Articles by Spencer Penland

Taking the Next Step: Cody Simpson Hits FINA ‘A’ Cut with 51.79 Prelims 100 Fly

The swim was massive for Simpson, taking 0.87 seconds off his previous best of 52.66.

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18-Year-Old Mollie O’Callaghan Posts World-Leading 52.83 in 100 Free Prelims

The 18-year-old rising superstar is now the fastest swimmer in the world this year as well as the first woman to dip under 53 seconds this year.

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2022 CIF Swimming & Diving Championships: Finals Photo Vault

In this post, we’ll be featuring some pictures from the CIF Swimming & Diving Championships, which took place this past weekend in Fresno, CA.

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2022 CIF Champs: Santa Margarita Dominates Girls Meet, Loyola Takes Boys Title

Santa Margarita was dominant in the girls meet, sweeping the relays, winning 6 individual events, and recording a trio of 2nd place individual finishes.

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Santa Margarita Cracks Carmel’s National HS and NAG Record in 400 Free Relay

Justina Kozan, the lone senior on the team, brought it home in 48.67, getting her hand on the wall in a final time of 3:14.80. 

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Jack Ballard Posts 1:39.5 200 Free During CHSAA 5A Prelims

Fort Collins senior Jack Ballard was one of the top performers in the prelims session, posting the top time in the 200 free with a 1:39.53.

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CIF State Champs: Maurer and Chai Set the Stage with 4:23 500 Frees in Prelims

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championships are being held this weekend in Fresno at Clovis High School.

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Tokyo Gold Medalist, Big Ten Record Holder Bowe Becker Announces Retirement

Becker was a member of the U.S. 4×100 free relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last summer, swimming a pivotal 47.44 on the 3rd leg to help the team win Gold.

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Cronk Wins Two More Gold Medals, Sets Record on Final Day of Deaflympics

For Cronk, the medal in the relay marked her 12th Gold of these Deaflympics, setting a new single Games record for the Deaflympics.

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Rex Maurer Posts Scorching 4:13.90 500 FR at CIF-SS D1 Finals, #1 17yo All-Time

Not only was that a massive personal best for Maurer, it also makes him the fastest American 17-year-old ever.

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Freshman Teagan O’Dell Cracks CIF-SS Division 1 Record with 1:55.46 200 IM

The CIF-SS Division 1 finals session took place this past Friday in Mission Viejo, featuring some of the fastest high school swimmers in California.

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Matthew Klotz Nears Deaf World Record in 50 Back on Day 7 of Deaflympics

American Matthew Klotz scared his own Deaf World Record in the men’s 50 backstroke on Day 7 of the 2022 Deaflympics.

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Carli Cronk Adds Two More Gold Medals on Day 6 of Deaflympics

American Carli Cronk added another pair of Gold medals to her haul, winning the women’s 400 IM as well as the women’s 4×100 medley relay.

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Matthew Chai Cracks Jeff Kostoff’s 39-Year-Old CIF-SS D2 Record in 500 Free

Kostoff’s record sat at 4:16.39, but Chai would dip under that mark, swimming a 4:15.91.

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American Matthew Klotz Wins a Pair of Gold Medal on Day 5 of Deaflympics

The 5th day of the 2022 Deaflympics featured finals of the men’s 1500 free, men’s 100 back, women’s 50 back, men’s 200 IM, and the mixed 4×100 free relay.

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