Articles by Braden Keith

LEN Touts Higher Payouts, Higher Surpluses in St. Petersburg Congress

The LEN Bureau gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, where leaders presented a glowing status of the organization’s finances.

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Patience Pays as Morton Ranch Valedictorian Frederica Kizek Commits to SMU

Kizek, the valedictorian of a large suburban Houston high school, has committed to SMU after monster time drops in the spring semester of her senior year.

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Ruta Meilutyte Took a “Leave from Swimming” After Short Course Worlds

Ruta Meilutyte was not training at USC when she missed her doping control tests, coach Dave Salo says.


Open Water Nationals Sees Little Change in SwimSquads Standings

Cammile Adams’ “Adams Family” maintained its sizable lead over the field thanks to, among others, a 4th-place finish in the women’s 10km race at Open Water Nationals from Erica Sullivan (above).

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6 Tips to Capture Awesome Race Videos of Your Star Swimmer

SwimSwam’s insiders give you 6 ways to improve your race footage, including how to avoid the key mistakes that ruin more videos than anything else.

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ISL – United States Rosters Expected in the the Next Two Weeks

Michael Andrew is co-owner of the New York Breakers, and so we assume that he will swim there, but very little else is known so far of the American rosters for the 2019 ISL season.


German Record Holder Philip Heintz Joins ISL Team Aqua Centurions

Heintz’s specialty is the 200 IM, where he placed 6th at the 2016 Olympics, but in the last 2 years he’s dropped a lot of time in secondary events: improving his versatility ahead of the ISL format.

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Ohio High School State Runner-Up Kristyn Sabol Commits to Kentucky

Kristyn Sabol finished 2nd at the Ohio High School Division I State Championship meet last season in the 200 yard freestyle.

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High School Swimmer Becca Michaels Gives TEDx Talk on Swimming

Somerset Hills YMCA swimmer Becca Michaels recently was featured at a TEDxYouth event at the Gill St. Bernard’s School in New…


5-Event Futures Qualifier Alexa Puccini Verbally Commits to Iowa (C/O 2020)

Alexa Puccini comes from Naperville, Illinois, where the Hawkeyes have visited frequently for recruits.

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Futures Champion Eric Stelmar Verbally Commits to Alabama

Alabama is picking up steam in the class of 2020 after the hiring of new head coach Coley Stickels.

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The Circle-Swimming Hack You Need to Survive Summer League Practice

No, this is not an advertisement. But when Folsom Wahoos Swim Team head coach Kathleen Kinsey sent me an email…


Old Dominion Head Coach Carol Withus Resigns after 26 Seasons

Carol Withus was a 6-time conference coach of the year in her 26 seasons leading Old Dominion.


Breaststroker/IMer Michael Sandner Commits to West Virginia (2019)

Sandner finished 8th in the 200 IM at the Ohio Division I State Championship Meet last season.

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Illinois State Champion Megan Armstrong Commits to South Carolina

Armstrong was the Illinois high school and LSC state champion in the 100 yard backstroke in the 2018-2019 season.

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