Articles by Annika Johnson

Dartmouth Reinstates All 5 Programs After Title IX Claims

After nearly 7 months, Dartmouth has decided to immediately reinstate men and women’s swimming and diving, men and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing.


Santa Clara County Allows Stanford Teams to Resume Competition Outside County

Santa Clara County updated their Mandatory Directive for Collegiate and Professional Sports to allow teams to compete outside the county and train indoors.


California Loosens COVID Restrictions, Allows Inter-Team Competitions

The statewide stay-at-home order was lifted on January 25th, allowing 2 of USA Swimming’s largest LSC’s to resume competitions between 2 or more teams.


Michigan Pauses All Athletics Due to Positive COVID Tests for New Variant

World champion Maggie MacNeil is one Wolverine uniquely affected as she would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine in order to return home to Canada.


Alabama Beats Georgia Tech in Ozzie Quevedo’s First Meet as Interim Head Coach

Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (above) won a pair of headline breaststroke duels against Alabama’s Derek Maas, but Alabama took the team win in a squeaker.


Texas A&M Celebrates Opening of New $7.8 Million Swimming and Diving Facility

The Anne S. & Henry B. “Hank” Paup ’70 Pavilion has given the Aggies new training space, renovated locker rooms, a team lounge…


15-Year-Old Maggie Papanicholas Drops 1:02.02 100 Yard Breast

15-year-old Maggie Papanicholas was within one second of her lifetime best 100 breast which placed her 1st at the Wisconsin 18&Under Championships in December

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The 5 Biggest Stories From the January 2021 Pro Swim Series

Class of 2013 Texas alumnus Austin Surhoff (above) posted 2 new lifetime bests to place 2nd in the 50 free (22.54) and 3rd in the 100 free (49.76).


World Record Holder Regan Smith Scratches 200 Back Final in San Antonio

World record holder Regan Smith and men’s top seed Will Grant scratched the 200 back final in San Antonio. Smith was ranked 3rd after prelims this morning.


17-Year Old Aiden Hayes Blasts Lifetime Best 1:58.33 in 200m Fly

In Richmond, Aiden Hayes (above) put down 2 lifetime best 200 meter fly times on Saturday, dropping 3 seconds from his personal best going into this meet.


Hannah Womer Swims Best Time in 200 Free as Florida State Rolls on Senior Day

On their senior day, the FSU Seminoles raced to a 188-90 victory on the men’s side and a 226-48 win on the women’s side over the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs.

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Casas Swims a Pair of 51-Second Butterflies at San Antonio Pro Swim

A&M junior Shaine Casas’ previous lifetime best was set at 52.15 in 2019. Today, he posted a 51.91 in prelims, the 15th fastest time in the world this season.

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Klete Keller Turns Himself in to Authorities for Capitol Riot Charges

One day after he was charged for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, Klete Keller turned himself into authorities and was released without bail.


Amy Bilquist Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Bilquist’s shoulder pain started before she left for the 2020 International Swimming League. After recovery, she plans to continue training for Olympic Trials


Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller in US Capitol During Clashes, Video Shows

A video posted to Twitter appears to show Olympian Klete Keller among the protestors inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda during the insurrection last Wednesday.