Swimming Class – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ Tue, 24 May 2022 06:17:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://masterdiver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-e1624424277963-150x150.png Swimming Class – Master Diver http://masterdiver.net/ 32 32 Bingo games buy sports equipment, books for students https://masterdiver.net/bingo-games-buy-sports-equipment-books-for-students/ Tue, 24 May 2022 04:00:41 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/bingo-games-buy-sports-equipment-books-for-students/ DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston Youth Activity Fund is a non-profit organization that hosts bingo games four nights a week at 475 Pleasant St., Lewiston. We are looking to help children this summer who want to participate in summer sports but cannot afford fees or equipment. Assistance is also available for university-bound students. Help with books, […]]]>

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Lewiston Youth Activity Fund is a non-profit organization that hosts bingo games four nights a week at 475 Pleasant St., Lewiston. We are looking to help children this summer who want to participate in summer sports but cannot afford fees or equipment. Assistance is also available for university-bound students. Help with books, etc., will be considered. Perhaps a bicycle would help a student get much-needed exercise. Any need for any reason. We love children! Tennis, swimming lessons. We bought books for Farwell School, donated $10,000 to Safe Voices, $5,000 to New Beginnings, and hired new bleachers for tennis coach Anita Murphy. Just a few examples. We would appreciate your help in connecting us with children in need! Please send inquiries and explanations to J. Burns, 163 South Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Inquiries restricted to Lewiston residents. —Jane Burns, Lewiston

TO RESPOND: What a wonderful offer! Please write to Jane if you know of anyone who could benefit from this type of help.

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10 places to swim near Washington, DC to avoid Bay Bridge traffic – NBC4 Washington https://masterdiver.net/10-places-to-swim-near-washington-dc-to-avoid-bay-bridge-traffic-nbc4-washington/ Sat, 21 May 2022 17:01:22 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/10-places-to-swim-near-washington-dc-to-avoid-bay-bridge-traffic-nbc4-washington/ Summer is heating up in the Washington, DC area, which means it’s swimming season. While the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful, traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can be a nightmare. Why spend your day at the beach battling traffic jams? The rivers, lakes, and swimming holes of Maryland and Virginia provide plenty […]]]>

Summer is heating up in the Washington, DC area, which means it’s swimming season.

While the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful, traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can be a nightmare. Why spend your day at the beach battling traffic jams?

The rivers, lakes, and swimming holes of Maryland and Virginia provide plenty of natural waterway fun.

Favorite Swimming Spots Near Washington, DC

Here are our favorite swimming spots that are easily accessible by car from the DC area, as well as the beaches that are open before Memorial Day weekend.

Three-year-old Tyonna Oliver-Terry at the town of North Beach.

North Beach, Maryland (Open Now)

Dip your toes in the sand or dip in the water on the pristine waterfront of North Beach on Maryland’s west coast, south of Annapolis. Looking for some exercise? Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard from the Visitor Center. (Note: no lifeguard is on duty, so swimming is at your own risk.)

There’s not much wave action, so North Beach is a good choice for a trip with kids.

View beach fees and purchase day passes here.

Or: 9023 Bay Avenue, North Beach, Maryland
To open: The beach and the toilets are open all year round from dawn until dusk, except in the event of bad weather.
DC Distance: 34 miles

A man lies on the beach as his family plays in the Chesapeake Bay trying to escape the heat at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland on June 29, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) ( Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland (Open Now)

Watch a beautiful sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay or spend a day swimming in the water. You can also go fishing or crabbing. Grills and picnic tables near the marina make this a perfect spot for an afternoon barbecue.

Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Otherwise, swimmers go there at their own risk.

As of May 20, 2022, powerboat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals are not available.

Or: Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland
Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk
DC distance: 37 miles

Breezy Point Beach in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland (open this weekend)

Breezy Point Beach has swimming, fossil hunting and fishing throughout the summer – however, only campground visitors can visit the beach on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year.

Bonus: If you’re up for a hike, head to Calvert Cliffs State Park. To reach the beach from the day visitor parking lot, you have to walk almost 2 miles. You will be rewarded with beautiful, natural views and shallow, swimmable water. Bring insect repellent.

Or: Breezy Point Beach, 5300 Breezy Point Rd, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
To open: Go here for opening hours.
DC distance: 43 miles

Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville, Maryland (Opens Memorial Day weekend)

Dive into a freshwater quarry on a swing or spend the afternoon swimming in one of Beaver Dam Swim Club’s two pools. If you need a break from the water, head to one of the club’s basketball or volleyball courts, or use the club’s grills to cook up your own feast. You can bring your own food and drinks, but alcohol is not allowed. There is also a snack bar. See admission fees here.

