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Isa Odgers Wins Two, UCLA Wins Five Events to Close USC Tri-Meet
Jan. 24, 2021 — USC junior Isa Odgers earned two event wins to close out USC's tri-meet while the UCLA Bruins won five events on Saturday.
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Former National Champion Bobby Brewer Named Head Coach At River City Aquatics
Former U.S. Former National Champion,
and USA Swimming National Team member ...
Jan. 19, 2021 — Former U.S. National Champion and USA Swimming National Team member Bobby Brewer was named head coach of River City Aquatics in December. Over the past seven years, Brewer, who won the men’s 100 backstroke at the 1998 U.S. Spring National Championships, has been the owner of bdouble Consulting, an aquatic marketing and management firm. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with this team and help continue the championship tradition of River City Aquatics,” Brewer said in a team press release. “River City Aquatics has been a pillar of this community for years and I look fo ...

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Steffi Beisel Verbally Commits to Arizona
Sept. 10, 2020 — Steffi Beisel , a senior at Archbishop Mitty High School and the famed Santa Clara Swim Club in northern California, has verbally committed to the University of Arizona. Beisel is primarily a middle-distance freestyler, 200 backstroker, and 400 IMer. In spite of a distinct event similarity to Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel, there’s no known close relation between the two. At the 2019 Central Coast Section Championships as a sophomore, she won the B-final in the 500 free with a 4:57.35. While that time was 6 seconds faster than she swam as a freshman, as a freshman she placed 5th. ...
@SwimXps  Steffi Beisel Verbally Commits to Arizona #swimming
@GoodbyeChlorine Steffi Beisel will #swim for #Arizona
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Sprint Freestyler Alyssa Schwengel Gives Verbal to Arizona Wildcats
Sept. 1, 2020 — Sprint freestyler Alyssa Schwengel of South Barrington, Ill. has handed her verbal commitment to the University of Arizona for the fall of 2021. She will join Stella Copeland , Steffi Beisel and Lexi Duchsherer as a member of the Wildcats’ class of 2025. Regarding her commitment, she said: “I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at the University of Arizona! Thank you to all of my family, friends, and coaches for pushing me to the place I am at today! Another big thanks to the Arizona coaching staff and team for bei ...
@SwimXps  Alyssa Schwengel Commits to #Arizona #swimming
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Stanford Puts 30 Swimmers On Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll
March 31, 2020 — The Pac-12 announced its Winter Academic Honor Roll recipients on Tuesday, with a total of 152 swimmers and divers being recognized from eight different teams. Overall there were 304 student-athletes receiving the honor, which requires them to hold a spot on their respective team roster, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above, and have served at least one year in residence at the institution. There is no longer a selection process to determine all-academic teams for each sport. The Stanford women led the way for swimming & diving with 18 making the cut, while the Cardinal men had 12. ...
Grant Shoults  |  Reece Whitley  |  Cierra Runge  |  Katie Drabot  |  David Madej  |  Jack LeVant  |  Brooke Forde  |  Morgan Tankersley  |  Isabelle (Isa) Odgers  |  Jemma Schlicht  |  Jose Neumann  |  Taylor McCoy  |  Allie Raab  |  Hannah Kukurugya  |  Johannes Calloni  |  Lucie Nordmann  |  Megan Byrnes  |  Ruby Martin  |  Zachary (Zach) Poti  |  James Murphy  |  Pawel Sendyk  |  Robin Neumann  |  Allie Szekely  |  Mason Gonzalez  |  Chloe Clark  |  Andy Song  |  Alicia Harrison  |  Alicia Wilson  |  Sarah Darcel  |  Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou  |  Andrew Britton  |  Courtney Mykkanen  |  Alex Liang  |  Emma Nordin  |  Silja Kansakoski  |  Youssef Selim  |  Naomi Gowlett  |  David Fridlander  |  Brooks Fail  |  Camryn Curry  |  Chloe Isleta  |  Cody Bybee  |  Evan Carlson  |  Jack Edgemond  |  Henry Fusaro  |  Jack Anderson  |  Marin Ercegovic  |  Erin Voss  |  Kirsten Jacobsen  |  Mallory Korenwinder  |  Erica Vong  |  Laticia-Leigh Transom  |  Brennan Pastorek  |  Hank Poppe  |  Daniel Namir  |  Jackson Cunningham  |  Benjamin Ho  |  Noah Reid  |  Ty Wells  |  Brendan Meyer  |  Jonathan (Jon) Cook  |  Matthew Kint  |  Christian Imbus  |  Robert King  |  Tai Combs  |  Brody Lewis  |  Cole Giandinoto  |  Daria Lenz  |  Anya Goeders  |  Mia Paulsen  |  Ruby Neave  |  Carolina Sculti  |  Catherine Sanchez  |  Matteo Sogne  |  Benjamin Waterman  |  Makenna Turner  |  Gabrielle Anderson  |  Emma Cain  |  Sophie Clarkowski  |  Lia Foster  |  Maisie Jameson  |  Lisa Kaunitz  |  Emily Lo  |  Emma Schaetz  |  Bonnie Schmitz  |  Delaney Smith  |  Brooke Stenstrom  |  Ashley Volpenhein  |  Graze Zhao  |  Casey Ponton  |  Isaac Stump  |  Payton Bokowy  |  Luciana Brock  |  Lauren Burckel  |  Ryan Falk  |  Keiana Fountaine  |  Paige Gardner  |  Chloe Larson  |  Nate Biondi  |  Elizabeth Bailey  |  Kyle Millis  |  Alexa Buckley  |  Jordan Greenberg  |  Katie Glavinovich  |  Lauren Green  |  Aaron Beauchamp  |  Kevin Benevidez  |  Kendall Dawson  |  Bentley Hulshof  |  Nick Carlson  |  Zach Dienstbier  |  Frida Kaellgren  |  Jack Etter  |  Jack Kucharczyk  |  Cameron Smith  |  Lilia Smith  |  Elijah Warren  |  Caitlyn Wilson  |  Madison Blakesley  |  Alayna Connor  |  Katrina Hage  |  Eric Correa  |  Ayumi Macias  |  Colin Gwiazdowski  |  Taylor Nations  |  Victoria Navarro  |  Francesca Neubauer  |  Abby Miller  |  Emma Ruchala  |  Luke McDivitt  |  Christina Pick  |  Sophia Morici  |  Joao Arma  |  Hanni Leach  |  Owen Kao  |  Matthew McDermott  |  Sarah Lott  |  Madison Lash  |  Grace Horvath  |  McKenna Gassaway  |  Mariah Gassaway  |  Santiago Contreras  |  Kenzie Ford  |  Liuchen Chen  |  Emma Broome  |  Jamie Stone  |  Jacqueline Purwins  |  Rahiti De Vos
