Articles by Chris DeSantis

Kaitlin Harty Breaks State Record At Massachusetts North Sectional

Harty was well short of her personal best but is the first backstroker under 54 in Massachusetts High School competition


Denison Men, Kenyon Women Win NCAC Conference

Denison extended it’s streak to eight in a row while Kenyon won for the first time since 2008

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Marvin Ridge Women and Chapel Hill Men Win North Carolina 3A

The win for Chapel Hill makes it three straight, while Marvin Ridge is a back-to-back champion

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Four Years Later: What Does The Past Predict for Rio Winning Times?

Florent Manadou’s dominant start is one reason to expect he will win in a fast time come Rio.


How Florent Manaudou Has Upgraded His Start Since 2012

Florent Manaudou already had great speed on top of the water, but since 2012 he has made several changes that have led him to dominate off the blocks


Simone Manuel Is Bringing Awareness to the African-American Community

Simone Manuel is one of the top sprint freestylers in the United States

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Durden: Long Gutierrez Left Home Due To Knee Irritation

Durden downplayed the narrative that Gutierrez was injured, instead citing “knee irritation”

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How Do They Do That? The Secret to Signing Big Recruiting Classes

Within each recruiting year, there are schools that distinguish themselves by hauling in a huge load of incoming talent. With…


USC Tops Cal by One Point For First Win in SIxteen Years

The University of Southern California men’s swimming and diving team scored a stunning victory over conference power California, 149.5-148.5. The…


Russian Olympic Federation Announces Cash Bonus for Rio Medals

Russia’s payments are more modest than they have given in the past but more than the USOC gives to American athletes.

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Four Years Later: The Swimming Landscape from London to Rio, Part Two

Could the Netherlands flip the script and upset Australia in the 4×100 Freestyle relay?


Why Are There No Old(er) Distance Swimmers?

Every Olympic cycle brings more stories of aged sprinters, but where are they in the long races?


Arkansas Crushes Illinois in Clean Sweep Of All 16 Races

Although Illinois did come close in some races it was the Razorback’s day from start to finish

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