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  1. Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open Pan Pacifics

    Katie Ledecky started her opening night program with a gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships and finished it off by narrowly missing her own world record in the 800.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  2. 2012 Olympics -- Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky swimming's new gen...

    Jackie MacMullan

    London may be Michael Phelps' fond farewell, but for the kid without a license (Katie Ledecky) and the girl with a closet full of overalls (Missy Franklin), the fun is just beginning.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  3. Janet Evans inspires today's swimming stars

    John Molori

    When Janet Evans set the swimming world ablaze in the late 1980s and '90s, the sport's current stars -- Katie Hoff and Kate Ziegler -- were infants.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  4. Penny Palfrey's record swim

    Elaine K. Howley

    It took just more than 40 hours to swim between two Caribbean Islands, but the grandmother toughed it out and set a world record -- with help from sweet stuff.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  5. Swimmer Katie Ledecky breaks American record in 1,650 freestyle

    The records keep piling up for Katie Ledecky. She continued her banner year Saturday by shattering the American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Winter National Championships.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Friendship propels Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni to...

    Wayne Drehs

    Roommates Dana Vollmer and Rebecca Soni have helped each other stay calm in the water. The result? World records and gold medals for each.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012