Articles by Braden Keith

Marius Kusch Becomes 6th German to Hit Olympic Qualifying Standard

German swimmer Marius Kusch is tentatively qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, presuming two of his countrymates aren’t faster in the 100 fly in the next 2 months.

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World Champion Wellbrock Won’t Swim Open Water at 2020 European Championships

Germany announced an 8-person roster for the 2020 European Championships in open water that includes Leonie Beck, but excludes the country’s top 2 male open water swimmers.

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Japanese Swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori Loses Doping Appeal at CAS

Fujimori, who was 4th in the 200 IM at the 2016 Olympic Games, will serve a 2 year suspension that expires at the end of 2020.


Mexico City Anti-Doping Lab Closes, Leaving Just 5 in W. Hemipshere

With the closure of the doping control laboratory in Mexico City, there are now only 5 WADA-accredited doping control laboratories in the Western Hemisphere.

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Hali Flickinger Breaks Cammile Adams’ Pro Swim Record in World-Leading 200 Fly

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES March 4-7, 2020 Des Moines, Iowa LCM (50m) Meet Info Psych Sheets Live…


Indian River Men, Women Lead after Day 2 of NJCAA National Championship Meet

In spite of a rare relay upset for Iowa Central, the Indian River men and women lead through day 2 of the NJCAA National Championship meet.

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Italy Closes All Sporting Competitions to Spectators Until April 3rd

The measures will include the Italian Spring National Championships and Olympic Trials that are scheduled from March 17th-21st. Nicolo Martinenghi (above) is pre-qualified for the Olympic Team.

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The Real Reason Why Coronavirus Won’t Cancel the 2020 Olympic Games

Whether you believe the coronavirus will be a pandemic, or you believe it will pass with the coming of spring, one thing is clear: the Olympic impact…


Former St. Francis (PA) Coach Kyle Almoney Pays Restitution to Avoid Felonies

Kyle Almoney, the former head coach at Saint Francis University and Millersville University, paid more than $37,000 in restitution to avoid felony charges.


Scoring the 2020 NCAA Women’s D1 Pre-Selection Psych Sheets

The three-time defending NCAA Champion Stanford women are seeded only 9th, by swimming points, for the upcoming national championship meet in March.


USA Swimming Announces 2020 National Diversity Select Camp Roster

Among the National Diversity Select Camp’s most famous alumni is 4-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel

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Eva Szekely, Who Used Swimming to Survive Holocaust, Dies at 92

Eva Szekely competed at 3 Olympic Games, including winning gold in 1952, survived the Holocaust in part because of her status as a swimming champin.


Sam Stewart Moves into 8th in World Rankings with 1:57 IM in College Station

An already-crowded U.S. men’s 200 IM field got even more crowded on Sunday when Sam Stewart swam a 1:57 at the College Station Sectionals.


NCAA Division I Men’s Qualifiers Status after 3 Weeks of Conference Meets

Depending on what happens at the Pac-12 Championships next week, the Texas men could earn as many as 24 individual swimming invites to the NCAA Championship meet.


NCAA Division III Moravian College Will Add Men’s, Women’s Swimming in 2021

The Liberty High School pool (above) will play host to the Moravian College men’s and women’s swimming teams when they begin competition in 2021-2022.


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