Articles by Braden Keith

New England Swimming Will Hold Virtual LSC Championship

Current US Junior National Teamer Summer Smith of the Bluefish Swim Club is one of the top swimmers within the New England Swimming LSC.

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FINA Publishes List of International Judges for 2021-2024

FINA has published a list of judges and referees who are approved to officiate international-level competition from 2021 through 2024.


Anastasia Pagonis Breaks 4 American Records in S11 Class in New York

Anastasia Pagonis, above left, knocked a combined 48 seconds off 4 American Records at Stony Brook School in New York this weekend.


After 28 State Championships, North Dakota Coach Kathy Aspaas Retires

Aspaas retired once from Minot High School in 2009 only to return as the coach at Bismarck’s Century High, where she won 6 more titles in 6 seasons.


National Teamers Curzan & Hook Combine for 3 Wins on Sat. at TAC Polar Plunge

Charlotte Hook (above) won the 100 fly and 100 back on Saturday in Cary, while fellow US National Teamer Claire Curzan topped the 200 free field.


Claire Grover Splits 22.28 Freestyle Leg as UCLA Tops Fresno State

Grover swam 4 relays amid 5 events across two days of racing, which included a big season-opening split in the 200 free relay.


Trio of NC State 2021 Commits Go Sub-54 in 100 LCM Fly in the Same Night

Aiden Hayes (above), Arsenio Bustos, and Garrett Boone all swam under 54 seconds on Friday evening in Richmond. That makes for a monster training group next fall.


The Split: Teen Heat, Veteran Heat in W. 100 Back on Tap for Saturday AM in SA

Regan Smith (above), Phoebe Bacon, and Isabelle Stadden are in one heat of the women’s 100 back, while Kathleen Baker, Beata Nelson, and Olivia Smoliga are in the other.

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Seton Hall Record-Breaking Swimmer Mike LaRosa Named Dr. Biden’s Press Sec.

The press secretary for incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is a former standout swimmer at Easton High in Pennsylvania and Seton Hall University.


13-Year Old Claire Weinstein Becomes Youngest Qualifier for 2021 Olympic Trials

13-year old Claire Weinstein swam her first Olympic Trials cut, in the women’s 800 free, on Thursday evening in Richmond, Virginia.


Friday’s Auburn-Alabama Swim Meet Cancelled after Positive Coronavirus Tests

Friday’s dual meet between in-state rivals Auburn and the University of Alabama has been canceled after members of the Auburn program tested positive.


University of Virginia Head Swim Coach; Dive Coach In COVID-19 Protocols

Tyler Fenwick will be the acting head coach for Friday’s meet against Virginia Tech after the program’s head coach Todd DeSorbo (above) and head diving coach Drew Livingston both entered COVID-19 protocols.


New Mexico Becomes 10th NCAA D1 Program to Opt Out of 2020-2021 Season

Unable to practice or compete, members of the University of New Mexico women’s swimming & diving team have decided to turn their focus to next season instead.


No Relay-Only Swimmers at 2021 NCAA D2 Swimming & Diving Championships

The NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships won’t allow relay-only swimmers in 2021 in an effort to keep the number of participants low.


NCAA D3 Bluffton University Will Add Men’s & Women’s Swimming

Bluffton University in Northwest Ohio will add men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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