Articles by Braden Keith

Russian and Belarusian Athletes Are Banned, But Not Officials?

While Russian and Belarusian athletes are banned from competition, their countries’ sporting officials are still being welcomed to international congresses as full participants.


#7 Lily Christianson, Junior National Champion, Commits to NC State (2024)

The NC State Wolfpack received a verbal commitment on Thursday from their second top 10 recruit in less than a week: Lily Christianson from Indiana.


LIAC’s Got Another 200 Butterflier: 13-Year Old Ryan Baldwin Swims 1:55.82 (SCY)

13-year old Long Island Aquatic Club swimmer Reid O’Connell swam a 1:55 in the 200 yard butterfly last weekend, making him one of the fastest swimmers ever at that age.

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The Women’s 400 Free World Record Was Ripe to be Smashed

The fact that the World Record in the 400 short course meter freestyle was only 3:53 should have made it obvious that a big drop was coming.


N. Carolina or S. Korea: 2027 World University Games Host Vote Comes in 2 Weeks

The Triangle Area of North Carolina, centered around Raleigh (above), squares off against the South Korean megacity of Chungcheong for the rights to host one of the world’s largest sporting events.


Saint Louis U Pauses Head Coach Search, Names Mary Woods to Interim Role

Mary Woods, who spent the last two seasons at St. Louis as a graduate assistant, will serve as the program’s interim head coach for the remainder of this season.


Scoring Breakdown: 2022 FINA World Cup Series Berlin

SwimSwam data guru Barry Revzin breaks down how each swimmer got to their point total at the FINA World Cup Series in Berlin.


All-American Sophie Housey Retires from Swimming, Will Return to Michigan

Sophie Housey announced a transfer to Texas A&M in the offseason, but she will instead return to the University of Michigan to continue her academic career.


WATCH: Simone Manuel Swim First 100 Yard Free in 4+ Years, Leon Marchand 3:41 IM

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel is back in the pool at Arizona State. She swam a 48.40 in the 100 yard free on Saturday.


Fort Mill Girls End Wando’s 5 Year Run in South Carolina; Wando Boys Prevail

Last year’s runners-up Fort Mill rolled to a victory in the South Carolina 5A High School Swimming & Diving Championships.

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All-American Emily Grund Makes Return to NCAA Diving Competition

UNC All-American diver Emily Grund made her return for the Tar Heels on Friday, placing 2nd on 1-meter and 3rd on 3-meter.

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Minnesota Freshman Ava Yablonski Swims Best Time in 100 Fly in Gopher Win Over SMU

Minnesota entered the season with a big gap in their sprint butterfly group. Freshman Ava Yablonski has impressed early to assuage those concerns, though.


After SC Worlds Slight, Beata Nelson Is On Her Way to Six-Figure World Cup Payday

Beata Nelson won’t race at this year’s premier short course meters meet, but she’s still going to make a pile of cash for her efforts.


Numbers, Numbers, Numbers: the Numbers Behind Tomoru Honda’s World Record 200 FLy

Tomoru Honda broke the World Record while swimming against the former World Record holder – which it turns out, is not that rare.


Singapore Record Holder, Junior National Champion Nick Mahabir Commits to Cal

The defending NCAA Champion men from Cal are reloading in a big way in the class of 2024. The latest commit is one of the top breaststrokers in the group.