Or: 10820 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland
Open: Open from Sunday May 29
Hours: Weekends and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
DC distance: 57 miles

Tubing in the Harpers Ferry area (Open now)

Float along the pristine Shenandoah River for great views of downtown Harpers Ferry, West Virginia after renting an inner tube. Two outfitters can provide inner tubes and personal flotation devices, in addition to driving you to the water’s edge. Floating coolers are available for rental.

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (37410 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville, Virginia) opened in 2022. While you’re there, you can also go ziplining, rafting, or take on a ropes course. Lodging is available on the ground via cabins and camping by the river or at the top of the mountain.

River Riders Family Adventure Resort (408 Alstadts Hill Rd, Harpers Ferry, WV) is also opening in 2022. In addition to tubing access, you’ll also find an adventure park and campground.

Hours: Choose a time slot when you book your adventure
DC distance: About 60 to 65 miles

Virginia North Neck Region

Virginia’s Northern Neck area offers several beaches, quaint inns, and plenty of shopping. If you are looking for a swim, check out some of them:
Belle Isle State Park offers cabins and camping, as well as canoe and kayak rentals.

Colonial Beach has the second longest sandy beach in Virginia and sits along the Potomac River. Here is information on the beaches.

Naylor’s Beach Campground in Warsaw, Virginia offers day entry for swimming, or make it a weekend getaway to the campground. It opens on Memorial Day weekend.

DC distance Mileage will vary depending on your specific destination. Colonial Beach is 63 miles from DC

Hunting Creek Lake at Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont, Maryland (opens Memorial Day weekend)

Cunningham Falls State Park’s Hunting Creek Lake has three designated swimming areas where you can cool off. Looking to extend your stay? Make it a weekend getaway by renting an RV cabin nearby.

Or: William Houck Campground, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, Maryland
Open: Memorial Day weekend
Hours: 11am-6pm
DC distance: 70 miles

You can swim or fish (or both) at surprisingly nearby Lake Anna, one of Virginia’s largest freshwater lakes. Unsupervised swimming is available for the season.

If you’re just taking a day trip, be sure to arrive early as the car park closes once it reaches capacity, but there are also plenty of accommodations nearby.

Other nearby attractions include wineries, antique shops, golf, historic sites, and Kings Dominion theme park.

Or: 6800 Lawyers Road, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
Open: Possibility of unsupervised swimming
Hours: From morning to night
DC distance 84 miles

James River Park System: Pony Pasture Rapids Park in Richmond, Virginia (open year-round)

The James River Park System (including Pony Pasture Rapids Park) runs along both sides of the James River as it passes through Richmond, which the city says makes it the only US city to have class-leading whitewater rapids IV in the city center. Follow these safety tips and guidelines if you visit.

Enjoy kayaking, tubing, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, and almost any other outdoor activity you could want. Here’s a full list of activities, along with suggestions for other places to swim in the James River Park System.

Or: Pony Pasture Rapids, 7200 Riverside Drive, Richmond, Virginia
Hours: From sunrise to sunset
Swimming Information: Go here for more information on Pony Pasture Rapids
DC Distance: 111 miles

Rocky Gap State Park in Flinstone, Maryland

The star attraction at the 3,000-acre Rocky Gap State Park is Lake Habeeb, which offers two public beaches surrounded by scenic Evitts Mountain. Camping, cabins and hot and cold meals are also available. Entrance fees are $4 for residents of Maryland and $6 for out-of-state visitors on weekends and holidays. It’s cheaper to visit during the week.

Or: 12500 Pleasant Valley Road NE, Flintstone, Maryland
Distance: 131 miles

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Swimming-Chalmers U-turn could keep Simpsons out of world championships https://masterdiver.net/swimming-chalmers-u-turn-could-keep-simpsons-out-of-world-championships/ Fri, 20 May 2022 03:40:51 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/swimming-chalmers-u-turn-could-keep-simpsons-out-of-world-championships/ MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters) – Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has changed his mind about skipping the world championships and may deny pop singer-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson a spot at next month’s meet in Budapest. Chalmers, who won gold in the 100m freestyle in Rio and silver in Tokyo, qualified for the 100m butterfly world championships […]]]>

MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters)Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers has changed his mind about skipping the world championships and may deny pop singer-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson a spot at next month’s meet in Budapest.

Chalmers, who won gold in the 100m freestyle in Rio and silver in Tokyo, qualified for the 100m butterfly world championships at the Australian trials in Adelaide this week by finishing second in the final, a place ahead of Simpson.

Chalmers originally planned to miss the world championships to rest and focus on the July-August Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Simpson, whose pivot to swimming from a music career has made headlines Down Under, was due to compete in Budapest with 100 butterfly winner Matt Temple but he may now have to make way for Chalmers.

“I personally think (the world championships) will be the best thing for me going forward,” Chalmers told Australian media.

“You can’t make me look like the bad guy….To me, it’s a shame that it probably takes away Cody’s spot.

“There are also six other guys in the race who are disappointed, right? For me, swimming is a hard sport.

