Articles by Braden Keith

Sprinter Marin McKee Adds 23.4 50 Freestyle to Kentucky’s Class of 2022

The Kentucky women have one of the biggest early recruiting classes among current high school juniors, and have added some pieces to help address sprint problems from last season.

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Big Ten Announces 3-Meet Schedule for 2021 Swimming & Diving Championships

The Ohio State Buckeyes women will defend their championship in February at the University of Minnesota, though their divers will be elsewhere.

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USA Swimming Adds 15 to 2020-2021 National Junior Team Roster

Sam Hoover is one of 12 male swimmers who have been newly-added to the USA Swimming National Junior Team for 2020-2021.

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North Carolina Swim Coach Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Aaron Key has been arrested and charged in High Point, North Carolina after a juvenile victim reported to police that they were sexually assaulted.

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Alaska State Champion Madison Story Signs with Utah Utes

In 2019, Madison Story became Homer High School’s first state champion in girls’ swimming since her mom, Corise, graduated in 1994.

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Hugo Gonzalez Takes Top Prize Money at International Christmas Tournament

Hugo Gonzalez missed a lifetime best in the 50 backstroke by .01 seconds at the Torneo Internacional de Navidad, but still earned $1800 for his effort.

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SMAC’s Lauren Wilson Commits to Liberty University (2021)

Lauren Wilson, a versatile swimmer whose best event is the 100 fly, has committed to join the Liberty Flames in the fall of 2021.

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Swimmer Matteo Restivo Becomes First Italian Athlete to Receive Covid Vaccine

26-year old swimmer Matteo Restivo, a 2018 European Championships bronze medalist, has become the first elite Italian athlete to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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SEC Confirms Plan to Split Swimming & Diving Championship into 3 Meets

As SwimSwam first reported in November, the SEC has announced a plan to split the 2021 SEC Swimming & Diving Championship meet into 3 separate events.

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Austin Lockhart, Who Split 19.4/43.6 at SC State Meet, Commits to Navy

Austin Lockhart, who won 2 individual state titles in October at the South Carolina High School State Championship meet, will head to the US Naval Academy.

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MN High School Sectionals Champion Dylan Purrington Commits to South Dakota

Dylan Parrington, above, will join his club teammate Brodie Watson at the University of South Dakota in the fall of 2021.

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Italian OLY Committee Chief Warns Italian Flag Could Be Barred from Tokyo 2020

The head of the Italian Olympic Committee warned that the Italian flag and national anthem could be barred from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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New 2021 World Anti-Doping Code, Prohibited Substances List, Take Effect

Vilanterol, the substance that resulted in doping proceedings for Will Licon (above) and Amanda Kendall, is now allowed at therapeutic doses.

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2019 Futures Finalist Eleni Kotzamanis Commits to Kansas

Kotzamanis’ best time in the 200 yard free would also be Kansas’ best time in the 200 yard free of the 2020-2021 season.

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Former USMS President, Legendary Masters Figure Ted Haartz Dies at 92

Haartz was a founding member of New England Masters Swimming, a USMS president, and set 51 American Records in his Masters swimming career.

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