Articles by Braden Keith

All-American Elise Haan to Transfer to NC State

NCAA Honorable Mention All-American backstroker Elise Haan will transfer to NC State next season.

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Allison Schmitt

Meet Allison Schmitt, one of the 2016 Team USA Captains, from Canton, Michigan, on her way to a 3rd Olympic…

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SwimSwam Pulse: Jay Litherland is the Biggest Olympic Trials Surprise

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast…


Vlad Morozov Releases Statement on Facebook Page About Olympic Ban

Vlad Morozov says that tests by 5 different anti-doping agencies prove his innocence.


York YMCA’s Michael Brooks Will Take Over at NCAC

North Carolina Aquatic Club president, and UNC head coach, Rich DeSelm (above) announced the program’s new hire on Monday.


Yulia Efimova’s Agent Says She’ll Appeal Decision to CAS

The agent of World Champion swimmer Yulia Efimova, who on Monday was withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee for nomination to…


Can Barred Russian Athletes Appeal IOC Decision?

Yes, they probably can. Here’s what that would look like.


FINA Says World Champs Efimova, Morozov Pulled from Olympic Games

Many anticipated that Yulia Efimova would be pulled from the Olympics, but FINA named 6 other Russian swimmers who also would not be allowed.


Another Olympic Entry Error Bumps Israel Into Women’s 400 Free Relay

The Israel women will get a shot at the 400 free relay in Rio instead of Belarus.

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Olympic Champion Volkov Cites FINA “Loyalty” to Russian Federation

A well-connected former Russian Olympic medalist says he believes the “loyalty” of FINA will prevail in the decision as to whether Yulia Efimova can compete in the Olympics, in spite of the IOC’s announcement today.


Watch the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Sign Official Flags

Video courtesy: USA Swimming The signing of official Olympic flags, to be given away and sometimes sold or auctioned off,…

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After IOC Ruling, World Champ Efimova Won’t Be Allowed at Olympics

While there is sure to be a long line of appeals and clarifications necessary in interpreting the directive laid out…


IOC Opts Not to Ban Russia from Olympics

Hannah Hecht contributed to this report. In a conference call on Sunday from Switzerland, IOC president Thomas Bach made the…


UPDATED: Daily Mail Reports Prove False

The Daily Mail is reporting that the IOC will announced tomorrow a ban of the Russian Federation from the 2016 Olympics, with possible exceptions for certain athletes who have met a higher testing standard.


Pan Am Games Champs Canada Left Out of Synchro Olympic Team Event

Natalie Ischenko (above) and her partner Svetlana Romashina will seek to defend their Olympic duet gold, pending the IOC’s decision on the Russian Federation’s wholesale participation in the Games.

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