Allison Schmitt

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“Being a part of the 2012 Olympics 400m medley relay team. I knew the three other girls already had their world records, and I wanted to join the club.”

NBAC Honored By USOC With Building Dreams Award

At Wednesday night’s Best of the Games ceremony, North Baltimore Aquatic Club was honored with the Building Dreams Award, which is given to an individual, group, or community that has gone above and beyond for Team USA.

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Watch: Allison Schmitt & Elizabeth Beisel Host USOC Awards Red Carpet

Watch Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt host the red carpet runway show for the USOC Awards tonight.


10 Telltale Signs You Have a Swimmer’s Body

Has a stranger ever approached you and said, “Let me guess…you’re a swimmer?” Swimmers might be surprised each time this happens, but we really shouldn’t be. There are so many telltale giveaways we spend most of our time in a swimming pool.


8 Times The Fastest U.S. Swim Ever Isn’t The American Record

When is the fastest swim ever done by an American not considered the American record? There are currently 8 such swims on the books, courtesy of a unique rules anomaly.


Keenan Robinson Named U.S. National Team High Performance Director

Keenan Robinson has been named to the position U.S. National Team High Performance Director: a new position announced by USA…


Phelps, Lochte, and Franklin Sign Letter To FINA Asking For More Doping Tests

In the letter, they asked that the top 10 athletes in each Olympic event be subject to at least 6 out-of-competition drug tests.


Allison Schmitt: I’m just soaking it all in (Video)

Allison Schmitt led off a golden 800 Free Relay in Rio for the United States last night


Relay Roundup: Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Split Breakdown

The U.S. women reversed their fortunes to top Australia in the 4×200 freestyle relay last night.


Rio Day 5 Medal Table: Relay Gold Helps USA Lead In All-Sports Table

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…


Kazan vs. Rio: Comparing the 800 Free Relay

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…


The Ongoing American Dynasty of the Women’s 800 Freestyle Relay

The women from the United States extended their reign in the 4 x 200 freestyle tonight with the all-star line up of Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya DiRado, and Katie Ledecky taking the gold medal in a time of 7:43.03.


Day 5 Relay Speculation: 4th Member Up The In Air For American Women

The fourth member of the American women’s 800 free relay is the burning question in today’s relay speculation post.


Day 5 Relay Lineups: Franklin, Sjostrom In 800 Free Relay Heats

Missy Franklin will look to earn a spot in the 800 free relay final after a disappointing performance in the individual event.


Sarah Sjostrom Takes 200 Free Swedish Record, 5th Fastest All-Time

Sarah Sjostrom swam the 5th-fastest 200 free in history tonight for Olympic silver and a new Swedish record.

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Ledecky Rattles AR, Moves To #3 All-Time In 200 Free With Rio Gold

Katie Ledecky survived her closest shave in an international final yet, winning gold in the 200 free, missing the American record by a tenth and moving up to #3 in history at the Rio Olympics.