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  • Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success

    Flintridge Sacred Heart's Kirsten Vose led Tologs to even more success
    In a sport characterized by individual accomplishment in which success is most often defined by tenths of a second, Kirsten Vose's past season at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was hardly one that ran along traditional definitions. In a nod to the...
  • Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game

     Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game
    IRVINE, Calif. — Even after Michael Phelps swam this season's world-leading time in the Friday morning heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. championships, his coach still was concerned about Phelps' ability to swim two strong races in a day....
  • Swimming lessons alone will not prevent drowning

    Especially in summer, childhood drowning is an ever-present concern. Between 2000 and 2005, 6,900 U.S. children died from non-boating accidental drowning. The rate of drowning was almost four times higher for children one to two years old, and twice as...
  • Katie Ledecky sets world record in 400 freestyle

     Katie Ledecky sets world record in 400 freestyle
    IRVINE, Calif. — She ripped off her outer swim cap and threw it into the pool, raised one fist and then the other and pounded the water with both. It was a rare unfettered display of emotion from Katie Ledecky. It also was perfectly befitting...
  • Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different

    Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different
    Earlier this week, swimmer Missy Franklin compared the U.S. National Championships to a hypothetical event in which LeBron James is playing games with a bunch of high school players. Olympians like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky compete...
  • Hawaii: Oahu festival honors surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku

    Hawaii: Oahu festival honors surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku
    Get ready for Duke’s OceanFest, an annual celebration along Waikiki beach that includes surfing, swimming and life saving, among other events. The Oahu festival, in its 13th year, will take Aug. 16-24 and will pay tribute to the legacy of Duke...
  • Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...
  • Mayo: Docs vs. Glocks ruling stunning and scary

    Mayo: Docs vs. Glocks ruling stunning and scary
    When my daughter was younger and we went to her pediatrician, the doctor asked me a couple of questions: Do you have any guns in the house? And, do you have a pool? My answers: No, and yes. As a pool owner, I wasn't offended that she asked. She...
  • "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 seventh in 100-meter freestyle final

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100-meter freestyle final
    IRVINE, Calif. -- Michael Phelps began the most important meet of his comeback Wednesday with a stroke he admitted was shaky in a race he has rarely attempted against the best competition. That set-up led to an uncustomary disappointing result, with...
  • Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae

    Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae
    The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole...