Articles by Spencer Penland

How to Position Yourself for a Better Start

This week in Lanes 2, 3, and 4 on our subscription service you can witness in slow motion one of the most impressive starts you will ever see, that of Olympian Brad Tandy. It is a thing of beauty.

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Lilly King Posts 59.7 100 Breast In IU Quad With UK, ND, and Mizzou

The ND women had an impressive team showing, claiming victory over Kentucky and Mizzou, which are 2 top 20 teams from last season’s NCAAs, and ending in a tie with IU, the 8th place team performer at last year’s NCAAs. 

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Nebraska Wins 9 of 13 Events To Roll Past Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa’s Katie Taylor swam a quick 2:03.84 to win the 200 IM by nearly 4 seconds.

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Ida Hulkko Splits 27.15 50 Breast In FSU, Pitt, Georgia Tech Double Dual

Christian Ferraro (Georgia Tech) won the men’s 100 fly with a 47.94, touching close to a second off his personal best of 46.65.

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Zarena Brown Leads Houston Past Tulane In 151.5-148.5 Win

1-2-3 finishes in the 100 fly and 500 free, as well as a handful of 2-3-4 finishes were able to boost Houston over Tulane in a down-to-the-wire finish.

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Freya Rayner Splits 21.9 50 Free At Ohio State Intrasquad

Ohio State’s freshmen breaststrokers threw down impressive times in the men’s 150 breast. Stefano Batista won the event with a 1:27.34, followed very closely by Jason Mathews, who finished in 1:27.46.

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15-Year-Old Anastasia Gorbenko Smashes Israeli Record In 200 IM

Gorbenko still has a pretty full schedule at the Youth Olympic Games, set to swim the 200 back, 200 breast, and 100 free. The versatility of that schedule shows off why she’s such a good 200 IM’er.

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2018 Youth Olympic Games Day 1 Finals: Live Recap

Kaylee McKeown will look to move up after an 8th place finish in this morning’s 200 IM, as well as defending her top-seeded time from this morning in the 100 back.

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Louise Hansson Throws Down 47.9 100 Free On Day 2 Of USC Invite

Team Elite’s Yan Zibei posted a pair of extremely quick breaststroke times today. Zibei won the 100 breast in the 1st session with a 51.45, outpacing runner-up Carsten Vissering (USC) by .37 seconds. Zibei was even faster in the 200 in the 2nd session, posting a 1:51.87 to claim victory by nearly 7 seconds.

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Arizona State Cruises Past Oregon State

Ruby Martin (ASU) won the 200 fly in her 1st regular season individual race of her collegiate career.

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Shun Wang Drops 1:40 200 IM, Hansson 22.1 50 FR On Day 1 Of USC Invite

USC has shown off what may be this season’s powerhouse 500 free squad, which happens to also be made up entirely of freshmen.

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Iowa Men, Women Roll Past Michigan State in Season Opener

On the men’s side of the meet, a pair of international freshmen took up the torch for Iowa.

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GA Tech, Federal Way To Host 2019 U.S. Winter Jr. Nationals Dec. 11-14

The dates and locations for the U.S. Winter Jr. Nationals East and West meets have been decided by USA Swimming, with the East meet taking place December 11-14th at Georgia Tech, and the West meet taking place the same dates in Federal Way, Washington.

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Utah Wins 12 of 15 Events Against BYU in Relay Meet

PROVO, Utah – Utah Swimming and Diving geared up for the regular season with a convincing display at the BYU Relays this evening. The Utes captured 12 of 15 events in their only exhibition meet.

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Fountaine Splits 50.9 100 Free As Washington State Downs San Diego

San Diego’s Alex Hubel touched 1st in the 100 fly, winning with a time of 56.11.

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