Articles by Braden Keith

13-Year Old Alana Berlin Swims 54.5 in 100 Yard Backstroke at Schroeder Y Dual

The swim makes Berlin one of the fastest 13-year olds in history in the event, as she’s been on a tear since returning to racing in August.

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William & Mary Plagiarized Stanford’s Release When Announcing Cut of Swimming

William & Mary athletics director Samantha K. Huge has acknowledged that she directly copied portions of the school’s announcement from Stanford.


WIAC Suspends Winter Season Sports, Including Swimming, Until January

WIAC, home to NCAA Division III Champion Collin Miller at UW Eau Claire, has halted all winter season sports, including swimming, until the spring semester.

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New York City Will Allow Indoor Pools to Reopen September 30

Asphalt Green, where US Olympic medalist Lia Neal grew up training, and other indoor pools in NYC will be allowed to reopen later this month.


20 Years Ago Today, Swimming Changed Forever

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Phelps’ first Olympic race. It wasn’t an explosion per se, but it changed the sport forever.


CYAC’s* Alex Rayle Named Fitter & Faster/ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year

Rayle was nominated for his work with CYAC through most of last season, though CYAC is no longer called CYAC and Rayle has since switched teams.


Famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Olympic Rings Up for Sale on EBay (Again)

The massive 35-ton Olympic Rings from the Sydney Harbor Bridge are among the most iconic Olympic Rings of all-time.


Braden Holloway Leads 5 New Members of ASCA Board of Directors

Braden Holloway, the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack varsity squad, has been elected to the Board of Directors at ASCA.


USA Swimming Lifts Geographic Restrictions on Club Meets for October

USA Swimming has lifted one of the few remaining restrictions on meet sanctioning for October, allowing LSCs to make sanctioning…


Florida 4A State Finalist Anna Moore Rides Bolles-to-Florida Pipeline (2022)

Anna Moore, who swims for the Bolles School Sharks club team, has verbally committed to join the University of Florida in the fall of 2022.


Florida Women Get Their Second 2022 Commit in Bella Lojewski

Bella Lojewski says that in spite of the challenges offered by committing during a pandemic, she’s always known she wanted to be a Florida Gator.

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16-Year Old Caleb Ellis Swims His First Summer Juniors Cut in Kansas City

At his first meet in 7 months, and in his 3rd swim of the day, Caleb Ellis of the Empire KC Swim Club had a breakthrough swim in the 100 fly.


#16 Recruit Blair Stoneburg Drops 6-Tenths in 200 Free; 30 Seconds in 1650 Free

Blair Stoneburg of Treasure Coast Aquatics, the 16th-ranked recruit in the class of 2022, swam two lifetime bests in a tri meet on Saturday.


Liam Custer Swims 13th-Straight Best Time on Friday in 1000 Free

Liam Custer, an uncommitted high school junior, swam a best time in his 13th-consecutive race since returning to racing post-quarantine this summer.


NCAA & World Champion Joao de Lucca Retires from Swimming

Joao de Lucca, who won back-to-back NCAA titles in the 200 free in 2013 and 2014, has announced his retirement from elite competitive swimming.