Articles by Braden Keith

5 Big Things, 5 Little Things from Charlotte

The 2011 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix, as has become the norm, was a huge competitive and marketing success. Now that…

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In Briefs: Arizona Adds Texas A&M Assistant Tracy Duchac to Staff

New Arizona coach Eric Hansen added another coach to his roster today when he recruited Tracy Duchac to join the…

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WADA Launches CoachTrue Programme to Improve Anti-Doping Education

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a program called CoachTrue (a play off of their “Play True” slogan) that is designed…

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Off the Deep End: Love Is In the Air; and In the Water, too!

It takes a special type of person to love a swimmer. You have to be an early riser, accept that…

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Berens Picks Up First Charlotte Win, Girlfriend Soni Picks Up $20,000 prize

For at least the 3rd and 4th time this meet, USC/Trojan Aquatics affiliated swimmers went 1-2 in both the men’s…

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Schneider Wins Rematch Over Jones, Sutton Earns Heartfelt Win on Day 3 in Charlotte

In the men’s 200 fly, the great Michael Phelps was back! He tore through the first 100 meters in 56.39,…

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In Briefs: Chowdown in Charlotte with GWG

Love food? Love swimming? In Charlotte for this weekend’s Grand Prix? Well, you’re in luck. You can have dinner with…

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Three Meet Records Fall on Day 2 at Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix

Missy Franklin is celebrating her 16th birthday in final. She took huge points in the night’s first event, the women’s…

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In the Calm Before the Storm, Sutton and Ryan Win Day 1 Distance Events in Charlotte

Most minds were fully focused on the 50-meter showdown between Cullen Jones and Josh Schneider from the 1st night of…

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Showdown in Charlotte: Jones Downs Schneider! [Updated with Post-Race Interviews]

For 22.2 seconds, the swimming world was quiet. Twitter was quiet. Facebook was quiet. For 22.2 seconds, the swimming world…

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Potential Phelps-Thorpe Matchup in London Still Alive

And so it goes, when one door opens, a window to the right cracks slightly. The Australian media is burning…

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Forbes Names Michael Phelps 5th Most Influential Athlete

In it’s annual list of the most influential athletes, Forbes Magazine has listed Michael Phelps at No. 5 based on…

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Briefs Reports: Phelps Narrowing in on Olympic Schedule, USA Swimming Adds Second Long Course Nationals to 2011 Schedule

Phelps: According to the Australian publication “The Australian,” (thanks to David “the Swim Geek” Rieder for the link), Bob Bowman…

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Jones v. Schneider – The Showdown in Charlotte

Josh Schneider versus Cullen Jones, Thursday Night, Mecklenburg Aquatics Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. You’ve heard the story, you’ve heard the…

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Missy Franklin Turns 16 on Eve of Charlotte Grand Prix

Sure, lots of swimmers have birthdays. Nay, all swimmers have birthdays. If you went around the world, you could probably…

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