Articles by Karl Ortegon

Madisyn Cox’s Swimming Career Now Depends on Getting Med School Deferred

The IMer was supposed to go to med school this fall after what would’ve been her final summer as a competitive swimmer. Now what?


Olympian Jacob Pebley Calls for USA Swimming to Postpone Olympic Trials

Pebley, a 2016 Olympian for Team USA, also urged USA Swimming leadership to advocate for postponing the 2020 Olympics, which are still running as planned.


SEC 100 Breast Runner-Up Liam Bell of Alabama Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

With the 2019-20 NCAA season all but concluded, Bell was the fastest freshman in the country in the 100 breaststroke at 51.39.


Russian Head Coach Chepik: We Cannot Stop Training for the Olympics

Russia’s top swimmers will continue to train for the Olympics after news broke earlier this week that their Olympic Trials would be postponed indefinitely.


NCAA Enforces Recruiting Dead Period for All Sports Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

All in-person recruiting meetings between high school athletes and coaches are now prohibited for all NCAA sports until April 15, effective today.


Tokyo Olympic Chief Reiterates: No Change in Plans for Olympics Due to COVID-19

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics reiterated that the Games will go on as planned despite the ongoing pandemic due to the novel coronavirus.


Winter Juniors Finalist Daniel Matheson Verbals to Northwestern for 2021

At the 2019 Winter Junior Championships – West, Matheson climbed to eighth in the 500 free, ninth in the mile, and scored in C-finals of the 200 fly/400 IM.


Cal’s Hoffer and Weitzeil, UW’s Nelson Named Sullivan Award Semifinalists

American record-holders Abbey Weitzeil, Ryan Hoffer, and Beata Nelson were among the 33 semifinalists for the James E. Sullivan Award.

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Curzan Posts 58.00 100 Fly and 200 Free Lifetime Best at Cary Sectional Champs

Curzan has only been quicker once before this, a 57.87 from this past summer that sits just off of Torri Huske’s 57.71 15-16 NAG record.

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TAC Titans Break Urlando-Led NAG Record in 15-16 Boys 800 Free Relay

The team of Michael Cotter, Lance Norris, David Greeley and Braeden Haughey combined for a 6:36.61 to break the record of 6:38.07 set by DART in 2018.


2020 W. NCAA Picks: A Mad(den) Dash to Topple Forde

Brooke Forde returns to defend her 2019 crown, holding the best time of anyone in the field by at least a half-second at 4:31.34.


2020 W. NCAA Picks: Potential for Two 49s in the 100 Back

Beata Nelson stormed to the win in this event last year, erasing every record to become the fastest female 100-yard backstroker in history.


Ledecky Hits Fifth-Best 1500 Time Ever to Kick Off Pro Swim Series – Des Moines

Katie Ledecky had a great swim to start off the Des Moines stop of the 2020 Pro Swim Series, collecting the 1500 free victory with a 15:29.51.


Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova Won’t Race at NCAAs, Still on Psychs

Texas A&M junior Anna Belousova has finished her athletic career with the Aggies, according to her Instagram post a few days ago.


Maggie MacNeil Won’t Swim 100 Back Individually at NCAAs, Opts for 100 Free

Last year, MacNeil qualified for A-finals in all three of her events; the 100 fly, 100 back and 50 free. She won’t do the 100 back this year, though.

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