In 1976 the Branin Natatorium was brand new and Canton was a good place for a bunch of young Olympic swimmers to stay focused on the tasks ahead of us.
Since our last look at the records back in July of 2015, only 2 of the 10 oldest NAG records have been broken, but there’s a fresh class of contenders hungry to get their names in the history books.
The Mission Viejo Nadadores, located in Orange County, CA, have been one of the most prominent club teams in the US over the past 50 years.
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Vladimir Salnikov was the greatest distance swimmer of his generation, possibly of all time. Here are 7 things you should know about the “Monster of the Waves.”
Is the United States ready to compete for international medals again in the men’s 1500 freestyle?
A view of the Marguerite Aquatic Center, pre-renovations.
The $11 million renovation to the Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo, California is nearing its completion, the OC Register…
Chuck Warner’s “Lesson From Legends”
Mark Schubert: “To be able to go back and coach at a club I started is like a dream come true for me.”
“The Last Gold: The greatest untold story in Olympic swimming history,” which recounts the struggle the U.S. women’s swim team had against the doped East Germans at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, opened on Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
If you have any questions that you would to ask Chloe Sutton, just post to the comments here, Tweet @SwimSpray, post to SwimSpray’s Facebook, or email [email protected] with your question. SwimSpray will post the answers next week.
Closing out the end of the calendar year is a good time to look back on some of the images…
Misty Hyman and Rob Butcher bring us Day 4 highlights from the 2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals at Mission Viejo. Olympians Brian Goodell and Susan Williams interviewed. (Photo Credit: Mike Lewis, olavistaphotograpy.com)
“A common argument for the value of sport in America, and similar societies, is that it helps prepare children to successfully enter the competitive system of capitalism. In fact, the reverse is also true.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)