Articles by Karl Ortegon

Versatile Sprinter Alvin Jiang Verbals to UNC Tar Heels

Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Alvin Jiang has verbally committed to the UNC Tar Heels‘ class of 2021. Jiang is a sprint weapon…

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Arizona Ramps Up Sprint Group with Verbal from ACAD’s Kayla Filipek

Kayla Filipek, from the Academy Bullets, has verbally committed to the University of Arizona class of 2021, bringing sprint speed…

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Texas Gets Verbal from NASA Freestyle Specialist Ella Tierney

NASA’s Ella Tierney has committed to the University of Texas starting in the 2017-18 season. I chose Texas because of its combination…

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Mizzou Snags Verbal from Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Lauren Savoy

Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Lauren Savoy has committed to the Missouri Tigers for the 2017-18 season. I’m so excited to go to…

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Madison Edgewood Unseats McFarland in WISCA HS Girls Div. II Polls

Week three’s WISCA polls for high school girls swimming in Wisconsin were updated last night, with some turnover at the…

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College Swimming Previews: #7 Elite Talents Back from Redshirt for IU

2014 NCAA Champion Brooklynn Snodgrass is back for IU after taking a redshirt year during the 2015-16 season.


Middleton and McFarland Hold Strong Leads in WISCA Girls’ HS Polls

Week Two results of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches’ Association (WISCA) poll for girls high school swimming are out. This…

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College Swimming Previews: #8 Worrell Departs, but Louisville Reloads

Mallory Comerford is a rangy freestyler who will lead the way for Louisville as a sophomore this year.

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Full Teams Named for Upcoming Raia Rapida in Rio

SwimMAC butterflier Tim Phillips will race for the American team at the 2016 Raia Rapida meet this Sunday.


Michigan Hosting Two-Day Meet with Louisville to Kick Off NCAA Season

Paul Powers returns for the Maize and Blue after breaking the B1G record in the 50 free last season.

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Virginia to Travel to Chapel Hill for Annual Battle with UNC Tar Heels

Fresh off of a medal-earning summer in Rio, Leah Smith will lead the Virginia women into the 2016-17 season in her senior year.

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2016 Jr Pan Pacs Day 1 Prelims Recap: Kibler Hops to #4 15-16 in 200FR

2016 JUNIOR PAN PACIFIC SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday August 24th-Saturday August 27th Maui, Hawaii, United States of America Prelims – 9 am local…


Duke Swimming & Diving Releases 2016-17 Meet Schedule

Senior Ashleigh Shanley will head into her final year with Duke as their top returning breaststroker.

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Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Washington Nationals Game

We’ve seen Katie Ledecky crown herself Olympic champion on multiple occasions and smash world records the past couple weeks in Rio,…


Caeleb Dressel Returns to Clay HS to Speak About Rio Olympics (VIDEO)

Clay High School, where Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel went before making the jump to the University of Florida, posted a video…