“You have to finish in the top two to get the individual spot, and unfortunately I – well, not unfortunately, that’s my dream.

“It’s my dream to be a butterfly, I started as a butterfly and always hoped to do butterfly.”

Earlier this week Chalmers, 23, said multiple surgeries on his shoulders had made everyday activities like driving and drinking difficult and he would skip Budapest.

But he was encouraged by his form in the Adelaide pool and won the 50m butterfly title on Thursday.

Simpson and Chalmers qualified for Birmingham in the 100m butterfly.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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Summer Junior Qualifier Nicky Glenn Commits to Cal Poly https://masterdiver.net/summer-junior-qualifier-nicky-glenn-commits-to-cal-poly/ Wed, 18 May 2022 03:16:45 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/summer-junior-qualifier-nicky-glenn-commits-to-cal-poly/ Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all Pledge News. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who have supported them along their journey. Nicky Glenn from […]]]>

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Nicky Glenn from Mill Valley, Calif., has chosen to swim and study at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo next fall.

“I’m super excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Cal Poly SLO! Special thanks to my family, friends and coaches for their endless support over the years! Come on Mustangs!

A free sprint specialist, Glenn is in his final year at Tamalpais High School. He recently placed 6th in the 50m freestyle (20.69) and 4th in the 100m freestyle (45.87), swam flyweight (22.32) in the 200 medley relay 5th place and anchored the 200 relay free (20.28) at the 2022 CIF-Nord Coastal Section Swimming and Diving Championship Meeting in early May.

Glenn swims year round with Orinda Aquatics. In March, he competed in the Carlsbad Sectionals, where he earned lifetime best records in the 50 free and 100 free (which he later improved to the NCS Championships), placing 4th and 26th in the respective finals. He also swam the 100 backstroke.

Last summer, he updated all of his LCM times between Roseville Sectionals and Arena Grand Challenge. These include the 50/100/200 free, 100 back, 100 chest, and 100 fly.

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.43
  • 100 free – 45.87
  • 50 back – 25.72
  • 100 back – 52.38
  • 100 chest – 59.26
  • 100 volleys – 52.61

Glenn will join Trevor Yargeau and Will Newlands in the Mustangs class of 2026. His 50 frees would have scored in the B final at this year’s MPSF Championships, while his 100 frees would have been less than a tenth away from securing a second swimming. Cal Poly finished fifth out of seven teams in the men’s competition.

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Beyer, Harrison and Madigan named all states in swimming and diving | News, Sports, Jobs https://masterdiver.net/beyer-harrison-and-madigan-named-all-states-in-swimming-and-diving-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 16 May 2022 06:38:09 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/beyer-harrison-and-madigan-named-all-states-in-swimming-and-diving-news-sports-jobs/ Warren seniors Katie Madigan, left, and Katie Beyer have been named to the Pennsylvania High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (PHSSCA) all-state teams. If there isn’t already enough evidence that Warren Area High School’s swim and dive team made it to the state level, three athletes have been named to Pennsylvania’s all-state teams. High […]]]>

Warren seniors Katie Madigan, left, and Katie Beyer have been named to the Pennsylvania High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (PHSSCA) all-state teams.

If there isn’t already enough evidence that Warren Area High School’s swim and dive team made it to the state level, three athletes have been named to Pennsylvania’s all-state teams. High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association.

A year after winning the PIAA 2A State Championship in the 200-yard freestyle event, senior Katie Beyer won her third straight District 10 title in the event and her first 100-yard freestyle title. In the United States this year, Beyer won a silver medal in the 200 m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle with two school records. She was named all-state in every event by the PHSSCA.

All-state awards are given to the top eight finishers in all events (individual, relay, and diving) at the PIAA Meet; or any swimmer (relay and individual) placing ninth through 16th who equals or exceeds the eighth place time from the preliminary session.

All-State Honorable Mention is awarded to ninth through sixteenth place finishers in all events (individual, relay, and diving) who do not match or exceed the eighth-place time in the preliminary session at the PIAA meet.

Her senior teammate Katie Madigan was also named All-State in diving. At the District 10 2A Championships, Madigan earned her second consecutive diving title and won a bronze medal in PIAA 2A diving.

From left, sophomore Hugh Harrison and seniors Katie Beyer and Katie Madigan were named to the Pennsylvania High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (PHSSCA) all-state teams.

“I am honored and proud to be named to the States First Team for the second year in a row,” said Madigan, who finished fourth at the state meet as a junior. “I have worked very hard in my short diving career to compete with girls who have been diving since they were little. Hard work pays off. Being named All-State will give me the confidence and motivation to do great things next year as I continue my diving career at Clarion University.

Beyer will be swimming in Saint-Bonaventure starting in the fall.

