Articles by Braden Keith

Cal All-American Emma Davidson Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Emma Davidson, who was on both of Cal’s 11th-place sprint free relays at the 2022 NCAA Championships, has entered the transfer portal.


Michigan Olympian Patrick Callan Enters the NCAA Transfer Portal

Callan, a U.S. Olympian at the Tokyo 2020 Games, says he is still deciding whether to return to Michigan for his 5th year or not.


What Is Adam Peaty’s Top Speed in Breaststroke?

World Record holding breaststroker Adam Peaty took to the flume in Tenerife for some max-speed racing. How fast did he go?


Sarah Sjostrom Returns to Gloria Sports Arena – For a Training Camp

Olympic gold medalist Sarah Sjostrom is heading back to the Gloria Sports Arena, but that doesn’t mean the Energy Standard training group is reassembling.


Kliment Kolesnikov’s Meet Record Falls at Russian Youth Swimming Championships

16-year old Miron Lifintsev broke two Meet Records at the Russian Youth Championships, including one held by Olympic medalist Kliment Kolesnikov.


Maxime Rooney Retires as the 3rd-Best American Ever in This Category

Maxime Rooney never got over the hump for an open-age U.S. international team, but he did have one of the fastest single-meets that swimming has ever seen.


After 2-Day Retirement, Stephen Calkins Joins Canada’s Commonwealth Games Team

University of Calgary Swim Club’s Stephen Calkins has been added to Canada’s roster for the 2022 Commonwealth Games as part of the 400 free relay.


Australia Names 21-Swimmer Roster for Para Swimming World Championships

Australia will have 19 members of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics roster on their squad for the 2022 World Championships in Portugal.

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12-Year Old Daughter of Killed Ukraine Water Polo Player Meets President

The Ukrainian National Olympic Committee has pledged financial support to the 12-year old Kira Obedinskaya, who was orphaned when her father was killed by Russian forces.


Katie Ledecky Drops 200 Free From 2022 Worlds Championship Schedule

Ledecky will be replaced in the event by Leah Smith, who finished third at U.S. Trials last week in a time of 1:57.44.


Bruce Marchionda Added to U.S. Coaching Staff for 2022 World Championships

Bruce Marchionda, the coach of Claire Curzan (above), has joined as the 6th assistant in pool swimming for the U.S. at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships.


Which Aquatic Athletes Will Be in the 2022 USOPC Hall of Fame Class?

Michael Phelps with his 28 Olympic medals is a sure-fire first ballot Hall-of-Famer. But which of the other 6 aquatic nominees might join him?


2022 FINA World Cup Series Will Make a Return to U.S., Canada

The FINA Swimming World Cup Series will return to the United States for the first time since the 2005-2006 season as one of two North American stops.


All-American Diver Paola Pineda Will Return to Texas for Her 5th Year

Paola Pineda, who scored in all three diving events at the 2022 NCAA Championships, had entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.

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My 10 Favorite Swims from the 2022 US International Team Trials

The Magic Man had a Magic Moment last week with the only World Record of the 2022 US International Team Trials in Greensboro.