Articles by Braden Keith

Anton McKee Breaks Icelandic, ISL Records in Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Anton McKee knocked more than a second off his own personal best and Icelandic record in his ISL debut swim, posting the fastest time in league history.


Arianna Castiglione Takes 4 Point Penalty with No-Show in Women’s 200 Breast

23-year old Arianna Castiglioni on Saturday became the first swimmer in ISL history to no-show a race and take a 4 point penalty.


Urlando, Magahey, and Parker Make College Debuts as UGA Rolls S. Carolina

A number of National Team and Junior National Team swimmers made their debut on Friday, though it was South Carolina rookie Sammie Ai who outshone them all with a new lifetime best swim.


European Junior Championships Medalist Gal Cohen Groumi Commits to Michigan

Gal Cohen Groumi, who was the fastest leg on Israel’s Olympic-qualifying 800 free relay, has committed to the University of Michigan.


10 ISL “League Records” Were Broken in Week 1 of the 2020 Season

Marco Koch of the New York Breakers kicked off season 2 of the ISL faster than he swam in season 1, breaking the unofficial ‘league record’ in the 200 breast.


Friday Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Death of Fran Crippen

As history rolls on and time slips away, the lessons of history become the legacy of a tragedy.


Northern Michigan Adds 4 to ’21 Class, Including South Africa National Finalist

South African National Championships 50 free finalist Martin Wolmarans has committed along with 3 others to join Northern Michigan in the fall of 2021.

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Missouri Commit Grant Bochenski Swims 5 Lifetime Bests in Club Dual Meet

High school senior Grant Bochenski was one of a number of high-profile swimmers who swam multiple lifetime bests last weekend at a club dual meet.

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2021 NCAA D2 Swimming & Diving Championships Postponed by a Week

The Queens University of Charlotte men (above) and women have each won the last 5 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships.


NCAA Division II Approves Eligibility Extension for Winter Sport Athletes

Division II of the NCAA passed similar legislation to Division I, granting winter season student-athletes an extra season of eligibility.

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ISL Broadcast on CBS Draws Estimated 381,000 Viewers

The ISL broadcast on CBS on Saturday drew over 300,000 estimated viewers, though compared to other network sports didn’t fare well in a key demographic.


ISL Posts Select Match 1, Day 1 Race Videos on YouTube

Watch Tom Shields of the LA Current open the 2020 ISL season with a bang, beating superstars Chad le Clos and Caeleb Dressel in the men’s 100 fly.

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Jackpot Math: How Did the ISL’s New Rule Impact the First Weekend of Racing?

Lilly King was the Queen of Jackpots on weekend 1 of the 2020 ISL season, stealing points in every individual event she swam.


USA Diving Tweaks 2021 Olympic Trials Schedule for More Television Time

USA Diving will receive primetime coverage on NBC as part of the Tokyo Olympic Diving Trials that will be held from June 6-13, 2021.

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Evan Petty, One of Top Remaining Recruits in Class of 2021, Commits to Cal

The defending NCAA Champion Cal Bears have picked up a commitment from one of the best swimmers who was still uncommitted in the high school class of 2021.