| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:20 PM
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.
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2010
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...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2011
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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:44 AM
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.
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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...