Articles by Anne Lepesant

#SwimDadMonday: A Conversation with Jeff Julian

In honor of Father’s Day, Anne talks to swim dad Jeff Julian about his experiences raising -and coaching- his son, Trenton.

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara: Day Four Prelims Live Recap

Missy Franklin will close out the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara with the 200 back and 100 free, two of her strongest events.


Teenager Rescued from Shallow Water Blackout at Swim Practice in SF Bay Area

A 17-year-old was rescued at swim practice after nearly drowning from shallow water blackout.

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Irvine Novaquatics Boys Break 10&U 200M Free Relay NAG Record

Irvine NOVA’s Humberto Najera, Joey Chang, Joel Hernandez, and Mitchell Schott broke the boys 10&U national age group record in the 200m freestyle relay with 2:01.35

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2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara: Saturday PM Heat Sheets-Boyle Scratches, Clark Smith Drops 2Fly

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu is scheduled to swim in three finals on Day Three of 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara.


2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara: Day Three Prelims Live Recap

Day Three of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara will feature Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, Katinka Hosszu, Cody Miller, and a host of other big names tuning up for national and international competition this summer.


AgonSwim Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 6/17/2015

Twelve Weekly Wonders out of twelve different meets in twelve different LSCs. And here they are, the AgonSwim Weekly Wonders for the weekend of June 12-14, 2015.

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Boyle, McBroom Open 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara with Distance Titles

Michael McBroom (pictured) won the men’s 800 on opening day at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara. His time of 7:54.21 ranks 15th in the world this year. Runner-up Connor Jaeger (7:54.47) is now 16th.


Columbia Women’s Swimming and Diving Hires Demerae Christianson as Assistant Coach

The Columbia Lions have added Demerae Christianson to their staff as assistant coach of women’s swimming.

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10 Things Swimmers Say to Each Other They Can’t Say to Their “Normal” Friends

Swimmers have a language unto themselves. The way we talk to each other is different from the way we talk to our non-swimmer friends. Here are ten examples…


Dartmouth Adds Assistant Coaches Blaire Bachman and Eliot Scymanski for 2015-16

Dartmouth College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, which under head coach Jim Wilson is one of the last…

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Yale Captain Andrew Heymann: 5 Reasons “Athletics” is Most Important College Class

Andrew Heymann, the recently-graduated captain of Yale men’s swimming and diving team, delivered a thoughtful reflection on what he got out of four years as a student-athlete in New Haven, in a speech he gave at the annual Senior Student-Athlete Reception.


#SwimMomMonday: Meet Erica, Mom of American Record-Holder, Kelsi Worrell

This week Anne talks with another extraordinary swim parent: Erica Worrell, mom to Kelsi, Taylor, Kyle, Jared, Lindi & Skylar.


Photo Vault: 46th Annual Seal Beach Rough Water Swim

It was a perfect day for an open water race in Southern California on Saturday, when Seal Beach Swim Club…

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Aussie Star Brittany Elmslie Out of Worlds After Tumor Surgery

Australia’s Brittany Elmslie, shown here at 2013 World Championships, has pulled out of The Australian Dolphins Swim Team for 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

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