June 4, 1992 |
The most memorable moment of Chad Carvin's high school swim career was not one of his patented blow 'em-out-of-the-water, eat-my-wake victories. In fact, it wasn't any kind of a victory. No, the race the Laguna Hills High School senior said he will always remember was one he lost. His last one. It was the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Hawks, who trailed Walnut, needed to win the race to win the Southern Section 2-A championship.
March 18, 2000 |
If Chad Carvin makes the U.S. Olympic swim team, his mother, Judy, is afraid that the nation will soon be bored with her son's story. "I've told my friends to watch out. You know those features they tell over and over until you feel like screaming 'Shut up'? That's going to be Chad." Judy Carvin is probably right. Chad Carvin, from Laguna Niguel and the Mission Viejo Nadadores, is in Athens, Greece, this weekend at the World Short Course Championships.
August 7, 1999 |
Chad Carvin continued his comeback Friday with an 800-meter freestyle national championship in the USA Swimming Nationals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Carvin, who had a heart condition in 1996 and back injuries last year, earned the title with a second-place time of 8 minutes 0.53 seconds. South Africa's Ryk Neethling won in 7:59.41, but swimmers who aren't American citizens are ineligible for the championship.
June 2, 2000 |
Lenny Krayzelburg and Aaron Peirsol--two of the top backstrokers in the world--and world record-holder Chad Carvin are entered in the Speedo Grand Challenge today and Saturday at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex in Irvine. Preliminaries begin at 9 a.m. and the finals are at 5 p.m. each day. Krayzelburg, who attended USC, holds world records in the 100- and 200-meter backstrokes. Peirsol, a sophomore at Newport Harbor High, swam the third-fastest time ever in the 200 backstroke in March.
June 22, 2001
Olympic silver medalist Chad Carvin withdrew from the Tyr Swim Meet of Champions Thursday in Mission Viejo and is scheduled to have four wisdom teeth removed today. Carvin, who first posted the best time Thursday in the men's 800-meter freestyle, was supposed to compete in at least 10 other events during the four-day international meet at the Marguerite Recreation Center. His time in the 800 was 8:05.41, about four seconds off the meet record.
March 26, 2000 |
There is no rest for Chad Carvin, no time to savor the moment. A triumphant performance at the World Short Course Championships in Athens last week is history. He is already looking at next week's U.S. Swimming spring senior nationals in Seattle, and peeking ahead to this summer's Olympic trials, where he hopes to be peaking. "That is a long way off, but you want to always be thinking about it," said Carvin, a Laguna Hills High School graduate who lives in Laguna Niguel.