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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | March 11, 1993
Eighteen area swimmers from the Retriever Aquatic Club qualified last weekend for the prestigious Eastern Zone Championships April 2-4 at SUNY-Buffalo.Dan Zohorsky, Jessie Goertler, Rachel Handshu, Mark Whitaker, Mark Zonarich, Sean Evans, Laurie Felker, Chris Franey, Pat Evans, Cedric Taylor, Pat McGonigal, Marci Malchak, Mickey Blakely, Deric Walters and Megan Roesch, all of Columbia, D. J. Heller and Michael Conti of Ellicott City and Brian Crawford of Laurel were among 27 Retriever swimmers to qualify -- the most in team history.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national governing body said Friday. The North Baltimore Aquatic Club reported the coach, who was not identified, to swimming authorities in October 2011, according to USA Swimming, the Colorado-based governing body. The coach was forced out of the position within 48 hours after club officials became aware of the allegation last fall, and the club contacted Baltimore County authorities, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | September 13, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- The Retriever Aquatic Club, based at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, is branching out to Carroll County this fall.The club is a member of United States Swimming, the national governing body of amateur swimming that deals with Olympic Trials and other major U.S. swim events. It's entering its seventh season at UMBC.The Carroll branch will begin practice this week at Western Maryland College after having its first organizational meeting on Tuesday."We had a pretty good turnout," said Sid Burkot, coach of the program at UMBC.
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By Anne Tallent, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
Over the course of Olympic competition in London, keen observers have noticed Michael Phelps' mother, Debbie, sporting a duct-tape flower. The flower is in apparent honor of Alec John Cosgarea, a 17-year-old McDonogh School swimmer who died July 9 after he lost control of his Ford Fusion on Greenspring Avenue and hit a tree. He was driving back to his home in Owings Mills after competing at a North Baltimore Aquatic Club meet at Meadowbrook pool in Mount Washington. Mr. Cosgarea was the 2012 state champion in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly, The Sun's Fred Rasmussen reported in Mr. Cosgarea's obituary . In addition to being a committed swimmer, Mr. Cosgarea had artistic talent, Fred reported: As a middle school art student, he started making wallets out of duct tape, including a "hot pink duct tape jacket" that he wore to a friend's bar mitzvah, according to a McDonogh School profile.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun Reporter | August 19, 2008
Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps said last night that he is starting a new endeavor involving a pool he and coach Bob Bowman are purchasing in Baltimore. "My goal is to change the sport of swimming," Phelps told NBC's Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in an interview broadcast last night. "Bob and I are starting up a new business back in Baltimore with the pool that we just bought, so we're going to make some adjustments and see what we can do to take that sport to the next level."
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By Childs Walker and Candus Thomson and Childs Walker and Candus Thomson,Sun reporters | August 14, 2008
The home of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club doesn't look like much. Cars overflow the parking lot and spill onto the grass in the summer. Chubby-legged children and haggard parents splash haphazardly around the outdoor pool, which could belong to any community center in any American suburb. Inside, fitness freaks pedal and pump on exercise machines overlooking more swimming lanes. The only signs of anything unusual are the Beijing 2008 flags that hang above the entry hall.
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By Doug Brown | March 16, 1995
The North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Beth Botsford won the 200-meter backstroke in the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships last night in Minneapolis.Botsford, 13, a Garrison Forest School eighth grader, broke the national 13-14 age group record in winning the event in 2 minutes, 13.53 seconds. Botsford will also swim in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterly and 200 individual medley in the five-day meet that ends Saturday."This wasn't that much of a surprise, because Beth had done a 2:16 last year," said NBAC coach Murray Stephens, whose team is defending its national women's title.
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By Jeff Friedman and Jeff Friedman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 29, 2001
Olympic Club and New York Aquatic Club "A" both won twice yesterday to advance to today's championship of the U.S. Water Polo National Championships at Navy's Lejeune Hall. With four Olympians, Olympic Club defeated Newport, 12-6, and then California, 9-4. New York A, with three Olympians, defeated California and New York B, 5-4 and 8-3, respectively. The title match is at 1:30 p.m. The Navy Aquatic Club A team, after scoring just 10 goals in two losses Friday, found its offense and won twice to advance to today's 11:10 a.m. match against Newport for fifth place.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | March 14, 1995
This time the North Baltimore Aquatic Club girls will have to do it without Olympian Anita Nall.NBAC, led by Whitney Phelps, Beth Botsford, Kelly McPherson, Whitney Metzler, Melinda Rehm and Brittany White, will attempt to win the women's title for the second straight year in the Phillips 66 U.S. Swimming Championships that begin a five-day run today in Minneapolis.With Nall as the seventh member last year and its swimmers ranging in age from 12 to 17, NBAC became the first Baltimore-area team to win a national title.
