Articles by Braden Keith

Jakob Icimsoy, Addison Smith Win 3rd Individual Events at SE Champs

Icimsoy, an Arizona State commit, has dropped huge chunks of time in each of his events so far this weekend.

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SMU Hires Keith Dawley as New Assistant Coach

SMU becomes Dawley’s 5th team in the last 5 years.

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Leah Hayes Breaks 11-12 National Age Group Record in 400 IM

The old record had stood since 2001, when Jenny Forster was .01 seconds slower in Ohio. (Hayes, top of podium)

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2017 World Champion Madisyn Cox Given 2-Year Doping Suspension

United States National Team swimmer Madisyn Cox has been given a 2-year doping suspension after Trimetazidine appeared in an out-of-competition doping…

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Boise State Hires Alum Christine Mabile as New Head Coach

The Boise State women’s swimming & diving team has announced the hiring of school alumnus Christine Mabile as the Broncos’ newest…

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Olympian Caroline Burckle Accuses Bowman, Hutchison of Sending “Disturbing Texts”

Update: USA Swimming has released a statement on the matter: “In 2011, USA Swimming was made aware of inappropriate texts…

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Washington State Hires Matt Leach as New Head Coach

Matt Leach was named the 2017-2018 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year while at Indiana State.

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Melanie Margalis Skipping 200 Breast at U.S. Nationals

In spite of being the fastest American in the 200 breaststroke so far in 2018, Melanie Margalis is focusing on 3 other races at U.S. Nationals.

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Caeleb Dressel Entered in 8 Races for 2018 U.S. Nationals

Those 8 races include events that Dressel hasn’t historically raced at long course championship meets.

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Missy Franklin Will Swim All Freestyle, No Backstroke, at US Nationals

Missy Franklin will focus on freestyle events for her first U.S. National Championship since the 2016 Olympic Trials.

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Katie Ledecky Swimming Only Freestyle Events at U.S. Nationals

Ledecky isn’t entered in the 400 IM at Nationals, in spite of the race being on a day where she has no other events.

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Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield Wins ESPY Over Katie Ledecky

Baker Mayfield won the 2018 ESPY Award for Best College athlete, finishing ahead of swimmer Katie Ledecky and 2 other nominees.

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New Mexico Administration Plans to Cut Diving, Expand Swimming

The administration at the University of New Mexico unveiled a plan on Wednesday to make a $1.15 million dent in…

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Brendan Hansen Resigns as Head Coach at Austin Swim Club

6-time Olympic medalist Brendan Hansen put a swimmer on both the U.S. World Championship and U.S. World Junior Championship teams in 2017.

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Grandstand Construction Underway for U.S. Nationals in Irvine

How to build a 2000-seat grandstand in 1 week, with Irvine Novaquatics coach Ken Lamont.

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