Articles by Jared Anderson

Top NCAA Women’s Swimming Recruits Of The Past Decade

Katie Ledecky? Missy Franklin? Regan Smith? Who is the top NCAA swimming prospect of the past decade? We rank our top 50 since 2012.


Chris Jacobs, The Godfather of the Olympic Rings Tattoo

The iconic fashion statement for swimmers started in 1988 with a set of inauspicious Olympic rings etched inside another tattoo and covered by a swimsuit.


Fairmont State Alum & Swimwear Brand Founder Kamil Cepelak Dies

Fairmont State University swimming alumnus and Born To Swim co-founder Kamil Cepelak has died at the age of 40 after a battle with colon cancer.

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NOVA Of Virginia’s Dogs Share Quarantine Pool Training

Most club swimmers are on hiatus, but Dante & Luna of NOVA of Virginia found a way to complete an adorable training session.


British Swimming Coach Sentenced For Child Sexual Images

British swim coach Mark Anthony Boyce was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to downloading images of sexual abuse of a child.

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Luca Urlando’s Shoulder Back To Normal; Plans To Attend Georgia for 2020-2021

World Junior champ Luca Urlando is fully recovered from a dislocated shoulder, his coach says, and is still on track to attend UGA next year.


Re-Rank: Top 20 Boys NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2020

It’s an elite class of IMers heading into the NCAA next fall (assuming there’s a season), led by Carson Foster and a host of World Junior medalists.


SwimSwam Pulse: 67% Predict More NCAA Sit-Outs In 2021 Than In 2020

Two thirds of voters said they expect even more athletes to sit out the 2020-2021 NCAA season, even after a huge number of redshirts in 2019-2020.


Dolfin Swim of the Week: Shane Gould’s First WR Came On This Day in 1971

Australia’s Shane Gould is still the only person in history to hold world records in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles at the same time.


Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Looking Back At Maya DiRado’s April of 2016

One Olympic cycle ago, Maya DiRado was completing an impressive month of April that set her up for a first-time Olympic berth and four medals in Rio.


WADA Hands Cases Against 298 Russian Athletes Over To Anti-Doping Organizations

The World Anti-Doping Agency has completed investigations into 298 Russian athletes and has handed case packages to 28 other organizations for further action.


Competitor Coach of the Month: Salo’s Trojans Ruled April of 2012

It’s been a sadly swimming-light month of April, so we’re using our Swimmer of the Month to look back on this month two Olympic cycles earlier.

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Podcast: Schooling Tore Bicep Twice Post-Rio, Regrets Not Red-Shirting

On coach Sergio Lopez’s podcast, Olympic champ Joseph Schooling says he tore his bicep twice in the fall after Rio and wishes he’d sat out the college season.


NCAA To ‘Modernize’ Name-Image-Likeness Rules For Student-Athletes By 2021-2022

The NCAA announced that it would be “modernizing” its rules that currently prevent student-athletes from profiting from their names, images, or likenesses.


Japan’s Shinzo Abe Says Tokyo Olympics ‘Impossible’ If Pandemic Isn’t Contained

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said this week that hosting the Olympics next year would be “impossible” unless the coronavirus pandemic is under control.