Articles by Jared Anderson

Charlotte Grand Prix follows suit, will be dual Masters-sanctioned like Mesa

The Charlotte Grand Prix, like the Mesa stop before it, will be dual sanctioned by USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming, meaning athletes like Nathan Adrian could go after Masters World Records at the competition.


VIDEO INTERVIEW: USMS champ Darian Townsend would love to see 100 IM added to NCAA lineup

Former South African Olympian Darian Townsend won the 100 IM at Masters Nationals in a new USMS record, and he’d like to see the event gain more of a footing in the U.S.


VIDEO INTERVIEW: USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher talks free Learn to Swim opportunities through Masters

With April being Adult Learn to Swim Month, Masters clubs across the country are pitching in to provide cheap or even free swim lessons for adults, Butcher says.

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FAST community rallying around 11-year-old Carter Ciemania after head injury

In April, 11-year-old Carter Ciemania was involved in an accident that left him with a traumatic head injury. His swimming community has come together along with Carter’s extended family and friends to support Carter and his family.


VIDEO INTERVIEW: Masters World Record-holder Cynthia Lewis talks about the life of a Masters swimmer

Masters World Record-holder Cynthia Lewis took time out of her schedule at Masters Nationals to talk to SwimSwam about her schedule and routine as a Masters swimmer.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Roque Santos having fun, heckling friends at Masters Nationals

Santos says his favorite moment of the meet was when he and a friend heckled one of their well-known former teammates (hint: he’s an 11-time Olympic medalist) before the 100 IM.

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Former National Teamer and famed defense attorney Mark Prothero passes away in Washington

Mark Prothero, a U.S. National Team swimmer in the 1970s who became best known as the defense attorney for the Green River serial killer, has died of lung cancer.


VIDEO INTERVIEW: Josh Davis thrilled to watch his hero Matt Biondi swim at Masters Nats

Olympian Josh Davis catches up with SwimSwam’s Mike Lewis to talk about the thrill of competing with his childhood hero Matt Biondi at U.S. Masters Nationals.


Keeping up with the Code: A quick look at some recent rule changes

Keeping up with the ever-evolving swimming rulebook can be hard. Check out this guide for a brief review of some of the rule changes you might not be aware of.


Timing Malfunction: USMS announces Nathan Adrian did not tie American record at Masters Nationals

An error with the timing system means Adrian went 41.13, not the American record-tying 41.08 originally listed.


Tomasz Polewka knocks off Polish record in 50 back at Poland Grand Prix

On the second and final day of the Polish Grand Prix event in Opole, rising star Tomasz Polewka took down a national record in the 50 backstroke, going 25.12.

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Legendary Australian, Danish, Spanish coach Paulus Wildeboer passes away at 59

Paulus Wildeboer, one of the most well-known and well-respected swimming coaches in the world has passed away after an ongoing illness, according to, a Spanish-based sports site.


Longtime So Cal volunteer Marilyn Ann Bolton passes away, celebration of her life scheduled for May 19

Marilyn Ann Bolton, long a staple volunteer in the Southern California swimming scene, passed away on March 30th. Now, a celebration of her life is scheduled for Monday, May 19th at the USC Uytengsu Aquatic Center.


Sweden announces Junior Euros squad, gives update on current European Champs roster qualifiers

Sarah Sjostrom leads the current Euros roster, while 14 swimmers were officially named to the Junior Euros team.

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Senegal to host African Swimming Championships in September

The African Swimming Championships have been officially cleared to move forward in Senegal, according to a press release from the Senegalese Press Agency

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