Articles by Braden Keith

IU and PUI Are Splitting Up. What Does That Mean for the US’ Biggest Natatorium?

IUPUI is home to the United States’ bigger permanent natatorium. But the school has announced that it will go through a breakup between now and 2024.


A Deep Dive Into Romania’s Potential to Build Relays Around David Popovici

By FINA rules, David Popovici is only allowed to swim one leg of a relay. So who else could Romania put around him with a chance at an Olympic final?


Marion Joffle Takes 20 Minutes off French Record for English Channel Crossing

Marion Jaffe lopped 20 minutes off the record for the fastest ever French woman across the English Channel over the weekend.


Which Coach Will Simone Manuel Train With at Arizona State?

Simone Manuel is training primarily with Bob Bowman, for now, but Arizona State has a deep and robust coaching staff to work out their growing pro group.


Simone Manuel Announces More Big News: She’s Engaged!

The Olympic champion and America’s fastest-ever sprinter, Simone Manuel dropped another big life update on Monday: she is engaged!


Silver Medal Club Dayton Raiders Name Paul Murphy New Head Coach

Paul Murphy of the Lawrence Aquahawks will take over USA Swimming Silver Medal Club the Dayton Raiders for the upcoming season.


Swimming’s Duel in the Pool Is More All-Star Weekend than Euro-Cup Final, and I Loved It

The rules changed on the fly, the rosters changed without warning, and we’re not really sure what the score is, but day two of Duel in the Pool was a hoot-and-a-half.


USA Swimming Ends Grace Period for Athlete Protection Training Requirements

USA Swimming announced an update to its Athlete Protection Training requirements for members, including athletes, who are about to turn 18.

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Florida Flexes With Josh Liendo Addition and a Legendary NCAA Record in Reach

The Florida Gators were the 200 free relay NCAA Champions last season. Even after graduating two legs, they could be even faster this year.


Scott Talbot Named New Head Coach of Canada’s HPC-Vancouver

Scott Talbot brings an impressive pedigree as both an athlete and a coach to the HPC Vancouver, which has shrunk since long-time coach Tom Johnson retired in 2020.


David Popovici Leads All Pool Swimmers with €19,000 in Euros Prize Money

David Popovici’s European and World Records alone earned him more prize money last week than any other pool swimmer took in.


European Championships Open Water Events Postponed or Canceled Because of Weather

Thunderstorms and more heavy waves meant another postponement of open water events in Italy this week, with one race being canceled.


Olympic 10k Champion Florian Wellbrock Withdraws from Open Water Races at Euros

German swimmer Florian Wellbrock, who dealt with a COVID-19 infection since the World Championships, won’t race the open water events in Rome.


After 7 Days of COVID Isolation, Imogen Clark Swims a Prelims-PB in Rome

Imogen Clark was out of the pool for 7 days leading in to her inaugural swim on Tuesday at the European Championships. That hardly hindered her results.

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Italian Breaststroker Fabio Scozzoli Will Undergo Minor Knee Surgery After Euros

34-year old Fabio Scozzoli has two things on his mind after the European Championships: knee surgery and his honeymoon. He’s still undecided about Paris 2024.