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  • At swim meets, Don Smith has the situation covered

    At swim meets, Don Smith has the situation covered
    Don Smith has the perfect analogy for what it's like to be a swim meet official. "A person who can become a good referee is like a duck on a pond. He looks calm on the surface but underneath he is paddling like crazy." After almost 20 years as a meet...
  • Marylander of the Year finalists: Michael Phelps

    Marylander of the Year finalists: Michael Phelps
    The human fish from Rodgers Forge was not supposed to be the star of the 2012 London Olympics. American Ryan Lochte was expected to break out of Michael Phelps' shadow, and in the run-up to the games, one of Mr. Phelps' other teammates publicly criticized...
  • Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London

    Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London
    For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming. With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit...
  • Getting older, getting fit

    Getting older, getting fit
    For people who want to live past 100, the first step is taking a whole bunch more steps. A recent survey found half of all centenarians are exercising almost every day. Most are walking, but many also are lifting weights, practicing yoga, biking or...
  • UMBC swimmers have trained together toward Olympic trials

    UMBC swimmers have trained together toward Olympic trials
    Patrick Husson has come a long way since walking on to the UMBC swimming team as a freshman in the fall of 2010. Now, he's one of three Retrievers hoping to compete in his country's Olympic swimming trials for a spot in the Summer Games in London. Husson...
  • West Arundel batters Montpelier behind 11 new team records

    West Arundel batters Montpelier behind 11 new team records
    The West Arundel Swim Team was one of three local teams to win July 2 in the third week of Prince-Mont Swim League, joining Laurel City and the Russett Sharks in victory, while Silver Spring, Montpelier, and West Laurel suffered defeat. In a match-up...
  • Phelps, Lochte headline start USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    USA Swimming Phelps, Lochte headline start of Grand Prix Series The top swimmers in the country, including Michael Phelps (Fells Point) and Ryan Lochte, will be back in the pool Friday through Nov. 14 for the Minnesota Grand Prix, the first stop of...
  • Howard County swimming results

    Howard County swimming results
    Roger Carter The Roger Carter Seals won their third dual meet of the season, knocking off the New Carrollton Dolphins, 356-201. The Seals, which are in Division D of the Prince-Mont Swim League, won 36 individual events, one of two medley relays and all...
  • Goodwill to a Regular Swimmer

    Goodwill to a Regular Swimmer
    Wednesday  when I was housecleaning, the phone rang. It was a woman from Meadowbrook  thinking my name was something different, but she had the right membership number. She’d called to say I’d paid my membership fee for next winter, but not...
  • Recreational swimming results

    North St. John's, 323; Dulaney, 164 The North St. John's Blue Marlins swim team hosted the Dulaney Dolphins July 9. The Blue Marlins won the meet overall, 323-164, with strong performances by many swimmers on the Marlins. Three swimmers took first...
  • Russett finishes Prince-Mont season undefeated

    Russett finishes Prince-Mont season undefeated
    After a 2010 season where they did not finish at the top of their division, Russett found its path back to the peak July 16 after finishing the regular season of the Prince-Mont Swim League undefeated, just as they did in 2008 and 2009. West Arundel...
  • Surhoff sisters beat their mother's 31-year-old Forest Hill pool record

    Surhoff sisters beat their mother's 31-year-old Forest Hill pool record
    Meadowbrook, 315; Forest Hill, 171 In their fourth dual meet of the season, the Forest Hill Frogs held the lead after two events. The Meadowbrook Tomatoes then turned on the heat and defeated the Frogs, 315-171. It was a fun and competitive meet for...