Articles by Jared Anderson

The Trials That Would Have Been: Dressel & The 100 Free Thriller On Day 5

Day 5 would have been a banner lineup, including Caeleb Dressel and a deep 100 free field that was perhaps the most anticipated event of Olympic Trials.


Western Illinois Suspends Swimming & Diving Programs Amid Coaching Search

Western Illinois University has suspended it’s men’s & women’s swimming & diving programs effective immediately, citing budgetary and COVID-19-related issues.


SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Pick Virginia As Preseason Favorites In Women’s ACC

It’s not much of a controversy right now: Virginia finds themselves the clear-cut favorites in the women’s ACC swimming & diving race.


Dolfin Swim of the Week: Mark Spitz’s First World Record On This Day in 1967

Olympic legend Mark Spitz made his first foray into the world record books on this day in 1967 – and re-set that world record almost exactly one year later.

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Northwestern Retains & Promotes Andrew Hodgson, Jake Tapp In New Coaching Staff

Northwestern will keep Andrew Hodgson and Jake Tapp on their coaching staff – both have been promoted to associate/assistant head coaching roles.


The Trials That Would Have Been: Ledecky’s 200/1500 Double On Day 4

Today would have marked Katie Ledecky’s 200 free/1500 free double at U.S. Olympic Trials. And Luca Urlando had a shot at history as an 18-and-under.


The Trials That Would Have Been: Smith, Murphy, King On WR Hunt On Day 3

In today’s Olympic Trials session, we would have seen reigning world record holders in back-to-back-to-back races: Regan Smith, Ryan Murphy and Lilly King.


New Jersey Allows Outdoor Pools To Reopen At 50% Capacity

New Jersey has officially moved to Stage 2 of its coronavirus reopening plan, with outdoor pools allowed to reopen at 50% capacity.


The Trials That Would Have Been: Ledecky’s Debut In 400 Free On Day 2

Our predictions for the original-timeline Trials: Ledecky makes a resounding statement in the 400 free, and a men’s 100 breast final steals the show.


Illinois To Allow 50 People or 50% Capacity In Pools As State Moves To Phase 4

Illinois will move to Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Friday, allowing pools to operate at 50% capacity (with a 50-person maximum).


WADA Publishes Athlete Anti-Doping Rights Governing Prize Money, ID Requests

WADA affirmed that athletes can request ID from doping control agents, and also required that prize money be redistributed after a failed doping test.

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The Trials That Would Have Been: Who Would Have Made the Tokyo Olympics Today?

In an alternate timeline, we’re all just starting a week with our eyes and minds glued to live results pages from Omaha at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.


Former HS Swim Coach Indicted For Allegedly Stealing More Than $7,500

A former high school swim coach in Killeen, Texas has been indicted on allegations that he used a school district credit card to steal more than $7,500.


Canada’s High Performance Center – Quebec To Reopen July 4

Swimming Canada’s HPC Quebec has set a tentative July 4 date for restarting its swimming training group, including several top Paralympians.

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Returning Conference Points: Texas Is M. Big 12 Favorites, TCU Youth Rises

Texas has never lost a Big 12 Championship meet and returns a huge scoring group. But TCU’s freshmen actually outscored Texas’s freshmen last year.