Articles by Braden Keith

Wellbrock’s Coach: World Championship Medalist Likely to Skip 800 Free at Euros

Florian Wellbrock (above) and Lukas Maertens both had bouts of COVID-19 after the World Championships, with both likely to skip a race at Euros as a result.

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Tom Shields and Wife Gianna Welcomed Their First Child on August 6

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tom Shields (above) and his wife Gianna welcomed their first son, Magnus Giovanni, on Saturday morning.


The Pros and Cons of European Championships 4/2 Per Country Qualification Rule

Benedetta Pilato (above) is the World Record holder in the women’s 50 breaststroke, but she’ll have to battle just to get out of prelims in Rome next weekend.


Michael Phelps Participates in Camp Speaker Series for Alabama Football Team

23-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps was invited by 7-time national champion football coach Nick Saban to speak at training camp.


Ellie Simmonds to Appear on 2022 Season of Strictly Come Dancing

Five-time Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Ellie Simmonds will appear on one of Britain’s most-watched television shows next season.


Former US National Team Diver Tori Lamp Wood Takes Over Program at Rhodes College

After leading the Missouri Vally Conference’s top-scoring diving program last season, Tori Lamp Wood will take on a new challenge next season in Memphis.

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CSCAA Announces Details for 2023 National Invitational Championship (Swimming)

The 2023 CSCAA National Invitational Championship will return to Elkhart, Indiana in March for the second straight year.


5-Way Swimoff Set for Girls’ 50 Free on Friday Afternoon in Irvine

Of the five swimmers who will race in a swim-off this afternoon in Irvine, Julia Wozniak is the only one who swam a best time in prelims.


LA Organizers Invite 9 New Sports to Make 2028 Olympic Presentations

Karting and American football are among the sports that will vye for wildcard slots at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.


Norvy Clontz Chooses 200 IM Over 800 Free on Final Day of US Juniors

2022 SPEEDO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS August 1 to 5, 2022 William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, California Long Course Meters (50m)…

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Kotryna Teterevkova Wins a Pair of European Uni Championships in Euros Tuneup

After finishing 5th in the 200 breaststroke at the World Championships in June, Kotryna Teterevkova picked up a pair of European University Games titles last week in Poland.

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Ohio State Hires Ignacio Gayo as Associate Head Coach (Swimming)

Ohio State University has hired Ignacio Gayo as an associate head coach with the men’s and women’s swimming & diving program….


Can Monkeypox Virus Be Spread in Swimming Pools and Gyms?

Can monkeypox be spread through swimming pools? No specific studies have been done, but most experts believe that it is unlikely because of the nature of the virus.


Nate Germonprez Drops 200 Breast to Focus on 200 Free on Thursday in Irvine

Nate Germonprez entered the meet as the #5 seed in the 200 breaststroke and #2 seed in the 200 free. He chose the latter on Thursday morning at Juniors.

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TAC Titans Break National Age Group Record Even Without Star Swimmer

Taylor Morris, Samantha Armand, Charlotte Hook and Keelan Cotter of the TAC Titans broke an eight-year-old record in the 400 medley relay last weekend.