Articles by Karl Ortegon

Rikako Ikee Sets Two More WJR’s in 50 Fly, 100 IM at Tokyo WC

After setting the 100 SCM fly WJR just yesterday, Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee has punched her name down for two more WJR’s– this time in the 50 SCM fly and 100 SCM IM.

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2016 US Jr National Champion Johannes Calloni Verbals to Stanford

Johannes Calloni of Scarlet Aquatics and Saint Peter’s Prep in NJ has verbally committed to Stanford’s class of 2021.

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Alia Atkinson Breaks 50 SCM Breast World Record in Tokyo

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson has broken the 50 short course meters breaststroke world record at the Tokyo stop of the FINA World Cup Tour.


Four Days Later, Kyle Chalmers Re-Smashes 100 SCM Free WJR in Tokyo

Kyle Chalmers’ golden Olympic summer has given way to continued success in the short course meters pool on the FINA World Cup Tour this fall.

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Alabama Picks Up Mount Lebanon Sprinter Kathryn Nicholson

Kathryn Nicholson of Mount Lebanon Aquatic Club (MLAC) in Pennsylvania has given a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama….

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Michigan Gains Diving Commitment from IHSA Runner-Up Chris Canning

Diver Chris Canning of Loyola Academy has verbally committed to the University of Michigan Wolverines. He’s been named All-State and…

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Iowa Hawkeyes Land 49.9 100 Freestyler Sarah Schemmel

Sarah Schemmel of the Piranhas Swim Club has elected to stay in-state and will join the University of Iowa‘s class…


Defending Florida 2A 500 Free Champ TC Smith Verbals to Louisville

TC Smith of the Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team has pledged his verbal commitment to Louisville‘s class of 2021. Smith is a…

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Navy Picks Up Ally Michaels of the Academy Bullets

Ally Michaels of the Academy Bullets in the Chicago area has verbally committed to the United States Naval Academy for next…

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WISCA Polls: Arrowhead Charges to #1 Spot in Division 1 Rankings

Defending D1 Wisconsin state champions Arrowhead, who had yet to rank atop D1 standings, have shot up to the #1…

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Hope College Hype Video: The Flying Dutchmen “Get the Job Done As1”

The Hope College Flying Dutchmen men’s swimming and diving program, like most any college team, is rich with tradition.

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Ben Walker De-Commits from UGA, Will Become an Aggie Instead

We reported back in September of 2015 that Ben Walker of the Premier Aquatic Club of Klein had committed to the…


University of Wyoming Adds Two: Katelyn Blattner and Gabrielle Limon

Freestylers Katelyn Blattner and Gabrielle Limon have committed to Wyoming’s class of 2021.

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This Will Be No Sophomore Slump for Louisville’s Mallory Comerford

Take a deeper look at Louisville sophomore Mallory Comerford’s stellar weekend at the SMU Classic.


Texas 6A 100 Fly Runner-Up Emily Reese Verbals to the Longhorns

Emily Reese of the Magnolia Aquatic Club has verbally committed to Texas.