Articles by Braden Keith

Alicia Wilson Swims 2:13 in 200 IM in Cal – UCSD Long Course Dual

Alicia Wilson, the 2019 World University Games gold medalist in the 200 IM, swam a 2:13 in the same event at a Monday morning dual meet.

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Chase Kalisz and Leah Smith Expected to Make ISL Debuts in Maryland

The LA Current are expected to see the return of 2 superstars to their roster in Maryland, though they’ll be without Ryan Murphy and Nathan Adrian.

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British Junior National Teamer Lauren Wetherell Verbally Commits to Tennessee

Lauren Wetherell spent time training in the United States at the Bolles School in Florida, but has been back in the UK for the last 2 years.

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FULL RACE VIDEO: Zach Apple and Blake Pieroni Split Sub-50 on 200 Free Front

Zach Apple (above) and Blake Pieroni both split just-under 50 seconds on the front half of a 200 free, making good on a social media promise.

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18 Months after Cutting Men’s Swimming, Eastern Michigan Adds Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse is the 2nd sport that Eastern Michigan has added after cutting 4 sports (3 women’s, 1 men’s) after the 2017-2018 academic year.

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4-Time Olympic Medalist George Breen Dies after Battling Cancer

George Breen, a 4-time Olympic medalist and long-time coach in the Philadelphia area, died this week. He was 84 years old.

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Martina Carraro Wins Breaststroke Showdown to Finish Nico Sapio Trophy

Martina Carraro won a battle royale of breaststroke record breakers on day 2 of the Nico Sapio Trophy in Genoa on Saturday.

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British Swimming Names Adam Peaty 2019 Swimmer of the Year

Adam Peaty has won British Swimming’s Swimmer of the Year honor for the 3rd time, but was beaten-out for overall Athlete of the Year.

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Ella Eastin, Luca Urlando, Ryan Lochte Scratch A Finals on Saturday at PSS

Ryan Lochte (above), Luca Urlando, and Ella Eastin all scratched A finals for the last session of the 2019 Pro Swim Series.

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Hali Flickinger Scratches 100 Back on Saturday, Still Has Back-to-Back

Hali Flickinger’s 8 races this week in Greensboro have all been on back-to-backs.

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Andrew Wilson Scratches B Final of 400 IM on Day 3 in Greensboro

Andrew Wilson caught some SwimSwam readers by surprise with a 4:35 in the 400 IM on Friday morning. He’ll scratch the final of that event.

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Allison Schmitt Receives $12000 Grant Through Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation

4-time Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt has become the 11th athlete to receive a grant through the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.

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3 Total Italian Records Broken on Day 1 of Nico Sapio Trophy

Francesca Fangio (above) became the 3rd Italian woman to break a National breaststroke record in less than a week when she took down the 200 meter mark.

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Single Day Tickets for 2020 US Olympic Swimming Trials Go on Sale

The original plan was for single-day tickets to go on sale in February, but an unprecedented early demand pushed that up by 3 months.

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14-Year Old Benedetta Pilato Breaks Italian Record in 50 Breaststroke

14-year old Benedetta Pilato has unified the long course and short course Italian Records in the women’s 50 meter breaststroke.

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