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February 24, 2010
The junior swam four All-America times and set three pool records while leading the Dons to their 17th straight swimming title last weekend. That means he has one of the top 130 times in the nation this year in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 42.05 seconds), 100 freestyle (46.45 seconds), 200 freestyle relay (1:25.15) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:07.28). Porter, 16, began swimming for the Loyola Blakefield Aquatics club team at age 8 and hasn't stopped. "He's very good and very, very, very smart," Dons coach Keith Schertle said.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps from competition for six months and removed him from its 2015 world championship team in response to the record-setting Olympian's drunken-driving arrest in Baltimore last week. The punishment came the day after Phelps announced he was checking into a six-week, in-patient treatment program to work on his personal life. “Michael's conduct was serious and required significant consequences,” USA Swimming's executive director, Chuck Wielgus, said in a statement.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
St. Paul's senior Jordan Surhoff has been swimming almost as long as she can remember. The daughter of Orioles Hall of Famer B.J. Surhoff and former internationally ranked swimmer Polly (Winde) Surhoff, she has three older swimming siblings - Austin, a senior at Texas; Kendall, a freshman at North Carolina; and 20-year-old Mason, who is autistic and swims in the Special Olympics. Surhoff, who turns 18 Saturday, put the perfect ending on her St. Paul's swimming career last weekend by winning two individual events in record time and anchoring two relays to victory as the Gators finished second in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference.
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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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June 11, 1995
Anne Arundel Community College has canceled eight day and evening swimming classes at the Arnold campus tomorrow and Tuesday because of the relocation of power lines in the science building.That building is being renovated.Only classes in the Olson Pool buildings are affected, college officials said.Classes canceled tomorrow are Swimming 3 at 6 a.m., Physical Education and Water Safety at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Scuba Techniques at 7 p.m.Classes that won't be held Tuesday are Swimming 3 at 6 a.m., Physical Education and Water Safety at 9 a.m., Water Aerobics at 10:05 a.m. and Swimming 1 at 7:35 p.m.College officials are trying to reach individual students to tell them of the cancellations.
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April 8, 1991
Anita Nall is only 14, so it's safe to assume that her best swimming is still ahead of her. In that case, American swimming has a bright future, and Marylanders will play a big part in it. On Thursday, Nall, a Towson High School student who swims for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, set a U.S. record for the 200-meter breast stroke and came within 37/100ths of a second of setting a new world record. Jill Johnson of Lutherville finished third in Nall's event, while Brandy Wood and Amanda White of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club finished 11th and 13th.
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August 16, 1995
Chessie, the wayward manatee swimming north at a record pace, has made history by becoming the first documented creature of its species to journey to New England, marine experts said yesterday.Chessie has astounded marine biologists, who for the first time have documented this endangered species moving beyond the Middle Atlantic states.The manatee, also known as a sea cow, was spotted swimming and resting on the industrial shores of New Haven, Conn., on Saturday."We have never documented a manatee sighting north of the Chesapeake Bay," said Jim Reid, a biologist with the National Biological Service.
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By Sports Digest | June 26, 2010
Swimming Phelps tuning up in Paris for U.S. nationals in August Michael Phelps will swim in four events at the Paris Open this weekend as part of his preparations for the U.S. championships in August. The 14-time Olympic champion from Baltimore will compete in the 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter butterfly today and in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley on Sunday. "Being able to swim four events in two days at the level we're swimming here is really going to test what kind of shape I am in," Phelps said Friday.
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By Jo Trueschler | September 23, 2007
Summer is shorter than any one - Life is shorter than Summer - Seventy Years is spent as quick As an only Dollar - - Emily Dickinson Summer seems shorter every year. School systems cut down summer in her prime, calling all the young inside by the end of August. Football and soccer coaches blow their whistles a week before that. And music faculty practice with marching bands and cheerleading squads as soon as August begins. What is going on here? Swimming pools, without exception, lock their gates at dusk on Labor Day. Swimming into September does not have a chance anymore.
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March 19, 1992
Archbishop Spalding will join Severn next winter as the only county schools fielding swim teams.Athletic Director Domenic Pachence announced yesterday that Spalding will be ready to compete during the 1992-1993 season, most likely in the Maryland Scholastic Association BConference."
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City 's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal continues to churn up Mid-Atlantic waters. This summer has been the deadliest in years for swimmers at Maryland's oceanfront resort, with the first reported drownings while lifeguards were on duty since 2007, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Marylanders planning to travel to Ocean City for the Labor Day holiday need to be aware of the potential for dangerous rip currents because of tropical storm Cristobal, which continues to churn far out in the Atlantic. So far this summer Ocean City has seen a number of deaths related to rip currents, including an 18-year-old from Virginia who drowned Tuesday, leading town officials to post swimming restrictions that could last into the weekend. In an interview in July, Capt.
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From Sun staff reports | August 8, 2014
Becca Meyers on Thursday became the second Baltimore-area swimmer in two days to break a world record at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. Meyers, of Timonium, swam her morning preliminary in the women's 400-meter freestyle S13 race in 4 minutes, 25.31 seconds, besting the five-year-old mark of 4:28.64. Meyers went on to win the gold medal in the event during the evening final with a 4:25.58. The event, not contested at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where Meyers made her Paralympic debut with a silver and bronze medal, is slated for inclusion in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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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 Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The crisis may have eased in Toledo , but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole for a Girl Scout camp in Caroline County, is off limits this summer because of  dangerous levels of a toxin in its water.  So is 75-acre Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County.  Same for Northwest Creek, a 100-acre impoundment on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
Members of the Fallston Fins Swim Team are in the pool every week in a competitive meet, but next week the competition will be a bit different. Since 2009, the Fins have hosted a swim fundraiser to benefit and remember a lost teammate, Wilson Brady, who was killed in a tragic car accident in Bel Air in November 2008. Brady's mother, Katie, was also killed in the crash. Wilson, known as Wil to friends and family, was a fantastic, lovable 8-year-old who always had a smile on his face and an inherent talent for swimming.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 18, 2003
As far as middling art-house pictures go, Laurel Canyon had sexier swimming-pool scenes and splashier performances than Swimming Pool, a hollow excuse for an erotic mystery. In Francois Ozon's mostly English-speaking movie, Charlotte Rampling plays an English detective novelist who takes vacations at the country home of her publisher (Charles Dance) in the South of France, only to have her blissful solitude disturbed by the unexpected arrival of the publisher's nubile daughter (Ludivine Sagnier)
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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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