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Sports Digest | March 30, 2014
College swimming Georgia sophomore Chase Kalisz , a Fallston graduate from Bel Air, won the 400 individual medley in record-breaking fashion Friday at the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas. Kalisz, who also swims for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, posted a time of 3 minutes, 34.50 seconds to win the 400 individual medley by nearly four seconds over Florida's Dan Wallace (3:38.17). Kalisz's time eclipsed the American, U.S. Open, NCAA and NCAA championships mark of 3:35.98 set by Michigan's Tyler Clary in 2009.
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From Sun staff reports | September 4, 2014
Michael Phelps , the most-decorated Olympian of all time, is among seven North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers named Wednesday to the 2014-15 USA Swimming national team roster. Phelps, who is returning from retirement, made the team in the (100-meter freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley. He's joined by Chase Kalisz (200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM); Conor Dwyer (200 free, 200 IM); Matt McLean (200 free, 400 free); Allison Schmitt (200 free); Cierra Runge (400 free, 800 free)
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun and By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Swimmers describe the race as a snarling beast that will rob them of the energy needed for other endeavors. The greatest of all time, Michael Phelps, says he'll never swim it again. Too painful. You'll hear no such talk, however, from Bel Air native Chase Kalisz. For the 20-year-old Kalisz, the 400-meter individual medley is "my baby. " Phelps will garner most of the attention Friday as he swims the 100-meter butterfly, his marquee race of the Phillips 66 National Championships.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun and By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Swimmers describe the race as a snarling beast that will rob them of the energy needed for other endeavors. The greatest of all time, Michael Phelps, says he'll never swim it again. Too painful. You'll hear no such talk, however, from Bel Air native Chase Kalisz. For the 20-year-old Kalisz, the 400-meter individual medley is "my baby. " Phelps will garner most of the attention Friday as he swims the 100-meter butterfly, his marquee race of the Phillips 66 National Championships.
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June 26, 2013
Chase Kalisz, a 19-year-old from Bel Air, took eighth Tuesday in the men's 200-meter butterfly final in Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis. Kalisz, one of five swimmers from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club to compete, finished in 1minute, 58.06 seconds. William Buese, 16, took the 19th spot in the event (2:01.56). Kalisz will compete in the 200 breaststroke today; his specialty is the 400 individual medley, which is Thursday. NBAC's Allison Schmitt, a six-time Olympic medalist from Pittsburgh, got second in the "B" final of the women's 100 freestyle.
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From Sun staff reports | September 4, 2014
Michael Phelps , the most-decorated Olympian of all time, is among seven North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers named Wednesday to the 2014-15 USA Swimming national team roster. Phelps, who is returning from retirement, made the team in the (100-meter freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley. He's joined by Chase Kalisz (200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM); Conor Dwyer (200 free, 200 IM); Matt McLean (200 free, 400 free); Allison Schmitt (200 free); Cierra Runge (400 free, 800 free)
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
He's back ... unless he's not. Rumors that Michael Phelps, already the most decorated Olympian, is planning to come out of retirement sent the swimming community abuzz Friday night. Phelps, the Baltimore native who retired with a lifetime 22 medals, 18 of them gold after the 2012 London Games, threw some water on the notion that spread after a blogger and a Florida television station said he was headed back to the pool. "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do [people]
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition. But when the Fallston graduate finally had the chance, swimming in his first and only event in Barcelona, Spain, the 400-meter individual medley, he made the most of it. Kalisz dropped more than 2.5 seconds from his personal-best time to earn a silver medal in his first World Championships, finishing in 4 minutes, 9.22 seconds, just behind Japan's Daiya Seto's winning time of 4:08.69.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Dana Vollmer got the first women's race, the 100-meter butterfly, off to a blazing start, setting a U.S. Open and trials record in the preliminaries with a 56.59-second finish. It lasted only until the semi-finals Monday night, when it was broken by a 56.42 finish by … Dana Vollmer . Elizabeth Beisel won the women's 400-meter individual medley with the 10th fastest ever time of 4 minutes 31.78 seconds. Katie Hoff , who formerly trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, still holds the world record of 4:31.12, which she set at the 2008 trials.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
Michael Phelps , who turns 27 on Saturday, said his mother and sisters always say how hard it is to find a birthday present for him. And indeed, what he wants to open they can't exactly wrap. Phelps will spend his birthday battling Ryan Lochte for the 200-meter individual medley win at the Olympic qualifying trials after finishing second to his rival in Friday night's semifinals. Saturday is "my birthday so hopefully I get a birthday present," Phelps said Friday night. He'll at least get to spend it among teammates from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club: Chase Kalisz, 18, of Fallston, and Austin Surhoff , 21, of Cockeysville, made it into the finals with him. Phelps said he didn't get off to a very good start, and once he noticed that he and Lochte were ahead of the field, he decided to conserve some energy.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. -- Michael Phelps began the most important meet of his comeback Wednesday with a stroke he admitted was shaky in a race he has rarely attempted against the best competition. That set-up led to an uncustomary disappointing result, with Phelps finishing seventh in the 100-meter freestyle final at the Phillips 66 National Championships. He finished behind winner Nathan Adrian, longtime rival Ryan Lochte and North Baltimore Aquatic Club teammate Conor Dwyer. Phelps' time of 49.17 seconds in the evening final was actually worse than his 48.77 seconds from morning preliminaries.
