Articles by Braden Keith

Italy Names 47 Swimmer Roster for European Aquatics Championships

Simona Quadarella is the defending European Champion in the women’s 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles, and leads 47 Italians to Budapest next month.

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Fully-Vaccinated Participants Will Be Able to Arrive Later for Indy Pro Swim

USA Swimming will offer more relaxed testing protocols for individuals who are two weeks past their last vaccine dose at the Indianapolis PSS meet.


Firsts, Fasts, and Anomalies: Our Favorite Stats from Men’s NCAAs

University of Texas men’s swimming & diving coach Eddie Reese is going out on top. Not many in the history of the sport have been able to do that.


Ryan Held Follows Saturday PBs with a 48.6 in 100 Free on Sunday in Birmingham

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held swam 48.6 in the 100 meter free twice on Sunday, though only one of those swims will count as an official race


Felix Auboeck Breaks 2 Austrian Records in Stockholm

The 2 records by Felix Auboeck were among 4 Austrian Records broken this weekend across meets in Stockholm and Eindhoven.

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Gold Medalist Ryan Held Swims Best Time of 21.62 in 50 Free in Birmingham

Ryan Held swam lifetime bests in the 50 and 200 free on Saturday. He’s scheduled to swim two more races, including the 100 fly, on Sunday.


18-Year Old Torri Huske Swims 53.4 in 100 LCM Free to Lift Olympic Profile

18-year old Torri Huske is now the 5th-best American woman in the 100 meter free during the Olympic Trials qualifying period.


Ticketmaster Shares More Information About US Olympic Trials Refunds

Tickets for the US Olympic Swimming Trials will all be refunded with a new round of sales. Prior ticketholders will have priority.


Villanova’s Richard Nolan: One-Man Post-Race Hype Machine

Richard Nolan (left) had more energy immediately after winning his first Big East title on Thursday evening than the average human does when well-rested.


Dutch Olympian Joeri Verlinden Pulled from Eindhoven Olympic Qualifier

Two-Time Dutch Olympian Joeri Verlinden will miss this weekend’s Olympic qualifying meet after testing positive for coronavirus, in spite of a later negative test.

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South Carolina Will Hire Jeff Poppell as New Head Swim Coach

Jeff Poppell will leave a successful tenure as the head coach of the women at Florida to lead both the men and women at South Carolina.


Cody Miller, Blake Pieroni Will Race at GAIN Invitational in Florida This Week

Olympic medalists Cody Miller (above) and Blake Pieroni will represent Sandpipers of Nevada at this weekend’s GAIN Invitational in Florida.

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Claire Curzan vs. Torri Huske in 100 Fly Highlights TAC Titans Premier Meet

Across the country from the Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, some serious Olympic contenders will be racing in Cary, North Carolina.


New Michael Phelps Documentary Series to Debut on Peacock on April 14

The series will feature Phelps watching and reflecting on each of his Olympic races, along with Olympic commentators Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines.


North Korea Withdraws from Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Citing COVID-19 Concerns

North Korea, which won 7 medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, will skip its first Games since a boycott of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.