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Posts Tagged ‘USA Swimming’

Michael Phelps obviously misses adrenaline rush and competition

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Phelps spent his short retirement living the life of a celebrity. Now he gives that up to return to the brutal grind of a pro swimmer.

Michael Phelps talks Olympic dreams…13 years ago

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Interview with a 15-year-old Michael Phelps.

Michael Phelps set to return to competition

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, is scheduled to return racing this month at the Mesa Grand Prix.

Michael Phelps ends retirement

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Olympic legend Michael Phelps returns to the competition pool.

Michael Pliuskaitis removed from USA Swimming’s banned coaches list

Monday, March 31st, 2014

USA Swimming says it will abide by American Arbitration Association’s ruling regarding Michael Pliuskaitis.

Carsten Vissering, Janet Hu join record-breaking night at NCSAs

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Five total national age group records were set during day two finals at the 2014 National Club Swimming Association short course junior nationals in Orlando.

USA Swimming releases review of safe sport program

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The independent review of USA Swimming’s safe sport program is back, including 39 recommended changes to protect underage athletes.

Video: Matt McLean talks Grand Prix, NBAC and Olympic experience

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Interview with Sterling-native Matt McLean on his recent move to North Baltimore Aquatic Club and the his takeaways from the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Megan Romano closes Minneapolis Grand Prix with fourth Win

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Megan Romano opened her first, full professional season with four wins in Minneapolis. 14-year-old Isabella Rongione of McLean earned third in the 1,650-yard event.

Megan Romano doubles up in Minneapolis

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Former Georgia swimmer Megan Romano earned gold in two events on night two at the Minneapolis Grand Prix.

Bruce Gemmell up for Coach of the Year; measuring swimmming progress correctly; and more

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Read the top swimming stories for the week of Oct. 10-16 in our midweek links.

Golden Goggle nominees announced; Jack Conger makes his collegiate debut; and more of the hottest swimming links

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Read the top swimming stories for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2 in our midweek links.

Press release: USA Swimming announces 2013-14 Grand Prix Series schedule

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

USA Swimming has set the meet schedule for the 2013-2014 Grand Prix Series with added prizes to draw professional swimmers to the six meet program.

US swimming team to face European all-star team in Duel in the Pool in Glasgow in December

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Date and location set for the 2014 Duel in the Pool between Team USA and the European all stars.

USA Swimming delivers state of sport address; Duel in the Pool date set

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Read this week’s top swimming stories in our midweek links.

Guarding young swimmers from sexual abuse

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Congress should put its own questions to USA Swimming.

USA Swimming surpasses 400,000 members in 2012-2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

USA Swimming saw its largest single-year growth in athlete membership in 2012-2013. Potomac Valley surpasses 11,000 members in same year.

Andrew Seliskar sets championship record in 200 fly at junior worlds

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Andrew Seliskar earned his first gold medal on the final day of competition at the 2013 FINA junior world championships.

Team USA goes 1-2 in backstroke; Japan, Hong Kong pull upsets

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

United States continues to pull away from the international field in the medal count with another impressive day at the 2013 FINA world junior championship.

Andrew Seliskar lowers NAG record at junior worlds; U.S. add two golds on day two

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Andrew Seliskar reset his own national age group record twice in the 200 IM on day two at the 2013 FINA world junior championships. Team USA claimed five more medals.

U.S. claims two golds on day one at world junior champs

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Members of the United States junior national team finished with four medals on the first day of competition at the world junior championships in Dubai.

USA Swimming set to review safe sport program

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

USA Swimming brings in outside experts to review safe sport program as reports of inappropriate relationships continue.

World record holder Katie Ledecky tackles driving test next

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky turns to next set of challenges. First up, getting her driver’s license.

Medley nightmare: U.S. relay squanders gold with DQ

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Kevin Cordes jumped early, handing gold to the French relay.

Missy Franklin wins record sixth gold at worlds

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Missy Franklin joined the likes of Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Ian Thorpe and Kristin Otto on Sunday with a historic sixth gold medal at worlds.

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800-meter freestyle, wins fourth gold medal of world championships

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky, 16, sets world mark in 800 freestyle for her fourth gold medal at world swimming championships in Barcelona.

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 free, Missy Franklin wins fifth gold

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Teenage sensations Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin record historic night seven in Barcelona.

Ryan Lochte claims two golds on epic night six at worlds

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Ryan Lochte picked up his second and third gold medal at worlds on Friday, his 13th and 14th of his illustrious swimming world championships career.

U.S. women win gold in 4×200 free relay [video and interview]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, and the U.S. women defend 4×200 freestyle relay title at worlds. Watch the post-race interview here.

Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin win gold again on day five at worlds [gallery]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky each pick up another gold on Thursday in Barcelona. Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen took down a world record in semifinals. [gallery]

Big night for Ryan Lochte, James Magnussen; U.S. girls golden

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Ryan Lochte returns to the top of the podium on day five at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona. James Magnussen reclaims sprint crown. Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin win gold.

