Articles by Braden Keith

UIndy Hosts 2022 Swim4Nick Memorial Meet Remembering Parkland Victim

Nick Dworet was committed to swim for the University of Indianapolis when he was killed in a school shooting in Florida in 2018. He would have been a senior this season.

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2021 ACC MVP Jack Hoagland Considering Redshirt 2021-2022 NCAA Season

Jack Hoagland, the Most Valuable Swimmer of the 2021 ACC Championships, has been back in training for about 6 weeks and is close to a return to racing.

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Next Weekend’s Texas (#4/#1), Ohio State (#11/#11), Kentucky (#13/NR) Meet Cancelled

The meet was to feature the defending women’s conference champions from the Big Ten, SEC, and Big 12, plus the defending men’s NCAA Champions Texas.

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Weather, Not COVID, Cancels South Carolina Meet

A snowstorm blowing through central Tennessee has caused the cancellation of a tri meet between South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Bellarmine this weekend.

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2021 Swammy Awards: 2021 F. Open Water Swimmer of the Year Ana Marcela Cunha

Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha won the Olympic 10km race over Sharon von Rouwendaal, completing a quad that saw her win and win a lot.

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18-Second Freestyler Karol Ostrowski Will Finish Year with Drury, Then Transfer

Karol Ostrowski, the fastest sprinter in NCAA Division II swimming history, has decided to race for Drury this year before transferring next summer.

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Shaine Casas Is Officially Headed to Austin to Join Longhorn Post-Grad Group

After several false starts, three-time NCAA Champion Shaine Casas says he has finalized details of his plan to begin training under Eddie Reese in Austin.

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‘Backyard Brawl’ Swim Meet Among Latest College COVID Disruptions

The annual rivalry meet between West Virginia and Pitt has been postponed, while several other NCAA meets have been outright canceled.

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2021 Swammy Awards: Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year Florian Wellbrock

Florian Wellbrock won the Olympic 10km race, by a record margin in Tokyo last summer, earning a second Open Water Swimmer of the Year Swammy.

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Ontario Shuts Down Most Indoor Spots; Olympic/Paralympic Trainees Excluded

Canada’s most-populous province, Ontario, has limited most indoor sports amid a spike in COVID cases. Elite athletes, including swimmers, will be exempted.

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NC State Sophomore McKaley Goldblum Will Transfer to UNC Wilmington

Goldblum, who was recruited to NC State by current UNCW head coach Bobby Guntoro, will arrive with a 200 free best time faster than the UNCW school record.

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Breakout National Record Holder Ilya Kharun Commits to Arizona State

Arizona State, ranked #5 in the SwimSwam Power Rankings and #2 in the Swimulator Rankings, has snagged one of the top recruits in the class of 2023.

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20 Swimming & Diving People Given Order of British Empire Honors to End 2021

January 1 saw 20 people connected to swimming & diving in the UK receive orders of chivalry as Members or Officers of the Order of the British Empire.

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Liliana Szilagyi Responds to Sister in a New Instagram Post

Liliana Szilagyi has responded after her sister published an open letter refuting claims of abuse by their father and former coach.

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Israeli National Champion Noga Zilberberg Commits to Duke (2023)

Noga Zilberberg gives Duke the chance to reinforce the middle-to-distance freestyles, which was an area of weakness for them last season.

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