Articles by Karl Ortegon

Whitney Hite’s Coaching Contract at Wisconsin Extended Through 2020

University of Wisconsin’s head swimming and diving coach, Whitney Hite, has had his contract extended through the 2019-20 season. Hite just…

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Kentucky Gets an Early Verbal from HS Junior Isabella Gati of NCAP

Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Isabella Gati has given her verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky. She’s currently a high school junior…


Jr Nat’l Champ Mao and Israeli Record Holder Haber Commit to Wisconsin

The Wisconsin men have added in two high-impact recruits to their incoming freshman class. MJ Mao, of Hawaii, and Ido Haber, of Israel,…

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Mesa Roundup: Links, Recaps, Videos, Prize Money and More

Chase Kalisz had an outstanding meet in Mesa, scoring lifetime bests in both the 200 fly and 200 IM.


Michael Phelps Talks Budapest: “We’ll See If I Get That Itch Again”

In a phone interview yesterday with the Associated Press, Michael Phelps gave just the tiniest bit of hope for a comeback to…


Ella Eastin, Seeded 1st in 200 IM and 200 Fly, Scratches Both in Mesa

Ella Eastin was seeded first in both the 200 IM and 200 fly, but she scratched both tonight in Mesa.


Cox, Eastin Scratch 200 Free in Mesa to Focus on 400 IM Battle

Madisyn Cox and Ella Eastin have scratched the 200 free, opting to focus on a tight 400 IM battle with a loaded field.

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It’s a Boy: Dana Vollmer, 26 Weeks Pregnant, Goes 27.59 in 50 LCM Free

Vollmer’s son, Arlen, will have a brother in a few months.


Sophie Pascoe Becomes First Para-Swimmer to Win NZ Swimmer of the Year

24-year-old Sophie Pascoe has been named Swimming New Zealand‘s Swimmer of the Year. She also becomes the first para-swimmer to…

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Five Storylines to Follow at 2017 Mesa Pro Swim Series (Psych Sheets)

Katie Ledecky will be swimming six events in Mesa, including the 200 and 400 IM and 100 free.


Sarah Sjöström Blasts 2nd-Fastest-Ever 23.83 50 Free in Stockholm

Sjöström is now far-and-away the fastest 50 freestyler in the world this year.


Sjöström Speeds Past the World, Hosszu Wins Two at Stockholm Open

2017 SWIM OPEN STOCKHOLM Saturday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Live results The big news from…


Sjöström Shines, Two Swedish Nat’l Records Fall in Stockholm

Erik Persson took down another Swedish record tonight, this time in the 100 breast.


Kromowidjojo Drops 24.3 50 Free to Close Eindhoven Cup

2017 EINDHOVEN CUP Eindhoven, Netherlands April 6-9 Live results Dutch sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo finished up her stint at the 2017 Eindhoven…

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Sarah Sjöström Drops World-Leading 56.26 100m Fly at Stockholm Open

2017 SWIM OPEN STOCKHOLM Saturday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Live results On night two of…