Articles by Karl Ortegon

2018 NCSAs: Stadden and Madej Win High Point, NCAP Dominates Team Race

Stadden won the 100 back (51.33) and 100 IM (54.81), finished 2nd in the 50 back (24.43) and 200 back (1:52.04), and scored in a whopping eleven individual races.

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TYR Junior National Cup to Run This Week at Liberty University

Michael Andrew is expected to race this week at the TYR Junior National Cup.


2018 M. NCAA Picks: Shebat Has More Than Injury to Overcome in 100 BK

A fully healthy and on-form Shebat would be a slight favorite to win this race, but with questions looming about his injury, it brings him back to the field.


Grace Countie Leads Prelims with 22.5 50 FR, 24.7 50 BK at NCSAs

Marlins of Raleigh’s Grace Countie raced to two top prelims times this morning in Orlando, taking the top seed in the 50 back and 50 free.

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Miskelley, Cook-Weeks Lead Holland Christian to MHSAA D3 Title

Led by Ian Miskelley and Skyler Cook-Weeks, Holland Christian took the team crown in dominant fashion, finishing over 80 points ahead of 2nd place East Grand Rapids.

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2018 W. NCAA Picks: 100 Breaststroke Belongs to the Big Ten

The 100 breaststroke belongs to the Big Ten this year, with the top three seeds belonging to schools from the power midwest conference.


2018 W. NCAA Picks: Cal Favored in 200 Free Relay

Katie McLaughlin has taken over for the now-graduated Farida Osman on Cal’s 200 free relay.


2018 W. NCAA Picks: Tight Pack Trailing Ledecky in 500 Free

Mallory Comerford is one of four 4:35’s coming into the 2018 NCAA Championships in the 500 free, behind Katie Ledecky’s 4:26.


2018 W. NCAA Picks: Baker to Challenge Pelton’s 200 Back Records

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 14- Saturday, March 17 McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio Defending…


2018 W. NCAA Picks: 200 Fly Only Race Where Ella Eastin Is Untouchable

For Eastin, the conqueror of all four strokes, it may be the 200 butterfly where she’ll have the fewest obstacles on her path to an NCAA title.


5 Big Things From the TYR Pro Swim Series – Atlanta

Jack Conger shot to the top of world rankings in the 100 fly with a lifetime best of 51.00.


Tufts Men Break Williams’ Streak, Become 3rd Team to Ever Win NESCACs

Buoyed by the individual performances of Roger Gu, Kingsley Bowen, and James McElduff, and bolstered by a deep roster, the Jumbos put forth an exceptional effort to unseat the Ephs from their throne.


Walsh Sisters, Cody Bybee Rack Up Wins on Night 3 of Southern Premier

Cody Bybee was stellar in his three individual swims, earning wins in all of them.

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Michael Brinegar Drops #3 All-Time 17-18 1650 Free in Austin – 14:35.3

Brinegar has committed to Indiana University, and they will certainly be looking forward to getting him on campus– his time is faster than the school record by almost thirteen seconds.


GT’s Ferraro Punches Ticket to NCAAs, Kibler Posts 1:32 2FR in Austin

Kibler’s time is just .12 off of the NCAA ‘A’ cut, a standard hard to achieve in its own right, but all the more impressive coming from a high school senior.