World and National Records Fall to Husky Rick Colella

Written by Mark Johnson on August 28th, 2014

On August 17th, Husky All-American and Hall of Fame member, Rick C0lella, broke his own USMS national record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:21.99.  Later that same day, Rick broke his own USMS and World Record in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:40.66, breaking his own record by more than two seconds.  Congratulations, Rick!  The Huskies continue to make waves.

Gala Item of the Day

Written by Mark Johnson on August 15th, 2014

“Negative Split:  The Rick DeMont Story” will be auctioned off after the screening of the film at this year’ s Gala on October 24th.  Truly a unique item given that there are limited copies of the film and one that features an ex-Husky!  For more information and to see a trailer of the film, go to:



2014 Gala Items, cont.

Written by Mark Johnson on August 11th, 2014

Items continue to come in for the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala.  This week starts off with news that Husky swimming memorabilia, including record boards, warm-ups (including the popular deck jackets) and trophies from Husky swimming history will be included in this year’s silent auction.  Look for more news on here and on our Facebook page:


2014 Vintage is Here

Written by Mark Johnson on August 5th, 2014

Bottle 4 $25 in both merlot and chardonnay; $300 per case.  All proceeds to benefit the Husky Swimming Foundation.  Attend the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala on October 24th to get your Husky Swimming Private Reserve.

Don’t forget!

Written by Mark Johnson on July 23rd, 2014

STD Gala

Husky Invitational Qualifying Update

Written by Mark Johnson on July 17th, 2014

Attention all college coaches planning on attending the 2014 Husky Invitational, December 5th-7th:  Qualifying standards for college swimmers are being waived, per usual.  Qualifying standards for USA Swimming members are listed below.

Picture of the Day

Written by Mark Johnson on July 14th, 2014

Earl Photo...UPS  Before he was timing his swimmers, he was being timed by others…at UPS!

2014 Husky Invitational Qualifying Times Released

Written by Mark Johnson on June 30th, 2014

The qualifying times for this year’s Husky Invitational, December 5th-7th at King County Aquatic Center, are now here.  Contact Mark Johnson, or call Mark at 206-250-8258 if you have questions.  See you in December.

66th Annual Husky Invitational – Time Standards

Save the Dates Coming

Written by Mark Johnson on June 16th, 2014

Keep your eyes peeled for the Save-the-Date card for the Husky Swimming Gala on October 24th, at The Landing @ 50th North in Seattle (just north of University Village).  For more information or if interested in donating or procuring items for the silent auction, call Mark Johnson at 206-250-8258 or email at

See you in October.

Written by Mark Johnson on June 13th, 2014

Did you know?

Scott Lautman, Class of 1975, and six time All American completed the “Triple Crown” of open water endurance swimming last year when he completed the Catalina Channel.  Along with swimming the English Channel and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, Scott is the first swimmer from the Northwest to complete all three legs of the Triple Crown.

Know of significant milestones of other Husky Swimmers?  E-mail Mark Johnson at