Articles by Spencer Penland

Luiz Borges Clocks 21.19 SCM 50 Free, Now Brazil’s #4 All-Time Performer

The 21.19 marked a huge personal best for Borges, and adds to Brazil’s storied history of male sprinters.


2021 NCSA Summer Champs Day 5 Recap: OLY Wins Combined and Women’s Team Titles

NOVA of Virginia 17-year-old Zoe Dixon capped her individual racing off phenomenally, storming to victory in the women’s 200 IM with a 2:12.62.

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2-Time Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck Returning to Stanford for 2021-2022 Season

4-time Canadian Olympic medalist Taylor Ruck has confirmed to SwimSwam that she will be returning to Stanford this fall.


Cali Condors Announce Addition of Bobby Brewer to their Coaching Staff

Brewer will be joining fellow assistant coaches Sean Schimmel and Brian Schrader alongside head coach Jeff Julian.


2021 NCSA Champs: Alec Enyeart Keeps it Rolling, Swims 3:54 400FR Personal Best

NOVA of Virginia’s Zoe Dixon, 17, also broke a meet record, winning the women’s 200 breast in 2:29.82.

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Mountain West Champion & NCAA Qualifier Donna DePolo Among Nevada 5th Years

DePolo is a 59.69 100 breaststroker and 2:09.92 200 breaststroker who finished 21st in prelims of the 100 breast at the 2021 Women’s NCAAs.


Tokyo 2020: First Doping Violations Reported, 4 Track & Field Athletes Named

These doping violations were reported by the International Testing Agency (ITA), and have since been turned over to the Athletics Integrity Unit (ATU).


4-Time Olympian Ryan Lochte Suffers Torn Meniscus, Undergoes Surgery

Lochte and his wife, Kayla, each posted on their IG accounts this morning, saying that Ryan has undergone a successful surgery to repair the torn cartilage.


UVA Promotes Assistant Coach Blaire Bachman to Associate Head Coach

Bachman joined the Cavaliers coaching staff in August of 2017, exactly 4 years ago.


Missy Franklin and Hayes Johnson Announce the Birth of Their First Child

In the post, Franklin writes that “Sarah Caitlin Johnson made her entrance into the world on August 11th at 4:17am.”


Katie Ledecky to Ring the NYSE Closing Bell Today

The stop is Ledecky’s latest in media tour of New York City this week.


NCSA Champs Day 3: Florida Recruit Zoe Dixon Hits 4:42.25 400 IM, Meet Record

With the swim, Dixon has elevated herself to #26 all-time in the 17-18 girls age group.

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Big 12 Champ, 4-Time NCAA Qualifier David Dixon Among West Virginia 5th Years

David Dixon and Max Gustafson will be returning to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a 5th season with the Mountaineers.

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Katie Ledecky Talks GOAT Status, Tokyo 2020 in Appearance on The Tonight Show

Katie Ledecky is coming off a historic Olympics, even by her standards.


NCSAs Day 2: From Irvine to Huntsville, Alec Enyeart Continues Dropping Time

Enyeart was racing at the Speedo Summer Championships in Irvine, CA through Saturday night.

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