Tag: Katie Ledecky

Haley Anderson’s Arena

Photo courtesy of Team USA. Haley Anderson's current arena is the open water, but her roots were competitive swimming. The former NCAA champion was recently nominated by USA Swimming for two awards for its annual Golden Goggles Awards. She is nominated along with the pool swimming heroines of USA Swimming: Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin who are

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One Stroke, One Year At A Time

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Katie Ledecky can swim nearly five times as fast as Mieko Nagaoka (長岡三重子). But the Japanese centenarian is also more than five times as old as the American Olympic champion. Both the 18-year-old American and 100-year-old Japanese are turning heads with their speed and stamina. While Ledecky can swim a

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Bruce Gemmell Given Top Coaching Honor

Bruce Gemmell, a long-time supporter of open water swimming, was awarded the 2013 American Swim Coaches Association's Coach of the Year in September. It was an honor well-deserved and inevitable given his long coaching career from the shores to Delaware to the pool decks of Nation's Capital Swim Club in Washington D.C. Recently, Gemmell has enjoyed success

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Haley Anderson Misses Out Again

In a year that saw her just barely miss out on an Olympic gold medal in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim, Haley Anderson finished behind Olympic 800m gold medalist Katie Ledecky last night in USA Swimming's annual Golden Goggles Awards. Both of the young personable stars were nominees for the Breakout Performance of the Year, but the 15-year-old Ledecky's

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