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Kate Douglass Named 2023 Honda Sport Award Winner For Swimming And Diving

Douglass, who also won in 2022, becomes the first swimmer since Natalie Coughlin to earn multiple Honda Sport Awards in their collegiate career.


CSCAA Honors Dr. Tara Kirk Sell with McCaffree Award

During her collegiate career at Stanford, Kirk Sell was as a 16-time CSCAA All-American and an 11-time NCAA Champion.

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Katie Ledecky Passes Legendary Kickboard to Stanford Freshman Lillie Nordmann

The kickboard tradition started in 1992 when the original owner of the board, Janet Evans, passed it on to then-freshman Jenny Thompson.


Paralympians Evan Austin and Leanne Smith Nominated for ESPY Awards

Paralympic swimmers Evan Austin and Leanne Smith have been nominated for the 2021 ESPY Awards in the “Best Athlete with a Disability” category.

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Epic Swims: Australian Women Win 400 Medley Relay, Sets WR at Melbourne in 2007

The Australian women continued their dominance in the 400 medley relay, winning the world title in front of a home crowd in Melbourne in a new world record.


The Meet Of Tears: U.S. Olympic Trials

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.


Olympic Medalist, Stanford Alum Dr. Tara Kirk Sell Discusses COVID-19 Response

Kirk Sell, who retired from swimming in 2009 after a decorated career, is now a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.


Simone Manuel Wins 2018 Honda Sport Award

Manuel is the 10th Stanford Cardinal to win the award.


2018 W. NCAAs: Lilly King Lowers Own American Record in 100 Breast

Lilly King defended her 100 breast title, going 56.25 to take .05 off her previous record.


Ledecky Wins Honda Cup for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year

Katie Ledecky was presented with the Honda Cup tonight at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Show in Los Angeles.


USA Swimming Releases ‘Asian-American Cultural Inclusion Resource’

Nathan Adrian, whose mother is of Chinese descent, is featured prominently in the guide.


35 Reasons You Know You Swam in the 2000’s and 2010’s

#29 – The Lenny Krayzelburg to Aaron Peirsol transition made you simultaneously happy and devastated.


Tara Kirk ’04, Dr. Rick Schavone to Join Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

The eight inductees, including Tara Kirk and Rick Schavone will be honored at a private reception and dinner at Bing Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 16.

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Olympic Trials Lore Part II

“In 2012 there are about four weeks between the completion of the Olympic Trials and the first swimming event at the start of the Olympic Games. In 1968 there were six weeks between the two competitions.”


A&M’s Breeja Larson Breaks NCAA, American, U.S. Open Records

Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson might be the fastest-rising swimmer of the last decade after breaking the U.S. Open Record in the 100 breaststroke