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‘I’m a total weirdo’: Local swimmer circles Manhattan

What’s that popular phrase often given as the reason climbers attempt to scale Mount Everest: “Because it is there.” That’s pretty much the same explanation Andie Nelson gave, in addition to being a new challenge, for successfully completing the 28.5-mile...

Swim coach is club’s featured speaker

Torey Ortmayer, who coached two different teams to significant swimming championships in recent weeks, will be the featured speaker at the Better Sports Club of Arlington’s monthly meeting. The “virtual” event is Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Ortmayer, an Arlington...

Commentary: Which teams will move where?

What now? With the large 17-division 2021 Northern Virginia Swimming League season now complete for another summer, which teams will be moved about, and to where, before the 2022 campaign begins? Each offseason, adjustments are made as NVSL swimming teams are...

Stingrays, Whirlwinds shine at all-stars

Led by triple race-winner Audrey McKeen and double winners Harrison Busteed and Caden Wilkinson, Vienna’s Westwood Country Club Whirlwinds had 11 first-place finishers overall at the recent Dominion Country Club League’s individual all-star swimming meet. McKeen won races in the...

Lightning strike for yet another swim title

The end result was the same, but achieving another league swimming championship was a little harder this summer for Washington Golf & Country Club Lightning. Washington Golf of Arlington recently won its seventh straight A Division title of the Country...

Summer supremacy at Washington golf

Talk about a summer dynasty. That’s what has been happening at Washington Golf & Country Club for a number of years now in swimming and diving. Combined, the teams have won 30 straight championships. The Washington Golf divers have won 23...

Swimmer recounts Olympic experience

By coming so close to winning an individual medal, then earning a second-place silver on a relay team, Torri Huske’s rated her recent swimming experience at the Summer Olympic Games as a success for the 2021 Yorktown High School...

Commentary: Speedy swim meets

Wow, how about high praise for running a summer swimming meet in rapid manner? That’s what happens when the Arlington Knights of Columbus Holy Mackerels host Saturday-morning meets in the Colonial Swimming League. Races start about every 30 seconds, with...

Former Marlins swimmer makes Olympic team

For Andrew Seliskar, the third time was the charm in achieving his ultimate goal and dream. The former McLean resident and member of the McLean Marlins summertime Northern Virginia Swimming League team recently qualified for the Summer Olympics by earning...

Three local swim teams win division titles

The Langley Club Wildthings finished the season 5-0 and won Division 2 of the NVSL thanks to a 225-195 road win over the Hamlet Green Feet (2-3) July 17. For Langley, the division title was its first since 2017,...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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