Articles by Lauren Neidigh

Julie Woody Has a Breakthrough with Olympic Trials Cut at Savannah Time Trials

Her 25.95 dipped a few hundredths under the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials cut. This was her first best time in the event since 2017. 

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Hamilton Clocks First Olympic Trials Cuts with 25.7/55.1 at Last Minute Meet

Hamilton dropped over half a second in the 50 free, racing to a lifetime best 25.74. Her 55.13 in the 100 free was a huge drop of nearly 2 seconds.

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7 Services Your Team Can Use to Stay in Touch While You’re Remote

While practices are cancelled due to precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus, there are a few tools teams can use to stay in touch remotely.

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Loggerhead Time Trial: Harris Smashes Best with Video of Swim for NCAA Coaches

Though Florida Swimming didn’t sanction time trials, they came up with a creative approach. Coaches filmed at least 2 races to send to college coaches.


Bachman and Bradley Develop Guide to Help Clubs through Coronavirus Adversity

The guide gives advice on finance and budgeting for clubs, online learning and meeting resources, and how to keep engaging throughout practice cancellations.

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Weyant Makes Big Drops in 200 Back, 200 Fly on Day 2 of Sarasota Time Trials

Weyant made an even bigger drop in the 200 back, breaking 2:00 for the first time in 1:57.22. That’s a best by over 3.5 seconds.


U.S. National Teamer Emma Weyant Clocks Lifetime Best 200 FR in SYS Time Trial

U.S. National Teamer Emma Weyant, a Virginia commit, won 4 events as Sarasota held a time trial on Friday after meet cancellations due to the coronavirus.


2020 NIC Championships: Watson, Poletta Win Double on Thursday

Cleveland State’s Dominic Poletta dropped over half a second in the 50 fly at this meet, winning the race in 21.14. He returned to win the 50 free.


Brownstead, Jensen Post 43s in 100 Free Prelims Before PIAA 3A Finals Cancelled

After setting a National HS Record in the 50 free, State College’s Matthew Brownstead clipped his lifetime best in prelims of the 100 free with a 43.29.


Duke, Kansas, and Rice Suspend Athletic Acitvities for Coronavirus Precaution

As the coronavirus continues to impact athletic events worldwide, a handful of universities have suspended athletic activities for the foreseeable future.


CDC: No Indication that Covid-19 Can Spread to Humans Through Treated Pools

As long as pools are properly maintained and disinfected through the use of chlorine and bromine, the virus should be removed or inactivated.


Stanford Commit Rick Mihm Drops 1:43 200 IM at Pennsylvania 3A States

Mihm, a Stanford commit, dropped a second, winning the race in 1:43.98. That’s within a couple of tenths of what it took to qualify for 2020 NCAAs.


Brownstead Breaks Dressel’s Nat’l HS Record with 19.2, Posts 18.6 50 FR Anchor

That was a lifetime best by 3 tenths and took down the former National High School Record set by Caeleb Dressel in 2013.


2020 W. NCAA Previews: Hansson, MacNeil, and Brown Set for 100 Fly Showdown

The 100 fly is one of the most anticipated showdowns, featuring 2 women tied as the NCAA Record holders and a 3rd who holds the American Record.


2020 W. NCAA Previews: Weitzeil Aiming for 2nd Sub-21 to Defend 50 Free Title

Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, the reigning NCAA Champion, made history this season as the first woman to break 21 in the 50 free.