| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Hundreds of swimmers are descending upon London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the sport also enjoyed a crowning moment in the local summer season this week in Hampstead.
On Wednesday, July 25, a group of nearly 1,000 swimmers competed in the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:14 AM
She's still the giggler who charmed as the sweetheart of the 1988 Seoul Games. But now, what has the 40-year-old Janet Evans laughing is her age -- or rather, that of her competition.
"There was a 16-year-old," the three-time gold medalist said, her eyes...
| Dec 18, 2010
Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships
Katie Hoff, who spent most of her swimming career at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club while growing up in Towson, won the 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 9:48 PM
If only all problems were so easy to dismiss.
Two hundred meters in a pool and Michael Phelps' freestyle stroke problems vanished in the Orange County night air.
Phelps, of Fells Point, put down the fastest time in the world this year, winning the 200-...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 6:12 PM
As she chugs through the water, Annie Applegarth will never be mistaken for Olympic medalist Katie Hoff. Barbara Thompson will never be in a split-screen comparison to Michael Phelps.
The triumph here is that 15 weeks ago, neither woman could swim a...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:17 PM
It was supposed to serve as the trailer for the featured blockbuster swimming smackdown of the London Olympics, but viewers are going to have to wait a bit: Michael Phelps came in second in the 200-meter freestyle race at the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Michael Phelpsessentially owns the 100 butterfly race, holding the U.S. and world records for it, and he kept his hold on it Thursday night by gliding to a first place finish at the Grand Prix race at the Indiana University Natatorium.
| May 25, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Many of you no doubt saw the popular feature Top Maryland Athletes in Sun History that has appeared on http://www.baltimoresun.com since April.
The list was compiled by veteran Sun sportswriter Mike Klingaman in conjunction with The Sun's 175th on May...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:30 AM
OMAHA -- While the advance buzz over the Olympic swimming trials has been over whether Michael Phelps will swim the 400-meter individual medley, the women's 400 IM has a bit of intrigue of its own.
Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:13 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — It's on: Michael Phelps will seek to qualify for the London Olympics in the 400-meter individual medley Monday morning, a grueling event that he just can't seem to quit.
The event will open the trials here, as well as the Games...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Dana Vollmer got the first women's race, the 100-meter butterfly, off to a blazing start, setting a U.S. Open and trials record in the preliminaries with a 56.59-second finish. It lasted only until the semi-finals Monday night, when it was broken by a 56....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Katie Hoff may be out of contention for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after failing to qualify in the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries this morning.
North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Allison Schmitt won the prelims, besting the likes of Dana...