Anthony Ervin headed to Europe for the 2014 Mare Nostrum Series

Anthony Ervin has a big week ahead of him on the other side of the pond. AE will be competing in the 2014 Mare Nostrum Series, 3 meets over the next 2 weeks.

First stop: MONACO! (June 7-8)
Start lists are posted:
50 Free
100 Free
Keep your eyes out for live results at http://montecarlo-swimming.org/Resultats2014.html

Then on to CANET IN ROUSSILLON (June 11-12)

And finally to BARCELONA (June 14-15)

Mare Nostrum Official Site: http://www.marenostrumswimming.com/

NBC Sports - Olympic champions tie in 100m freestyle on final day of Charlotte Grand Prix




Photo Credit: Getty Images via NBC Sports


Olympic champions tie in 100m freestyle on final day of Charlotte Grand Prix
Nick Zaccardi 5/18/2014

Anthony Ervin and Yannick Agnel are separated by 11 years in age and 12 years in Olympic gold medals, but they were identical in the 100m freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Sunday.

Ervin, the 2000 Olympic 50m free champion, and Agnel, the 2012 Olympic 200m free champion, both clocked 49.51 seconds to share victory on the final day of the meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

“I felt great that first 50,” said the tattooed Ervin, 32, who led at the turn. “Wheels started coming off about halfway [on the second 50 meters].”

Agnel, 21, and a training partner of Michael Phelps, made his first big splash of the meet after being disqualified following the 200m free preliminaries for a false start Friday.

“I put everything in that last 50, and I’m glad that went well,” Agnel said.

Katinka Hosszu closed the meet with two more wins, giving the Hungarian six total over three days.

Hosszu, the reigning world champion in both individual medleys, crushed the 200m IM field by 2.37 seconds in 2:10.80. She came back 15 minutes later and prevailed by a body length in the 200m backstroke over American Megan Romano in 2:10.12.

“I can barely stand here, but it feels so good that I was able to double here tonight,” Hosszu said on the pool deck shortly after the 200m back.

Five-time 2012 Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt won the women’s 100m free in 54.65, her second freestyle victory in as many days.

Olympic champion Tyler Clary was beaten in the 200m back by three-time Russian Olympian Arkady Vyatchanin. Vyatchanin, who is looking for a new country to represent, possibly the U.S., clocked 1:55.33, making him No. 5 in the world this year.

Denmark’s Lotte Friis, the closest thing Katie Ledecky has to a rival in the distance freestyles, held off 16-year-old American Becca Mann to win the 800m free in 8:26.16. Mann came in at 8:26.43 without Ledecky in the field.

Brazilian Thiago Pereira captured the men’s 200m IM in 1:58.44. Pereira, who won bronze in both IMs at the 2013 World Championships, topped Americans Conor Dwyer (2:00.06) and Chase Kalisz (2:00.80).

Connor Jaeger won the grueling 1500m free by 11 seconds in 15:11.46.

The USA Swimming Grand Prix series wraps up with the Santa Clara Grand Prix in California from June 19-22 with Phelps expected as a headliner. The U.S. Championships and the year’s biggest international meet, the Pan Pacific Championships, are in August.

USA Swimming Foundation to host two Fantasy Camps in 2014

Anthony will join David Marsh, Todd Schmitz, Nathan Adrian, Rowdy Gaines, and Mel Stewart at this year's USA Swimming Foundation's Fantasy Camp on Oct 9-12.  Read more about it via SwimSwam.

2014 Fantasy Camp – Adult
Date: October 17-19, 2014
Open to adults ages 18+
Cost: $2,500
All ability levels are welcome to register. Fanta­sy Camp is for adults 18 years of age and older.

2014 Fantasy Camp – Youth
Date: October 9-12, 2014
Open to youth ages 12 – 17
Cost: $1,750 by April 30th | $2,000 after May 1st
All ability levels are welcome to register.

[Team AE]

Photo courtesy of USA Swimming Foundation.

Battle of the Bands - Hard Rock Cafe - San Francisco

Join Anthony at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco tonight at 8pm! He'll be judging a Battle of the Bands hosted there, the winner of which will have the chance to play in Rome in front of 40,000 people.

Hard Rock San Fran is located at 39 Pier #256 - San Francisco, CA 94133. At the entrance of Pier 39, Beach and Embarcadero Streets. Free entry and all ages.

[Team AE]

Duel in the Pool 2013

Congrats to Team USA for winning the 2013 Duel in The Pool vs. the European All-Stars! Co-captain Anthony was a part of the 1-2-3 U.S. sweep in the Men's 50m Free as well as on the winning Men's 400 Freestyle relay to tie up the meet and go into overtime; which the Americans won. [Team AE]

Photo via USA Swimming

Communion New York Set List

Anthony Ervin DJ-ed at Mumford & Sons' Communion Night at Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY this past Tuesday! Missed it and want to know what he played? Check out his set list from that night! Enjoy!

"Helter Skelter" - The Beatles
"I Wanna Dance" - Skaters
"I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" - Arctic Monkeys
"Beautiful Woman" - Shin Joong Hyun
"Someday" - The Strokes
"No Destruction" - Foxygen
"Safe and Sound" - Capital Cities
"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" - Urge Overkill
"Girls and Boys" - Blur
"The Step and The Walk" - The Duke Spirit
"Zero" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"WWWoman" - Diane Coffee
"Walking On A Dream" - Empire Of the Sun
"Megarex 1" - T-Rex
"Coney Island Steeplechase" - Velvet Underground
"Rebellion (Lies)" - Arcade Fire
"Clones" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Panic" - Smiths
"I Wish I Was A Girl" - Vaccines
"Perfume Garden" - The Chameleons
"She Sells Sanctuary" - The Cult
"Head On" - The Jesus & Mary Chain
"Love Song" - The Cure
"Radio, Radio" - Elvis Costello/Attractions
"Crazy For You" - Best Coast

(Photo courtesy of Anthony's manager, Emily White, founder/CEO of Whitesmith Entertainment)

DJ Anthony spins at Mumford & Sons' Communion Night

On Tuesday, Anthony Ervin DJ-ed at Mumford & Sons' Communion Night at Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY!
The monthly series was hosted by Mumford & Son's Ben Lovett and featured live sets from Rosco Bandana, Christopher Paul Stelling, Rachel Brown, Kate Davis, Michael Daves, Kristin Andreassen, Elijah and the Moon.
Current Photo via courtesy Levrock Photography levrock@mac.com