Articles by Coleman Hodges

Andrei Minakov Breaks Down 51 100 Fly, Training in California (Video)

Just like in the 100 free final last night, Andrei Minakov of the Terrapins wasted no time in establishing a big lead early in the men’s 100 fly, clocking a time of 51.88 to pick up a decisive victory


Claire Tuggle Speaks on Her 2nd 400 Win in As Many Days (Video)

Tuggle successfully went 2-for-2 to book the win in the 400 free with a new personal best time of 4:10.11

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Alexandra Crisera Breaks Down 200 Back JR Title (Video)

After lowering her PB in prelims, Alexandra Crisera of Beach Cities Swimming took off another six tenths down to 2:12.52 to win the women’s 200 back title

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Jason Louser Wins 400 IM in 4:18 on 3rd Taper Meet of the Season (Video)

Louser closed well in 59.69 to seal the win in 4:18.59, dropping his previous best of 4:20.70 (set at Nationals) to move into the top-25 all-time in the 17-18 age group

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JR’s Champ Christiana Regenauer Barely Made D-Final Last Year (Video)

The Louisville commit came to the junior national meet last year, but you may not have realized it

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Zane Grothe Compares Being USA’s “Distance Guy” to Trading Cards (Video)

Zane Grothe has only gotten better as this meet has gone on. He picked up another win tonight as he built a lead, swimming under American Record pace, through the front half

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Kosuke Kitajima is Taking Chase Kalisz out for Sushi in Tokyo (Video)

It’s clear that Kalisz is saving his best for Pan Pacs, but he was less than 2 tenths shy of his best to win it tonight in 1:55.73.


Margo Geer: “Kinda still feel like I’ve got some more in the tank” (Video)

After taking a post-2016 break, Indiana’s Margo Geer has been making a comeback. Geer, who put up her bests in the sprint free races this year during the Pro Swim Series, was 3rd in 24.79


Michael Andrew Finds Freedom to Race (Video)

Michael Andrew has done it again, knocking 2 tenths off his best in 21.49 to win his 3rd of the 4 stroke 50s this week


How Does Simone Manuel Handle the 13-Hour Plane Ride to Tokyo? (Video)

Simone Manuel completed the sprint sweep in a new U.S. Open and Meet Record of 24.10. But how will she handle the trip to Tokyo?


Ella Eastin Speaks Openly About Mono, Making Pan Pacs Team (Video)

After coming down with mono weeks before US nationals, Ella Eastin has made her first major international travel team


Grant Shoults: “I felt like I belonged” (Video)

In his own words, it’s a big relief for Grant Shoults to finally make a big boy team


Leah Smith Tapered at Altitude for Nationals (Video)

As expected, fellow Olympic medalist Leah Smith was far ahead of the rest of the field in a 4:02.21 for 2nd


Meili: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to keep swimming” (Video)

Olympic silver medalist Katie Meili held off 200 breast champ Micah Sumrall for 2nd, making it likely she’ll head to Pan Pacs after just completing a year of law school


Katie Ledecky: “I’ve learned this lesson thousands of times before” (Video)

Katie Ledecky was under her own World Record pace until the final 50 meters, but fell off, still dominating in the 10th fastest performance ever in 3:59.09


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