Articles by Braden Keith

All-American Susie Rashid Endows Scholarship at Southern Illinois

2 years ago, Southern Illinois announced a 3.9 scholarship reduction for its men’s swimming & diving team. Program alumnus Susie Rashid has single-handedly ensured that the co-ed program will have at least 1 scholarship, in perpetuity.


No Swimmers Nominated for 2019 Laureus Sports Awards

Katie Ledecky was nominated for Sportswoman of the Year in each of the last 3 years, but no swimmer was nominated in 2019 for just the 2nd time ever.


Recordings of Tamás Gyárfás Conversations Found in Graveyard

The recordings, which are cut from original conversations and were allegedly being used for blackmail, support prosecutors’ claims that the FINA Bureau Member and LEN Executive ordered the murder of a media rival in the 1990s. Gyárfás says that the edited recordings are misleading.


Twice as Nice: Burns Also Breaks 200 Free National High School Record

Conestoga High School’s Brendan Burns is one of 2 swimmers who were faster than the National High School Record in the 200 free on Tuesday.


Destin Lasco Breaks Another National High School Record in SCM

Destin Lasco has broken the National High School Record in the 200 short course meters freestyle: his 8th such national record.


Distance Swimmer Sophia Balow Commits to Michigan State

Distance swimmer Sophia Balow has verbally committed to Michigan State University, where she’ll join the Spartans officially next fall. Balow, from…

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FINA Relaxes Rules, Won’t Ban Athletes For Competing In Non-FINA Meets

After a meeting and video conference today called by Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell in an attempt to stave off…


Manhattan College Names Patrick Malone as New Head Coach

After almost 3 months without a head coach, Manhattan College has hired Patrick Malone.


Raquel Maldonado Breaks LCM National Age Group Record in Evanston

Maldonado broke the 3-year old record held by Arizonan Miriam Sheehan.


Mitchell Petras Sets Two Personal Bests as LSU Rolls on Senior Day

LSU vs. Incarnate Word vs. Delta State (D2) Baton Rouge, Louisiana January 12th, 2019 Men’s and Women’s, 25-yard tri meet…

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Ryan Lochte Will Compete on Celebrity Big Brother Season 2

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will be one of 12 contestants vying for a huge cash prize on season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother.


Colorado Springs Age Group Coach Luke Schumm Hospitalized

A GoFundMe account has been set up after the 2015 Colorado Age Group Coach of the Year was hospitalized with a rare spinal disorder.

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Nic Fink Breaks Pro Swim Series Record in 50 Breast in Knoxville

Nic Fink swam his best in-season time and a new Pro Swim Series Record in the 50 breaststroke.


Luis Martinez Breaks Guatemalan Record in 100 Fly, Misses FINA “A” Cut

2019 PRO SWIM SERIES- KNOXVILLE January 9-12, 2018 Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 50m (LCM) pool Meet…

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Josh Fong Commits to Join All-American Brother Zach at Virginia

From the Jersey Wahoos to the Virginia Wahoos, Josh Fong will continue the family pipeline to Charlottesville.


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