Articles by Annika Johnson

The Legend of Kristen Stege Grows with Tennessee School Record in the 1650 Free

Stege crushed the previous program record by 5 seconds, winning at the SEC Championships. This is just the third official 1650 free swim of her life.


Hawaii Women Claim Victory on Last Day of 2021 MPSF Championships

The University of Hawaii women have claimed their fifth consecutive MPSF Championship title. Today, BYU’s McBratney set a new 200 breast MPSF record: 2:11.44.

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SEC Day 4 Ups/Mids/Downs: Kentucky on Pace for First-Ever SEC Title

After day 4 prelims, Kentucky devoured Florida’s 8 point lead and built their own 135 point lead over the Gators. Let’s see how the finals may play out.


Fitness Centers Could Reopen Safely, Says Former Surgeon General Moritisugu

Former acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu said that fitness centers could reopen safely using the CDC’s principles of prevention.

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Andre Brasil Files Lawsuit Against IPC After Being Reclassified as Ineligible

14-time Paralympic medalist Andre Brasil was reclassified as ineligible during the 2019 reclassifications. He missed the eligibility margin by 1 point.


German OW National Coach Lurz Resigns After Allegations of Sexual Assault

Stefan Lurz resigned from his position as the German national open water coach on Friday following allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and bullying.

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2021 AAC Fan Guide: Houston Women Aiming For 5th Title, SMU Men Dual Cincinnati

Houston women will face SMU, Cincinnati, and Tulane as they aim for their 5th straight AAC Championship title. The men’s title is between SMU and Cincinnati.

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BYU Leads Men, Ties With Hawaii Women for First After Day 1 of MPSF Champs

After day 1 of the MPSF Championships, BYU has a narrow 4 point lead on the men’s side. Hawaii and BYU’s women’s programs are tied for 1st with 74 points.

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Coronavirus Pauses Jonas Deichmann’s World Triathlon in Turkey

After breaking the world record for the longest unassisted swim (450km) in December, Jonas Deichmann’s cycling route was blocked by Turkey’s closed borders.

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Robin Jacobs, Three-Time NC Age Group Coach of the Year, Has Died

On Sunday, January 24th Robin Jacobs died at the age of 65 after coaching at TYDE Swim Team in North Carolina for 36 years. She had retired last May.


Dartmouth Holds Zoom Call with Reinstated Teams, Described as “Hostile”

On Friday, Athletic Director Harry Sheehy held a Zoom call with the reinstated teams. Athletes described it as “entertaining,” “explosive,” and “a catharsis.”


Blaise Vera Posts 19.46 50 Free, Pitt Wins Duals Against Army on Senior Day

Senior Blaise Vera’s season best 50 free was one of the event wins that led Pitt to decisive victories on their men’s side by 123 points and women’s by 87.


Dartmouth Reinstates All 5 Programs After Title IX Claims

After nearly 7 months, Dartmouth has decided to immediately reinstate men and women’s swimming and diving, men and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing.


Santa Clara County Allows Stanford Teams to Resume Competition Outside County

Santa Clara County updated their Mandatory Directive for Collegiate and Professional Sports to allow teams to compete outside the county and train indoors.


California Loosens COVID Restrictions, Allows Inter-Team Competitions

The statewide stay-at-home order was lifted on January 25th, allowing 2 of USA Swimming’s largest LSC’s to resume competitions between 2 or more teams.