Articles by Braden Keith

Winter Storm in Minneapolis Wreaks Havoc on Minnesota Invite Travel Plans

A big late-November snowstorm closed Minneapolis’ airport for two hours on Tuesday, leading to hundreds of delays and cancellations.


Apollo Hess, Rebecca Smith Wrap 2022 Canada West with Final Victories

Rebecca Smith won her 4th individual event and was named the Female Swimmer of the Meet on Sunday at the 2022 Canada West Championships.


FIU Head Coach Randy Horner Receives Contract Extension Through 2027, Big Raise

Florida International head women’s swimming & diving coach Randy Horner received a contract extension to stay with the Panthers until at least 2027.


Melbourne’s Outdoor Pool Will Host 2022 Short Course Worlds (With Expanded Capacity)

The outdoor pool at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre is covered, with an expanded 4,000-seat capacity thanks to a temporary grand stand.


US National Junior Teamers Clontz, Delmar Swim Best Times in Unique SwimMAC Meet

US National Junior Teamer Ben Delmar won three races and swam six lifetime bests, in both yards and meters, last weekend in Charlotte.

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2022 US Open Psych Sheets: A Ledecky vs. McIntosh Rematch in the 400 Free

Among the highlights of the 2022 US Open Swimming Championships is a scheduled 400 free rematch between Summer McIntosh and Katie Ledecky.


Apollo Hess Breaks His Own Canadian Record in 50 Breast at Canada West Championships

Lethbridge’s Apollo Hess shaved .02 seconds off his own Canadian Record in the 50 meter breaststroke (short course) at the Canada West Championships.


Georgia Commit Katherine Sikes Swims 22.5 at Southeastern Classic Meet

Sikes, a high school junior, would rank 2nd on Georgia’s team this season in the 50 yard free after a new best time two weeks ago in Greenville.


3-Time European Champion Simone Sabbioni Suspended For Missed Doping Tests

Simone Sabbioni, Italy’s #2 backstroker, has been suspended for 20 months by Italian authorities after missing three anti-doping tests.


18-Year Old Evgenia Chikunova Breaks European Record in 200 Breast, #2 All-Time

Russian teenager Evgenia Chikunova closed the Russian Championships with a European Record in the 200 breaststroke, which ranks behind only American Rebecca Soni’s World Record all-time.


Teenager Jovan Lekic Breaks Bosnia & Herzegovina Records in 400, 800 Frees

Jovan Lekic broke a pair of Bosnia & Herzegovina Records this week at the Russian Short Course Swimming Championships in Kazan.

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What Is the SwimSwam Staff Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

I am constantly thankful for the SwimSwam staff. This year, I asked them what they are grateful for.


Welcome to Holiday Training: Swimming’s Greatest Tradition

Tradition is what binds swimming together. But there’s also room for those traditions to evolve.


WADA Re-Elects Banka as President; Readies for Expiration of Russian Sanctions

Poland’s Witold Banka and China’s Yang Yang have each been re-elected to their second, and final, three year terms leading the global anti-doping authority.


Jake Magahey, Trenton Julian Added to US Roster for SC Worlds

University of Georgia junior Jake Magahey has been added to the US roster for Short Course Worlds, replacing Trey Freeman, who declined his invite.