It was a showdown of legends, with two of the top junior swimmers in history pitted against one another in our A3 poll.
With the next month or so likely to bring with it a healthy wave of new National Age Group (NAG) records, SwimSwam decided to take a look at the current record book for the oldest NAGs on record.
Below, we’ve looked at some of the most surprising US Open records in the books, and what they mean historically to the sport of swimming.
Chuck Warner, the author, is a coach and an old friend. Thoughtful and passionate about the sport, he has studied the details behind what it takes to achieve swimming excellence.
The NCSA has invited a total of 52 club swimmers to attend this year’s training trip.
Swimming Australia’s President Joe Betrand has asked swimming greats Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett and Susie O’Neill to be mentors to not only the Australian team, but the organization as a whole…
If there is one thing that is readily becoming more apparent in recent years, it is the fact that Age…
Cassidy Bayer of NCAP has broken one of the oldest National Age Group Records still on the books.
If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were their own country at World Championships, they’d sit in 6th place in the total gold medal count for all sports, both men and women.
With the end of the 2012-2013 season approaching, 163 national age group records have been broken (or tied) over the past year between the short course and long course seasons. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Julia Roy from the Lakeside Swim Team broke a 36-year old Kentucky State Record on Saturday at the State Championship meet. (Photo Courtesy: Jack Grigsby)
The Belmont Olympic Plaza Pool is set for demolition, but that won’t erase the memories that it brought us for so long. (Photo: Kevin Chaney)
“I’m not a fan of sequels…but given the thoughtful feedback to the article “Tis The Season For…Tough Stuff” a response and an expanded view seems called for.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
“Winter break training can be used as a time to build confidence and courage, for those willing to tackle difficult challenges.” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)
Swim Photo Credit: CW