Articles by Karl Ortegon

2016 Rio Olympics Preview: 800 Free to Feature Ledecky vs. Herself

Katie Ledecky is so far ahead of the rest of the world’s best, the 800 free has become a race between Ledecky and her personal best times.

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After Confusion with His NOC, SwimMAC’s Marko Blazevski to Swim in Rio

It looked as though Marko Blazevski was going to be barred from competing at his second Olympics, though it was not…

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PHOTO VAULT: Aussies Make Final Olympic Preparations at Auburn

Check out a photo vault of some of the best photos taken at Auburn during the Aussie training camp.

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After Dropping 200 Free, Cam McEvoy Still Focusing on 4×200 Free Relay

Cameron McEvoy, the 100m free favorite in Rio, has settled into training at Auburn University and is making final preparations…

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Michael Bohl Talks Relay Takeovers as Aussies Train at Auburn

The Australian swim team is finding time outside of hard training to relax and strengthen the team dynamic with little time to go before Rio.

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Brea Aquatics’ Kenisha Liu Rules Roseville Sectional Championships

Kenisha Liu of Brea Aquatics stole the show at the Roseville Sectional Championships, winning four individual events on the weekend.

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IU Breaststroker Jack Wallar Transferring to D3 Carthage College

Breaststroker Jack Wallar has left the Indiana University program and will transfer to Division III Carthage College, where he’ll be…

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Cal Adds Six Men, One Coach to USA Olympic Swimming Team (VIDEO)

Josh Prenot won the 200 breast at the Olympic Trials, breaking the American record in the process.

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Anastasia Krapivina out, Anna Olasz in for Rio OW 10K Race per FINA

Anna Olasz will now race in the open water 10K now that Anastasia Krapivina has been barred from the competition.

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Katie Drabot Wins 200 IM on Night 4 of Brown Deer Sectionals

Katie Drabot added the 200 IM to her win tally, posting a 2:15.79 to win that event by almost five seconds over Reilly Lanigan (2:20.34) of NASA.

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Wyatt Davis Wreaks Havoc on Indiana Age Group Records at IN SwimFest

Wyatt Davis of the Carmel Swim Club took down four Indiana 13-14 state records this weekend, and moved into the all-time…

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Adele Zyniewicz Torches 10 & Under 50 Free NAG Record at IN Champs

10-year-old Adele Zyniewicz, unattached, broke the 10 & under NAG record in the 50m free yesterday afternoon at the Indiana SwimFest…

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Michael Andrew Wins Two More on Final Night of Columbia Sectionals

17-year old Michael Andrew doubled up on the final night of the Columbia Sectionals to win both the 200 IM and 50 free at the University of Missouri.

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Kyle Robrock Posts 22.9 50 Free to Close Gresham Sectionals

On the final night of competition at the 2016 Speedo Sectionals in Gresham, Oregon, Denver Hilltoppers’ Kyle Robrock zeroed in on his best time in the 50 free for a 22.93, just off of his PR of 22.90.

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Sean Lehane Drops Lifetime Best 1:55.74 200 Back in Brown Deer

Prior to today, Lehane’s best was the 1:56.43 he swam in semifinals at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. He would go on to finish 4th in the final with a 1:56.44.

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