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Sports Digest | March 30, 2014
College swimming Georgia sophomore Chase Kalisz , a Fallston graduate from Bel Air, won the 400 individual medley in record-breaking fashion Friday at the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas. Kalisz, who also swims for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, posted a time of 3 minutes, 34.50 seconds to win the 400 individual medley by nearly four seconds over Florida's Dan Wallace (3:38.17). Kalisz's time eclipsed the American, U.S. Open, NCAA and NCAA championships mark of 3:35.98 set by Michigan's Tyler Clary in 2009.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition. But when the Fallston graduate finally had the chance, swimming in his first and only event in Barcelona, Spain, the 400-meter individual medley, he made the most of it. Kalisz dropped more than 2.5 seconds from his personal-best time to earn a silver medal in his first World Championships, finishing in 4 minutes, 9.22 seconds, just behind Japan's Daiya Seto's winning time of 4:08.69.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
Entering the 400-meter individual medley final Thursday night at the Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championships Trials in Indianapolis, Bel Air native Chase Kalisz (Fallston) had the opportunity he had been waiting for his entire career. He came into the finals as the top seed, the favorite to win the national title, after finishing the preliminaries 1.39 seconds faster than anyone else in the field. The Georgia sophomore and North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer did not disappoint.
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June 26, 2013
Chase Kalisz, a 19-year-old from Bel Air, took eighth Tuesday in the men's 200-meter butterfly final in Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis. Kalisz, one of five swimmers from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club to compete, finished in 1minute, 58.06 seconds. William Buese, 16, took the 19th spot in the event (2:01.56). Kalisz will compete in the 200 breaststroke today; his specialty is the 400 individual medley, which is Thursday. NBAC's Allison Schmitt, a six-time Olympic medalist from Pittsburgh, got second in the "B" final of the women's 100 freestyle.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
He's back ... unless he's not. Rumors that Michael Phelps, already the most decorated Olympian, is planning to come out of retirement sent the swimming community abuzz Friday night. Phelps, the Baltimore native who retired with a lifetime 22 medals, 18 of them gold after the 2012 London Games, threw some water on the notion that spread after a blogger and a Florida television station said he was headed back to the pool. "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do [people]
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
That door Michael Phelps keeps slamming on ever again swimming the exhausting 400-meter individual medley race? Apparently, it's a revolving one. After the Baltimore swimmer raced to a record-setting finish in the 400 IM at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Friday night, he said that there was a chance he would add the event to his still secret line-up in the Olympics this summer. "Who knows?" an exuberant Phelps said when asked if this really, really, really was the last time he would swim the race he swore off after the 2008 Olympics, but has since returned to multiple times.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
Michael Phelps , who turns 27 on Saturday, said his mother and sisters always say how hard it is to find a birthday present for him. And indeed, what he wants to open they can't exactly wrap. Phelps will spend his birthday battling Ryan Lochte for the 200-meter individual medley win at the Olympic qualifying trials after finishing second to his rival in Friday night's semifinals. Saturday is "my birthday so hopefully I get a birthday present," Phelps said Friday night. He'll at least get to spend it among teammates from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club: Chase Kalisz, 18, of Fallston, and Austin Surhoff , 21, of Cockeysville, made it into the finals with him. Phelps said he didn't get off to a very good start, and once he noticed that he and Lochte were ahead of the field, he decided to conserve some energy.
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