| Aug 9, 2008
They range from a shooting specialist to one of the great sprinters of his generation. The former Maryland Summer Olympians who have won medals are listed below. Despite exhaustive research, it's possible we left someone out, so let us know at sports@...
| Mar 10, 2008
If you head down Sunrise Boulevard and make a right on Florida's scenic oceanfront Highway A1A, you'll soon happen upon the future home of swimming superstar Michael Phelps.
No, he's not building some beachfront estate. I'm referring to the International...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Commissioners gave tentative approval to the site plan for the city's $33.7 million aquatic center on Tuesday but said they would listen to concerns that have surfaced about the project before making a final decision.
Commissioners delayed a discussion...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to move forward with plans for a new $33.7 million aquatic center or heed the concerns of the Beach Redevelopment Board.
Commissioners are being asked to approve the project's site plan, along with proposed...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
June Krauser, who wrote the rules for masters swimming competitions in their infancy in the 1970s and set more than 200 records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming," died Aug. 2 in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 88 and had...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Stranded at the airport with terminal boredom? You can only stare trance-like at your smartphone or tablet for so long. How do you distract yourself from the snaking lines, the crowded chaos, the tempting peanut butter and jelly sandwich cart at the...
| Aug 14, 2014
Jon Erikson took his first swimming lessons at the Chicago Park District's Ridge Park pool in the Beverly neighborhood, but his aquatic future lay in open waters.
His father, Ted, a marathon open-water swimmer, set a world record in 1965 by swimming the...
| Aug 11, 2014
Bill Mulliken had won the gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1959 Pan-American Games, but the Urbana-born swimmer was ranked 17th in the event going into the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
His father gave him just one goal, Mr. Mulliken told...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:19 PM
With the start of construction just months away on a new $33.7 million aquatic center, the city is facing waves of concern that the project won't be the world-class facility originally envisioned.
The city's beach improvement board is telling...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:18 PM
June Krauser wrote the rules and set many records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming." She died Saturday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. She was 88.
Mrs. Krauser, who called Fort Lauderdale home, was tapped to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With plans well on the way for a new $33.7 million aquatic center, members of the city's Beach Redevelopment Board unanimously recommended Monday that commissioners stop and rethink the entire project.
City Manager Lee Feldman had asked for the meeting...
| Aug 3, 2014
He may lack legs, but Brian Douglas is fleet of foot. And now he'll be sprinting at an even faster pace.
The 10-year-old Lauderhill youth proved his mettle earlier this year by running a 5K charity race on rubber braces he calls "stubbies." His inspiring...