Articles by Charlotte Wells

Penn State Names Sean Schimmel Associate Head Coach

Sean Schimmel will take on the role of associate head coach at Penn State after spending the past season as an assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio).


Long Time USA Swimming Volunteer Russell White Dies Aged 82

Russell White, a dedicated USA Swimming volunteer at local, national and international competitions for over 25 years, died at the age of 82.

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Mewen Tomac Breaks French National Record in the 200 Meter Back

Tokyo Olympian Mewen Tomac sets a new French national record in the 200 back with a time of 1:55.54 at the French Elite Championships.

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Anastasia Kirpichnikova Qualifies for French Olympic Team After Previously Representing Russia

The Russian native changed her sporting nationality to French last April, allowing her to represent France at the upcoming Paris Olympics.


2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Heilman’s Time To Shine In Men’s 200 Fly

After a breakout performance last summer, Thomas Heilman looks like he’s ready to take over as the America’s next great 200 butterfly swimmer.


2024 U.S. Olympic Trials Previews: Battle Brewing Behind Ledecky In Women’s 400 Free

With Katie Ledecky well clear of the field, the most interesting race in the women’s 400 free will be the fight for the second Olympic roster spot.


Canadian Junior Olympic Trials Qualifier Alex Pilieci Signed to Le Moyne College (2024)

2024 Canadian Junior Olympic Trials qualifier Alex Pilieci, who specializes in fly and IM, will be heading to swim at Le Moyne College in the fall.

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2024 Australian Olympic Trials Previews: The Battles

The women’s 100 freestyle is absolutely loaded at the Australian Olympic Trials, making for some surefire fireworks in Brisbane.


2024 Australian Olympic Trials Previews: The Veterans

As Australian Trials inch closer, here is a look at where some of the nation’s top-ranked Olympic veterans stand in the lineup leading up to racing.


Former UMBC Swimmers Reject Settlement Offer from DOJ Amidst Lawsuit Against University

Six former University of Maryland swimmers rejected a $4.1 million settlement from the Justice Department, continuing their lawsuit against the university.


Arizona High School Finalist Courtney Crawford To Swim at University of Idaho (2024)

Arizona state finalist Courtney Crawford, who specializes in breaststroke and IM, has signed to the University of Idaho for swimming.

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2024 Australian Olympic Trials Previews: The Locks

With the Australian Swimming Trials coming up around the corner, here’s a look at some of the swimmers who are near shoo-ins to make the Olympic team.


Indianapolis Tickets are Punched as Competitors Rack Up Trials Cuts at Charlotte Open

Several of the southeast’s top swimmers posted new Olympic Trials cuts, including multiple first-ever qualifications, at the Martha McKee Charlotte Open.


Scottish Olympic Champion David Wilkie Dies at 70

David Wilkie, a Scottish swimmer and British Olympic champion, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 after battling cancer.


Drowning Rate Among Kids Sees Resurgence Following Years of Decline

The drowning rate of children aged 1-4 has increased by about 28% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the CDC.