Articles by Matthew Harder

2021 U.S. Open Championships Live Recap: Day 4 Finals

Thomas Heilman has dropped the 100 free but will race the 200 fly, which allows him the opportunity to go after Phelps’ 200 fly NAG Record (1:59.02).


Miami (OH) Invite: GCU Men Go 7-For-7 On The Night, Sweep Day 2 Events

On night 2, the Miami Redhawk women and GCU men have extended their leads even further over the other two teams. The GCU men won 7 out of 7 events on Friday.

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2021 Minnesota Invite: Day 3 Prelims Recap

Minnesota’s Max McHugh will have a battle tonight in the men’s 100 breast, as Texas’ Caspar Corbeau is the top qualifier out of prelims.


Ledecky Closes In 58.4, Negative Splits Smooth 4:01.6 400 Free Prelim

Ledecky dominated the 400 free heats, taking the top seed by nearly 12 seconds in a time of 4:01.64 while negative-splitting with 200s of 2:01.16/2:00.48.


Watch: Dressel-Less Condors Win ISL Playoff Match 6 + More Race Videos

Cali didn’t have Caeleb Dressel in Match 6, but several key Condors contributed to the team’s victory, including Kelsi Dahlia and Beata Nelson (Pictured).


Futures Qualifier Grant Wodny (2023) Stays In-State, Verbals To Minnesota

Grant Wodny will stay-in state and is Minnesota’s 1st male recruit for 2023. Wodny is a Futures qualifier in both freestyle and butterfly events.

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WATCH: Shymanovich Resets 100 Breast WR & More ISL Playoff Match 5 Race Videos

Watch Ilya Shymanovich re-break his 100 breast world record (55.28), Ryan Murphy break the American/ISL Record in the 50 back (22.53) and several other races.


Wave I Olympic Trials Qualifier Abby O’Sullivan (2023) Commits To Notre Dame

Abby O’Sullivan verbally committed to Notre Dame shortly after a fantastic summer of racing that was highlighted with a 400 IM Olympic Trials cut.

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European Juniors Silver Medalist Mark Torok Dominik Verbals To Wisconsin

European Juniors 200 butterfly silver medalist Mark Torok Dominik has verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2022).


7x Iowa HS State Champion Scarlet Martin Switches Commitment To Iowa

Senior Scarlet Martin has switched her commitment plans from Florida to Iowa for the fall of 2022 following her 3-peat of the 100 fly at Iowa HS state.


TAC Titans Demolish 11-12 Mixed Medley Relay NAG Record

The TAC Titans set a new National Age Group (NAG) Record in the 11-12 400 SCY mixed medley relay (3:55.19) by over 11 seconds on Saturday.


Iowa Girls HS State: Scarlet Martin 3-Peats 100 Fly, Ames’ Donald Wins 4 Events

Scarlet Martin (pictured) won the 100 fly in 53.44, just off her state record time of 53.01 from 2020. This is Martin’s third time winning the event at state.

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National Jr. Team Members Hayes, Novelline Highlight Illinois HS State Finals

Leah Hayes re-broke both of her state records from Friday’s prelims, while Carly Novelline won three events and led New Trier to their 14th team title.


Parkhe, Hayes, and Gridley Smash Illinois HS Records At State Prelims

Leah Hayes set the IHSA state records in both the 200 IM (1:56.62) and the 100 free (48.41) on Friday, shortly after coming off her FINA World Cup stops.


Winter Juniors Qualifier Maguire Sheppard Verbals To Miami (Ohio)

Maguire Sheppard looks to carry the momentum from a huge summer, which included a Winter Juniors cut, into his last SCY season prior to arriving in Oxford.

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