Articles by Anne Lepesant

Total of 39 Records Fall on Day One of Para Pan Pacs

Daniel Dias (S5-BRA) broke the world record in the men’s 50 fly for S5 with his 33.98 in finals.

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Photo Vault: Para Pan Pacs Day One

Up-and-coming Mexican S8-class swimmer Luis Andrades will be competing in the 100 fly at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championship in Pasadena, California.

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A Guide to SwimSwam’s US Nationals Previews

Now that the SwimSwam’s official 2014 U.S. National Championships Pick ‘Em Contest is live, we thought it might be useful…


INTERVIEW: Triple Junior National Champion Sierra Schmidt Discusses Juniors, Training At NBAC

Sierra Schmidt swept the distance free events at Juniors, winning the 400-800-1500. Hear what she has to say about her performance and her new home at NBAC.


INTERVIEW: Hear Why “The Voices” of Juniors Enjoy This Meet So Much

As we wrap up 2014 Speedo Junior Nationals, SwimSwam caught up with Michael Poporat and Sam Kendricks, the voices behind the microphones. They explained why they are so enthusiastic about this meet.


Women’s 400 Meter Freestyle – US Nationals Preview – Impressive Depth after Ledecky

North Baltimore’s Allison Schmitt will try to take on Katie Ledecky for the 400 free crown at Nationals in Irvine.


INTERVIEW: Junior National Champion Michael Andrew and His Coach Assess Performance at Juniors

Michael Andrew, shown here at far right on the podium after his 100 back title at Speedo Junior Nationals, sat down with SwimSwam to discuss his performance during the first four days at Juniors.


INTERVIEW: Corey Okubo Assesses Performance at Juniors; Looks Forward to Nationals

SwimSwam caught up with AquaZot’s Corey Okubo at Junior Nationals in Irvine, where Okubo talked about his performance in the 200 fly and 200 back and laid out his plans for Nationals and for starting Princeton in the fall.

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INTERVIEW: A College Coach’s Perspective on Juniors

Utes’ head coach Joe Dykstra explains why Junior Nationals is such an important meet for recruiting purposes, and what his takeaways have been from the 2014 version.


Camille Lacourt Pulls out of Euros Due to Inflammation of the Hip Flexor

Camille Lacourt announced on Sunday, August 3 that he would be withdrawing from European Championships due to inflammation in his hip.


Abbey Weitzeil of Canyons Ties 50 Free NAG in Time Trials at Juniors

Abbey Weitzeil went a smoking 25.00 time-trialing the 50 free at Juniors on Saturday to tie Kara Lynn Joyce’s national age group record for 17-18 year-old girls.


INTERVIEW: Sergio Lopez-Miro Talks Commonwealth Games, Discusses Status of Bolles Program

Bolles’ Sergio Lopez-Miro, himself a former Olympic medalist, discusses the latest success of his swimmers at the Bolles School, and gives his assessment of where they are as a program.

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Women’s 800 Meter Freestyle – US Nationals Preview – Ledecky Yes, But Who’s Next?

Katie Ledecky is the runaway favorite to win the women’s 800 at Nationals, but who will come in second?


Irvine NovAquatics’ 13-14 Boys Reclaim Their 800 Free Relay NAG

Irvine NovAquatics boys 13-14 free relay broke their second national age group record of the day with a 7:58.03 in the 800 free relay.


Irvine NovAquatics’ 13-14 Boys Destroy NAG in 400 Free Relay

The Irvine NovAquatics boys 13-14 400 free relay of Owen Kao, Justin Nguyen, Andrew Koustik, and Hunter Hitchens went 3:37.77 to break the national age group record on July 27.