Articles by Braden Keith

2020 ISL Day 1 Photo Vault: Cali Condors Crack Open Big Lead

Thanks to a huge performance from their women, including Olivia Smoliga, Lilly King, and Melanie Margalis, the Cali Condors jumped out to a big day 1 lead.


NCAC, Home of Kenyon and Denison, Cancels 2020-2021 Winter Sports Championships

Home to 2 of the most successful Division III swimming & diving programs in history, the NCAC has canceled its winter sports championships for 2021.


Women’s Breaststrokes, Men’s Backstrokes Chosen as ISL Meet 1 Skins Races

Lilly King has a huge opportunity to seal victory for the 1st-place Cali Condors in the women’s 50 breaststroke skins race.


Cluster of 7 Coronavirus Cases Linked to UNC Wilmington Swimming & Diving

A cluster of 7 coronavirus cases has been linked to the UNC Wilmington swimming & diving team, the school announced this week.


Siobhan Haughey Breaks Rikako Ikee’s Asian Record in 100 SCM Free

Siobhan Haughey, who has switched teams from DC Trident to Energy Standard this season, has broken 2 Hong Kong and 1 Asian Record.


Olivia Smoliga Breaks American Record in Women’s 50 SCM Backstroke

Olivia Smoliga is now the 3rd-fastest performer in the history of the event in short course meters after winning on Friday in the ISL opener.


NCAA Announces Hosting Rights for Upcoming NCAA Water Polo Championships

The Stanford men (above) and women are both the defending NCAA Champions in water polo, winning their titles in the fall and spring of 2019, respectively.

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Kentucky Swimmer Asia Seidt Named Finalist for 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year

Seidt, a 4-time SEC Champion across the backstroke races and a 21-time CSCAA All-America honoree, has been named one of 9 finalists for the prestigious honor.

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NCAP’s Celia Ford Verbally Commits to Division III Power Kenyon

Celia Ford, who placed 3rd in the 100 fly at the 2020 Maryland 3A/4A High School State Championship meet, will swim at Kenyon next fall.


Texas State Qualifier Martina Fuentes Verbally Commits to Texas A&M

Martina Fuentes has verbally committed to Texas A&M as a member of their class of 2025.

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World Champion Federica Pellegrini Tests Positive, Shows Symptoms for, COVID-19

Federica Pellegrini, captain of the ISL’s Aqua Centurions and the two-time defending World Champion in the 200 free, has COVID-19.


Pro Water Polo Player Released From Hospital after 5-Week Battle with COVID-19

24-year old Kristof Toth spent 5 weeks in the hospital after battling pneumonia and blood clots caused by a coronavirus infection.

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After Boise State Cuts Program, Samantha Nickell Lands at Hawaii

Samantha Nickell was supposed to attend Boise State this fall, but has instead has landed on the roster of the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine.

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2016 US Olympic Trials Finalist Cassidy Bayer Will Transfer from Cal

Cassidy Bayer, who finished 3rd in the 200 fly at the 2016 US Olympic Trials to miss the team by one spot, will transfer for the 2021-2022 NCAA season.


ISL Announces Full CBS Sports TV/Streaming Schedule, Japanese Rights Holder

One match day that includes last year’s top American team the Cali Condors and superstar Caeleb Dressel will be available to all American households this week.