Articles by Matthew Harder

Penn State Hires Alabama All-American Mia Nonnenberg As Assistant Coach

Nonnenberg brings a wealth of experience to Penn State, having swam at Alabama and having coaching stints at Bama, Eastern Michigan, and West Florida.

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Sean Mackey (2022) Verbals To Kentucky

Mackey achieved his first Winter Juniors cut in July, and has steadily improved in his mid-distance freestyle events, as well as the 400 IM.

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William & Mary Alum, USMS Record Holder Katie Grier Dies At 43

W&M alum and USMS All-Star Katie Grier died in August after several months of advanced metastatic breast cancer complications.

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Pool/Open Water Specialist MaKayla Ciancanelli Verbals to South Carolina

Ciancanelli has qualified for Futures in free, fly, and IM events, but also placed 9th at the 2021 USA Swimming Open Water Jr. National Championships.

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ASCA Elects New Board of Directors and Officer Positions

Bill Dorenkott, the head coach at Ohio State, was one of the candidates that ASCA has filled for new positions within their Board of Directors and officers.

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The Benefits of Qualifying For The USA Swimming National Team

Of the 114 athletes, there are 51 athletes on the 2021-2022 USA Swimming National Team that competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Ben Proud Unleashes 18.1 SCM 50 Free (With Fins) From A Push At ENS Practice

Energy Standard’s Ben Proud pushed an 18.1 50 SCM free (with fins) at the end of their speed endurance workout in Naples.

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Cassidy Lima (2022) Verbals to UNC-Wilmington

Cassidy Lima’s current 50 freestyle time would’ve ranked her as the 2nd fastest performer on the team last year, only behind CAA Champion Evan Arsenault.

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Garret Green Decides To Stay In-State, Changes Commitment To Texas A&M

After originally committing to swim at the University of Tennessee, Garret Green has changed his commitment to Texas A&M.

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Reed Robelot Makes A Return To Collegiate Coaching, Joins Miami (Ohio) Staff

Robelot will return to collegiate coaching after several stints at Division I schools, including Wisconsin-Green Bay, Virginia Tech, WKU, and Houston.

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Alberto Pinto, Former Cielo Coach, Begins Working With Team Portugal

Alberto Pinto da Silva, known for coaching Cesar Cielo at Pinheiros, is leading Team Portugal through Paris 2024 and started work last week.

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Olympic Champion Pernille Blume Swaps Fins For Heels, Joins Danish Dance Show

Pernille Blume will spend some of her off-season in the dance studio, competing on the Danish celebrity dance show ‘Vild Med Dans’.

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Arizona State Adds Former Wildcat, Redshirt Sophomore David Schlicht

Schlicht is a redshirt sophomore, meaning he has 3 seasons of NCAA eligibility left. At the 2021 NCAA Championships, he placed 4th and 6th in the 200/400 IM.

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FINA Ultramarathon Swim Series 2021: Jouisse, Occhipinti Win 36km in Italy

France’s Caroline Laure Jouisse and Italy’s Alessio Occhipinti won the 36km races at the Capri-Napoli leg of the 2021 FINA Ultramarathon Swim Series.

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Texas Men’s Swimming & Diving Team Hangs 15th National Championship Banner

The Texas men’s swim team won their 15th NCAA Team Championship in 2021, and celebrated by hanging their new banner in the Lee and Joe Jamail Swimming Center.

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