Articles by Anne Lepesant

Start Lists for Day 5 Finals at World Juniors: Nary A Scratch in Sight

Nandor Nemeth will swim in the semifinals of the 100 free on Sunday night at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.


Michael Andrew: I wrote 21.75 on papers and put them all around the house

Michael Andrew of Team USA did the improbable: he set a precise goal time in the 50m freestyle, 21.75, and hit it on the nose. Not once, but twice.


2017 World Junior Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap

Rikako Ikee of JPN is the top seed in the women’s 100 fly at Junior World Championships.


Eva Merrell Scratches 100 Fly Heats on Day 5 of Junior Worlds

USA’s Eva Merrell, the number 4 seed in the women’s 100 fly, does not appear on Sunday’s start list.


Penny Oleksiak “There’s always ways to get better… I’m willing to put in the work”

Penny Oleksiak has been the not-so-secret weapon for Canada’s relays at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. In this interview she explains why she came to Indy, and what keeps her motivated.


Regan Smith “Taking Things One Day at a Time, One Swim at a Time”

“I’m really trying to take things one day at a time, one swim at a time. Just trying to keep on working hard in practice, doing all that I can to improve. I’ll just see where it takes me.”


Only 1 Scratch for Day 4 Finals at World Junior Championships

Anastasiya Shkurdai of BLR, who qualified 15th for the women’s 50m back semifinals, is the only scratch on Day 4 finals session at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

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2017 World Junior Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Hungary’s Anja Kesely is seeded 3.5 seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 400 free, whose heats will take place on Saturday morning at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.


Faith Knelson Drops 200 IM Heats on Day 4 at FINA World Juniors

Canada’s Faith Knelson has opted out of the women’s 200 IM heats on Saturday morning. She is the top seed in the 100 breast final, which takes place Saturday night.

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Florida State Reels in Verbal from Canada’s Maddie McDonald

Maddie McDonald, from Windsor, Ontario, has given her verbal commitment for the 2018-19 season to Neal Studd and his coaching staff at Florida State University. 

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NCISAA Record-holder Ellie Henry Verbally Commits to William and Mary

Ellie Henry of The O’Neal School and Sandhills Sand Sharks has verball committed to William and Mary for 2018-19.

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Kolesnikov, Zirk, Scratch 50 Back Heats on World Juniors Day 3

There are only a handful of scratches out of heats on Day Three at FINA World Junior Championships.


Kolesnikov is Again the Only Absence from Heats, on Day 2 of World Juniors

Kliment Kolesnikov of Russian Federation, who did not swim in Wednesday’s heats where he was top seed in the 100-meter backstroke, has also bowed out of Thursday’s prelims session, where he was #3 in the 200 IM.


Nicolò Martinenghi Lowers Own WJR to 59.01 in 100 Breast at FINA World Juniors

Italy’s Nicolò Martinenghi broke the Championship Record and lowered his own World Junior Record in the 100 breast on Wednesday night, swimming in semifinals at FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.


Irina Krivonogova is Only Scratch for Day 1 Finals at World Juniors

Irina Krivonogova of the Russian Federation has ceded her spot to South Africa’s Rebecca Meder in the final of the women’s 400 IM on Day One of 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

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