Arizona wasn't going to recruit Kevin Steel because, frankly, he wasn't among the nation's pool of elite swimmers. He wasn't even close.
Kevin Steel came to the Wildcats from New Jersey, but his family was linked to the UA long before that.
Although just 19, Bonnie Brandon broke the UA record in the 200 backstroke and then posted the world's second-fastest time of the year in December.
Bonnie Brandon moves fast. She joined a swim team at age 4, upgraded to a more competitive club at 9 and participated in the U.S. Olympic trials at 14.
UA sophomore Kevin Cordes finished third this summer in the 100 meters at the Olympic trials. The top two advanced to the London Games.
Cordes was named the Pac-12 swimmer of the month on Wednesday. He will swim at the FINA World Swimming Championships, which start next week in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Great Easter Sunday Recruiting Save of 2011 came between bites of sandwich at Panera Bread in Rockford, Ill.
OMAHA, Neb. - About 30 members of Amanda Beard's family, including her toddler son Blaise, traveled to the USA Olympic swimming trials in hopes of seeing Beard make history.
OMAHA, Neb. - Nobody knew, and few suspected, that this was going to be The Day of Alyssa Anderson's Life. It would be an Olympic surprise party.
UA swimming coach Eric Hansen took 29 athletes to the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational this weekend, a test run for the Olympic trials at Omaha's CenturyLink Center.
Without a jersey number to identify them, most of America’s goggle-wearing, Olympic-hopeful swimmers step from the water to become as anonymous as a Sunday School organist.
Arizona's Mitchell Friedemann, front, leaves the blocks at the start of the 200 medley relay, in which the Wildcats set an American record.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Even while setting a pair of American records on Day Two of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Arizona could not narrow the gap with meet pacesetter California.
Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Occupying fourth place after Day One of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships didn't worry Arizona coach Eric Hansen.