Thomas Heilman

Kaii Winkler Blasts 41.96 100 FR To Become First 15-16 Year-Old To Break 42-Seconds

16-year-old Kaii Winkler became the first in his age group to break the 42-second barrier in the 100 free with a final time of 41.96.


15-Year-Old Nathan Szobota Breaks Virginia LSC Record in 1000 Free to Close Sr Champs

Nathan Szobota got his first win on the last day of the 2023 Virginia LSC Senior Championships and in the process moved into the top 20 in 15-16 age group history.


Heilman Breaks Another LSC Record in a Secondary Event on Saturday at Virginia Champs

Thomas Heilman is now four-for-four in personal bests, all in secondary events, in individual events this weekend in Richmond.


16-Year-Old Thomas Heilman Swims 3:43 in the 400 IM on Friday at Virginia LSC Champs

Thomas Heilman broke a pair of LSC Records and moved to 3rd place all-time in the 15-16 age group in the 400 IM on Friday in Richmond.


Kaii Winkler Breaks US 15-16 Age Group Record in the 100 Free, Top American This Season

Kaii Winkler (seen at the 2022 Jr Pan Pac Championships) is now the fastest American 15-16 in history in the 100 meter free.


Weekend Windup: Age Group Stars Head To Sectionals, VA Senior Champs & Southern Premier

Thomas Heilman will race the 50 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 IM at the Virginia LSC Senior Champs this weekend in Richmond.


Watch: Top Recruit Scotty Buff Crushes National High School Record in 100 Fly with 44.97

St. Francis senior Scotty Buff crushed a national high school record in the 100 butterfly with a 44.97 at the Ohio Division I Championships on Saturday. 


Thomas Heilman, Brendan Whitfield Combine to Set Six Different Class 4 VHSL Records

The two were responsible for helping to reset all three state relay records as well as the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly.


Could 4 Boys Clear 20 Seconds in the 50 Free at the Virginia HS State Meet?

Thomas Heilman (above) is one of two swimmers in the Virginia HS State Championship meets who have been under 20 seconds in the 50 free, along with Brendan Whitfield. There are a few candidates to join them this week.


Yanyan’s Opinions On Which Swimmers Will Make The 2024 U.S. Olympic Team

In this article, SwimSwam writer Yanyan Li breaks down some of her predictions for who will qualify on the 2024 U.S. Olympic team.


Max Stern Breaks Chas Morton’s 41-Year-Old Southeastern LSC Record In 50 Breast

Stern swam to a time of 33.05 in the 50 breaststroke to break Morton’s Southeastern Swimming LSC record from 1982.


10 Things We Learned from the 2023 Pro Swim Series – Knoxville

Abbey Weitzeil is back in charge of the US women’s sprint group after her best 100 free in a year-and-a-half on Saturday morning.


2022 SWAMMY Awards: SwimSwam’s Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year

In a year filled with interviews and pancakes, relive SwimSwam’s top 10 YouTube videos of the year, two of which include teenage star Thomas Heilman (above).

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2022 Swammy Awards: U.S. Club Coach of the Year – Ron Aitken

Ron Aitken solidified the Sandpipers of Nevada’s status as a powerhouse program on par with the best college teams in the country this year.