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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
Monday was a big night for Gregg Troy, swim coach at the University of Florida and the U.S. men's team going to the Olympics. Ryan Lochte, Peter Vanderkaay, Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel all qualified for the Olympics on Monday, the first day of the swimming trials, and all are coached by Troy. "I think it's a true testament to how great of a coach he is," said Beisel, who won the women's 400-meter individual medley. "He truly is the best coach in the world. " Lochte, who won the men's 400 IM and qualified with second-place finisher Michael Phelps, said Troy's tough training has him ready for a big trials, and Olympics.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
When Maryland Transportation Authority police charged Olympian Michael Phelps with driving under the influence last week, they had two choices about what to do next: They could release him to a friend or family member, or take him to jail. In Phelps' case, they chose the first option. After the swimmer flunked roadside sobriety tests, according to court documents, officers took him back to a police station. After he took a Breathalyzer test that registered a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level, Phelps signed some paperwork and was released to a "responsible adult," police have said.
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one. The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center 's buoy near Annapolis registers the water temperature at 35.5 degrees. The air temperature is expected to reach a high of 32, but it will feel more like 22 with the wind chill. The waves will be 2-3 feet near Sandy Point because of northwest winds of about 14 mph. Brave, warm-hearted plungers have another chance Feb. 23 at Deep Creek Lake.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Two men, including one from Rosedale, died while swimming at Ocean City Wednesday, officials said. The 49-year-old man from Rosedale, who has not yet been publicly identified, was spotted floating unconscious far out into the water by a beach patrol supervisor at around 5:45 p.m., about 15 minutes after lifeguards had gone off duty for the day, Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin said. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. "Our biggest message is don't swim when we're off duty and this is what this person did," Arbin said.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
How could he have seen this coming? History wasn't supposed to repeat itself. Not like this. He'd done the research, double-checked the math, talked to the right people. There was no way, Anderson Sloan thought to himself in November, that this was happening again. Sloan had transferred to Maryland to make something of a swimming career befallen by the worst kind of misfortune: the elimination of a Clemson program he would have given everything to keep. What he found in College Park was everything, he thought, the Tigers did not have - security, a future, a chance at glory.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman , The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2012
Three swimmers got into trouble late Friday afternoon and had to be pulled from the waters near 90th Street and the beach in Ocean City. The distress call came in around 6 p.m., after lifeguards were no longer on duty. Officials said Ocean City police, fire, beach patrol and emergency services responded to the call, but witnesses were able to rescue two of the swimmers and another one was pulled from the water by an off-duty beach patrol member. All three swimmers were hospitalized and their condition is unknown.
EXPLORE
October 18, 2011
In making decisions in how, when and where to spend, we know the Columbia Association applies the cost/benefit principle. Having lived in Columbia since 1968 and having swam at the Columbia Swim Center every day for more than 30 years, we urge you to revisit your decision to "fix" the flume . The flume is a sink hole that is not profitable and is costly in ways that may not have been considered. Splashdown benefits individuals who are often not CA members at the cost of CA members (your base)
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January 31, 2007
The brave and the silly descended upon Sandy Point State Park last weekend for the 11th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. More than 7,000 partic ipants chilled themselves in the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, raising $2 million for the Special Olympics in the process. Among the swimmers was former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a habitual plunger.
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August 7, 2012
The Roger Carter Seals sent 18 swimmers to the Bel Air Swim and Racquet Club July 28 to compete in the Prince-Mont Swim League All Stars meet. To qualify, swimmers either had to win the final heat at Divisionals or post one of the top 18 times in a stroke or relay during league competition. The Prince-Mont Swim League contains eight divisions with 40 teams. Seal swimmers who qualified were Jocelyn Choo, Ethan Doan, Mason Doan, Tien Doan, Hannah Green, Zach Grissom, Kevin Hu, Shannon Hochkeppel, Troy Hochkeppel, Anand Iyer, Andrew Li, Anna Li, Maria Liu, Katherine Joseph, Dillon Phamdo, Trueman Phamdo, Jeffrey Tse, Ashley Wong, Joseph Wong, Emily Xu, Hannah Zhang and Sarah Zhang.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2010
Rescue crews on Saturday recovered the body of a young man who drowned in Loch Raven Reservoir on Friday night. Anthony Ibewuike, 23, of Havre de Grace was attempting to swim across the reservoir with others early Friday evening when he went under, police said. Dive teams, boats and a county police helicopter began searching Friday for the swimmer, who went missing shortly before 6:30 p.m., said Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Fire Department. The search ended shortly after 8 p.m. Friday because of darkness and poor weather conditions, she said.
