Articles by Braden Keith

Drew Kibler Swims His First LCM Best Time Since Carmel Switch at Indy Sectionals Day 1

2021 US Olympian and 2022 relay World Champion Drew Kibler swam a personal best in the 50 free on Thursday in Indianapolis – his first in long course since moving back home to Carmel.

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FINA Changes Sporting Nationality Rules; Now Requires a 3 Year Waiting Period

Santo Condorelli represented the US, Canada, and Italy in international competition, but he only had to wait 1 year with each change.


Olympian Matt Grevers, National Record Breaker Annie, Welcome Their 3rd Child

The Grevers welcomed their third child, Gideon Andrew, late last week. Pictured above with older sisters Barbara Grace (3) and Skylar Lea (6).


SEC Increases Spectator Requirement to Host Swim & Diving Championship to 1,200

Auburn, which will host the 2024 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships, won’t meet the conference’s spectator requirements to host future meets.


LEN Announces Prize Money, Schedule for Inaugural U23 European Championships

Daniel Wiffen, the European Record holder in the 800 SCM free, has committed to represent the host nation Ireland at the inaugural edition of the European U23 Swimming Championships.


2023 M. NCAA Championships: Can Cal Win a Team Title AND the 400 Free Relay Together?

The Texas men have own the last two NCAA titles in the 400 free relay in years when Cal won the team title. Cal won in 2021 when Texas won the team title. Can the Bears unite the two?


2023 M. NCAA Previews: A Wide Open Field Led By a Surprise Freshman In the Men’s Mile

Kentucky’s Levi Sandidge is the top seed in the men’s mile at the NCAA Championships by more than 3 seconds, but can he escape the freshman curse in this event?


‘Livestream Andy’ Previews the 2023 Men’s NCAA Championship Meet

Andy Hardt, aka Livestream Andy, is full of swimming as the NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships are just a few hours away.


Carl Bloebaum, #5 Recruit in the Class of 2022, Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Carl Bloebaum was the #5 ranked recruit in the high school class of 2022, but has entered the transfer portal after just a semester of racing with the Hokies.


Spanish Swimmer Accused in Wrong-Way Driving Death of a Taxi Passenger

An 18-year-old Spansh swimmer hit a taxi while driving the wrong way on the M-11 highway near Madrid. Authorities say that testing revealed alcohol in his blood.


Indiana, Louisville Women Tie Program-Best NCAA Championship Finishes

Louisville’s 30 All-America honors were a new program record, and led the team to a 7th top 10 finish at the last 8 NCAA Championship meets.


SMU Head Women’s Swimming Coach Steve Collins Retires After 37 Years in Charge

Steve Collins has spent 37 years at the helm of the women’s swimming & diving team at SMU, including nine top-5 finishes at the NCAA Championships.


Rising Duke Senior Sarah Foley Enters NCAA Transfer Portal to Explore 2024-2025 Options

Sarah Foley has at least one more undergraduate year at Duke, but entered the NCAA transfer portal this week to explore options for a possible 5th year.


Sisters Georgia & Talia Bates Enter the NCAA Transfer Portal

Talia Bates (above), who competed at three NCAA Championship meets for Florida, and her younger sister Georgia are both in the transfer portal.


2023 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 4 & Final Pick ‘Em Scoring

Less than 5% of entries in the 2023 Women’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest chose Kensey McMahon to win the 1650 free.