Girls Swimming


United States' Missy Franklin checks her time after a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RIO DE JANEIRO | Missy Franklin finally got in the pool at the Rio Olympics only to endure another disappointment in the most unsettling year of her career. The usually bubbly American swimmer who emerged a darling of the 2012 London Games with five medals failed to make the 200-meter freestyle final. Franklin finished last in her semifinal heat Monday night with only the 13th-fastest time among 16 swimmers.


on Monday March 14, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | Two individuals and a pair of relay teams from Aurora schools earned NISCA/Speedo All-American honors for the 2015-16 girls swim season. NISCA (National Independent Swim Coaches Association) issued its list of the top 100 performers from across the country who had met the All-American standard in each event during the course of the season and on that list was Grandview’s Mia Wood plus Regis Jesuit’s Amy Lenderink and a pair of the Raiders’ relays.


on Monday March 14, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

The Regis Jesuit girls swim team felt accomplished enough this season with the camaraderie and bond it established in the pool. It just so happened that the Raiders’ talent and closeness combined to produce a satisfying, trophy-filled ending to the Class 5A girls state swim meet Feb. 13 at the Edora Pool & Ice Center in Fort Collins.