Articles by Braden Keith

In Defense of Russia’s Athletes, in Conviction of Russian Officials

The newly-announced WADA sanctions will be an annoyance for Russian athletes, but will impact most greatly the officials responsible for institutional doping.

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Denver Men Break 2 More School Records on Final Day of ‘Big Al’ Invite

Adriel Sanes broke his own University of Denver record in the 200 breaststroke and also swam on the record-breaking 400 free relay.

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Stephanie Balduccini Wins 100 Breast to Complete “the Cycle” in Brazil

At the 2019 Brazilian 15-16 interclub championships, Stephanie Balduccini won the 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 back, and 100 free in her age group.

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Maria Kameneva Gets 7th Russian Record of the 2019 European Championships

Maria Kameneva took her 7th Russian Record, but 1st gold medal, of the 2019 European Short Course Championships on Sunday.

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Anastasiya Shkurdai Breaks Another European Jr Record to Win Gold in 100 Fly

Shkurdai broke the European Junior Record earlier in the meet in the 50 fly, but missed a medal. On Sunday, she got the best of both worlds.

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Martina Carraro and Alessandro Miressi Break Italian Records Back-to-Back

Martina Carraro (above) broke the Italian Record in the women’s 200 breaststroke by almost a full second on Sunday at the European Championships.

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Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota Cuts Men’s and Women’s Swimming Programs

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has announced that it will drop 4 varsity athletics programs in the 2020-2021 season, including its swimming and golf programs.

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Santa Clara Swim Club Breaks National Age Group Record in 10 & Under Relay

The Santa Clara Swim Club broke the 10 & under 200 yard mixed medley relay National Age Group Record on Friday at the Junior Olympics in San Jose.

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100 Breast Silver Medalist Castiglioni Scratches 200 Breast Prelims at Euros

After a silver medal in the 100 breaststroke, Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni has scratched her final individual race of the meet in the 200 breaststroke.

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Penn State Women Win 5 of 7 Races on Day 2 of Princeton ‘Big Al’ Invite

Penn State’s Maddie Cooke added a win in the 100 breaststroke to a 50 free victory on Friday as the Nittany Lions got hot on Saturday in Princeton.

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Thomas Heilman Swims 21.50 in 50 Yard Free at 12 Years Old

12-year old Thomas Heilman has broken his 3rd National Age Group Record in the 50 yard free this week in Cary, North Carolina.

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Erika Brown Becomes 8th-Best American of All-Time in Women’s 100 Meter Free

The swim caps off a paradigm-shifting 2 weeks of racing for Erika Brown, who has now muscled her way from darkhorse to forefront contender for Team USA.

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Guilherme Costa Breaks 3rd South American Record of the Weekend at U.S. Open

Showing off his blistering back-end speed yet again, Brazil’s Guilherme Costa finished his scintillating meet with a 3rd Brazilian and South American Record.

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National Record Round-Up for Day 4 of the 2019 European SC Championships

Duncan Scott broke Scottish Records in both the 100 free and 100 IM on Saturday at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

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Freya Anderson Re-Breaks British Record in 200 Free with Huge Last 50 Split

18-year old Freya Anderson (middle) won her 2nd gold medal of the meet on Saturday at the European Championships in a new British Record.

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