“It’s an honor to be named All-State knowing I’m named one of the best swimmers in Pennsylvania, which gives me confidence going into freshman year of college.” said Beyer. “I know I have a lot of work to do to compete with the other A10 teams. I’ve been busy with the track and all the graduation plans so I’ll reflect and improve over the summer to become more strong.

In Class 3A, his sophomore teammate Hugh Harrison also won several awards.

For the Dragon boys, Harrison repeated in the boys’ D10 3A 200 freestyle and won the 100 backstroke.

Breaking both school records, Harrison was named all-state in the 100 backstroke, finishing 10th at the PIAA 3A Meet at Bucknell University in late March. He was named All State Honorable Mention in the 200 IM with his 13th place finish in the PIAA.

“Being named All-State this year was a great accomplishment to complete my sophomore season,” said Harrison. “Being named All-State with two years left in high school gives me a lot to look forward to in the future. Now I’ve proven that I can hang out with the best in the state; it motivates me to want to be the best in the game. ‘state and gives me high expectations of myself.


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Glenwood Springs High School swimmer Amy Madsen signs with Puget Sound https://masterdiver.net/glenwood-springs-high-school-swimmer-amy-madsen-signs-with-puget-sound/ Wed, 11 May 2022 23:34:11 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/glenwood-springs-high-school-swimmer-amy-madsen-signs-with-puget-sound/ Glenwood Springs senior swimmer Amy Madsen has signed to swim with the University of Puget Sound.Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent Amy Madsen vividly remembers her very first swim race as a member of the Sopris Barracudas team when she was just 6 years old. “I was incredibly nervous and not sure if I wanted to […]]]>

Glenwood Springs senior swimmer Amy Madsen has signed to swim with the University of Puget Sound.
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Amy Madsen vividly remembers her very first swim race as a member of the Sopris Barracudas team when she was just 6 years old.

“I was incredibly nervous and not sure if I wanted to swim,” the Glenwood Springs High School senior said. “But my mom was like, ‘You know what, just run this race and tell me how it feels.’

“I first touched that wall and I was like, ‘Mom, did you see that!’ I immediately fell in love with swimming,” said Madsen, who made his mark for several years at club level with the Barracudas and Team Sopris, and became one of the team’s most consistent members. GSHS University Swimming Championships.



Recently, Madsen decided to take her talents to the college level, signing her national letter of intent to swim for the University of Puget Sound, where she plans to go to college.

Madsen is the daughter of Stevie and Corey Madsen and grew up in Glenwood Springs attending Sopris Elementary, Glenwood Springs Middle School and Glenwood Springs High School.



She’s played other youth sports and tried cross-country running for a season in high school, but swimming has always been her sporting passion, Madsen said.

After placing second at the Class 3A state championships in February in the 100 freestyle and swimming as part of the Demons state champion 200 freestyle relay team, Madsen began aiming for swimming at the university.

But the right fit was important, she says.

“I did a few visits last year and spoke to the coach there, and Puget really checked everything on my list,” said Madsen, 17, who plans to eventually pursue a master’s degree in physiotherapy after studying exercise science. during his undergraduate years.

“I looked at other schools in California and Oregon, and it was definitely a tough decision. But I’m more than sure I did the right thing,” she said.

Madsen said she took up swimming as a young athlete because she loved that it was an individual sport, but with a strong team-building component.

“All my best friends are on the swim team, and I like the idea of ​​working to improve yourself and racing against the clock and trying to improve on your previous PRs (personal bests),” a- she declared. “I’m also super competitive, and as a team we all push each other a lot.”

Longtime Barracudas and Demons swim coach Steve Vanderhoof said it was evident early on that Madsen had a great feel for the water.

He remembers when she was 12 and winning the Colorado State Club Championship in the 100 freestyle.

Glenwood Springs High School Amy Madsen, center, was joined by her parents Stevie and Corey Madsen as she officially signed the National Letter of Intent to Swim for the University of Puget Sound.
Glenwood Springs High School Athletics/Courtesy Photo

“Amy’s championship has helped the Sopris team from a struggling 30-member squad six years ago to nearly 100 swimmers today,” Vanderhoof said. “Her championship showed her teammates what is possible.”

That mentorship moved to the Demons’ stint team last season and was a big part of their state championship win, he said.

“We’re all very excited for Amy, and I think the University of Puget Sound will be a better place with Amy on the team,” Vanderhoof said.

Madsen said she expects to continue to focus on the sprint events in the freestyle, although she has also been working to improve her breaststroke in the sprints.

“My best event is always the 100 freestyle, followed by the 50 freestyle,” she said, adding that she hopes to earn a spot on the Loggers sprint relays.

Puget Sound competes at the NCAA Division III level, so his signing does not include an athletic scholarship. Madsen said she was able to make up for that through several scholarships and swim club scholarships.

“Division III can still be super fast, so it’s very competitive,” Madsen said. “But I really wanted to focus a bit more on my studies than on swimming, but swimming is still a very big and important part of my life.”