@SwimXps  Congrats #Stanford #Swimming PAC-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll
@GoodbyeChlorine Congrats #PAC-12 Winter #Academic Honor Roll #swim #dive
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Dave Durden Wins 3rd-Straight Pac-12 Coach of the Year Honors, 9th Career Award
March 27, 2020 — The Cal Bears and Arizona State Sun Devils each took home two of the Pac-12 Swimming & Diving season awards this year, while Arizona and USC were also represented with season honors. Cal, unsurprisingly, took two of the three swimming awards, with Dave Durden winning Swimming Coach of the Year, and Ryan Hoffer , taking Swimmer of the Year. This marks Dave Durden ‘s 3rd consecutive Swimming Coach of the Year award, and his 9th time winning the award in his Cal career. His 3-year streak comes in as his second-longest in his career, with his longest being a 5-year streak from 2010-2014. ...
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Hali Flickinger Reflects on Move to Arizona State: ‘Finally Had the Guts to do it’
March 27, 2020 — The postponement of the 2020 Olympics has created a year of transition and uncertainty for many swimmers. For Hali Flickinger , it is nothing new. She has been in the middle of a transition year anyway. After spending the past seven years training at Georgia, Flickinger moved to Arizona State to train with Bob Bowman ‘s post-grad group as she aimed for Tokyo. It was a move that was a surprise to the swimming community, but one that Flickinger needed to make to rekindle her love of the sport. “I am in a different situation where I switched teams this year. There is a lot of newness go ...
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Mesa Distance Swimmer Mandy Zajdzinski Commits To Move East For Seton Hall
March 14, 2020 — Mandy Zajdzinksi , a senior at Arete Preparatory Academy and a member of Mesa Aquatics Club in Arizona, has signed to swim for Seton Hall University beginning in the fall of 2020. Primarily a distance swimmer, Zajdzinksi has a career-best time in the 1,650-yard freestyle that would be the fastest on the current Pirates’ squad and second fastest in the 500-yard freestyle behind current junior Julie Stankiewicz . At the 2019 Arizona Division 3 High School State Championship meet, Zajdzinski won both the 200 and 500-yard freestyles (1:52.21 and 5:00.73 respectively).
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2020 Men's Pac-12 Championships: Cal Men Win 3rd-Straight Team Title
March 8, 2020 — The Cal men had another dominant showing at the Pac-12 Championships as they won the 2020 team title. That marks their 3rd-straight conference victory. This is their 8th title in program history and their 5th under Head Coach Dave Durden . The Bears took down several Meet Records, including records in the 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, and an 11-year-old Meet Record in the 200 free relay. Reigning NCAA Champion Ryan Hoffer was among the top performers for Cal. He won titles in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free.
    Final Team Scores
  1. Cal 856 pts
  2. Arizona 578 pts
  3. Stanford 573.5 pts
  4. Arizona State 567 pts
  5. Utah 384 pts
  6. USC 318.5 pts
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@SwimXps  Congrats #CAL men's #swimming three-peat #PAC-12 champs
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Arizona Gets 2022 Verbal from Three-Time Nebraska State Champion Tommy Palmer
Feb. 19, 2021 — The University of Arizona has received their second verbal commitment for the 2022-23 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier Tommy Palmer of Lincoln, Neb.
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3x Nebraska HS Sprint Champion Tommy Palmer (2022) Sends Verbal to Arizona
Feb. 8, 2021 — Lincoln Select Swimming's Tommy Palmer has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Arizona for 2022-23.
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Ultimate Swimmer Podcast: Darian Townsend
continued to pursue excellence in the swimming world...
Jan. 28, 2021 — Darian Townsend is a 3x Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012) for his native country of South Africa. A gold medalist and a multi-time world-record holder, Darian made a name for himself on the global swim scene in the 2000s. Since retiring from life as a pro swimmer, Darian has continued to pursue excellence in the swimming world whether it has been as a masters swimmer or more recently as the head coach of the swim team at Ottawa University of Arizona. We hope you enjoy our interview with this TRUE Ultimate Swimmer!
Ultimate Swimmer Podcast: Darian Townsend