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Sports Digest | August 22, 2014
Et cetera Ledecky wins twice; Taylor Murray to Ky. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda earned two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Ledecky, 17, the World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, took the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 55.74 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of her nearest rival. She then won the 800 freestyle in 8:11.35, just 0.35 outside the world record she set less than two months ago. Michael Phelps of Baltimore, competing in his first international meet since retiring after London 2012, is scheduled to make his first appearance today.
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Sports Digest | August 11, 2014
Para-swimming Jessica Long wins two individual events and a relay Jessica Long of Baltimore, a 12-time Paralympic champion, won the women's 100-meter freestyle S8 and 100 breaststroke SB8 on Sunday, the final day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. Long also was part of the United States' women's team that beat Australia, 4:26.62 to 4:31.87, in the 4x100 34-point freestyle relay, the final medal event of the meet.
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From Sun staff reports | August 9, 2014
Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder of Baltimore won his fourth title of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif., winning the men's 100-meter freestyle S11 on Friday, the third day of competition at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. But the two-time 2012 Paralympic gold medalist, competing at a major international event for the first time since the Paralympic Games, later suffered his first defeat in the meet at the hands Japan's Keiichi Kimura and U.S. teammate Tharon Drake (Hobbs, N.M.)
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Sports Digest | August 7, 2014
Paralympic swimming Baltimore's Silverman smashes nearly 13-year-old world record Team USA's Ian Silverman of Baltimore broke a nearly 13-year-old world record in the men's 400-meter freestyle S10 race Wednesday, highlighting Day 1 of the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. During the first day of action at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, the U.S. team won 27 medals, including six from the sweep of the women's 50m free S9 and S13 races. "It's a huge accomplishment to break a world record," Silverman said in a story on teamusa.org.
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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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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Aqua Sphere CEO Don Rockwell says he had no idea that Michael Phelps , the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, would come out of retirement when the swimming equipment manufacturer sought earlier this year to partner with him. Talk about added value. "We would have been happy to have him" even if Phelps had not created a massive buzz in the sport by returning to competitive swimming, Rockwell said Tuesday. Phelps will compete in the U.S. Swimming Championships beginning Wednesday in Irvine, Calif.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Three men swimming in the Chesapeake Bay had to be rescued by the Coast Guard on Monday afternoon after being pulled about a mile from their boat by a strong current. According to the Coast Guard, five men were on the boat Speak Easy, a cabin cruiser, near Kent Island in the bay when three decided to go swimming and jumped off the boat. About 2:45 p.m., one of the men on the boat called the Coast Guard in Baltimore for help, after realizing his friends could not make it back to the boat because of the current and he nor the other man on board did not know how to drive the boat to them, said Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg, of the Coast Guard.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2012
Patrick Husson has come a long way since walking on to the UMBC swimming team as a freshman in the fall of 2010. Now, he's one of three Retrievers hoping to compete in his country's Olympic swimming trials for a spot in the Summer Games in London. Husson will participate in the U.S. trials in June in Omaha, Neb., for a chance to be one of two swimmers to represent his country in the 200-meter breaststroke. "I have nothing to lose and I'm just having a blast with training and preparing for this meet.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday. After the body of Brigette Marchand, 42, of Annapolis, was found in the water off Brandon Shores on Monday, police initiated a search for her partner. Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday near Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Natural Resources Police found the body of David Frandzen, 40, of Pasadena.
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By Rus VanWestervelt, rusvw13@gmail.com | July 8, 2014
Nearly 58 years to the day of its grand opening in 1956, Wiltondale Pool hosted its first-ever swim meet on June 30, opening the gates to Campus Cabana's swim team, the Seahorses, of Campus Hills. The grounds were decorated with homemade signs cheering on the Wiltondale Warriors and welcoming Campus Cabana . The marquee meet, which lasted for more than three hours, featured DJ Nick Nesbitt as their announcer, periodic Treat Heats with free food for swimmers, Rita's Ice and a hot dog cart.
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