Matthew Chai

2024 College Swimming Previews: #1 Cal Men Battling Losses In Bid For Three-Peat

This won’t come as a surprise, but Cal’s outlook for the 2023-2024 season is very good.


Fullerton Sectionals Closes Out With 15yo Iris Kim Clocking an 8:58.19 in the 800 Free

The final day of racing at the Janet Evans Swim Complex featured the 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free individually.

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15-Year-Old Kathleen Turano Pops 4:15.82 400 FR for Huge PB at Fullerton Sectional Day 3

Turano won the race in 4:15.82, blowing away her PB, which was 4:21.87 heading into the meet.

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Iris Kim, 15, Earns Her First Summer Jr Nationals Cuts on Day 2 of Fullerton Sectional

A pair of Scarlet Aquatics 15-year-old girls, Iris Kim and Kathleen Turano, both earned new Summer Junior Nationals cuts last night. 


Matthew Chai Clocks 8:06 800 Free on Day 1 of Fullerton Sectional

The 2023 CA/NV Summer Sectional meet kicked off at the Janet Evans Swim Complex in Fullerton, CA yesterday. 


All the Links + Swimmers to Watch at All Seven of the Speedo Sectionals this Week

Star American butterflier Luca Urlando, who grew up competing for DART, is entered in the Roseville Sectional Championship this week.


2023 U.S. Trials Day 5 Prelims Scratch Report: Leah Smith Opts-Out of a Crowded 200 IM

Leah Smith scratched the 200 IM after entering the meet seeded 4th, avoiding a crowded field that includes Alex Walsh, Leah Hayes, and Kate Douglass.


2023 U.S. World Trials Previews: A Frenzy Behind Finke in Men’s 1500 Free

American record holder and 2022 World Championships silver medalist Bobby Finke is the favorite to win. Second place is still very much up for grabs.


2023 U.S World Trials Previews: Close Racing Brewing Behind Finke In Men’s 800 Free

Reigning Olympic and World champion Bobby Finke is the clear favorite in the 800 free, but the waters get much muddier behind him in the race for second.


2023 Mission Viejo Pro Swim Series – Day 2 Prelims Scratches: Ruck Pulls out of Day 2

Stanford’s Taylor Ruck has pulled out of both her events for the day. She was entered in the women’s 100 free and 50 back this morning.


Rex Maurer Headlines Stacked Field Set for 2023 CIF Swimming & Diving Championships

Rex Maurer is listed atop the psych sheets in both the 200 and 500 free after breaking the national high school record in the latter event last week.


2023 Men’s NCAAs: How Did Our Top 20 Recruits Perform As Freshmen?

Texas A&M’s Baylor Nelson had a very strong freshman campaign as SwimSwam’s #1 ranked recruit, winning two SEC titles and scoring 19 NCAA points.


Lucas Henveaux Breaks Cal Record in His 2nd NCAA Meet (And That Was Just the Beginning)

Lucas Henveaux is so new that we don’t have a picture of him yet; Destin Lasco (above) won three events, though – including a 1:38 in the 200 back.


Seeliger Splits 18.90, Stadden Swims 1:52 in the 200BK in Combined Dual with Utah

Cal hosted the Utah last week at Spieker Aquatics Complex, sweeping their conference opponent by convincing margins in both the men’s and women’s meets. 


College Swimming Previews: #1 Cal Men Seeking First Repeat as Champions Since 2012

Cal had a tremendous 2021-2022 season, winning the NCAA title by a healthy margin over the defending champion Texas Longhorns.