Articles by Robert Gibbs

2020 U.S. Open Friday AM Swims of the Session: Teenagers Shine to Start the Day

While US National Team members were definitely active this morning, many of the biggest swims came from the 18 & under crowd.

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Thomas Heilman Becomes First US 13 Year-old Under 24 in the 50 Free

Heilman burst past both the 25.0 and 24.0 barriers, taking his 50 free LCM lifetime best from 25.02 to an eye-popping 23.36.

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2020 U.S. Open – Richmond Friday AM: Douglass and Huske Climb Age Group Ranks

We should be in for plenty of fast swimming at the Richmond location of the U.S. Open, thanks to a good mix of college stars and age group standouts.

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2020 U.S. Open Thursday PM Swims of the Session: Sims, El Kamash Win the 800s

After each session of the 2020 U.S. Open, we’ll try to make a little sense of the craziness that ensues when one meet happens across nine different locations.

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2020 U.S. Open – Richmond Thursday PM Recap: McKenna and Parent Take the 800s

Nation’s Capital Paige McKenna and Bluefish’s Joshua Parent won the opening events at the Richmond site of the 2020 U.S. Open Championships.

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Five Races to Watch, Streaming Info, for the 2020 US Open

The biggest domestic meet of the fall, the 2020 U.S. Open, gets underway tonight in nine different locations across the USA.

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Notre Dame’s Hoagland Goes 8:51, Sets Pool Record, in Virtual Meet Against WVU

Hoagland’s swim moves him #2 in the nation (unofficially) so far in this still-young, unusual season, behind only Texas freshman David Johnston.

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NC State Men Hold Off North Carolina To Open Up Season

The Tar Heel men kept it close against the Wolfpack, winning a fair share of the events, including both relays to open and close the meet.

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Alons, Berkoff, and Moore Lead NC State Women Over UNC

The NC State women touched first in every swimming event, although several of them were exhibitioned toward the end of the meet.

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UVA, Age Group Stars Highlight Richmond Psych Sheets for 2020 US Open

The psych sheets are topped primarily by current UVA swimmers and age group stars, but there’s a couple former NCAA champions entered as well.

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Longtime Bloomington High School Coach Bob Loy Dies at 65

Loy was a Bloomington High School swimming alumnus, who returned and coached the team for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2017.

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Siobahn Haughey Again Breaks Own Asian Record in 200 Free, Move to #5 All-Time

Siobahn Haughey altered the record books again, by breaking her own Asian record in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.42. 

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Brad Prolo Sets BYU School Record in Virtual Meet Against Cal Poly

No scores were reported, but BYU took 24 of the 32 events, including all 4 relays by fairly wide margins, as the teams competed from their home pools.

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Freshmen Shine as Virginia Sweeps Navy

Sophomore Kate Douglass led the Cavaliers with three individual wins, but UVA also had three freshmen take two events each.

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Richmond Takes All Events Against Northeastern in Virtual Meet

The Richmond Spiders touched first in all 14 events as the two squads competed against each other from their respective pools.

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