Articles by Karl Ortegon

2x NCSA Champion Emma Atkinson Verbals to Virginia Tech for 2020

Atkinson is coming off of a great summer, where she won 2018 NCSA titles in the 200m back and 200m free.

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Kalle Rendon Breaks Three NC LSC 10&U Records in Greensboro

Swimming at the STAR Triad Tropic meet in Greensboro, NC, Rendon set new state standards in the 50 free, 200 free, and 500 free. 

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Erica Sullivan Hits 15:36 1650 FR, Slots in at #3 All-Time for 17-18s

Her time of 15:36.52 ranks her 3rd all-time in the 17-18 age group, behind only Katie Ledecky and Katie Hoff.


Kayla Sanchez Sets WJRs, Canadian Records in 100 FR and 2IM in Britain

Canada has seen meteoric rises to the international stage from several teenage standouts on the women’s side, and the rise of Kayla Sanchez continues


2018 SC Worlds: Day Four Prelims Live Recap

Olivia Smoliga has been lights-out this week in the sprint backstrokes, re-writing American records in the 50 and 100 back and winning the World title in the latter. Now, she’ll look to set herself up for another potential title in the 50 back.


2018 SC Worlds: Day 3 Finals Preview

Dressel will race the 50 free semis then try to win gold in the 100 fly with just one event in between.

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Canadian Breaststroker Faith Knelson Signs NLI With Arizona Wildcats

Faith Knelson of Island Swimming and Team Canada has signed a national letter of intent (NLI) with the Arizona Wildcats in the…

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What’s Up With Backstrokers Hitting the Lane Lines in Hangzhou?

People viewing the 2018 Short Course World Championships this week in Hangzhou might have noticed backstrokers having issues staying in the middle of their lane.


Backstroker Casey Chung Stays Local, Sends Verbal to Michigan for 2020

Club Wolverine’s Casey Chung announced her verbal commitment to the University of Michigan’s class of 2024 via a November Instagram post….


Longhorn Pros, Cody Miller, and More Expected at KMSC Pro-Am Classic

Madisyn Cox just won titles in the 200 IM and 400 IM Winter National Championships in Greensboro a couple weeks ago, and she will compete in the same four races in which she did in Greensboro: both IM’s and the 100/200 breast.


Hugo Gonzalez Intends to Resurface in NCAA After Leaving VT for Spain

Gonzalez says that he’s waiting to hear back from Cal and Florida to potentially start studies in January, though it’s unclear yet if, should he be accepted and can start taking classes in January, he will be swimming as soon as next semester. 


Boise State Knocks Off Nevada in Final Dual of 2018

It was a close meet in Boise, as the hosts Boise State ended up on top of Mountain West rival Nevada by just 30 points. 

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WATCH: Relive Utah’s Record-Breaking Weekend at Minnesota Invite

Jordan Anderson set a school record in the 200 IM at the Minnesota Invite.

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Torri Huske Hits 15-16 #4 Times in 50 FR, 100 FL at Sport Fair Classic

Huske put down impressive lifetime bests of 22.06 in the 50 free and 51.72 in the 100 fly.


2018 Winter Juniors – East: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Charlotte Hook was just six tenths off of the 200 fly NAG record this morning with a 1:56.63.


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