Darian Townsend is a 3x Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012) for his native country of South Africa. A gold medalist and a multi-time world-record holder, Darian made...

@SwimXps  Great podcast featuring Darian Townsend #swim
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Northwestern Men Launch 2026 Recruiting Class with #15 Tona Zinn
Jan. 20, 2021 — Socal Aquatics Association’s Tona Zinn has verbally committed to Northwestern University for fall 2022. Zinn is a junior at Laguna Hills High School, and he’s ranked #15 on our 2022 recruiting rankings . Zinn won the 2018 Swammy Award for the top 13-14 boy in the United States . I chose Northwestern because of the combination of high level Big 10 athletics and elite world-class academics. Plus, being right outside a big city like Chicago allows me to have a unique college experience. Finally, I really enjoyed talking to the coaches and swimmers and couldn’t be more excited to become ...

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Bob Bowman Shows Social Media Can Be a Beneficial Resource
Jan. 19, 2021 — Bob Bowman Shows Social Media Can Be a Beneficial Resource Social media certainly has its ups and downs. On occasion, it will highlight events and accomplishments that bring a smile. Other times, it can infuriate and show the dark side of individuals. A key is accepting that social media has a two-sided nature, and it is up to the person surfing along to decide what he/she wants to digest and what he/she prefers to ignore. From the positive side, Arizona State coach Bob Bowman posted a pair of comments over the past few days that are worth sharing for the perspective and assistance t ...

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Gold Medalist to Capitol Insurrection: Tracing the Rise and Fall of Klete Keller
Jan. 17, 2021 — Gold Medalist to Capitol Insurrection: Tracing the Rise and Fall of Klete Keller There’s no sugarcoating the effect on the world of swimming that seeing Klete Keller’s among protestors storming the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 has had, just as there’s no diminishing the chilling effect of five lives lost that day or that the insurrection has had on American democracy. It’s made for a convenient hook in headlines of the coverage – of CEOs, elected officials and yes, an Olympic swimmer, joining an unruly mob of right-wing protestors trying to stop the certification of an election lo ...

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When 72 Points Vanished in One NCAA Final: The Infamous Medley Relay of 2007
Sept. 5, 2020 — The NCAA Championships is one of the most intense competitions a swimmer might compete in, and falls just short of the U.S. Olympic Trials in terms of the cut-throat attitudes of the athletes and coaches vying for titles and a spot in history. First place in a relay at the NCAA Championships will earn a team 40 points, while eighth place is worth 22 points–2 points more than an individual victory. Needless to say, there is a lot of pressure to perform well on relays. The stage was set for the final of the men’s 200 yard medley relay at the Men’s 2007 NCAA Championships. 32 men on 8 t ...

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Phoenix, Arizona Swim Coach Arrested on Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Child
April 10, 2020 — Phoenix, Arizona swim coach Nathan Moore has been arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The 42-year old Moore has been accused of sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor and is being held on a $100,000 bond. He was taken into custody on April 3rd and has a preliminary hearing set for April 13th. Police opened an investigation on March 19th when a local parent made a complaint to the MCSO. The parent said she was told by her daughter that her daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Moore, who was her swim coach. According to the Sheriff’s offic ...
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Lexi Duchsherer, Who Swam Jr. Nationals with a Broken Leg, Commits to Arizona
April 5, 2020 — Lexi Duchsherer from Bismarck, North Dakota has verbally committed to the University of Arizona. Duchsherer is a junior at Century High School, which is the state’s dominant high school swim program: the girls’ team has won the last 5 North Dakota High School State Championships. Duchsherer is a big part of the school’s recent success: she is the 3-time defending state champion in the 50 free and the 2-time defending state champion in the 100 free. She holds the North Dakota State Record in the 50 free, though her 100 free is behind the record held by one of the greatest high school ...
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