IRVINE Katie Ledecky brought the crowd to its feet at the Phillips 66 National Championships after just three laps of the women’s 400-meter freestyle final Saturday night. The 17-year-old was more than a second under world-record pace and the t... Full story
IRVINE As Michael Phelps and Tom Shields reached in near unison for the finishing wall Friday night, it appeared as if the Olympic great would edge the rising star from Huntington Beach. But Shields’ arms found some magic under water to flip th... Full story
IRVINE Katie Ledecky stood mostly still with a focused glare toward the pool while one lane away, Missy Franklin, danced as the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody” blared before the women’s 200-meter freestyle final.
America’s... Full story
IRVINE Tom Shields pumped his fist and unleashed a mighty splash after touching the wall first in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday night. The first stunning twist of the Phillips 66 National Championships had surfaced.
On an opening night that saw ... Full story
What to watch Wednesday at the Phillips 66 National Championships
Where: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
Events: 200-meter butterfly, 100 free, women’s 800 free, men’s 1,500 free
Times: Prelims, 9 a.m.; finals, 6 p.m.
Previe... Full story
IRVINE Tom Shields sat comfortably in the shade after practice Monday and discussed his transition into adulthood in the same manner he navigates a butterfly event in the pool: with a smooth and effortless rhythm.
The former Edison and Cal swimmer... Full story
IRVINE If Sunday’s closing session of the Speedo Junior National Championships provided a preview of American sprinting, the future in the splash and dash looks bright.
Caeleb Dressel, a 17-year-old from Florida, and 16-year-old Indiana swimme... Full story
IRVINE Michael Andrew emerged from the pool Saturday night, briefly put his hands together in prayer and pointed up toward the dark, blue sky.
Considered the youngest professional swimmer in U.S. history, Andrew dedicates his races to his Christian ... Full story
IRVINE – Sierra Schmidt skipped to her starting block Friday night, bobbing her head to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” playing in her headphones.
The 16-year-old swimmer from the North Baltimore club seemed to keep dancing and ... Full story
IRVINE – It was easy to spot the Aquazot swimmers Thursday night as they navigated the pool deck at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
Decked out in bright, blue “Junior National Team” T-shirts, the Irvine-based club drew up... Full story