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By David Woods and David Woods,Special to The Sun | August 17, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- Beth Botsford, 13, of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, finished fifth last night in the 100-meter backstroke at the National Swimming Championships.Botsford's time of 1 minute, 2.92 seconds was a personal best and only .23 seconds behind third place.Two other Baltimore area swimmers distinguished themselves in the 100 backstroke.Lisa Pastrana of Navy Juniors clocked 1:05.42 for 32nd -- 39 places higher than her No. 71 seeding -- and Ingrid Kilpe of the Retriever Aquatic Club swam 1:05.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Alec John Cosgarea, a champion McDonogh School swimmer who also competed for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, died Monday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident. The McDonogh senior and Owings Mills resident was 17. Mr. Cosgarea was on his way home Monday evening after participating in a NBAC competition at the club's Meadowbrook facility in Mount Washington when he lost control of his 2006 Ford Fusion on Greenspring Avenue and hit a tree.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2010
To be a great swimmer, Loyola swim coach Keith Schertle says a person has to have "very good legs, very good kick and be born with a body that flows through water easily. " But on top of that, Schertle — who coaches Loch Raven senior Tanja Kylliainen in the Loyola-Blakefield Aquatics program — said a swimmer has to be committed to "working like a dog. " In Kylliainen, 5 feet 1, 120 pounds, Schertle has such a swimmer and Loch Raven has such a student. Kylliainen carries a 4.9 weighted grade-point average and is a United States Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200 butterfly and the 400 individual medley, placing first in the 200 fly and 400 IM. She broke the meet records at the 2010 Spring Speedo Sectional Championships Series.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 18, 2009
Swimming North Baltimore Aquatic Club joins Olympic program North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team were named Professional and Post Grad Training Centers by the U.S. Olympic Committee. They are the second and third clubs to join the program; SwimMAC in Charlotte, N.C., was the first to receive the designation, in 2006. The USOC will provide financial and other support to transform the clubs into comprehensive, state-of-the-art training and support environments for elite teams of prospective Olympic swimmers.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun Reporter | August 19, 2008
Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps said last night that he is starting a new endeavor involving a pool he and coach Bob Bowman are purchasing in Baltimore. "My goal is to change the sport of swimming," Phelps told NBC's Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in an interview broadcast last night. "Bob and I are starting up a new business back in Baltimore with the pool that we just bought, so we're going to make some adjustments and see what we can do to take that sport to the next level."
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun reporter | August 18, 2008
BEIJING - Michael Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, has an expression he likes to use when his swimmers are exhausted, their muscles are burning and their painful workouts are not yet complete: Keep putting money in the bank. Sacrifice now, the phrase implies, and you'll be able to make a withdrawal later, when needed during competition. The 23-year-old swimmer from Rodgers Forge has heard it hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times over the years. "I guess I put a lot of money in the bank over the last four years, and we went through pretty much every penny," Phelps said yesterday, just hours after winning his eighth gold medal, wrapping up the most dominating Olympic performance in history.
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By Childs Walker and Candus Thomson and Childs Walker and Candus Thomson,Sun reporters | August 14, 2008
The home of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club doesn't look like much. Cars overflow the parking lot and spill onto the grass in the summer. Chubby-legged children and haggard parents splash haphazardly around the outdoor pool, which could belong to any community center in any American suburb. Inside, fitness freaks pedal and pump on exercise machines overlooking more swimming lanes. The only signs of anything unusual are the Beijing 2008 flags that hang above the entry hall.
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By From Staff Reports | March 19, 1995
Whitney Metzler's third-place finish in the 200 medley yesterday helped the North Baltimore Aquatic Club women's team successfully defend its title at the five-day Phillips 66 National Swimming Championship at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.NBAC had 237 points. Runner-up Bolles, of Jacksonville, Fla., finished with 193.Metzler finished the 200 medley in 2 minutes, 18.43 seconds. Winner Jennifer Parmenter of Granada Hills, Calif., finished in 2:17.10, followed by Shelly Ripple of Baton Rouge, La., in 2:17.
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By David Woods and David Woods,Special to The Sun | August 18, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- Whitney Phelps of North Baltimore Aquatic Club swam a personal best in the 100-meter butterfly, but it was good enough only for fourth place last night in the National Championships at Indiana University Natatorium.Phelps, at 14 the youngest by 3 years in the finals last night, had finished second in the spring nationals. But neither world-record holder Jenny Thompson, who came from behind to win last night in 1 minute, .34 of a second, nor Amy Van Dyken, who finished second in 1:00.
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