Articles by Braden Keith

World University Games Champ Makayla Sargent Retires, Takes Coaching Gig

Makayla Sargent, a World University Games champion and former member of the LA Current, has retired from competitive swimming and taken a coaching spot.

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India’s Newest Record Holder Fernandes Says India Needs More Grassroots Support

The week after setting 5 National Records at the India Junior Championships, Apeksha Fernandes spoke with SwimSwam about how India can continue developing its swimmers.

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Johnathan Jordan Hired as EIU’s 3rd Head Coach in 3 Seasons

After 7 seasons as the head coach at Lincoln College, and a few months at a YMCA, Johnathan Jordan has landed his first Division I gig at Eastern Illinois.

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Teenager Guilherme Caribé Swims Brazil’s #2 100 Free Time of 2022 in a Time Trial

Guilherme Caribé, a University of Tennessee commit, is now the 2nd-best Brazilian 100 freestyler in 2022 after a 48.42 in a time trial this week.

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India’s Apeksha Fernandes Breaks 5 National Records in 5 Events at Junior Nats

17-year old Apeksha Fernandes went 5-for-5 in senior National Records at the India Junior National Championships that concluded on Wednesday.

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Thomas Ceccon Whacks a Second Off His 100 Fly Best Time in 51.38

A few weeks after breaking the World Record in the 100 backstroke, Thomas Ceccon just blew-away his best ever time in the 100 fly.

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Ohio State’s Mario McDonald Rips 22.71 in 50 Meter Free Time Trial

Mario McDonald dropped 8-tenths of a second this weekend in Cleveland across three swims, including a 22.71 in a Saturday time trial.

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UNLV Hires Pieter Ritz as New Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach

Pieter Ritz spent the last 3 seasons at his alma mater Cleveland State, including a promotion to associate head coach last year.

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Georgia Makes First New Swimming & Diving Hire in Post-Bauerle Era

The University of Georgia swimming & diving program took another step into the post-Jack Baurle era on Thursday with the…

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Skip Nitardy Fired as Head Coach at St. Bonaventure, Athletes Told

St. Bonaventure University head coach Skip Nitardy has been fired from his job, and former assistant John Sirmon has been named the…

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Mallory Comerford Swims 55.3 in 100 Free at Lowkey Louisville Meet

US National Teamer Mallory Comerford swam a 55.31 at a largely-age-group meet in Louisville last weekend – a strong time that shows continued hope for her future in swimming.

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Pitt Hires Kelsey Reott for Revamped Coaching Staff; Kevin Arakaki Retained

Kelsey Reott comes to Pitt after spending the last three seasons at Bucknell University. Reott grew up in the Pittsburgh area and has a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

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USA Swimming Announces Four-Stop Schedule for 2023 Pro Swim Series

USA Swimming has finalized the 2023 Pro Swim Series schedule, with its first stop set for Knoxville, Tennessee in January.

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Penn State Hires Florida State’s Dan Carrington as New Associate Head Coach

Dan Carrington has spent the last 6 seasons at Florida State. He will now get a promotion to associate head coach at Penn State.

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Triangle Aquatic Center Will Open a New 50-Meter Pool on Monday

The new pool in Cary, North Carolina will give the facility two 50-meter pools in addition to a 25-yard training pool and instructional pool.

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