Articles by Madeleine Lepesant

Maxine Parker Becomes 2nd Fastest 17-18 50 Freestyler in US History in Budapest

Maxine Parker of USA shaved off an additional 0.21 seconds and moved up two spots to become the second fastest 17-18 50m freestyler of all-time.


Croatia’s Grgic Shatters CR and WJ Record During Final Day of World Juniors

Franko Grgic of Croatia broke the World Junior, the Championships, and Croatian National Records with the 6th-fastest 1500 time in the world for 2019.


Artur Barseghyan Lowers Own Armenian Record in 100m Free at World Juniors

Artur Barseghyan broke the Armenian national record in during the semi-finals of the 100m free. He set the previous record in Gwangju last month.

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Lani Pallister Breaks the Championships Record in 1500m at World Juniors

Lani Pallister wins gold medal in the 1500m free and breaks Championships Record, previously held by Delfina Pignatiello of Argentina.

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DYNA and LIAC Tie for Women’s High Point; SwimMAC Wins Men’s Meet at Juniors

Dynamo and Long Island Aquatic Club shared the women’s title while SwimMAC Carolina took home the top prize in the men’s meet at 2019 Speedo Juniors.


Tim Connery, Tristen Ulett Win High Point Awards At Speedo Junior Nationals

Tim Connery and Tristen Ulett, pictured above, won the high point awards at Juniors. The swimmers earned 74 and 79 points, respectively.


Justina Kozan Closes 200 IM in 29.15, Now A Top 10 Swimmer Among 15-16 Girls

Justina Kozan of Brea Aquatics raced home in a 29.15 to out-touch Leah Hayes in the 200 IM at Juniors. She is now the 10th fastest 15-16 200 IMer of all-time in the US.


Leah Hayes Creeps Closer to Missy Franklin’s 13-14 200 IM NAG Record

Leah Hayes finished second in the women’s 200 IM at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships. She was only 0.36 seconds off of Franklin’s NAG record.


Leah Hayes Becomes Second Fastest Female 13-14 200 IMer in US History

Leah Hayes dropped 3 seconds in her 200 IM to make herself the second fastest 13-14 200 IMer. She is only a second off of Missy’s Franklin’s NAG record.


2-Time Texas 5A State Champion Olivia Gonder Commits to Illinois State

2-time 2019 Futures qualifier Olivia Gonder has sent her verbal commitment to Illinois State University beginning in the 2020-2021 season.

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Donna Depolo Earns OT Cut in 100 Breast on Day 2 of Mt. Hood Futures

Donna Depolo, a rising junior at Nevada, hit her Olympic Trials cut in prelims on Friday at the Mt. Hood Futures Championships.

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Virginia 6B Region 2 Champion Luke Johnson (2020) Commits to Duke Blue Devils

2x Virginia State high school finalist Luke Johnson has announced his verbal commitment to swim at Duke University beginning in the fall of 2020.

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Winter US Open Qualifier Madeline Dyer Commits to University of Akron

Madeline Dyer of Akron, OH has decided to remain in-state with a verbal commitment to swim at the University of Akron’s class of 2024.

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2019 CCS Finalist Mackenzie Thomas Commits to DI UMBC

Hollister, CA native Mackenzie Thomas will join the UMBC roster beginning in the fall of 2019, where she will continue her academic and athletic careers.

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5x Iowa State Finalist Jacob Keller to Join UNLV Rebels

4-sport high school athlete Jacob Keller has committed to swim for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels beginning in the fall of 2019.

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