Articles by Annika Johnson

FSU Gains Commit From Winter U.S. Open Qualifier Aimee DuHamel

Aimee DuHamel of Academy Bullets Swim Club will join the Seminoles’ butterfly and backstroke training groups. She recently competed at Summer Junior Nationals

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Texas State Finalist Hannah O’Leary Sends Verbal Commit to Texas A&M

Breaststroke and IM specialist Hannah O’Leary is already a four-time Texas high school state finalist. She will join the Aggies’ class of 2023.

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WAC Champion Robyn Edwards Transfers to UConn for Fifth Year

Edwards graduated from Grand Canyon University after a strong 2021-2022 season. She would have been UConn’s fastest 200 backstroker last year by 1.5 seconds.

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Peru’s Brightest Young Star Alexia Sotomayor Moves to Florida, US For High School

16-year-old Alexia Sotomayor holds ten Peruvian national records and was Perú’s fastest backstroker at the 2022 World Championships.


Watch Elmbrook Break 400 Medley Relay NAG, Other Day 5 Race Videos from Juniors

Lucy Thomas was part of Elmbrook’s NAG record-setting relay on Friday. Check out all A final race videos from night five of the Junior National Championships


Elmbrook Lowers Their Women’s LCM 200 Medley Relay 15-18 NAG: 1:51.41

In Irvine, Elmbrook Swim Club’s Maggie Wanezek, Lucy Thomas, Campbell Stoll, and Abby Wanezek lowered their 15-18 NAG from last summer by .10.


Raya Mellott Swims 1:08 100 Breast, 2nd All-Time Fastest 13-14 Behind Amanda Beard

14-year-old Mellott swam a 1:08.77 100 breast in Irvine to become the 2nd all-time fastest 13-14 swimmer behind seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard.


Thomas Heilman Clocks #6 All-Time Fastest 15-16 200 Fly at Juniors, 1:57.84

Thomas Heilman of Cavalier Aquatics broke 13 13-14 national age group records last season in 11 days. Now, he’s after the 15-16 ones.


Alex Shackell Drops 2:09 200 Fly in Irvine, #9 All-Time 15-16

Carmel Swim Club’s Alex Shackell broke 2:10 for the first time to win the girls’ 200 fly, besoming the 9th all-time fastest swimmer in her age group.

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Baylor Nelson Named USA Today Boys High School Swim & Dive Athlete of the Year

Baylor Nelson has seven North Carolina State Championship titles under his belt and has committed to Texas A&M for the fall of 2022.

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Australia Wins Men’s 4×200 Free Relay Gold With New Comm Games Record: 7:04.96

Australia’s Winnington (above), Southam, Incerti, and Horton won gold with a 1.5 second lead over the field at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Jeffcoat and Acevedo Blast Kiwi and Canadian National Records in 50 Back

Javier Acevedo (above) is now the first Canadian under 25.00 in the 50 back while New Zealand’s Jeffcoat cracked his own national record to win gold.

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Scott Ties Scotland’s Most Decorated Commonwealth Games Athlete of All Time

Duncan Scott’s bronze medal win in the 100 free today marks his 10th Commonwealth Games medal, the most medals any Scottish athlete has ever won at the Games.

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Kaylee McKeown Hits Commonwealth Games Record in 200 Back, 2:05.6, to Win Gold

Defending Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown of Australia cracked Kylie Masse’s Commonwealth Games record by .38 to win gold in Birmingham.


2022 U.S. Nationals: Day 5 Finals Preview, #5 DeLoof Scratches 50 Free

200 IM top seed Shaine Casas (above) came within .8 of his best time this morning, a time that ranks him as the 7th all-time fastest American in the event.