Articles by Braden Keith

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Andrey Grechin Is Coming Out of Retirement

32-year old Andrey Grechin (right) retired after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With an extra year before Tokyo, he’s now attempting a comeback.

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UMass Dartmouth Cuts Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Programs

NCAA Division III program UMass Dartmouth announced that it was cutting 8 varsity programs immediately – in spite of being July 1 already.

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Army Adds Former ECU Assistant Christa Saunders to Expand Coaching Staff

With the hiring of Saunders, Brandt Nigro’s Army West Point coaching staff will expand by one position next season with the hiring of Christa Saunders.

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Arkansas Hires Former Rutgers Head Coach Petra Martin as New Assistant

Martin comes to Rutgers with 5 years of Division I head coaching experience, including being named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2013.

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Jamie Kolar Will Transfer from Illinois to Cincinnati for Final Season

Jamie Kolar has finished her undergraduate studies at Illinois and will use her final year of eligibility at Cincinnati while attending grad school.

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CSCAA Asks NCAA to Extend Recruiting Restrictions until April 2021

The industry group that represents collegiate swim coaches says they have around 87% support for their request to the NCAA to extend recruiting restrictions.

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Arizona Rolls Back Pool Reopening Guidelines amid Coronavirus Outbreak

While the state has issued new guidelines, interpretations for municipal pools and swim teams seem to be coming largely at the local level.

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Russian National Team Begins 2nd Camp at Krugloye Lake, This Time with NT Coach

World Champion Evgeny Rylov (above) is among the participants in the 2nd camp. Sergey Chepik, the National Team head coach, will join for the 2nd training.

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Former IUPUI Swimmer Rescues Teens after Car Crashes into Lake

Jared Allen (second from right) graduated from IUPUI as a school record holder and is now a police officer in Indianapolis.

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Swiss International Nils Liess Races at Meeting du Lac, Swims 1:49 in 200 Free

Nils Liess was the biggest name at the Meeting du Lac in Switzerland this weekend, where he swam 3 races among a mostly age group meet.

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Diving Platform at Liberty University Collapses; No Injuries Reported

A 1-meter diving platform at Liberty’s 3-year old natatorium collapsed last week. The school is still trying to determine what happened.

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US Olympic Athletes Call on IOC to Abolish Rejection of Olympic Protests

The USOPC’s Athletes’ Advisory Council has penned a letter to the IOC asking them to abolish Rule 50, which bars athlete protests at the Olympics.

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NCAA Extends Division I Recruiting Dead Period through End of August

The NCAA’s recruiting dead period for Division I schools has been extended through the end of August even as schools resume on-campus workouts.

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US National Teamer Aly Tetzloff Will Join Wolfpack Elite Training Group

Tetzloff, who has spent the last 5 years training at Auburn, will now move to the pro group based at North Carolina State.

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Canada Will Resume Anti-Doping Testing on July 13

The Canadian Center for Ethics in Sports has announced that it will resume testing athletes within the purview of its anti-doping program in mid-July.

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