Madsen also enjoys being a role model for her much younger siblings, ages 2 and 4.

“My 4-year-old sister will probably start swimming for the Barracudas,” she said. “They have the competitive genes for sure, and they love trying to race me every time we go to the pool.”

As a family, she said her family is more interested in running and triathlons. She said she also enjoys competing in triathlons and will likely continue to race triathlons for fun.

“I’ve done quite a bit with my mom over the last few years,” Madsen said. “It’s just something really fun to do and practice together.”

Mom Stevie Madsen said Puget Sound should be just right for her daughter.

“I’m very excited for Amy,” she said. “The University of Puget Sound has a competitive swimming program and a very strong sense of community. I’m very excited for her to take this next step.

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Fort Collins Area Spring Crew Tracking https://masterdiver.net/fort-collins-area-spring-crew-tracking/ Mon, 09 May 2022 20:49:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/fort-collins-area-spring-crew-tracking/ It’s championship season in Colorado! Spring is always a busy season for high school sports, with 10 events hosting championships, playoffs, or playoffs in May and June. These include: boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ baseball, swimming and soccer, and girls’ soccer, tennis and golf. In the Fort Collins area, […]]]>

It’s championship season in Colorado!

Spring is always a busy season for high school sports, with 10 events hosting championships, playoffs, or playoffs in May and June.

These include: boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys’ baseball, swimming and soccer, and girls’ soccer, tennis and golf.

In the Fort Collins area, there are major contenders in a few sports. And don’t forget: the magic playoffs (think Fort Collins baseball in 2021) are still possible.

With the busy schedule ahead, here’s a look at all of our local teams’ scores, schedules, and draws during the Spring Championship season. We’ll also link and direct you to our coverage of each sport on this page.

Note: This will be updated daily.

soccer girls

Class 5A

Seeds:

  • No. 9 Fossil Ridge
  • No. 16 Fort Collins
  • No. 20 Rocky Mountain

First round:

  • May 10 (5 p.m.): No. 16 Fort Collins vs. No. 17 Regis Jesuit
  • May 10 (7 p.m.): No. 9 Fossil Ridge vs. No. 24 Castle View
  • May 10 (TBD): No. 20 Rocky Mountain to No. 13 Ralston Valley

Program:

  • Second round: Friday, May 13
  • Quarter-finals: Monday May 16
  • Semi-finals: Thursday, May 19 (at the University of Denver)
  • Finals: Wednesday, May 25 (at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City)
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Records fall in clusters at preparatory swimming championships https://masterdiver.net/records-fall-in-clusters-at-preparatory-swimming-championships/ Sun, 08 May 2022 05:28:00 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/records-fall-in-clusters-at-preparatory-swimming-championships/ THE CAJON — Torrey Pines second student Logan Noguchi climbed out of the pool, leaned over and took a deep breath. He had just set his second San Diego section record at this year’s championships. “It hurts,” Noguchi said, mustering a smile at the division I meet Saturday at Granite Hills High. “It really hurts.” […]]]>

Torrey Pines second student Logan Noguchi climbed out of the pool, leaned over and took a deep breath. He had just set his second San Diego section record at this year’s championships.

“It hurts,” Noguchi said, mustering a smile at the division I meet Saturday at Granite Hills High. “It really hurts.”

Noguchi (1:48.57) first broke the individual 200-yard medley record (1:48.88) set last year by Aiden Simpson of San Marcos.

Then, recording a new title, Noguchi (48.36) surpassed the 100m backstroke mark (48.94) set in 2013 by Bishop’s Tom Anderson while improving by more than a second from last year (50.08).

“It’s amazing,” said Noguchi, who moved up to the 200 IM because of his performance outside of prep swimming after finishing second in the 200 freestyle a year ago. “It’s good to see that my hard work is paying off. I particularly improved my tempo.

The competition also produced records by Bishop elder Lucas Brown (20.02) setting the D-II 50m freestyle mark and Eastlake elder Emily Lundgren (1:00.16) , beating her own women’s standard in the 100m breaststroke in DI.

Brown surpassed the mark (20.15) set last year by Classical’s Mateo Parker. Close behind Parker then was Brown (20.21), who also surpassed the previous record (20.48).

“Absolutely, since last year I said I had to get it this year,” Brown said. “Mateo and I have been friends for years, so it was great to race him last year. Now to get the record, I’m super excited.

Brown (44.65) also won the 100 freestyle, closing in on the record (44.48), after placing third last year.

Lundgren bettered her own mark in the girls’ 100 breaststroke from last year (1:00.96) while closing in on the one-minute milestone with the state meet on Friday and Saturday.

Earlier, in winning a three-round title in the 200m individual medley (2:03.46), Lundgren suffered a tear in his swimsuit, requiring another for the 100m chest.

