Macky Hodges

Ranking The 2023 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

The addition of Virginia transfer Claire Tuggle really bolsters USC’s recruiting class, with the freestyle talent still have three years of eligibility.


2023-24 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: Pre-Season Edition

Fourth last season, the Louisville Cardinals kick off the 2023-24 campaign as SwimSwam’s #3 ranked team in the NCAA.


2024 College Swimming Previews: Kozan A Linchpin To Success For #12 USC Women

Coming off an impressive long course season, Justina Kozan will play a pivotal role if the USC women are to match their top-12 finish from last season.


2023 World University Games: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Right off the bat, we’ll get to see star Chinese freestyler Li Bingjie in the women’s 1500 free.


2023 U.S. Trials Previews: Ledecky, Grimes Miles Ahead of the Field In Women’s 1500 Free

Katie Ledecky is in a class of her own in the women’s 1500, and until someone rises to challenge her, she’ll continue to be in her own category.


Re-Rank: Top 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits In The Girls High School Class of 2023

Bella Sims is the top-ranked recruit in next season’s incoming freshman class in the NCAA, as the Olympian has the potential to win multiple NCAA titles.


U.S. Roster At World University Games Grows With Addition of Loyola’s Joe Hayburn

Hayburn gives the U.S. team a strong addition in the 100 backstroke, where he owns a personal best time of 55.34.


Sophia Kudryashova Transfers From Michigan To USC With Time Nearing NCAA Qualification

Kudryashova comes in with a 200 free personal best time of 1:45.67, which would have just missed NCAA championship qualification in both 2022 and 2023.


U.S. Names 32 Swimmers To Initial Roster For 2023 World University Games

Coming off a breakout NCAA season at Notre Dame, Chris Guiliano will be one of three Irish swimmers representing the U.S. this summer in Chengdu.


2023 Fran Crippen SMOC Day 4: Weinstein Clocks 8:25.95 800 Free, #8 All-Time 15-16

16-year-old Claire Weinstein dropped nearly four seconds from her lifetime best time from the International Team Trials last April.


Sandpipers Break Girls 15-18 LCM 800 FR Relay NAG with 7:58.93 at 2023 Fran Crippen SMOC

The quartet of Macky Hodges (18), Katie Grimes (17), Claire Weinstein (16), and Bella Sims (17) teamed up to swim a 7:58.93 to win the women’s 800 free relay.


2023 Fran Crippen SMOC Day 3 Prelims Recap: Katie Grimes Clocks 4:37.55 400 IM

Day three of the 2023 Fran Crippen SMOC features the 50 breast, 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.


2023 Fran Crippen SMOC Day 2 Finals Recap: Katie Grimes Blasts New 200 Fly PB of 2:08.77

Grimes has now risen to #14 all-time in the 17-18 age group in the event. 


2023 Fran Crippen SMOC Day 2 Prelims: Sims Leads the Way with 2:13 200 FL, 4:12 400 FR

Sandpipers of Nevada 17-year-old Bella Sims was the only swimmer this morning to post the top time in two different events

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2023 Fran Crippen SMOC: Weinstein Moves to #8 All-Time in 15-16 Girls 1500 FR (16:09.85)

The Sandpipers of Nevada are out in full force in Mission Viejo this week, and, boy, did they make their presence known in the 1500 freestyles tonight.