Articles by Nick Pecoraro

MHSAA Hall of Fame Coach Don Kimble Dies After Battle With Cancer at 60

Long-time Michigan swimming coach Don Kimble lost his battle to cancer on Monday morning at 60 years old, yet his coaching legacy will continue to live on.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Women’s 200 Back

Regan Smith and Kaylee McKeown are the two fastest teens in the women’s 200 back. But who will take the 2021 Olympic crown and who will break 2:00 first?

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Why Michael Phelps’ 50.45 Fly at 2015 Nationals Was A Big Deal

Michael Phelps had the best 100 fly swim of his ’10s career at the 2015 U.S. Nationals. Read on how Phelps crushed his swim racing against the clock.

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Roadmaps – Mapping the Journey of US Swimming Stars: Men’s 400 IM

How do these eight swimmers’ unique stroke specialities propel them to 400 IM success? Find out in this installment of U.S. Roadmaps.

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2-Time Cancer Survivor Niki Nolte Gives Quarantine Advice & Health Update

Penn State sophomore Niki Nolte gave her quarantine experiences and health update after surviving cancer twice at 19 years old.

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Hinsdale Central Names New 10-Lane Pool After Hall of Fame Coach Don Watson

The new Hinsdale Central 10-lane pool will be named after legendary boys HS swim coach Don Watson, a positive effect of the April 2019 budget cut avert.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Women’s 50 Free

Six of these eight Roadmaps women have won the Olympic or World 50 free title in their career. Who are they and who shows the most potential towards 2021?

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 50 Free

There have been many men who have held the title of “fastest in the pool”, but who has what it takes to hold the title at Tokyo 2021?

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Women’s 800 Free

In 2020, there are four 19&U women who are torching up the 800 free scene. Find out to see if they have what it takes to catch sensation Katie Ledecky.

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Epic Swims: Brendan Hansen’s Double BR World Records at 2006 Nationals

At the 2006 US Nationals, Brendan Hansen went on a double world record spree in the 100/200 breast. Read more on how Hansen took down the records here.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Free

It’s time to explore some international stars! Read more on the men’s 200 free featuring Danas Rapsys, Sun Yang, Duncan Scott, James Guy, and more.

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Roadmaps – Mapping the Journey of US Swimming Stars: Women’s 100 Back

Read on how Regan Smith, Kathleen Baker, Olivia Smoliga, Phoebe Bacon, Amy Bilquist, and more raised the bar for the 100 back throughout the years.

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Epic Swims: How Maya DiRado Defeated Katinka Hosszu at the 2016 Olympics

American Maya DiRado touched out Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu in the 200 back at the Rio Olympics by 0.06 seconds. Read on how DiRado caught Hosszu here.

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Roadmaps – Mapping the Journey of US Swimming Stars: Men’s 100 Back

Find out more about how the US men’s 100 back excellence tradition is carried throughout the years in this Roadmaps installment.

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1952 Olympic Champion, U.S. District Court Judge, John Davies Dies at 90

John Davies was a historic Australian swimmer, becoming the last 200 butterfly-breaststroke Olympic champion in 1952. Read more on his legacy here.

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