“So getting my mindset back was part of it because of that,” Lundgren said. “I wanted to get to 59 (seconds), but I still have the state meet and my whole college career.”

Canyon Crest junior Andrew Ko, who set the boys’ 100m breaststroke record (54.96) in the preliminaries, was absent from that point until the DI final but still prevailed (55: 35) by more than two seconds.

Carlsbad senior Dylan Mes rose from third place last year to win the 200 freestyle (1:39.80) then added another title in the 500 freestyle (4:28.77), improving four seconds last year with a strong finish.

Twin victories were also recorded in the breakthrough debut of San Marcos rookie Cassidy Allison, who won the 100 butterfly (55.59) and 100 backstroke (57.28).

“I’m very excited,” Allison said. “I didn’t really have any expectations. I just went out and swam, and I did really well.

Allison helped San Marcos win the DI women’s tag team title, breaking an 11-year title reign by Torrey Pines, who finished fourth.

La Jolla sophomore Arielle Brotman recorded double-repeat D-II titles by winning the girls’ 200 IM (2:01.17) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.22).

In addition to a repeat women’s 500 freestyle title (4:47.36), University City junior Kathryn Hazle added a 200 freestyle title (1:49.54). In the City Conference Finals a week ago, she set the record for the 200 individual medley (1:59.63).

Costa Canyon senior Aiden Benjamin also recorded double wins in the boys 200 freestyle (1:39.31) and 500 freestyle (4:32.57), Sage Creak junior Keirlyn Mullica in the girls 100 butterfly (56.11) and 100 backstroke (56.16), and Bishop eldest Grayson Davis in the boys’ 100 butterfly (48.67) and 100 backstroke (49.37).

The Torrey Pines boys won their seventh consecutive DI crown. University City repeated as the D-II girls’ champion and Cathedral Catholic won the D-II boys’ title.

Thien is a freelance writer.

HIGH SCHOOL

SWIM

Division I Final

To the granite hills

Girls

200 MR: Eastlake (Naval, Lundgren, Aranza), Lora) 1:47.37, Del Norte 1:48.07, Granite Hills 1:51.80.

200 free: Baldwin (Esc) 1:53.72, Putnam SM) 1:54.45., Hull (Hel) 1:55.98.

200 MI: Lundgren (East) 2:03.46, Munch (Val) 2:07.97, Cercero (SM) 2:10.45.

50 free: Aranza (East) 24.12, Hardin (BV) 24.16, Yang TP) 24.17.

100 Flight: Allison (SM) 55.59, Hill (Oly) 57.16, Kluge (GH) 57.95.

100 free: Hardin (BV) 52.23, Munch (Val) 52.85, Yang (TP) 53.16.

500 free: Garcia-Hale (Hel) 5:00.74, Putnam (SM) 5:04.38, Smith (SDgto) 5:07.24.

200 FR: Del Norte (Wong, Byrne, Partirdge, Luu)) 1:40.32., Canyon Crest 1:40.38, Granite Hills 1:40.96.

100 Return: Allison (SM) 57.28, Dang (SP) 57.68, Luu (DN) 57.77.

100 Chest: Lundgren (East) 1:00.16 (beats his own record of 1:00.96 set in 2021), Hernandez (Pow) 1:03.83, Constantino (Oly) 1:06.98.

400 FR: Eastlake (Aranza, Naval, Lora, Lundgren) 3:34.32, San Marcos 3:36.21, Canyon Crest 3:38.47.

Diving (Friday): Polidori (TP) 247.40, Alstad (Val) 222.55, Kudo (SM0 210.80.

Team scores: San Marcos 288, Eastlake 233, Del Norte 215, Torrey Pines 179, Canyon Crest 178.

Boys

200 MR: Canyon Crest (Jaynat, Ko, Park, Chauvapun) 1:33.85, Torrey Pines 1:37.26 Del Norte 1:37.45.

200 free: My (Carl) 1:39.80, Purcell (TP) 1:40.13, Felio (GH) 1:42.31.

200 MI: Noguchi (TPL) 1:48.51 (record broken 1:48.88, set in 2021 by Simpson (SM), Brooker (Carl) 1:52.27, Yessengeldy (CCrest) 1:54.10.

50 free: Chu (DN) 21.14, Bushnell (Fall) 21.24, Chauvapun (CCrest) 21.34.

100 Flight: Johnson (East) 49.94, Li (TP) 50.59, Chu (DN) 50.97.

100 free: Chauvapun (CCrest) 46.09, Purcell (TP) 46.13, Bushnell (Autumn) 46.54.

500 free: My (Carl) 4:28.97, Rousseau (DN) 4:30.77, Hughes (East) 4:34.76.

200 FR: Torrey Pines (Purcell, Lozano, Li, Noguchi) 1:24.95, Canyon Crest 1:26.60, Fallbrook 1:27.03.

100 Return: Noguchi (TP) 48.36 (beat the record of 48.94 set in 2013 by Anderson (Bis), Brooker (Carl) 51.44, Gutierrez 52.32.

