Articles by Braden Keith

Greensboro Expected to Replace Iowa City as Hosts of 2021 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship Meet

The 2019 NCAA Champion Cal Golden Bears are likely to defend their title in Greensboro, NC rather than Iowa City, if the 2021 championship happens.


Breaststroker, IMer Sean Swift Decommits from Indiana; Chooses Cal Instead

After originally committing to Indiana last November, Sean Swift has chosen to stay closer to home and become a Cal Golden Bear instead.


NCAA Qualifier Anže Ferš Eržen Will Transfer to Texas A&M University

Anže Ferš Eržen spent the first 2 years of his college career at Iowa, where he broke school records in the 200 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM.


Claire Curzan Goes 57.5 in 100 Meter Fly for New Lifetime Best

For the 2nd day in a row, USA Swimming Junior National Team member Claire Curzan has swum a new lifetime best in North Carolina.


Kirill Prigoda Swims 2:07 200 Breast, Upsets World Champion Chupkov

Kirill Prigoda didn’t swim the 200 breaststroke at last summer’s World Championships, but on Saturday he beat the World Champion none-the-less.


Andrei Minakov Rattles Personal-Best In 100 Free to Open Russia Cup

Andrei Minakov, the 2019 World Junior Champion in the 100 free, won that race on Friday at the 2020 Russia Cup, swimming within 3-tenths of his lifetime best.


Florida Women Kick Off 2020-2021 Corona-Season With Intrasquad Meet

The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.

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USA Swimming 18 & Under Winter Championships Time Standards and Details

The 2020 Winter Junior Championships will take on a different feel than prior years, with meets spread out across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.


WATCH: Texas Orange/White Day 1 Videos, Including Gunnar Bentz’s Longhorn Debut

Former Georgia swimmer Gunnar Bentz swam his first race on Thursday since joining the Texas post-grad group, posting a 1:42 in the 200 yard fly.


Virginia Commit Emma Weyant Is the Latest Top Recruit to Take Gap Year in 2020

USA Swimming National Teamer Emma Weyant will push off the start of her college career until next fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


University of Denver Suspends 38 Swimmers & Divers for Attending “Large Party”

The University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs have swept the Summit League team titles in each of the last 7 seasons.


Gretchen Walsh Swims 47.9 100 Free, 52.1 100 Back at Intrasquad Meet

The times are both new post-quarantine personal bests for the Olympic hopeful, and the top times in the nation so far this season.


NC State Adds Former FAU Assistant Riley Boulden to Swimming Coaching Staff

Riley Boulden, who has spent the last 3 seasons as sprint coach and recruiting coordinator at FAU, has joined the NC State coaching staff…


Blake Pieroni Swims 1:32 in 200 Free at Indiana Pro Race Day (VIDEO)

Blake Pieroni (above) swam the fastest 200 yard free he’s done since his record-setting performance at the 2018 NCAA Championships.


World Champion, World Record Breaker Kaio Almeida Retires from Swimming

Kaio Almeida, who broke 2 World Records and won a World Championship in his long career, has retired from competitive swimming for a 2nd time.