Articles by Braden Keith

Maps to Get to the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Home of the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships

We’ve gotten a ton of questions over the past few months about the exact location of the Shanghai Oriental Sports…

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Down Goes Kitajima! Felled By Textile Best from Tomita On Day 3 at Japanese Trials

While many in attendance in Hamamatsu were there specifically to see the glory that is Kosuke Kitajima in the breaststroke…

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Kukors Tops Leverenz in 200 IM on Day 3 at Eric Namesnik Ann Arbor Grand Prix

Day 3 is over at the Eric Namesnik Ann Arbor Grand Prix, and the woman stole the show on the…

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National Record Count Runs to 5 at Japanese Trials

See Day 1 Recap After 3 National Records were broken on day 1, competitors at the Japanese World Championship Trials…

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Phelps Has Roller-Coaster Day 2 at Eric Namesnik-Ann Arbor Grand Prix

Day 2 is over from Ann Arbor, and while there was a lower number of times that rattle near the…

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Scaled-Back Japanese Nationals See World-Ranked Times on Day 1

With the tragedy of destruction and pending nuclear threat in Japan, the planned National Swimming Championships had to be postponed…

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Odds of Hosting for FINA 2015/2017 World Championships; USA Declines to Bid Again

According to Yahoo’s European arm, FINA has released the names of interested cities for the 2015 and 2017 World Championships….

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Thoughts from Day 1 at the 2011 Eric Namesnik Ann Arbor Grand Prix

Day 1 is in the books at the 5th Grand Prix of the 2010-2011 season, and there were a lot…

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The Challenge for FINA's Open Water Safety Committee: The "NFL Dilemma"

There has recently been an uproar about the initial report coming out of FINA’s “independent” open water committee. As Craig…

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TSC Introduces "Swim Your Swim" by Ryan and Shelly Theil

The Swimmer’s Circle welcomes today our two newest writers, Ryan and Shelly Theil, who will be publishing articles they call…

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Fantasy Camp: Speedo Takes Home Inaugural Sponsor 'Ship Title With Win Over Arena

Remember, not all of these athletes are sponsored by the brand for whom they are swimming. Some of them fall…

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Eric Namesnik Ann Arbor Grand Prix Preview

The stars will be out in full-force in Ann Arbor for the 2011 Eric Namesnik USA Swimming Grand Prix. The…

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Fantasy Camp: Team Speedo Fights Back on Day 2 at the Sponsor 'Ship

Preview |  Day 1 |  Day 2  |  Day 3 Not surprisingly, the Arena Elite team jumped out to a…

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Races to Know About from Spanish, Danish, Canadianish World Championship Qualifiers

There was a lot of huge meets going on this past weekend, specifically several National Championships/World Championship Trials, and for…

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In Briefs: Olympic Finalist Suzaan van Biljon to Begin Comeback at Next Weekend's South African Nationals

I was having a discussion with a swimming cohort the other day, and we were pondering whether or not South…

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