Articles by Braden Keith

Freshman Maggie Wanezek Swims 1:56 in 200 Back as State Meet Follow-Up

After getting pipped individually by her teammates Reilly Tiltmann and Abby Wanezek on Saturday at the state meet, Maggie Wanezek won the 200 back on Sunday.

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Josh Zuchowski Swims #1 200 Backstroke Time in Class of 2022 at Post-State Meet

The day after winning a pair of Florida High School State Championships, Josh Zuchowski added a new lifetime best in the 200 yard backstroke.

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Cody Miller, Wife Ali, Give Birth to First Child Axel Zeke Miller

Cody Miller and his wife Ali welcomed their first child, Axel Zeke Miller, to the world on Monday evening.


College Swimming “Invite” Season Starts Wednesday

The defending SEC Champion Tennessee Volunteers women (above) will play host to the defending ACC Champion Virginia Cavaliers women this weekend.


Insights: YNats Cancellation Tied to Org’s Broader Financial Struggles

YMCAs around the country are struggling financially, and the national organization is focused there, rather than hosting national events, for 2021.


16-Year Old Gia Pergolini Clears WPS World Record; Swim Won’t Be Ratified

16-year old Gia Pergolini was faster than the Class S13 World Record in the 100 back at the US Open, but the swim won’t be ratified as a new World Record.


17-Year Old Jeremy Graunke Swims 19.97 in 50 Free at RIO November Invite

Graunke, an Arizona State commit, broke 20 seconds for the first time a week after winning the Arizona D2 High School State Championship in the 50 free.


Luke Williams Will Join Penn’s Freestyle Legacy in Fall of 2021

Luke Williams of Saint Petersburg Aquatics in Florida has committed to the University of Pennsylvania for the fall of 2021.

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Ed Accura Announces “Blacks Can’t Swim The Sequel” for May 2021 Release

The new film will feature acted scenes interspersed with real interviews with 14-25 year old Black people talking about why they don’t swim.


After Michigan State Cuts Program, Zach Bann Chooses Miami Redhawks (2021)

Zach Bann, from Texas, committed to Michigan State 2 weeks before the Spartans’ program was cut. Now he’ll land at Miami University in Ohio instead.

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Yakov Toumarkin Re-Breaks His Israeli Record in 200 IM in ISL Semifinal #2

2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEMIFINAL #2 Sunday, November 15th: 6-8pm CET/11-1pm U.S. Central Monday, November 16th: 6-8pm CET/11-1pm U.S….

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Michigan Halts All High School, Youth Sports for 3 Weeks Amid Covid Resurgence

The 3 week ‘pause’ on all sports except professional and college athletics goes into effect on Wednesday: days before the Michigan girls state championship meet was scheduled.


Lilly King, Ryan Murphy Seek 4th Skins Wins of the Season in Semifinal #2

Ryan Murphy has only been challenged once in the ‘skins’ format this season, by Ryosuke Irie, who swam in Semifinal #1. He’ll look to stay undefeated Monday.

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Thomas Heilman Is Now the Fastest-Ever 13 Year Old in 200Y Free, 200Y Fly

After a pair of National Age Group Records at the US Open over the weekend, Thomas Heilman is now the fastest-ever 13-year old in both the 200 yard free and 200 yard fly.


Adam Peaty Breaks His First-Ever World Record in Short Course Meters

Peaty was one of a number of swimmers within striking distance of the World Record in the 100 breaststroke in short course entering this weekend’s semifinals.