Articles by Braden Keith

7 Men Have Been Sub-19 in the 50 Free Mid-Season, a New Record (By a Lot)

Jordan Crooks (above) is one of 6 men who have been sub-19 seconds in the 50 free already in the fall semester of NCAA swimming.


Russia Exploring Move to Asian Confederations to Qualify for Olympic Games

Russian sporting federations have begun exploring whether they can join Asian sporting federations rather than European ones to qualify for the Olympics.


Swimming’s Litherland Triplets are Music’s TRiiiPS (New Single Drop)

Jay, Mick, and Kevin Litherland all swam collegiately at the University of Georgia. Jay’s swimming career included an Olympic silver medal in 2021.


Blood Passport Anti-Doping Program Triggers Procedings Against Two Hungarian Swimmers

Neither the Hungarian anti-doping authority nor local media that claim to know the identities of the accused will reveal their names, citing privacy rules.


Jovan Lekic Takes 5+ Seconds Off Bosnian & Herzegovina Record in 400 Free

Jovan Lekic returned to racing two months ago after being found to have “no significant fault or negligence” in a 2021 doping case and has broken this record three times already.

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Olivia Chambers Adds a 2nd Win to Wrap US Para-Swimming Nationals

2022 US PARA SWIMMING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS December 16-18, 2022 Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 50 meter (long course…

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The Wild Splitting That Led to the World Record Tie in the Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Kyle Chalmers had the fastest-ever relay split in a 100 freestyle on Sunday evening in Melbourne, securing a gold medal and co-World Record to end Worlds.


Bella Sims Obliterates 17-18 National Age Group Record in 400 Yard IM at Sectionals

Bella Sims is focusing on races she didn’t swim at Winter Juniors -West last weekend, which includes the 4th-fastest 400 yard IM in history.


Laon Kim Breaks Javier Acevedos 2013 Canadian Age Record in the 50 Free

After just-missing Alex Baumann’s 1500 record, Laon Kim now holds the Canadian 13-14 age records in all-but-one freestyle race.


NCAA D3 National Champion Raleigh-Crossley Breaks American Record at US Nationals

Christie Raleigh-Crossley, a former NCAA Division III National Champion at Rowan University, broke an American Record on Saturday at the US Para Nationals.


Claire Curzan Drops 100 Fly Final for 200 Back, Which She Wasn’t Even Supposed to Swim

Claire Curzan pulled out of the 100 fly final on Sunday in favor of the 200 backstroke, where she’s the top qualifier. She entered the 200 back just days before the meet started.


Duke Head Swimming & Diving Coach Dan Colella Dies, 60

Duke head swimming & diving coach Dan Colella died on Friday evening. He was 60 years old.


Laon Kim Breaks 2 Canadian Age Records to Open 2022 Ontario Junior International (OJI)

14-year old British Columbian Laon Kim (above) broke two more Canadian Age Records on day 1 of the 2022 Ontario Junior International.


Sandpipers Girls Back Racing at CA/NV Sectionals With Top 10 All-Time Age Group Swims

Off the plane and onto a bus: the Sandpipers of Nevada were back to racing again this week in Southern California in an event that wasn’t offered at Winter Juniors.


Olivia Chambers Pips McKenzie Coan in the 400 Free; Mallory Weggemann Makes Appearance

University of Northern Iowa swimmer Olivia Chambers, above, won a big head-to-head duel with two-time defending Paralympic champion McKenzie Coan on Friday.