Dagny Knutson

Erin Gemmell Cracks Jr Pan Pacs 200 Free Record Twice in 1 Day, 1:56.15 in Finals

The previous meet record was a storied one, set by legendary junior swimmer Dagny Knutson (U.S.) in 2009.

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A Brief History of Female Swimmers Turning Pro Early & Forgoing NCAA Eligibility

Regan Smith is the latest in a long line of female swimmers who have turned pro early, and history shows us it’s a decision that doesn’t always work out.

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Michael Brinegar Turns Pro, Will Focus on Paris 2024 Preparations

Tokyo Olympian Michael Brinegar will skip his last year of eligibility (plus the COVID waiver year) at Indiana to go pro and train with Mark Schubert.

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Anna Moesch Strikes Again: Clocks 47.76 100 Free, Rising to #4 All-Time 15-16

She comes in just ahead of Dagny Knutson, and just 0.03 seconds behind Simone Manuel, who is #3 all-time in the age group.

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Bognar, Elmbrook Girls Break NCSA Records on Night 3

Lucy Thomas led off Elmbrook’s 200 free relay in 22.33 as the quartet smashed the former NCSA meet record by over a second.

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Katie Grimes Takes Down Meet Record in 400 IM

Katie Grimes demolished the meet record in the 400 IM with a time that also would’ve won NCAA Championships last season.

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2021 Spring Cup, Irvine: Han Posts #2 Fastest 400 IM in 11-12 Age Group History

12-year-old Kayla Han posted a 4:56.86 in the 400 meter IM, the 2nd fastest 400 IM ever swam by an 11-12-year-old, directly behind Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.

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Bella Sims Moves to #9 All-Time in 15-16 Age Group with 1:44.21 200 Free

Bella Sims of Sandpipers broke the Top 10 All-Time 15-16 Girls list in prelims of the 200 freestyle at the 2021 Gains Invitational.

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Torri Huske Breaks 2 National High School Records 27 Minutes Apart

US National Teamer Torri Huske made her mark on the final day of the 2021 VHSL Class 6 State meet, breaking two National High School records.

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Erin Palmer Scores Jr. Nats Cut as ND’s Aquastorm Returns to Competition

Multi-sport athlete Erin Palmer earned her first Junior Nationals qualifying time as Aquastorm Swim Team held it’s first competition of summer.

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Emma Weyant Wins 400 IM U.S. Title, Becomes Third-Fastest 17-18 in History

Weyant took more than five seconds off her previous best time and is now one of three 17-18 women to ever break 4:36.

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Claire Tuggle Hits 4th Fastest 15-16 200 FR All-Time With 1:58.21

The time shed .37 seconds off her previous best, which she swam at last Summer’s Jr. Pan Pacs.

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California Bar Court Suspends Richard Foster’s Law License For One Year

The State Bar Court of California has suspended the law license of Richard Foster, an attorney who lost a years-long legal battle with former professional swimmer Dagny Knutson over his representation of her in 2010. That’s according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group and published this week in The OC Register.

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2019 W. NCAAs: Forde Drops 6+ Seconds in the 500 in 1 Day, Becomes No. 5 All-Time Performer

Forde went 4:31.34 to pick up the first individual NCAA title of her career.

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Claire Curzan, 14, Wipes Out Missy Franklin 100 FR NAG Record – 47.67

Curzan is now the second-fastest 16&U performer of all-time, and just the second 13-14-year-old in history to break :48.

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