Articles by Hannah Hecht

U.S. Olympic Trials: Dave Durden Named Coach of the Meet

Tonight, Dave Durden was named the Coach of the Meet in the closing ceremonies of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.


U.S. Olympic Trials: Ledecky, Phelps Named Swimmers of the Meet

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were named the swimmers of the meet tonight in the closing ceremonies of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Eight Roster Update

Jordan Wilimovsky added the 1500 free to his open water marathon swim in Rio.


Weitzeil’s 50 Free Is Fastest American Textile for 2nd Time in a Row

Abbey Weitzeil posted a 24.28 to take down her own fastest American textile swim in history from last night.


Manuel Unseats Kennedy for 4th-Fastest American 50 Freestyler All-Time

Simone Manuel bypassed Madison Kennedy tonight as the fourth-fastest female American 50 freestyler in history and the second-fastest American textile.


Jimmy Feigen, Blake Pieroni Confirmed for Olympic 400 Free Relay

Blake Pieroni has confirmed that he is on the Rio Olympic team in the men’s 400 free relay, meaning that Jimmy Feigen, who finished one place ahead of him, has made the team as well.


Shannon Vreeland Retires, Starting Vanderbilt Law School in the Fall

Shannon Vreeland has retired from swimming and will be attending law school at Vanderbilt in the fall.


Ervin Becomes Oldest U.S. Male Individual Olympic Swimmer Since 1904

With his second-place finish in the 50 free tonight, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin became the oldest American male swimmer to make the Olympics in an individual event since 1904.


Weitzeil Becomes 3rd-Fastest American 50 Freestyler, Fastest Textile

Abbey Weitzeil and Madison Kennedy threw down the two fastest American textile 50 freestyles in history to become the third and fourth fastest American women in history.


Ledecky Swims 3rd-Fastest 800 Free All-Time (Her 3rd-Fastest Time)

Katie Ledecky posted her third-fastest time in her career, which also happens to be the third-fastest time in history, to win tonight’s 800 free

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Maya DiRado Becomes 5th-Fastest American Female 200 Backstroker in History

Tonight, Maya DiRado scored her third championship of the week to become the fifth-fastest American 200 backstroker in history and the fourth-fastest swimmer in the world this year.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 6 Finals Photo Vault

See photo highlights from the finals of day 6 at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 7 Scratches: Katie Ledecky Drops 50 Free

Katie Ledecky has scratched the 50 free for this morning, likely to rest for her main event, the 800 free tonight.

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Minna Atherton Breaks Own Junior World Record with 59.34 100 Back

Minna Atherton lowered her own Junior World Record in the 100 back today, clocking 59.34 to hold her spot as eighth-fastest swimmer in the world this year.


After Third in 200 Back, Tyler Clary Announces His Retirement

Tonight, after finishing third in the 200 back, Tyler Clary announced his retirement.