Articles by Braden Keith

Longtime Oakland U Head Coach Pete Hovland Will Retire in May

Pete Hovland will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 season, ending a storied career that has seen his teams win 62 conference titles in 64 chances.


All-American Julia Mrozinski Will Return to Tennessee Next Week After Fall in Germany

Tennessee sophomore Julia Mrozinski says that she is excited to return to Knoxville next week after spending the fall back home in Germany.


Europe Will Roll Out a New U23 Swimming Championship in 2023

The 2,500 seat Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre in Dublin will host the inaugural edition of the European U23 Swimming Championships this year.


What Were The Most-Commented Articles on SwimSwam in 2022?

The 2022 World Championships drew the most conversation of any article we published last year with 1,083 (approved) comments.


Gyorgy Tumpek, the First-Ever European Champion in the 200 Fly, Dies at 92.

Gyorgy Tumpek was left off the 1952 Olympic Team because of “his big mouth,” but two years later won the first-ever European Championship in the 200 fly.


Milwaukee School of Engineering Hires Coach, Lays Plans for New NCAA Swim Team

The Milwaukee School of Engineering is preparing to launch men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams and have hired Janice McKeith as their first head coach.


19-Event Swiss Record Holder Maria Ugolkova Announces Her Retirement

Two-time Olympian and three-time European memdalist Maria Ugolkova retires with Swiss Records in 19 events, more current records than any Swiss swimmer.

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All 4 College Football Playoff Teams Have Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Programs

A reader noticed something about Saturday night’s semifinal games: for the 2nd season, teams in the playoff sponsor swimming & diving programs.


13-Year Olds Vivian Taylor, Kyle Tsuei Shine at SoCal Winter Age Group Champs

Vivian Taylor posted a top 5 time in the 100 breaststroke, while Kyle Tsuei posted a top 3 time in the 100 backstroke for their ages.


The Most Read SwimSwam Articles of 2022

This picture of Ukrainian-Turkish swimmer Viktoria Gunes stepping on the Russian flag was the most-read article on SwimSwam in 2022 as controversy dominated the year.


Arizona State Men* Lead 2022-2023 Mid-Season Mythical NCAA Swimming Championship

Based on fall semester times, the Arizona State Sun Devils would score the most points in a swimming-only mid-season mythical invitational.


Kreitler Scores Big With Mid-Cycle Sydney Gring Commitment for Class of 2023

New Pitt head coach Chase Kreitler scored big in July with his first public commitment since taking over the program: Sydney Gring from the Philadelphia suburbs.

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After 2.5 Years Away From Swimming, Lucy Mehraban Wins State & Commits to Louisville

Lucy Mehraban left swimming for two-and-a-half years. Just three months back into the pool, she won a state title and committed to a top 10 NCAA team.


Two-Time Brazilian Olympic Swimmer Larissa Oliveira Retires

Two-time Brazilian Olympic swimmer Larissa Oliveira has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The 29-year-old represented her country at the…

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World Aquatics Says No Updates on Status of Russian Athletes Heading Into 2023

World Aquatics says that they have “no further updates” to provide about the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in World Aquatics competitions.