Articles by Karl Ortegon

Jay-Z Reveals He Learned How to Swim In Adulthood for Daughter Blue Ivy

“If she ever fell in the water and I couldn’t get her, I couldn’t even fathom that thought,” he said. “I gotta learn how to swim. That’s it.


University of Arizona All-American David Schlicht Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Being one of the top returning IM’ers in the country, Schlicht will be a major addition to whatever program he joins next. 


Alabama Relay All-American Colton Stogner Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Stogner was a 2021 SEC A-finalist in the 100 butterfly, and he swam on all four of Alabama’s scoring relays at the 2021 NCAA Championships.


2021 NCAA D2 Swimmer of the Year Fabio Dalu Transferring to Ohio State

Dalu won the 500/1000/1650 free and 400 IM at the 2021 NCAA D2 Champs, and he became the first D2 swimmer in history to break 15 minutes in the mile. 


Santi Corredor Returns to Transfer Portal, Looks to Transfer to South Carolina

This would be Corredor’s third transfer in his college career, and he’s crafted a petition to ask to the NCAA to let him transfer and not sit out a season.


NCAA Third-Place Finisher Sarah Thompson Returning for Fifth Year at Mizzou

With Thompson’s return, all of Mizzou’s 2021 NCAA scorers and sprint relay legs will be back next season.


Sprinter Alberto Mestre Transferring After Stanford Graduation

With his lifetime bests, Mestre should be a strong conference scorer and a potential NCAA qualifier wherever he continues his education. 


Faith Knelson Enters NCAA Transfer Portal After Medical Redshirt

Knelson raced one meet with the Arizona Wildcats this past season then took a medical redshirt due to a spinal injury.


Brown & Parker Split 19s at CIF San Diego Section D2 Champs

Parker was also able to claim both sprint free wins, going 20.15 in the 50 and 44.65 in the 100. He capped the day with a 43.87 relay anchor.


Torrey Pines Boys & Girls Win CIF San Diego Section D1, Kragh Hits 52.2 100 Fly

Mia Kragh led the Torrey Pines girls to victory, getting the ball rolling with a major 23.65 fly leg on the 200 medley relay (1:46.53). 


C-USA Champ and NCAA Qualifier Jasmine Nocentini Transferring to Northwestern

Nocentini swept the sprint free events at the 2020 Conference USA Championships, and she won the 100 and 200 free at the meet in 2021.


Hill Bags Irish Record in Third Event of the Week, 200 Breaststrokers Swim PRs

She sliced .10 off of her own Irish record, while Eoin Corby and Niamh Coyne looked very good in the men’s and women’s 200 breast semis, respectively.

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Teenagers Vieira, Balduccini Edge Veterans in Brazil Trials 100 Free Prelims

Stephanie Balduccini (above) logged a massive best; the 16-year-old took down her old best of 58.21 by nearly three full seconds. 


Danielle Hill Reclaims 100 Free Irish Record, McGeever Breaks 400 Free Mark

Two more national records fell tonight in Dublin at the Irish Olympic Trials, though no new Tokyo qualifiers came out of the session.

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Andre Souza Leads Brazilian Trials 100 FR Prelims at PR 48.0, Six Men Break 49

Marcelo Chierighini, meanwhile, snuck into the final tonight at sixth with a 48.95, over a second off of his lifetime best 47.68 from 2019.