Articles by Braden Keith

More Major Swim Meets Cancelled in Italy as Coronavirus Cases Explode

A major meet in the city of Turin, 200 kilometers from the center of Italy’s outbreak, was suspended midday on Sunday over coronavirus COVID-19 fears.


WATCH: Erika Brown Break SEC Record in Women’s 100 Yard Freestyle (45.83)

Watch Erika Brown swim the 3rd-fastest 100 yard freestyle by a woman in history on the final night of the 2020 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships.


Maggie MacNeil Finishes Big Ten Championships with 100 Free Conference Record

Maggie MacNeil has improved on her history-making freshman season at Michigan, but still has tough waters to navigate at the NCAA Championships.


Virginia Ties North Carolina with 16th ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Title

The Virginia Cavaliers took the 2020 ACC Women’s Swimming & diving title with the highest score in championship history.


Denver Swimmers Still Undefeated Through Day 3 of Summit League Championships

Denver’s Ariel Sanes swam a 52.32 in the 100 breaststroke, which broke the league championship record and is a possible NCAA qualifying time.


Coronavirus Outbreak Causes Suspension of Aquatic Activities in Northern Italy

Italy’s Lombardy region is the country’s financial and industrial heart. It has seen 27 confirmed cases and 2 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak.


Paige Madden Chooses 1650 Free over 200 Back on Day 4 of ACC Championships

Paige Madden is the ACC’s fastest swimmer in both the 200 back and 1650 free this season, but opted to race the latter on Saturday.

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Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin Split 45.78 on 400 Medley Relay Anchor

Arkansas senior Anna Hopkin posted one of the fastest 100 yard free relay splits in history on Friday at the SEC Championships.


Calypso Sheridan Chooses 200 Breast over 200 Back on Day 4 of Big Ten Champs

After winning the 400 IM on Friday, Northwestern’s Calypso Sheridan had to choose between the 200 breast and 200 back on Saturday.

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CHINADA Says They’ll Resume Anti-Doping Controls in China This Week

The Chinese anti-doping authority told WADA that they planned to resume anti-doping activity domestically this week, starting with high risk athletes.


Races to Watch on Friday: Bigtime Battle Between Casas and Waddell at SECs

Among 5 highlight races worth watching on Friday night will be a battle between World Champion Zane Waddell (above) and charging sophomore Shaine Casas.


Hot-or-Not: Florida Men Pull Away from Texas A&M on Day 3 of SEC Championships

Khader Baqlah in the 200 free (above) was one of 2 event champions for the Florida men on day 3 of the SEC Championships as they pulled away from Texas A&M.


LIU’s Amanda Peren Crushes NEC 200 IM Record on Day 2; Bryant Extends Lead

Long Island University captain Amanda Peren broke the NEC Record in the 200 IM by a second-and-a-half on Thursday evening.


Hot-or-Not: Ohio State Women on Fire at the 2020 Big Ten Championships

Ohio State senior Kathrin Demler won the Big Ten title in the women’s 500 free on Thursday – her second career Big Ten title.


2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships Day 3 Heat Sheets

3 of the Big Ten’s top 6 100 butterfliers this season won’t swim the race on Friday, leaving Maggie MacNeil in comfortable position to defend her title.

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