| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
George Herman Ruth Jr., the pride of Pigtown, stayed in the game too long. In his last season and playing for the Boston Braves in 1935, the legendary Babe batted .181, could barely trot around the bases and stuck around mostly because he thought he'd...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Ohio University freshman swimmer Carrie Dukes, a 2013 graduate of The John School, was awarded the Ohio University Tad Potter Memorial Award at an athletics dinner Saturday evening.
This award is given annually to the swimming and diving student-...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.
Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Many banners overlook the pool at the Newton White Athletic Center, but three stand out. The 1977, '78 and '79 Johns Hopkins men's swimming national championships stare out over the pool, as if to motivate those who have qualified for this year's...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Jean Amos, who had been the swimming instructor at what is now Notre Dame University of Maryland and a Red Cross water safety teacher, died March 1 of complications from dementia at her Loch Raven Village home. She was 90.
The daughter of a Pennsylvania...
| Mar 23, 2014
The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis.
The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The Johns Hopkins women's swim team parlayed seven titles into a program-best third-place finish at the NCAA championship Saturday night in Indianapolis.
The Blue Jays accumulated 387 points over the course of the championship to finish with the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Ben Stevick, of Laurel, made the first turn in the mixed 100-meter backstroke on Friday as Paul Bauer hollered encouragement.
"Move it! Go Ben!" shouted Bauer, whose son, Matthew, was trailing Stevick in the next-to-last of 22 events in the 36th...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:12 PM
MESA, Ariz.—Michael Phelps wasn’t swimming to win this time. He knew a butterfly stroke would give him no chance to beat some of the best swimmers in the world in Friday’s 50-meter freestyle at the Mesa Grand Prix.
But he seemed to get...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Two sports groups that fall under the Columbia Association umbrella attended meetings in February requesting that the board of directors build new facilities for their respective programs. It's tennis vs. swimming, with each community trying to convince...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:38 PM
On the bulletin board in Giles Smith's bedroom in Woodlawn hangs a list with with two sets of goals: one for Smith in the pool, the other for life outside.
"You can't just say you want to be an Olympic swimmer and a gold medalist and not have a plan,"...