Articles by Matt Rees

The Meet Of Tears: U.S. Olympic Trials

At every Trials, there’s a small subset of about 25 swimmers who carry a heavy burden: they miss qualifying for the Olympics by a single spot.

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How Eddie Reese Became The Most Successful College Coach In Swimming

Reese has built an incredible legacy at the University of Texas, leading the men’s team to unparalleled excellence.

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Rip Esselstyn: Get Plant Strong

Esselstyn, an author, former swimmer and firefighter, is on a crusade to transform the American diet.

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Woodson, James Madison Win VHSL Class 6 Championships; Huske and Grimm Shine

The Woodson boys and James Madison girls won VHSL Class 6 State Championships yesterday, while Torri Huske set a new national public school 100 fly record.

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Phoebe Bacon Phenomenal At Metros As Stone Ridge & Gonzaga Win Team Titles

Phoebe Bacon won the 100 back and 200 IM at the 2020 Metro Championships in record-setting fashion as Stone Ridge and Gonzaga came away with the team titles.

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Holton-Arms and Georgetown Prep Win DC “Metros” Title As Bacon Shines

Much of the Washington region’s deep talent pool was out in force, and they did not disappoint

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Standout Sophomores Anthony Grimm and Tori Huske Dazzle at VHSL Northern Region 6A Champs

The Virginia Northern Region 6A champs have historically seen some really fast swimming, and this year is no exception, as sophomores Anthony Grimm and Victoria Huske broke meet records previously held by some big names.

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Bowman Shares Pre-Olympic Michael Phelps Workouts At ASCA Convention

At the recent convention of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), Arizona State coach Bob Bowman delivered remarks focused on how he prepared Michael Phelps for the Olympics in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016

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Multiple State Records Shattered At Virginia 6A State Meet

Meet results Photo vault Virginia’s 6A state championship meet on Friday night had a potent mix of ingredients: three tablespoons…

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Patriot Boys, James Madison Girls Prevail in Northern VA Championship

McLean’s Sinead Eksteen broke the regional record in the 200 free of U.S. National Teamer Cassidy Bayer, who missed the meet with a knee injury.

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Ledecky’s Reign

Katie Ledecky’s path to becoming the best swimmer in the world.

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Langley Boys and Robinson Girls Win Northern Virginia Regional Titles

The Robinson High School girls won the 6A Region North High School Championship on Saturday in Virginia.

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Georgetown Prep Boys, Churchill Girls Win D.C. Metro Champs Titles as Ledecky Takes it to 11

There’s always stars on parade at the D.C. Metro Champs meet, but swimmer-after-swimmer-after-swimmer all bring it back to one thing in their interviews: team.

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VIDEO: Katie Ledecky Press Talks About Her Last High School Meet

Katie Ledecky finished her last high school meet on Saturday at the DC Metro Champs meet where she broke one…

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Virginia High School League 6A State Championships: VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Megan Byrnes (left) and Isabella Rongione (right) were among 5 swimmers we spoke to after their great 200 free battle at the 2014 VHSL 6A State Championship meet.

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