Articles by Karl Ortegon

Ranking the 2019 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

#12 Alexandra Crisera is one of four incoming freshmen for three-time defending NCAA champions Stanford. We start our countdown of women’s classes today.


#17 Matthew King Switches Verbal from Indiana to Alabama for 2020

King, one of the top sprinters in the entire class of 2024, had initially verbally committed to Indiana in January of this year.


Rising Stars: Assessing the State of 18 & Under U.S. Talent (Men’s Edition)

Luca Urlando is the only 18 & under swimmer on the men’s side with a #1 ranking this season amongst Americans, and he has four events in the top 15, total.


Rising Stars: Assessing the State of 18 & Under U.S. Talent (Women’s Edition)

World Record-holder Regan Smith is on the brink of Olympic stardom. Take a look at her and the other American juniors set to make a splash at Olympic Trials.


Michael Andrew Continues to Experiment with Weights, Will Turn Focus to 200 IM

Michael Andrew has been known for his proficiency in the all four 50s, but he tells us that he’s now shifting his focus to the 200 IM.


Ethan Gogulski Finishes Chemotherapy After Surgery for Testicular Cancer

Texas A&M swimmer Ethan Gogulski has completed his chemotherapy treatments ahead of the 2019-2020 collegiate swimming season.


Charlie Swanson Becomes Seventh-Best American Ever in 400 IM at 4:11.46

Absolutely torching the 400 IM field in the Pan Am Games A final tonight, Team USA’s Charlie Swanson clocked a time of 4:11.46 for the dominant win.


2019 Speedo Junior National Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Brea Aquatics 15-year-old Justina Kozan is the top seed in the women’s 200 free for tonight’s A final, where she’ll battle four other women who posted 2:01’s.


13-Year-Old Kathryn Grimes Rolls On in 400FR, Hitting Her Third OT Cut at NCSAs

The 13-year-old rolled on in the 400 free tonight, dropping over six seconds from her old best to clock the win at 4:14.84, hitting an OT cut.

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2019 Speedo Junior National Championships: Day 4 Finals Preview

Rye Ulett is the top seed tonight in a crowded 100 back final at Junior Nationals. The third seed is older sister Tristen Ulett.

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2019 Speedo Junior National Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Miranda Heckman of the Pleasanton Seahawks will look to add to her win tally in the 400 free tonight after she claimed the 100 free title last night.


Sandpipers of Nevada Girls Take Down Second 13-14 NAG Relay Record of the Week

They took down an impressive relay record, one held by Nashville Aquatic Club since 2016 which featured Alex and Gretchen Walsh.


14 & Unders Top 400 IM Podium at NCSAs, 13-Year-Old Kathryn Grimes Hits OT Cut

Three of the four NAG record-breaking 200 free relay pictured above wound up on the podium of the women’s 400 IM tonight.


Arizona Wildcats Add SMU’s Anna Heller to Coaching Staff

The University of Arizona swimming & diving program has added Anna Heller as an assistant to its coaching staff after she spent two seasons at SMU.


2019 Speedo Junior National Championships: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

16-year-old Samantha Tadder is the top seed going into tonight’s 400 IM final – she hit an Olympic Trials cut of 4:48.52 during prelims.


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