Articles by Jared Anderson

Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits In The Girls High School Class of 2023

Olympian Bella Sims headlines the top 20 NCAA swimming recruits in the high school graduating class of 2023 – a strong distance class that is rising fast.


Swim of the Week: U.S. Medley Breaks First Men’s Relay WR Since Super-suit Ban

Since the supersuit ban in 2010, no men’s relay had broken a long course world record in swimming… until last week’s Tokyo Olympic Games.


GMX7 Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming – 8/4/2021

In Texas, 16-year-old Cooper Lucas swam to personal-bests in five different events, all ranking in the top 20 in 15-16 age group history.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 59% Prefer Olympic Medley Relays To Free Relays

More than half of voters preferred the medley relay to either of the free relays at the Olympic Games, per our latest poll.


COACH’S EYE: The Late Breath is Key To Schoenmaker’s 200 Breast World Record

Tatjana Schoenmaker waited to initiate her breath until she’d almost completed her entire breaststroke arm-pull – leading to a world-record 200 breast.


Elber & Crismon Added to SafeSport Banned Database Among Other Updates

Joel Elber of Indiana and Collin Crismon of South Dakota have been added to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s disciplinary database and are ineligible to coach.


COACH’S EYE: Dressel’s Delayed Dolphin Kicks Represent A Growing Trend

Some sharp-eyed viewers on Twitter noticed an evolution of underwater kicking technique in one of the world’s best underwater kickers.


Teagan O’Dell Ties Simone Manuel For #14 All-time In 13-14 100 Free Ranks

With a 56.34 in prelims of today’s West Summer Champs, 14-year-old Teagan O’Dell cracked the top 15 all-time in USA Swimming’s age group 100 free ranks.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 7 Finals Preview

Caeleb Dressel could swim three times tonight, chasing a 100 fly world record, a historic 50 free barrier, and the first-ever mixed medley relay Olympic gold.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 7 Prelims Live Recap

Caeleb Dressel will lead the men’s 50 free, aiming to become the first man to go under 21 seconds in the 50 free since the bodysuit ban of 2010.


USOPC Clears Andrew, Says Athletes Are Not Required To Wear Masks in Interviews

After reports that Michael Andrew had not worn a mask during an interview, the USOPC confirmed that athletes are not required to wear masks in interviews.


Competitor Coach of the Month: Anthony Nesty

Coach Anthony Nesty’s Florida swimmers have shown up in force in the NCAA – and now they’ve done the same on the Olympic stage.


Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Lydia Jacoby

Lydia Jacoby wasn’t the most-hyped junior on the U.S. Olympic team heading into the summer. But she delivered when it counted with a massive Olympic upset.


Swim of the Week: Ahmed Hafnaoui’s Shocker In Olympic 400 Free

Tunisian 18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui put together one of the most unpredictable – and memorable – swims of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


SwimSwam Pulse: 62% Think Texas Should Join the SEC

About 61.6% of voters supported a potential University of Texas move to the SEC for NCAA athletics, including swimming & diving.