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  • "Pure backstroker" Grevers hopes to hold off Phelps

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Matt Grevers was “pleasantly surprised” by his time in Saturday morning’s heats of the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Championships. No wonder. His clocking of 53.11 seconds not only was fastest in the field by...
  • Michael Phelps finishes second in 100-meter butterfly at national championships

    Michael Phelps finishes second in 100-meter butterfly at national championships
    IRVINE, Calif. — Michael Phelps has passed so many tests in his swimming career that it's easy to assume he'll always surmount the next one. But he faced an unfamiliar predicament Friday, trying to overcome a clumsy start to the Phillips 66...
  • Baltimore para-swimmer Snyder wins fourth title at Pan Pacific

    Baltimore para-swimmer Snyder wins fourth title at Pan Pacific
    Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder of Baltimore won his fourth title of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif., winning the men's 100-meter freestyle S11 on Friday, the third day of competition at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center....
  • Michael Phelps is a touch off in 100 butterfly at U.S. swim nationals

    Michael Phelps' bid for his most important win since announcing his return to swimming in April came up just short Friday night, when he missed a victory in the 100-meter butterfly by a hundredth of a second at the U.S. National Championships in Irvine....
  • Jessica Hardy sets record in 50-meter breaststroke at nationals

    Jessica Hardy sets record in 50-meter breaststroke at nationals
    She doesn't remember falling in, but she remembers the feeling of pure panic. She remembers choking and not being able to see anything. She remembers it being the worst kind of chaos. Jessica Hardy was 3 years old, attending a birthday party with her...
  • Timonium's Becca Meyers sets world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

    Timonium's Becca Meyers sets world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
    Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter...
  • Boynton Beach mom teaches local children importance of pool safety

    Florida loses more children younger than 5 to drowning than any other state, according to the Florida Department of Health, but Boynton Beach mom Kristy Wexler would like to change those statistics. The Spanish River High School and Florida Atlantic...
  • Michael Phelps storms back at U.S. swimming championships

    Michael Phelps storms back at U.S. swimming championships
    It didn't take long for Michael Phelps to overcome a discouraging first day at the U.S. swimming championships in Irvine. Phelps rebounded during preliminary heats on Friday morning, swimming the fastest 100-meter butterfly time in the world this year. ...
  • Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin in 200 freestyle

    Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin in 200 freestyle
    Bruce Gemmell smiled and shook his head after being asked if he could come up with an American comparison to his star pupil, Katie Ledecky. Was there another swimmer with the potential to dominate races? No one immediately came to mind. In fact, the...
  • Dog Swim In Wethersfield On Aug. 16

    WETHERSFIELD -- Mill Woods Pond is going to the dogs on Aug. 16. Canines will take over the swim area in Mill Woods Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the town's annual doggie dip. The water will be for hounds only all day long, Parks and Recreation...
  • Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships
    Swimmer Nathan Adrian describes sprinting as being catlike. You eat, take naps, and lounge all day. When it's time to flip the switch, you have to move fast. Apparently, the cats had a hard time waking up Wednesday night. In a slow race across the...