Articles by Braden Keith

Michael Andrew, Michael Brinegar, Rhyan White Withdraw from SC Worlds

Three more Americans have withdrawn from SC Worlds and returned home to the US “out of an abundance of caution,” USA Swimming says.

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Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni Disqualified for the 2nd Time at SC Worlds

24-year old Arianna Castiglioni if Italy, a medal contender in the 100 breaststroke, was disqualified for the 2nd time at this meet.

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Nic Fink Breaks 17-Year American Streak in Men’s Breaststrokes at SC Worlds

Nic Fink was giving signs that he was winding down his pro career. But maybe a boost of momentum in December 2021 will change those plans.

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Americans Katie Grimes, Lydia Jacoby Pulled from World Championships (COVID)

15-year old American swimmer Katie Grimes is a late scratch from the women’s 800 free final on Saturday evening in Abu Dhabi.

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Siobhan Haughey Breaks SC World Championship Record in 100 Free

Siobhan Haughey won her, and Hong Kong’s, second-ever gold medal at the World Championships, and set a new meet record in the process.

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2 Saturday Golds Help US to Top of the Medal Table for the First Time at Worlds

Nic Fink (above) won the 200 breast, while Rhyan White won the women’s 200 back, which moved the US to the top of the World Championships medals table.

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NCAA D2 Title Contender UIndy Fires Head Coach Jason Hite Mid-Season

Jason Hite was in his 7th season as the head coach of the UIndy men and women. Both teams finished 3rd at last year’s NCAA Division II Championships.

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14-Year-Old Joshua Hedberg Qualifies for 2022 World Champs in Men’s Platform

14-year old Joshua Hedberg is Team USA’s newest diving sensation, qualifying for next year’s World Championships at just 14 years old.

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FINA Names Caeleb Dressel, Emma McKeon 2021 Swimmers of the Year

FINA, the international governing body for 6 aquatic disciplines, has handed out its 2021 best-of awards. Presented at a gala…

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FINA Confirms 7 Positive Tests for COVID; Nigerian Swimmers Question Protocols

Nigerian swimmer Philip Adejumo (right) who is a MD and PhD candidate at Yale University, believes that the Nigerian delegation has been treated unfairly by FINA.

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Olympic Champion Tom Dean No-Shows 200 Free Prelims at SC Worlds

Tom Dean, the Olympic champion in the 200 free, was a no-show for prelims of the short course version of the same event on Friday morning at Worlds.

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Matthew Sates Still Planning to Join Georgia Bulldogs for Spring 2022 Semester

The University of Georgia says that Matt Sates is still planning to enroll for the spring semester, and he echoed those…

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Canada’s Maggie MacNeil Scratches Women’s 100 Back Semi-Finals

Maggie MacNeil, the 10th qualifier into the semifinals of the 100 back, scratched the event on Thursday and will instead focus on the women’s 400 free relay.

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Who Was the International Swimming League DJ? DJ JFB

DJ JFB, who manned the turntables at the 2021 ISL meets in Eindhoven, won three major DJ titles in 2021 as a scratch DJ.

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2018 NCAA Champion Diver Brooke Schultz Transfers to South Carolina

Brooke Schultz completed her academic work at Arkansas this week, and she will now transfer to South Carolina for graduate school.

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