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University of Utah swim coach under investigation

University of Utah swimming coach Greg Winslow is under police investigation for sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl, but that’s not all claim the swimmers and parents.

In a story by Eric Adelson of Yahoo!Sports Canada, Winslow abused his students for years and the university did nothing about it.

Click here for the link to the story.


Cal ends Stanford’s win streak at men’s Pac-12

Stanford had its men’s swimming and diving winning streak end at 31 at the hands of rival California this week at the Pac-12 championships in Federal Way.

Here’s a story by Mike Gustafson for USA Swimming.

Cal edged the Cardinal, 825 to 800.

Also, USC’s Vladimir Morozov broke Nathan Adrian’s 100-yard freestyle record in 41.38. Adrian’s record was 41.64. Morozov won a bronze medal as a member of the 4×100-meter freestyle for Russia in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Weiner posts strong time at Pac-12

Arizona State freshman Brendan Weiner knocked more than three seconds off his seeding time in the preliminaries of the 200-yard freestyle Tuesday at the Pac-12 men’s swimming and diving championships.
Weiner touched the wall in his heat in one minute, 42.46 seconds at the King County Aquatics Center. His seed time coming into the event was 1:45.96.
Weiner, a Central Kitsap product, will also swim in the 1,650 Wednesday.

Video of the week: Nathan Adrian’s 50 free win in France

I’m starting something new this week.

I will be posting a video of the week to feature on The Blogstroke each Monday.

The video will be funny, compelling, great story-telling and feature anything from age-group swimmers to Olympians.

They may or may not be current, but they will be entertaining at some level, don’t you worry. It’s just my pick for that week.
If you have videos you want to share, send me the link.

I’m kicking it off with Bremerton’s Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian winning the 50 free at the 2nd International meeting of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France on Saturday.

Here’s the UPDATED link.


Nathan Adrian crushes field to win 100 free

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian left little doubt as to the outcome of the 100-meter freestyle Sunday in the 2nd International Meeting of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France.
Adrian won the event by nearly a full second over fellow California alum Anthony Ervin, 48.11 to Ervin’s 49.08. Gregory Mallet of France was third in 49.31.
Ervin had the fastest-qualifying time from the prelims in 50.14, edging Adrian in 50.19.
It was Adrian’s second win of the event as he captured the 50 free title on Saturday.

CK grad in first Pac-12 meet

Brendon Weiner
Brendan Weiner

Arizona State freshman Brendan Weiner will get his first taste of the Pac-12 championships when the meet opens Thursday morning at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Weiner, a 2011 Central Kitsap product, will swim in the 500-yard freestyle at 11 a.m. in the preliminaries. Weiner is seeded 54th. Finals are at 6 p.m. He is also slated to swim in the 200 freestyle on Friday, he’s seeded 73rd, and the 1,650 (mile) freestyle on Saturday. Those finals begin at 4 p.m.

I’ll note that Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian holds the Pac-12 record in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Adrian, a California grad, set the 50 mark in 2011 in 18.66 seconds and the 100 in 2009 in 41.08.

Former CK swimmer qualifies for NCAAs

Jeremy Torres
Jeremy Torres

Hartwick (Oneonta, N.Y.) College sophomore Jeremy Torres had two strong showings last week at the UNYSCSCA/Empire 8 men’s and women’s swimming championships in Ithaca, New York.

Torres, a 2011 Central Kitsap graduate, had the second-fastest time in school history in the 200-yard breaststroke in two minutes, 6.69 seconds, which helped him place third. His time was good enough for an NCAA B cut. Torres was also seventh in the 100 breast.

Hartwick is ranked 15th in the latest Division III poll.

Long Beach, Calif., pool to be closed permanently

In an earlier post here on The Blogstroke, I shared the story about the Pac-12 men’s swimming championships being moved to King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way next month because the city of Long Beach, Calif., closed Belmont Olympic Plaza pool due to structural issues.

Earlier this week the city determined the pool was unsafe and has decided to close the pool permanently. The good news is the city is looking at building a new pool that will meet current safety standards.

Here’s a link to the story by the Long Beach Press-Telegram.