Swimming and Diving


On Deck, a sports calendar for Nov. 6, 2014

on Nov. 06, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — Registration is underway for the University of Maine Junior Winter Clinic, which will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays; and its Senior Winter Clinic, which will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays. Cost is $250 for instruction with UMaine players and coaches.The goal …

Local sports results for Oct. 31, 2014

on Oct. 31, 2014, at 10:05 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Cross country State Championships at Belfast: Class C, 11 a.m.; Class A, 12:30 p.m.; Class B, 2 p.m. COLLEGE Men’s basketball Maine at Southern Maine (exhib.), 7:30 p.m. Women’s basketball McGill at Maine (exhib.), 4 p.m. Cross country Colby at NESCAC Championships (Middlebury, Vt.), 11 a.m. …

UMaine men and women show strength in season openers

on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s and women’s teams made the trip this past weekend to Rhode Island for a meet against URI on friday, and Providence on saturday. The freshman class proved they could be one of the best recruiting classes the team has ever seen. The women performed well …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 24, 2014

on Oct. 24, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — Registration is underway for the University of Maine Junior Winter Clinic, which will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays; and its Senior Winter Clinic, which will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays. Cost is $250 for instruction with UMaine players and coaches.The goal …

Hemphill named Presque Isle varsity swim coach, Traip Academy forfeits 3 victories over ineligible player violation

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 16, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
Erica Hemphill has been named varsity swimming head coach at Presque Isle High School, according to athletic administrator Mark White. Hemphill, a 2012 Presque Isle graduate, takes over for Joyce Price, who led the Wildcats’ swim program for 15 years. Hemphill holds five individual school swimming …
Michael Phelps reacts after placing seventh in the 100m freestyle in the 2014 USA National Championships in Irvine, California, in this file photo taken August 6, 2014.  Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early September 30, 2014 after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore.

Olympic US swimming champion Phelps charged with drunken driving

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Sept. 30, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. Phelps, 29, was clocked by radar around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 miles per hour in …

End of the summer

on Sept. 03, 2014, at 8:28 a.m.
The end of the summer is a bittersweet time. The return to school is both exciting and exhausting, but I try to focus on the former. I have now returned to Maine and classes have started. My time in NH was an incredibly rewarding challenge. I earned some valuable experience in …

Maine swimmers compete in summer championship

on July 31, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
This past weekend swimmers who have devoted their summers (at least partially) to the sport they love competed in St. John, New Brunswick at the newly named Maine Swimming International Invitational. Formerly known as “summer champs” this meet gives Mainers an opportunity to swim long course, which is the international …

2014 New England Senior Championship

on July 23, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
This past weekend was the pinnacle of the summer season for many New England teams. Clubs from southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts met Friday morning for the New England Championship at Brown University. At my first college championship meet two years ago I found myself amazed at the talent …

The summer season goes quickly

on July 10, 2014, at 7:45 p.m.
Summer is always too short. In swimming its a month shorter. Our championship meet starts next weekend. This weekend is the “Last Chance” meet for swimmers to make cut times for other meets. I feel like I’m in moderately good shape and I’ve had some good practices, but we’ll see this …

Sometimes swimming makes you regret all your life decisions

on July 01, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
Let’s first ignore the melodramatic title – this weekend was the 5th Annual Jenny Thompson Invitational hosted by Seacoast Swim Association at the Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool. It was my first meet of the Summer, and most importantly, my first meet since champs. Prelims served as a reminder that just …

Getting back in shape is a process

on June 15, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
Special Olympic Dream Edition – I’ve been swimming here in Dover, NH for two weeks now. Every day is an improvement, but its frustrating for the first few weeks. In order to earn enough money to live here, I worked instead of swimming, for a month. A month off is …

Summer Swim Scene

on June 10, 2014, at 9:40 a.m.
To many swimmers the Summer is an excellent time to take a break from swimming. The mental hiatus often outweighs the missed training. Some swimmers need this time off to avoid “burning out”, and they will often return in the Fall with a renewed excitement for swimming.   To other swimmers, …

Sports briefs for April 27, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on April 28, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
UMaine’s Adams sets school mark in hammer throw PHILADELPHIA — University of Maine junior thrower Wilson Adams broke a 50-year-old school record in the hammer throw at the Penn Relays Saturday at Franklin Field. Adams bested Richard Nason’s mark of 187 feet, 7.5 inches as he heaved a final toss …
UMaine's Courtney Anderson (center) gets the double whack driving through the gauntlet of  UMass Lowell players Lindsey Doucette (right) and Asia Mitchell (left) in the first half of their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Feb. 26.

UMaine’s Anderson named to ‘All Maine Women’

on April 25, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
ORONO | Courtney Anderson of the University of Maine women’s basketball team will be inducted as one of only 13 new members into the prestigious “All Maine Women” Honor Society on Sunday. The junior from Greene has been a regular contributor for coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears during her …
Bangor High School's Liam Reading swims the backstroke leg of the 200-yard individual medley during the boys PVC Swimming and Diving Championship at Husson University in Bangor on Feb. 7.

NFHS approves swimming, diving rules changes

on April 23, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A major change in the finish of the backstroke event will occur next year in high school swimming and diving. Effective with the 2014-15 season, any part of a swimmer’s body must be on or above the water at the finish of the backstroke event. Previously, a …
Michael Phelps shows off a special award he received from FINA for becoming the winningest Olympian in history at the 2012 Olympics at the Aquatic Center in London in this August 2012 file photo.

Michael Phelps to come out of retirement, says USA Swimming

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement, USA Swimming said Monday. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London Games, will headline an April 24-26 meet in Arizona along with fellow Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky. Phelps, who turns 29 …

Former Maine swimmers competing at NCAA nationals

on March 24, 2014, at 11:03 p.m.
Two national championships took place over the weekend. The men’s and women’s Division III NCAA National Championship in Indianapolis, and the women’s Division I NCAA National Championship. Multiple former Maine swimmers competed in the Division III championship. Kenyon College continued its domination of Division III by winning the 2014 Division …

Bowdoin hosts 2014 Maine winter junior olympics

on March 18, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
Maine club teams around the state gathered over the weekend for the newly renamed 2014 Maine Winter Junior Olympics. Formerly known as the “Maine Winter Championship” the meet is the final meet for club swimmers who will not go on to compete at national, sectional, or speedo championship series meets. …
Emma Waddell, a Bangor High School swimmer who is an All-American, and will compete for Williams College next year.

Dedication, drive propel Bangor swimmer Waddell to All-American status

By Ernie Clark on March 11, 2014, at 4:26 p.m.
Emma Waddell has rewritten record books and won numerous awards while emerging as an All-America swimmer competing for Bangor High School and the Bangor Y during the past four years. But in her final major meet before turning her attention to the collegiate ranks, the prize in …
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