Articles by Hannah Close

Leon Marchand Aims to “Change Swimming”, Takes Out His 200 IM in 44.07

Marchand details his gutsy first 100 yards: “We can change swimming by doing this… just take it out faster than we think we are capable of.”


Ana Hazlehurst Erases Anita Nall’s 31-year-old LSC Record

Ana Hazlehurst set a new 15-16 Maryland LSC record in the 100 yard breast at the Maryland LSC Senior Championships in St. Mary’s County, MD.

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Carson Foster on Texas 800 Free Relay Victory: “We thrive off of racing with each other”

Foster shares his appreciation for other relay members saying, “there’s not a group of guys that I feel more comfortable getting on the block with.”


Nyls Korstanje on Wolfpack Relay Win: “There’s something special in the water here”

Korstanje shares what this win means to the Wolfpack, their first NCAA relay title since they were at this pool in 2018.


Ella Nelson Reflects on Her NCAA Career, Shares Plans For the Future

Nelson plans to take a few weeks to decide whether she will continue swimming: “I probably will be back… I honestly haven’t told anyone that.”


Alex Walsh Says NCAA Team Title is “A whole team effort”, Goes Beyond Those Racing

Alex Walsh says team title comes from more than just those at the meet, “whether your last meet is the Cav Invite, ACC’s or NC’s, you still get that ring.”


Torri Huske on Not Winning Gold: “I have to remember to compare myself to myself”

Stanford’s Torri Huske, a sophomore, shares what it was like competing in some of the most competitive heats in NCAA history.


Claire Curzan on 200 Back Title: “I’ve been putting in a lot of backstroke work”

Claire Curzan details how certain aspects of her training has changed since being at Stanford and gushes about how much fun she is having.

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Todd DeSorbo on UVA’s Recent Success: “There’s no way it could have gone any better”

“Never in my wildest dreams would’ve thought in just three years we would win, and then in three more years we’d have won three in a row,” Desorbo said.


Kelly Pash on Longhorn Dominance in 200 Fly: “Tonight, in the race, is how we train”

Longhorns Kelly Pash and Dakota Luther discuss what it’s like training together, Texas’s recent success and their plans for the futuer.


Kensey McMahon on Her Impact on ‘Bama Swimming : “Being the Rising Tide”

Kensey McMahon shares Alabama Swimming’s goals for the future, details how she balances open water and pool training and competition.

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Kate Douglass on Performances at NCAA’s: “I’ve kind of left myself a little speechless”

Douglass, a senior for Virginia, took home 7 golds, and every one of her individual swims at this meet was a new NCAA record.


Gretchen Walsh: “It’s such a privilege to even be able to say that I’m on this team”

Walsh, only a sophomore for Virginia, took home 6 golds and one silver at this meet and broke several NCAA records in the process.


Taylor Ruck on 200 Free Win, Being a “fifth-year granny”

Ruck shares that she was happy to grab points for Stanford and that not hitting a best time is just “more fuel to the fire.”


Lydia Jacoby on 100 Breast Win: “I knew that I could win it”

Jacoby details how she strategized her race, taking her time going out and setting herself up for a great second 50 yards.