Missy Franklin a perfect three for three in Barcelona through day four

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Missy Franklin won her third gold in four days to lead Team USA on another successful day at worlds. Michael McBroom earned silver in 800 free.

Missy Franklin grabs third gold at worlds; South Africa wins big [gallery]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

[GALLERY] Missy Franklin continues her quest to stay perfect in Barcelona. South Africa dominates on day four.

Thomas Lurz adds another gold to stellar career, leading Germany to open-water team win

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Germany takes gold in team 5K team event at swimming world in Barcelona.

FINA preparing to set open water temperature limit

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

FINA officials met to discuss water temperature standards nearly three years after the death of U.S. swimmer Fran Crippen.

USA Swimming to announce 2016 Olympic Trials site; Ryan Lochte show falls flat in debut; and more swimming links

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Read this week’s top swimming stories in our midweek links.

Missy Franklin wins AAU Sullivan Award; Katie Ledecky swims to world’s top time in 800 free; and more

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Our picks for the top links from around the swimming world this week: • Missy Franklin joins illustrious list of swimmers to win AAU Sullivan Award • Ledecky posts world-best time in 800 free • Matt Grevers, Missy Franklin say Mesa Arena Grand Prix is favorite • Arena Grand Prix Wrap-up: Ledecky’s big win • Kickstarter campaign to produce Missy [...]

Ex-swim coach Rick Curl pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl in the 1980s

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Renowned ex-swim coach Rick Curl pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing a minor decades ago.

USA Swimming bans Loudoun County swim coach for sexual misconduct

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Michael Pliuskatis is the region’s third swim coach to be banned recently by USA Swimming for sexual misconduct.

Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer win on day one of Orlando Grand Prix

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer kick things off at the Orlando Grand Prix on Thursday night.

D.C. area is proving to be one of swimming’s deepest talent pools

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Summer leagues provide foundation for a competitive structure that has produced Olympic medalists.

Katie Ledecky nominated for two Golden Goggle awards

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The 2012 Golden Goggle Awards are a week away. Vote for your favorites online.

Rick Curl banned for life by USA Swimming over improper relationship

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Rick Curl banned for life by USA Swimming.

USA Swimming releases timeline of Rick Curl investigation

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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Prominent local swim coach Rick Curl banned for life over improper relationship [updated 09/19 at 15:05]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Rick Curl, founder of the club formerly known as Curl-Burke, receives lifetime ban from USA Swimming.

USA Swimming denies cover-up with former coach

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

USA Swimming issues statement regarding a lawsuit against former national team coach Mark Schubert.

USA Swimming: Major progress since abuse scandal

Monday, September 17th, 2012

USA Swimming reports on the two-year progress of its athlete protection program.

Phelps settles for another runner-up at Charlotte

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Phelps fails to find the top of the podium in his last Grand Prix race. Soni, Shanteau continue to impress in the breaststroke events.

USA Swimming will allow hand signals to accommodate deaf athletes at Olympic trials

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

USA Swimming decided Thursday to allow hand signals to be used at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July to accomodate deaf swimmers at the start of their races, reversing the organization’s decision, issued less than 48 hours earlier.

Michael Phelps thrives while Ryan Lochte labors at Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming meet

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Michael Phelps claims his third gold medal and fourth overall at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, winning the 200-meter individual medley final on Saturday.

Michael Phelps impresses in 400 individual medley at Indianapolis Grand Prix

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

After swearing he had given up the event, Michael Phelps wins the 400 individual medley final at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Dara Torres, 44, impresses in heats at Indy

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Dara Torres, 44, posted the the second-fastest qualifying time in the 50-meter freestyle heats.

Indianapolis Grand Prix swimming: Brendan Hansen, Ed Moses lead parade out retirement and back into pool

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Indianapolis Grand Prix showcases a handful of former retirees, including Brendan Hansen and Ed Moses, preparing for another Olympic run. Michael Phelps (shown) also took part.

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.

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.

Racing towards a London showdown, Phelps, Lochte back in the pool

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This weekend, November 11-13, swim fans will see two heavyweights going at it in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center pool at the 2011 Minneapolis Grand Prix, hosted by USA Swimming, as Lochte and Phelps face off in four events.

Kendall is pure gold at 2011 Pan Am Games

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Fairfax native Amanda Kendall earned four gold medals at the 2011 Pan American, which took place October 15-22 and were held in Guadalajara, Mexico at the brand new Scotiabank Aquatics Center.

Ledecky, Katis lead strong Curl-Burke showing at Junior Nationals

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Katie Ledecky won three events at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships this week, setting a meet record in the girls’ 1500 free, while Chuck Katis posted three top-five swims.

Chloe Sutton dominates at Missouri Grand Prix

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The Missouri Grand Prix was held this past weekend at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo., and there were plenty of notable swims. Here is a rundown of the biggest swims from the event. Chloe Sutton continued her dominance in the Grand Prix series with another first place meet finish. Her best races included [...]





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