Articles by Braden Keith

Roland Schoeman Guest Editorial: Steroids, Swimming, and Dangerous Precedents

Today we welcome a very special guest, Roland Schoeman, to The Swimmers Circle to weigh in on the Cesar Cielo debate. Roland…

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A History of Cheating in the Men’s Breaststrokes

For those of you who haven’t seen the video yet, click here to watch Universal Sports’ replay of the men’s…

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Worlds Day 4 Finals: Phelps Steps Up to Break Drought in 200 Fly

Men’s 100 freestyle semifinals James Magnussen improved his time a bit in the semifinal, but is really showing impressive poise…

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Shanghai Day 3 Prelims: Thiago Pereira Fast Top Seed in 200 IM Prelims; German Qualifying Process Catches Up To Them

Women’s 50 backstroke The women’s 50 backstroke prelim was extremely tight, with the top 11 swimmers all finishing between 28.2…

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5 Things to Watch for on Day 4 of the World Championships

Day 4 at the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships – Pool Swimming – will feature another very light preliminary schedule. The…

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World Champs Day 3 Swim of the Day: Lotte Friis in the 1500 free

Day 3’s swim of the day was a much easier decision than either of the first two days. Though Ryan…

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ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports Give Swimming Front-Page Love

Might swimming be turning a corner in the mainstream media coverage? At the least, it’s going from a “once every…

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Shanghai Day 3 Finals: Lochte Tops Star-Studded Field For Gold in 200 Free

Men’s 200 free Final – Medal Race Ryan Lochte finally turned on, for the first time this meet, and the…

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Shanghai 2011 Day 3 Prelims: Phelps Wins Slow Heat, Takes 11th Seed in 200 Fly; Clary Takes 4th

Men’s 50 breaststroke prelims Felipe Da Silva has improved his skills in the 100 breaststroke, but that hasn’t hurt his…

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5 Things To Watch on Day 3 at World Championships

Day 3 will feature a very-light prelims session, with only four races being contested: the men’s 50 breaststroke, men’s 200…

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World Champs Day 2 Race of the Day: Alexander Dale Oen's 100 Breaststroke

There were two strong candidates for race of the day on the 2nd day of competition at the Shanghai Oriental…

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How Fast Was Shiwen Ye's Closing 50 in the 200 IM? A Historical Perspective

In the women’s 200 IM, China’s Shiwen Ye came from out of nowhere to win the gold medal. She went…

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Will Coutts Get Relief at 2012 Olympics?

Alicia Coutts has been one of the top performers thus far at the World Championships, and her two silvers in…

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Shanghai Roundup: Iran Withdraws, Targett Lashes Out in Cielo's Defense

Universal Sports is reporting that an Iranian competitor withdrew from a 100 breaststroke sprelims heat against Israel’s Gal Nevo this…

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Shanghai Day 2 Finals: Vollmer Wins First Gold For USA in 100 Fly

Women’s 100 fly final – Medal Race We didn’t get the World Record scare in this race that Dana Vollmer’s progression…

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