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Matt Rankin Out at Phoenix Swim Club; Garrett McCaffrey Named Interim Head Coach

SwimSwam’s Garrett McCaffrey, seen here outside of the Beijing Water Cube, has been named the new head coach at the Phoenix Swim Club.

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Grace Van Brunt Breaks 10 & Under 50 Back NAG Record in Clearwater

Grace Van Brunt of the Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team broke a National Age Group Record held by rising California high school swimmer Ella Eastin. (Stock Photo: Tim Binning)

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Ryan Murphy rips a 25 Butterfly at the end of workout

After a longer aerobic workout, Bolles School Super Star Ryan Murphy steps up to see what he’s got in a 25 fly. (Photo Courtesy © Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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2013 Winter Juniors Time Standards Overall Get Faster, But Not By Much

Defending Winter Junior Nationals 200 backstroker Kathleen Baker doesn’t have to worry about qualifying for the 2013 meet, but she may be facing fewer competitors after the women’s backstroke qualifying standards stiffened significantly. (Photo: Tim BInning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Former Michigan HS Swim Coach Dennis Carter Banned for Life

Former Michigan High School swim coach Dennis Carter has been added to the USA Swimming public list of “Individuals Permanently…

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Boston Area Team Hosting “Marathon Swim” for Marathon Bombing Victims

With the help of new team member, and Olympic gold medalist, Rhi Jeffrey, Bernal’s Gator Swim Club is raising money for Boston Marathon victims. (Stock Photo: Janna Schulze)

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PEAK’s Benjamin Ho Breaks Ryan Murphy NAG Record in 100m Back

Benjamin Ho and his coach Abi Liu pose after Ho broke Ryan Murphy’s National Age Group Record in one of his last attempts on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy: Abi Liu)

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Hardcore Swim Of the Week: Grant House in the 400 IM at the Showcase Classic

“The HardCoreSwim of the week goes to Grant House of the Cincinnati Marlins for his 400 IM swim at last week’s Showcase Classic in Clearwater Florida, with honorable mentions to Michael Andrew, Maxime Rooney, and Benjamin Ho.” (Artwork Credit: HCS)

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Irvine NovAquatics Breaks 11-12 400 Free Relay National Age Group Record

This past weekend at the 2013 Far Western Short Course Championships, the 11-12 boys from Irvine NovAquatics had a heck of…

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Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics Swims Off with Far Western Championship Title

12-year old Hunter Hitchens, representing Irvine Novaquatics, Calif., won nine gold and two silver medals at 2013 Far Western Championships.

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YMCA Coach Arrested, Charged With Indecent Liberties With a Child at Y Nationals

Patrick Jeanneret of the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio was arrested on Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina at the YMCA…

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House Comes From Behind to Win Monstrous Battle with Michael Andrew in 400 IM

Grant House of the Cincinnati Marlins won a big battle with Michael Andrew on the final day of the Showcase Classic, marking the end of his yards career as an age grouper. (Stock photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Michael Andrew Comes Within a Tenth of National Age Group Record at Showcase Classic

Friday night marks the third evening of the 2013 Showcase Classic in Clearwater, Florida, and more record-breaking swims have gone…

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Andrew Again Tops Among 13-Year Olds; Off of Best Times in Showcase Prelims

Day 2 of the 2013 Showcase Classic in Clearwater, Florida, started off much the way that day 1 did, with Michael…

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Weaver Breaks Short Course Nationals Record in 100 Fly Prelims

The Greensboro Aquatic Center saw the 8th record fall in just two days in Thursday’s prelims session at the YMCA Short Course National Championships. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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