Articles by Karl Ortegon

Kelsi Worrell Becomes 2nd-Fastest American Ever in 100 Fly

Kelsi Worrell dominated her heat in the prelims this morning posting a 56.84 to break her own personal record and vault herself to 2nd in the American all-time standings and 4th in the world this year.

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Sean Grieshop, New WJR Holder in 400 IM, Drops 400 Free

Sean Grieshop dropped a bunch of time in the 400 IM prelims, posting a 4:14.00 to take the World Junior Record from Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida by just seven hundredths.

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“This is our Superbowl week” Chuck Wielgus on Olympic Trials (VIDEO)

“This is our Superbowl week,” said Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, referring to the Olympic Trials in Omaha….

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Maya Dirado Definitely Not in 200 Fly, 200 Free is a Maybe (VIDEO)

Maya Dirado, who could come out of Trials as the fastest American IM’er headed to Rio, talked about her training…

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Michael Phelps Shows Off Warmup Pool Day Before Olympic Trials Start

The greatest-ever, Michael Phelps, went live again on Facebook this morning. https://www.facebook.com/michaelphelps/videos/10153774118166247/ Phelps talks with some of his training partners at…

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Simone Manuel: “I Want to Be Good at the 200!” (VIDEO)

Simone Manuel sat down for a press conference today to talk about her training leading up to trials, how she handled…

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Katerine Savard Breaks Canadian 50 Fly Record at Quebec Cup

At the Quebec Cup in Montreal today, Canadian butterflier Katerine Savard broke the 50 fly national record during prelims. QuebecCup: AM heat:…

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NBC Releases U.S. Olympic Trials TV Broadcast Schedule

The first finals session of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming begins this Sunday night with the men’s and…

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Therese Alshammar Qualifies for Historic Sixth Olympics

38-year-old Therese Alshammar of Sweden was selected on June 21 to compete in the 50 free at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Alshammar…

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Florida International Adds Spaniard Berta Triola to Roster

FIU is the reigning C-USA champion, and adds a strong mid-distance freestyler in Spain’s Berta Triola.

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Mick and Kevin Litherland Entered for Omaha After Missing NZ OLY Team

Two of the Litherland triplets, Mick and Kevin, tried for the New Zealand Olympic Team this spring but came up short. Nevertheless, their names showed up on the psych sheets for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.

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2012 4×200 Relay Gold Medalist Vollmer Won’t Swim 200 Free at Trials

100m fly American record holder and former world record holder Dana Vollmer will not be swimming the 200 free at Olympic Trials.

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Army West Point Hires Nicki Stanley as New Assistant Coach

Army West Point has added to their women’s program staff with the hiring of West Virginia native Nicki Stanley.

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Becca Mann to Attack the Same Gnarly Schedule as 2012 Olympic Trials

Becca Mann is used to swimming long events, and swimming a lot of them. And that’s exactly what she’ll do at Olympic Trials next week.

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Jack Conger Adds Backstroke to Fly/Free Combo for Olympic Trials

One of America’s top butterfliers, Jack Conger, will swim both backstrokes in addition to his expected butterfly and freestyle combo at the upcoming Olympic Trials.

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