At every Trials, there’s a small subset of about 25 swimmers who carry a heavy burden: they miss qualifying for the Olympics by a single spot.
On one April day in 1980, six American swimmers set seven world records in the 50-meter freestyle in an explosion of speed unlike anything before it.
Lamont (above middle, with swim coach son Ken to his right) coached 13 Olympians at all different stages of their careers, including 7 who won gold or silver medals.
This weekend was the second big mid-season invite weekend in the NCAA. Teams usually suit up and rest a little…
28 AIAW All-American honors. 4 Olympic medals. Former world record holder. Coach to Olympians. It was only a matter of time before Jill Sterkel received her Hall of Fame honors from UT.
The American Swimming Coaches’ Association (ASCA) has announced a 4-member class that will be inducted into its 2018 Coaches Hall…
“I had the pleasure of talking with Jill Sterkel, four-time Olympian, gold medalist and former head coach of University of Texas women’s swim team… As a coach, she had lots of experience with incoming freshman, plus she’s a parent.”
Katie Ledecky was presented with the Honda Cup tonight at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Show in Los Angeles.
Chuck Warner’s “Lesson From Legends”
“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.
Olympians and U.S. National Team members participating are Jim Montgomery, Jill Sterkel, Daniel Watters, Andrea Dickson, Jeanne Cunningham, Neil Walker, Brad Bridgewater, Ryan Berube, Walter Soza, and more.
Former SMU coach and team captain George McMillion is being inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Danielle Strader-Bordi: “I’ve been there and have experiences at almost all levels of swimming, even at some of the highest levels. I can relate to the athletes and I know how a suit should fit and how the goggles should feel.”
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“Over $320,000 was raised in our 3rd annual swim. Another perfect and very calm day at Lake Ray Hubbard made this years’ swim one of the fastest on record. 225 swimmers took the plunge into the refreshing lake to swim ½, 1 or 2 miles. 75 volunteers along with kayakers, boaters, and angel swimmers supported their efforts to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.” (Image courtesy of SAA)
“5-time Olympic Medalist and Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic founder, Josh Davis, partners with Swim Across America to fight cancer.”