Alex Shackell

Shackell and Bowen Shatter Records As Carmel Girls Claim 38th Consecutive IHSAA Title

Alex Shackell, Lynsey Bowen, and Lily Christianson shattered state records at today’s IHSAA championship meet. Carmel won their 38th straight title.


Alex Shackell Posts 50.57 State Record In 100 Fly During IHSAA Prelims (Full Recap)

Alex Shackell broke the state record in the 100 fly to open up the 2024 IHSAA Girls State Championship. Carmel has won the past 37-straight state titles.


2024 Girls IHSAA State Championship: Carmel Looking to Extend Record Win Streak to 38

Carmel High School has been historically dominant in the IHSAA, having won 37-straight girls state titles.


SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2024: Women’s #70-61

After an under-the-radar rebound year in 2023, Olivia Smoliga has emerged as a prominent contender for a third straight Olympic team in 2024.


Hayes, Shackell, Han Face Off in Epic 400 IM Showdown at Carmel Winter Invitational

Carmel Swim Club 17-year-old Alex Shackell knocked nearly three seconds off her best 400 IM time and jumped from 66th to 33rd in the NAG rankings.


SwimSwam’s Top 100 For 2024: Women’s #80-71

Anastasia Gorbenko has incredibly versatility, but if she can narrow her focus towards the 200 IM, she could do some real damange in 2024.


What Would The 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Look Like If It Was Named Today?

Katie Ledecky is the only swimmer currently in position to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic team in four individual events.


SwimSwam’s Official 2023 Swammy Awards Index

Leon Marchand’s world record in the men’s 400 IM was one of the top moments of the year as we look back on an incredible 2023 in our annual Swammy Awards.


The 10 Oldest U.S. NAG Records Remaining On the Books

The recent onslaught on the record books has left just four NAG standards remaining from the 1970s, two from the 1980s, and 13 total from the 20th century.


2023 Swammy Awards: High School Teams of the Year – Carmel (IN) Girls and Keller (TX) Boys

Alex Shackell led the Carmel girls swimming team to their 37th Indiana state title in a row earlier this year — a national record in any sport.

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2023 Swammy Awards: U.S. Club Coach Of The Year – Chris Plumb

Chris Plumb of Carmel Swim Club has been named the recipient of the 2023 Swammy Award for US Club Coach of the Year.


2023 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmers Of The Year- 15-16

Alex Shackell and Thomas Heilman win the 15-16 age group swimmer of the year awards. Both went to Worlds this past summer.


The Top U.S. Storylines Headed Into The Paris Olympic Year — Women’s Edition

In this article, we take a look at some of the top storylines headed into the Paris Olympic year for the American women.


Ranking The Top 10 Swims From The 2023 Winter Junior Championships

Several National Age Group (NAG) records highlighted the 2023 Winter Junior Championships, including the 49.53 100 backstroke by 15-year-old Charlotte Crush.

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Carmel Swim Club (Girls & Combined), Bolles (Boys) Win 2023 Winter Juniors East Titles

The Carmel Swim Club won the combined title at the 2023 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East meet, with the girls winning a 3rd-straigh title.