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Swimming

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  • New USA Swimming team formed at Fairland Aquatic Center

    A new indoor swim team, Patuxent Aquatics Club, has started training at Fairland Aquatics Center, 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, in West Laurel, and is looking for swimmers. The Patuxent Aquatics Club, a registered USA Swimming (USAS) team, will compete...
  • As deadline looms for Maryland cuts, one sport has good chance for survival

    As deadline looms for Maryland cuts, one sport has good chance for survival
    It all caught up with University of Maryland swimmers and divers, men's cross country runners, women's water polo players and other athletes young enough to have rarely confronted limits on their talents and dreams. All of the team members had faced...
  • Michael Phelps: video game star

    You, too, can now compete against Michael Phelps in the pool — at least virtually. "Michael Phelps: Push the Limit," a video game for Xbox 360 systems in the works for more nearly three years and originally set to be released in June, finally...
  • Lezak makes 100-meter freestyle team

    Lezak makes 100-meter freestyle team
    Jason Lezak, the anchor of the thrilling 400-freestyle relay in Beijing, claimed a spot on the Olympic men's 100-meter freestyle team after a top-six finish in the event Friday. The 36-year-old Lezak will be joined on the team by Nathan Adrian, Cullen...
  • Michael Phelps: 'I feel like an old man coming out of the pool'

    Michael Phelps: 'I feel like an old man coming out of the pool'
    Olympic hero and Baltimore native Michael Phelps is in North Carolina this weekend for the Charlotte UltraSwim, where he will get another tune-up for July's world championships in Shanghai. In April, Phelps lost a 200-meter butterfly race for the first...
  • Ellicott City woman still setting swim records at 91

    Ellicott City woman still setting swim records at 91
    The year Doris Russell swam in her first meet, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his first term as president, John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd were slain by FBI agents and F. Scott Fitzgerald published "Tender is the Night." Seventy-seven years later,...
  • Maryland officially cuts 7 sports; men's track saved

    Maryland officially cuts 7 sports; men's track saved
    Even now, those most affected by the elimination of seven Maryland athletic teams speak about it in language usually reserved for tragedies. They talk about "shock" and "denial," or use other words that sound more like stages of grief than reaction to...
  • Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke

    Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke
    North St. John's The North St. John's Blue Marlins defeated Dulaney, 302-186, in the second meet of the Central Maryland Swim League season. North St. John's had 25 Straehle qualifiers and 173 improvement ribbons were given. Anika Ekanyake, Samantha...
  • Swimming: Second weekend of the CNSL season was a good time to be in the water (UPDATED)

    Owen Brown, 350; Clary's/Hawthorn/Swansfield, 264 Medley Relays 15-18M: 1. OB (Saienni, Claxton, Fader, Owen), 2:07.21. 9-10M: 1. CHS (Duke, Ramsing, Jones, Nelson), 1:19.90. 11-12M: 1. CHS (Dicus, Bell, Virostek, Boettger), 2:43.54. 13-14M: 1. OB...
  • With hot weather, people flock to Harford's natural swimming holes

    With hot weather, people flock to Harford's natural swimming holes
    With the persistent high temperatures, friends and families from around the state beat a path to some of the northern Harford County's best known local swimming holes to try and beat the heat. As Nikki Wooton said, "You almost have to be in some type...
  • On Golden Pool

    Late Tuesday afternoon I went to Meadowbrook. These are the last days of outdoor swimming, and I know it. I take advantage of every last afternoon. On Tuesday golden sun shone on the turquoise blue pool. I chose the lane on the far eastern side of the...
  • Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times

    Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times
    When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult. The Columbia resident said she was concerned about people watching her swim in the conservative, cover-...