May 3, 2020—
Lance Lesage, a Canadian national who lives in Hollywood, Florida, has announced his verbal commitment to Purdue University’s class of 2025 where he will join fellow commit Brady Samuels in the fall of 2021. Lesage wrote on social media: Lesage is a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. He recently switched club teams, joining Pine Crest Swimming from South Florida Aquatic Club with whom he competed through 2019 Winter Juniors East. Lesage was runner-up in the 100 back (49.55) and finished 7th in the 100 free (46.37) at the 2019 FHSAA Class 3A State Championsh ...
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Michael Juengel |
Lance Lesage commits to Purdue #swimming
March 29, 2020—
With just about every other swimmer around the world, 27-year-old Chad Le Clos of South Africa saw his Olympic preparation hurriedly disrupted with the unfolding of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Just days before the Tokyo Organizing Committee confirmed that this year’s Olympic Games would be moving to 2021, the nation of Turkey where Le Clos’ Energy Standard is based, was set to go into lockdown. All athletes and coaches had roughly 36 hours to leave the country, knocking the original 6-7 week training plan completely off course. With a few days’ worth of reflection und ...
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Le Clos may add another Olympic event given more time.
March 24, 2020—
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Ethan Russell Smith has announced his commitment to Denison University for the 2020-21 season and beyond. Smith hails from Manhattan Beach, California and is a senior at Fusion Academy South Bay. A fly/IM/free specialist, he recently joined the club team Alpha Aquatics. Smith is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100/200 fly and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 IM. He swam all three events at 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships West, earning a PB in the 200 fly with his 18th-place finish. A week later he earned a PB in the 200 free at Cali ...
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Ethan Russell Smith commits to Denison #swimming
March 22, 2020—
Jenny Bird , a junior at Creekside High School in Saint Johns, Florida, has verbally committed to swim at Florida State University beginning in the fall of 2021. She will join fellow class of 2025 verbal commits Alexandra Dicks , Ella Dyjak , Madeline Huggins , and Rachel Moran. Bird swam the 100 back (3rd place) and 100 fly (4th) place at the Florida High School Class 4A Championships in November, notching lifetime bests in both events in prelims. In club swimming, where she represents Loggerhead Aquatics, Bird competed at Winter Juniors East in the 100 back and 100 fly.
Jenny Bird commits to #FSU #swimming
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
March 19, 2020—
Little is certain in the world at the moment but what is not in doubt is Adam Peaty ’s single-minded quest for constant improvement. Take this. “This is my journey. I don’t want to be going 58.5s at the championships – I want to be going 56.5s so that’s the end game really. “To me, I’m just trying to be the best version I can be.” And this. “It’s just two lengths, two lengths faster than anyone else, better than anyone else. And to be on the finest form I could possibly be in in Tokyo.” Peaty’s best in the 100m breaststroke of course is his astonishing 56.88 from the 2019 World Champ ...
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Melanie (Mel) Marshall