Articles by Karl Ortegon

Glinta Completes Backstroke Triple With Another Win at Romanian Champs

Robert Glinta took the national title in the 200 back tonight.

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Two National Records Downed at Lithuanian Championships

Young breaststroke star Ruta Meilutyte was absent from the 2016 Lithuanian Championships, but there were still two new national records set during…

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Gold Medal Mel Interview: “Swimming Isn’t Fair” (VIDEO)

In an interview with Gold Medal Mel Stewart, co-founder of SwimSwam and Olympic gold medalist, the team from “The Water…

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Robert Glinta Cruises to 100 Back Title on Day 3 of Romanian Champs

Robert Glinta won the 100 back, adding to his 50 back win from earlier in the meet.

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Hosszu Wins Big on Night 1 of Romanian Swimming Championships

Katinka Hosszu put up two strong 400 IMs just a few days after the conclusion of the 2016 European Championships.

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New Zealand Swimming Trust Names 2016 Grant Recipients

The New Zealand Swimming Trust has announced the names of those receiving its 2016 grants. These grants are issued to…

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Oregon State Head Coach Larry Liebowitz Announces Retirement

We reported earlier today of news that Oregon State’s women’s swim program was looking for a new head coach, but…

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Oregon State Women’s Swimming Seeks New Head Coach

The Oregon State women’s swim program has posted a job listing for women’s head swimming & diving coach. The previous head…

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Olympic Trials Preview: Franklin, Dirado to Fend Off Teens in 200 Back

The 19& under U.S. talent in the backstroke is starting to creep up on the tried-and-true Olympians up top, and Missy & co. will need to be on their game in the 200 back finals at Trials.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Cordes Leads Tight Field in Men’s 200 Breast

Kevin Cordes won a silver medal at last year’s World Champs with a quick 2:08.05.

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Fossil Ridge Boys Win 2nd-Ever Title at Colorado 5A Champs

Danny Kovac had some big swims to help propel Fossil Ridge to their 2nd-straight Colorado 5A title over Regis Jesuit.

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Cheyenne Mountain Boys Defend Colorado 4A Title, Hicks Sets 4A Record

Full results Cheyenne Mountain defended their title from last year with a win at the Colorado 4A boys’ state championships….

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Finnish Women Break Nat’l 400 Medley Relay Record, Move Closer to Rio

Jenna Laukkanen’s powerful 1:06.42 breaststroke split helped the Finnish women break the national 400 medley relay record tonight.

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Judit Ignacio Posts New Spanish Record During 100 Fly Semis at Euros

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)…

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Sarah Sjostrom Busts 200 Free Meet Record in Relay Leadoff at Euros

Sjostrom demolished the rest of the leadoff legs in the 800 free relay final at the European Championships.

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