Articles by Braden Keith

Kate Douglass Swims Fastest-Ever Freshman Time in 200 Yard IM at ACC Champs

Virginia freshman Kate Douglass swam the 4th-best performance in history in the 200 yard IM on Thursday evening in Greensboro.


Southern California LSC Votes to Remain Intact; Blocks Orange County LSC

The largest Local Swim Committee (LSC) in the United States will remain intact after a Wednesday vote for Orange County to remain.


Pepperdine’s Jana Vincent Wins PCSC Coach of the Year with ‘Interim’ Tag Intact

Jana Vincent was put in a difficult situation with the Pepperdine Waves mid-season, but managed to pull the program through to a 2nd-place conference finish.

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Kate Douglass Chooses 200 IM over 50 Free on Day 2 of ACC Swimming Champs

Virginia super-freshman Kate Douglass was the top seed in the 200 IM and the 50 free on Thursday, but opted for the former.


Hot-or-Not: Who’s Dropping Time at the 2020 SEC Championships?

Kieran Smith dropped a ton of time on Wednesday to swim the fastest-ever 500 free, which earned him a spot on SportsCenter on ESPN.


Portuguese Technical Director Says Goal is 3 Top 16 Finishes in Tokyo

José Machado, the national technical director of swimming in Portugal, says that his goal is 3 top 16 finishes in Tokyo: one more than the country had in 2016.

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Auburn, Led by “Distance Coach” Gary Taylor, Swims 2nd-Best 200 Free Relay Ever

Gary Taylor came to Auburn with a reputation as a distance coach, but he has proven to be much more than that for the Tigers.


Kelsey Drake Crushes Iowa School Record in Big Ten Time Trial

Iowa junior Kelsey Drake crushed the Iowa school record in the 200 fly during a time trial on Wednesday evening at the Big Ten Championships.

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2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 2 Prelims Heat Sheets

Michigan’s Miranda Tucker has chosen the 50 free over the 200 IM on Wednesday at the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.


Alyssa Marsh Splits 22.0 in the 50 Fly for the 2nd Time This Month

Alyssa Marsh is the 2nd-fastest 50 yard butterflier in medley relay history, a position she reaffirmed on Wednesday at the ACC Championships.


Bryant Women Sweeps Day 1 Races in Opening NEC Title Defense

The Bryant women won their 3rd-straight NEC title in the 200 medley relay and 4th-straight in the 800 free relay on Wednesday.

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From 29.0 to 23.1 in 50 Free in 2 Years, Stephanie Akakabota Commits to Cal

Stephanie Akakabota’s best time in the 50 yard free in July of 2017 was 29.08 before joining the JV squad at Seminole High. In November of 2019, she swam 23.1.


World Para Swimming World Series Stop Latest Cancellation for Coronavirus

A stop of the 7-meet series that was scheduled for Singapore in May has been cancelled. Singapore has the 2nd-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Double Winter Juniors A-Finalist Shelby Suppiger Commits to Cal

Suppiger’s best time in the 200 breaststroke would rank 2nd on Cal’s roster this season. She’ll join the Golden Bears in the fall of 2021.

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SUNY New Paltz Names Interim Head Coach Just Before Conference Championship

Matthew Distler (center) will take over as interim head coach for Tom Eickelberg (right) as SUNY New Paltz heads to the SUNYAC Championship meet.

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