100 Chest: Ko (CCrest) 55.35, Yeager (TP) 57.98, Yessengeldy (CCrest)) 58.33. 58.63..

400 FR: Torrey Pines (Li, Purcell, Zettle, Noguchi) 3:05.34, Carlsbad 3:11.86, Fallbrook 3:12.23.

Diving (Friday): Shin (SM) 247.45, Liddle (Pow) 245.7-0, Hall (GH) 230.30.

Team scores: Torrey Pines 372, Canyon Crest 304, San Marcos 201, Del Norte 185, Carlsbad 185.

Division II Finals

To the granite hills

Girls

200 MR: University City (Hazle, Jarvis, Hanaki, Dudley) 1:49.58, Mt. Carmel 1:51.36, Bishop’s 1:51.59.

200 free: Hazle (UC) 1:47.48, Divis (PL) 1:54.72, Dunphy (LCC) 1:54.83.

200 MI: Brotman (LJ) 2:01.17, Chavez-Varela (MD) 2:03.13, Schmidt (SFC) 2:07.64.

50 free: Rowe (MC) 23.95, Delaney (LCC) 24.11, Rose (LJCD) 24.15.

100 Flight: Mullica (SgCrk) 56.11, Hammes (OLP) 57.29, Alonso (MC) 57.55.

100 free: Delaney (LCC) 51.55, Rowe (MC) 53.03, Dudley (UC)(53.53.

500 free: Hazle (UC) 4:47.36, Chavez-Varela (MD) 4:56.03, Divis (PL) 5:01.15.

200 FR: La Jolla (Brotman, Hou, DiMeo, Hazuka) 1:39.16, La Costa Canyon 1:41.11, La Jolla Country Day 1:42.12.

100 Return: Mullica (SgCrk) 56.16, Alonso (MC) 56.41, Arnas (Cor) 58.48.

100 Chest: Brotman (LJ) 1:03.22, Steinmeir (Bis) 1:05.96, Schmidt (LJCD) 1:07.22.

400 FR: University City (Hanaki, Dudley, Jarvis, Hazle) 3:32.99, La Jolla 3:38.70, Sage Creek 3:39.18.

Diving (Friday): Krawczyk (Cath) 254.45, Hurdles (MC) 163.60, Rose (ElCap) 153.40.

Team scores: University City 299.50, La Costa Canyon 198.50, Cathedral Catholic 198, Mt. Carmel 193, La Jolla 172.

Boys

200 MR: Bishop’s (Davies, Bolitho, Lightner, Brown) 1:33.48, Cathedral Catholic 1:34.19, La Jolla Country Day 1:34.83.

200 free: Benjamin (LCC) 1:39.31, Ryan (Cath) 1:42.03, Zhou (LJCD) 1:43.14.

200 MI: Colombo (Chr) 1:53.685, Yang (LJCD) 1:55.81, Warma (LJ) 1:55.86.

50 free: Brown (Bis) 20.02 (beat the record of 20.15 set in 2021 by Parker (Class), DiMaria (Class) 20.86, Mullen (Chr) 20.96.

100 Flight: Davies (Bis) 48.67, Ryan (Cath) 49.33, Zhou (LJCD) 49.33,

100 free: Brown (Bis) 44.65, DiMaria (Class) 46.03, Zhou (LJCD) 46.59.

500 free: Benjamin LCC) 4:32.57, Krebs (LJ) 4:48.38, Walker (Chr) 4:54.27.

200 FR: Christian (Colombo, Walker, Damata, Mullen) 1:25.11, La Jolla Country Day 1:25.71, La Jolla 1:28.57.

100 Return: Davies (Bis) 49.37, Manuel (Braw) 51.86, Lathrop (Class) 52.39.

100 Chest: Lundh (Cath) 57.10, Mullen (Chr) 57.91, Yang (LJCD) 58.44.

400 FR: Bishop’s (Fraley, Lightner, Davies, Brown) 3:11.76, Cathedral Catholic 3:07.98, La Jolla 3:12.58.

Diving (Friday): Nieto (MD) 269.55, Clark (Ram) 220.50, Hood (PR) 216.15.

Team scores: Catholic Cathedral 332.50, La Jolla 256, Bishop’s 250, La Jolla Country Day 176.50, Christian 173.

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50 Free AZ State Champion Caleb Stanley Verbals at Arizona State https://masterdiver.net/50-free-az-state-champion-caleb-stanley-verbals-at-arizona-state/ Wed, 04 May 2022 03:42:30 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/50-free-az-state-champion-caleb-stanley-verbals-at-arizona-state/ Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all Pledge News. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who have supported them along their journey. Caleb Stanleyan Arizona […]]]>

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Caleb Stanleyan Arizona high school state champion in the 50 free, verbally committed to ASU.

