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  • The pull of the pool [Editorial]

    The pull of the pool  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Michael Phelps has nothing to lose in his swimming comeback | VIDEO

    Michael Phelps has nothing to lose in his swimming comeback | <span style="color: #DD5200; font-weight: bold;">VIDEO </span>
    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...
  • Former Patriot swimmer Carrie Dukes receives award at Ohio U.

    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-...
  • Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

    Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming
    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...
  • Johns Hopkins hoping to ride wave at Division III swimming championships

    Johns Hopkins hoping to ride wave at Division III swimming championships
    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...
  • Jean Amos, swimming instructor

    Jean Amos, swimming instructor
    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...
  • Johns Hopkins takes fourth place at NCAA D-III swimming championship

    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...
  • Hopkins women finish program-best third at NCAA D-III swimming championship

    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...
  • Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event

    Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event
    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...
  • Phelps turns in 'decent' time in final event at Mesa Grand Prix

    Phelps turns in 'decent' time in final event at Mesa Grand Prix
    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...
  • Bits & Pieces: Tennis, swimming groups looking for new facility

    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...
  • McDonogh grad Giles Smith aims to make a splash in his final NCAA swimming meet

    McDonogh grad Giles Smith aims to make a splash in his final NCAA swimming meet
    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,"...