Articles by Riley Overend

“Like a Poison in My Veins”: Adam Peaty Motivated by Recent Podium Miss

“Incredibly useful,” Adam Peaty said of his rare 100 breast defeat serving as motivation. “It’s like a poison in my veins.” 


Marwan Elkamash Makes History as First Egyptian Man to Win Gold Medal at World Cup

Marwan Elkamash made history on Sunday in Toronto by becoming the first Egyptian man ever to win a gold medal on the World Cup series. 


Limits on Recruiting Visits Could Be Lifted by Next July

The Division I Council will vote in January on a recommendation by the Modernization of Rules Subcommittee that would remove limits on recruiting visits.


Howard’s Oldest School Record Just Got Broken Twice in Less Than 24 Hours

The oldest swimming record at Howard University just got taken down twice in less than 24 hours by two different freshmen. 


Maggie MacNeil Resets World Cup, Canadian Marks in 100 Fly Win Over Louise Hansson

Maggie MacNeil lowered the World Cup record in Saturday’s 100 butterfly final, rallying past Louise Hansson in a battle of top-five performers all-time. 

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Summer McIntosh’s Sister, Brooke, Also Had a Big Weekend in Toronto

The McIntosh parents had to choose whether to watch Summer swim the women’s 400 freestyle final or witness Brooke’s senior Grand Prix debut on Friday. 


Summer McIntosh Rips 4:21.49 400 IM for New World Junior, Canadian Record

The 16-year-old Canadian went more than six seconds faster than her previous-best 4:27.87 from the International Swimming League (ISL) last November.


Maggie MacNeil Lowers Her Own Canadian Record with 24.75 50 Fly

On Halloween weekend, Maggie MacNeil fittingly sent a bit of a scare into the women’s 50 butterfly world record at the World Cup stop in Toronto.

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With 50 Fly Looming 15 Minutes Later, Maggie MacNeil Scratches 100 Back in Toronto

Maggie MacNeil has scratched the women’s 100 backstroke final, which is scheduled just 15 minutes before the women’s 50 butterfly final on Saturday.

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Katie Ledecky Among 18 Athletes Nominated for 2022 AAU Sullivan Award

Katie Ledecky is among 18 athletes nominated by the Amateur Athletic Union for its 2022 James E. Sullivan Award honoring the nation’s top amateur athlete. 

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Kasia Wasick Lowers Her Own Polish Record With 50 Free Win at World Cup

Kasia Wasick went 23.27 during the women’s 50-meter freestyle at the World Cup in Toronto on Friday, lowering her Polish national record by .03 seconds.

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Summer McIntosh Crushes 3:52.8 WJR, Rallies Past Katie Ledecky for 400 Free Win

Summer McIntosh showed off her closing speed in a 400-meter freestyle win over Katie Ledecky at the Toronto stop of the 2022 FINA World Cup on Friday. 


Another 2012 Olympic Champion from Russia Receives Doping Ban

Out of the eight track and field gold medals that Russia originally won at the 2012 Olympics, only one is still considered legitimate. 


How Far is Katie Ledecky from SCM World Records?

25-year-old Katie Ledecky is searching for her first SCM world record at her third-ever SCM race this weekend in Toronto.


Testing the Waters: FINA to Enter New Frontier With Wearable Technology in Races

“It’s going to basically demystify what it takes to make an Olympic final, what it takes to make the Olympics,” said TritonWear CEO Tristan Lehari.