returned to the pool Saturday for their first competitive action of the new year — the relay carnival at Martin Luther King Swim Center. And while the meet does not factor into team standings, the razor-thin margin that separated the top two teams definitely increased the anticipation for the upcoming county and Metros meets.
Rockville-Montgomery placed eighth and Curl-Burke 28th in the overall team standings this past weekend at the U.S. short-course junior national championships in Columbus, Ohio, as Machine Aquatics claimed 33rd on in the men’s standings, and a host of locals swam to top-20 finishes.
Our high school swimming previews continue with a look at what to watch for in Washington D.C.-area boys’ swimming in 2009-10. Included are the area’s swimmer to watch, top three storylines, notes from around the area, and key dates. Wednesday: girls’ preview; Thursday: boys’ preview; Friday: a look at the Robinson-Oakton rivalry.
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.
University of Virginia swimmer Leslie Swinley, 21, won Thursday’s girls 1500-meter freestyle final in 17:19.48 to kick off the 2009 Potomac Valley Senior Long-Course Championships at the University of Maryland, a star-studded meet for the area’s best swimmers. Bishop O’Connell’s Michael Flach, 18, finished first in the boys 800 free in 8:22.04, as Thursday’s entrants showed up with a variety of objectives.
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.