I am extremely grateful to announce my verbal commitment to pursue my academic and athletic career at Arizona State University! Thanks to Coach Behm, Coach Bowman and the ASU coaching staff for this amazing opportunity. A huge thank you to my family, my coaches and my teammates. Forks!!!”

Stanley is a junior at Desert Vista High School and helped lead the school to victory in the Arizona High School Division 1 Boys State Championship in 2021, edging out historic champion Brophy and top contender Chaparral . In that meet, Stanley won the 50 freestyle, came 4th in the 100 freestyle, and competed in the winning 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay in 2nd place.

Stanley swims the club for the Gold Medal Swim Club. In addition to his swimming, Stanley is a college baseball player at Desert Vista.

Stanley has a Winter Juniors cup in the LCM 50 free with his time of 24.23.

Best short course yardage times:

  • 50 free: 20.84
  • 100 free: 46.91

ASU is a member of the Pac-12 conference. At the 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Championships, ASU finished 5th out of 6 teams. Stanley will need to lose more than a second in the 50 freestyle and three seconds in the 100 freestyle to make the finals in those events at the Pac-12 championships, which regularly feature some of the fastest swimmers in the country.

If ASU maintains its momentum from this season, Stanley will join one of the top sprint programs in the nation. Redshirting their entire freshman roster in 2020-21, the ASU men finished their 2021-22 season finishing 6th in the NCAA. Specifically, Herbie Behm, who was recently promoted associate head coach–worked with the sprint team; ASU sprinters set program records in all five stints, including breaking the record 200 freestyle stints three times this season. The swimmers also set records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles this season.

Many of ASU’s fastest sprinters are current juniors or seniors, including Jack Dolan, Cody Bybeeand Carter Swift. When Stanley joins in 2023, he will have the opportunity to add depth to the sprint team after many of his top swimmers graduate. He will also have the opportunity to train with established sprinters, like the current freshmen Christian Osterndorf and patrick samon.

ASU has recruited a number of sprinters for next year, including the Virginian State Championship 50 free runner-up Matthew Duren and Spring Speedo section champion Jonny Kulow. However, about half of the top 2021-22 sprinters for ASU will likely have graduated by the time Stanley joins the team, so Stanley will have plenty of opportunities to establish himself when he arrives.

Stanley joins distance freestyler and multi-stroker Ilya Kharunmulti-race Leo Kuruczsprinter William Woodallback and sprint Asher Haven Hill for the ASU recruiting class of 2023.

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Converted sprinter Rachel Ballard commits to BYU https://masterdiver.net/converted-sprinter-rachel-ballard-commits-to-byu/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 21:43:14 +0000 https://masterdiver.net/converted-sprinter-rachel-ballard-commits-to-byu/ Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all Pledge News. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who have supported them along their journey. Rachel Ballarda junior […]]]>

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Rachel Ballarda junior at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, has verbally committed to Brigham Young University for fall 2023.

I am beyond thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to pursue my athletic and academic career at Brigham Young University. I would like to thank my coaches, my family and the people who pushed me to be my best. The coaching staff and the team atmosphere are amazing and BYU is a great school and a good academic background for me. #byuswimdive”

Ballard competed at the 2022 CHSAA 5A State Championships, where she placed 7th in the 100 freestyle and as part of the 400 freestyle relay. She currently holds school records in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM, as well as part of the 400 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.

Ballard says she used to be a long distance swimmer, but has converted to sprinting over the past year. Prior to her stint as a sprinter, Ballard swam AAA times in the 1000 (10:40.22) and 1650 (17:55.61), but after switching she clocked an AAAA time in the 100 freestyle (51.17), the highest ranking among all. of his best moments.

Ballard swam her best times in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles in late 2021 and early 2022, signifying her progress as a sprinter since deciding to focus on that area.

Ballard swims the University of Denver Hilltoppers Club. At the 2022 Speedo Sectionals in Austin, she placed 2nd in the 800 freestyle relay, 4th in the 400 freestyle relay, 7th in the 200 freestyle relay, and 15th in the 200 medley relay.

His best short course yardage times are:

  • 50 free: 24.10
  • 100 free: 51.17
  • 200 free: 1:52.94
  • 200 MI: 2:08.44

BYU is currently a member of the MPSF swimming and diving conference, although it will move to the Big 12 conference the year Ballard joins the team — assuming the Big 12 continues to sponsor swimming and diving.

Ballard has the potential to make an immediate impact on BYU’s sprint program. Her best times would have made her the 2nd fastest 100 freestyle on the team in the 2021-22 season. She would also have been 5th fastest on 200 freestyler, 6th fastest on 50 freestyler and 8th fastest on 200 IMer.

Ballard joins Kiara Xanthosa breaststroke and IMer, Victoria Schreibera long distance freestyler, and Kara Martinsona sprinter, for the class of 2023.

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