Teagan O’Dell

2021 Swammy Awards: Age Group Swimmer of the Year – 13-14

Teagan O’Dell of Irvine Novaquatics and Thomas Heilman from Cavalier Aquatics/Piedmont Family YMCA are our 2021 Swammy winners for 13-14s.


SwimSwam’s Official 2021 Swammy Awards Index

In a year where competition returned in full force, see who gets honored with our 2021 Swammy Awards.


Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Rather than racing in the mile tonight, Olympic Silver medalist Bella Sims (Sandpipers of Nevada) is racing the girls 100 free and 200 fly.


Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Justina Kozan is set to race the 200 back, 100 free, and 200 fly this morning, which is one of the toughest event schedules we’ve seen all week.


Leah Hayes Unleashes 1:54.09 200 IM, Now #3 All-Time 15-16, Bella Sims Hits #9

Hayes is now #3 all-time in the age group, sitting just 0.07 seconds off Alex Walsh’s NAG


Speedo Winter Junior Championships: Day 2 Combined Results

Leah Hayes came within 0.07 seconds of breaking Alex Walsh’s NAG in the women’s 15-16 200 IM, swimming a 1:54.09.


Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

Sandpipers of Nevada stars Bella Sims and Katie Grimes are both facing a grueling double tonight.


Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Thursday’s action includes the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.


Five Races To Watch At Winter Juniors – West

The Sandpipers of Nevada will be out in full force this weekend, including Olympians Bella Sims and Katie Grimes scheduled to swim full slates.


Teagan O’Dell Swims Top 15-Year Old 100 Breast in the Country by 2+ Seconds

Teagan O’Dell, who broke Missy Franklin’s 13-14 National Age Group Record in the 200 IM earlier this year, now ranks 55th in the 15-16 age group in the 100 breast.

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Rex Maurer and Matthew Chai Battle to 4:17s in 500 Free at Kevin Perry Invite

Rex Maurer (above) was already the fastest 500 freestyler in the high school class of 2023. He dropped another 2 seconds to win a marquee battle on Friday.


79 Athletes Named by USA Swimming to 2021-22 National Junior Team

Justina Kozan, the only athlete to qualify in four events (200 free; 200 fly; 200/400 IM), was named to the 2021-22 U.S. National Junior Team.


Swim of the Week: Lilla Bognar Drops Eight Seconds To Win NCSA 200 Back

Entering the meet with a best time of 2:18.66, Bognar dropped a 2:10.62 in the women’s 200 backstroke final to win and move into sixth all-time among 13-14s.

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Swim Mom Marni O’Dell on Raising Teagan

Marni O’Dell, mother of NAG Record-holder Teagan, shares some insights on how keeping things “fun” will keep your child engaged in whatever they’re doing.


Swim of the Week: Teagan O’Dell Drops Three Seconds To Set 13-14 200 IM NAG

Despite facing an incredibly busy schedule at the Summer Championships in Irvine, O’Dell delivered an amazing swim to lower Missy Franklin’s NAG from 2009.