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2024 Fran Crippen SMOC: Katie Grimes Opens First Night With 15:57.31 In 1500 Freestyle

The 2024 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (SMOC) kicked off tonight in Mission Viejo with the 1500 freestyle and sprint relays on the schedule.


Calgary Boys Shatter Canadian 15-17 NAG Record In 400 Medley Relay At Alberta Provincials

The quartet of Nicholas Duncan, Paul Dardis, Aiden Norman and Laon Kim (pictured L-R) combined for a time of 3:45.99, cracking the previous record of 3:48.35.


2023 Swammy Awards: Canadian Coach of the Year – Carl Simonson

Simonson coached the likes of Lorne Wigginton, Laon Kim, Paul Dardis and several other age groupers to standout years in the pool at UCSC.


14-Year-Old Amelie Blocksidge Rips Another British Junior Record in SCM 800 Free (8:19.85)

Amelie Blocksidge won the 800 free by almost 10 seconds in 8:19.85, two seconds faster than her own British junior record (8:21.97) from earlier this month.


UCSC Boys Break Canadian NAG Record in SCM 400 Free Relay (3:15.26) to Cap Day 3 of OJI

UCSC shaved more than a second off its previous record of 3:16.70 from last December, with the biggest drops coming from Kim’s second leg and Dardis’ anchor.


Theodora Taylor, Filp Nowacki Break British Junior Records in 100 Breast at OJI

At just 14 years old, Theodora Taylor blasted a 1:06.98 in the girls’ SCM 100 breast to take down the British junior record.


Florida Adds Internationals Frederik Lindholm and Alex Painter for 2024-25

Internationals Frederik Lindholm from Denmark and Alex Painter from England will join the Gators in the fall of 2024.

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Olympic Trials Qualifier and Futures Champ Luke Corey Commits to Florida for 2024-25

NAAC distance freestyler Luke Corey has committed to swim at the University of Florida beginning in the 2024-25 school year.


15-Year-Old Laon Kim Fires Off 3:55.72 400 Free At UCSC November Invitational (SCM)

Although shy of his best times, Kim’s times of 2:02.08 in the 200 IM and 3:55.72 in the 400 free moved him up the historical 15-year-old rankings in Canada.


UCSC Swimmers Break Provincial Records at the Dino Invitational

Laon Kim and Sienna Rodgers, both 15 years old, set Alberta Provincial Age Group Short Course Records in the 50 free and 50 back, respectively.


Canadian National Teamer Julie Brousseau Will Join University of Florida in 2024-25

Canadian Trials qualifier Julie Brousseau has signed an NLI to swim and study at the University of Florida beginning in 2024-25.


Canadian World Juniors Finalist Paul Dardis (’24) Signs with Florida

Canadian sprint freestyle specialist Paul Dardis signed with the University of Florida as a member of the Gators’ 2024 recruiting class on Monday.


2023 World Junior Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Leah Hayes headlines the girls’ 200 IM on the fourth night of action at the 2023 World Junior Championships in Netanya.


Laon Kim Drops 1:49.62 To Become Youngest Canadian Sub-1:50 In 200 Free

Despite only turning 15 recently, Kim is already the #1 Canadian ever in the 15-16 age group and is within striking distance of the 15-17 NAG record.


UCSC Demolishes Decade-Old Canadian 800 Free Relay Record By Almost 14 Seconds

Laon Kim (1:51.08), Paul Dardis (1:50.95), Aiden Norman (1:51.98), and Lorne Wigginton (1:49.47) combined to crush a decade-old record in the 800 free relay.