Articles by Karl Ortegon

Tennessee’s Faith Johnson Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Tennessee sprint freestyler Faith Johnson has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Johnson’s academic accolades include being…

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DCST’s Ellie Andrews, 13, Qualifies for Olympic Trials in 100 Breast

Thirteen-year-old Ellie Andrews of the Dublin Community Swim Team (Ohio) has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breast…


New Olympic Trials Cuts Everywhere at Auburn’s Richard Quick Invite

Rising Auburn sophomore Aly Tetzloff, originally from Indiana, snuck under the OT cut in two races over the weekend to punch her ticket to Omaha.


Meghan Lynch Continues Charge on 11-12 NAG Rankings with #4 200 IM

12-year-old Meghan Lynch of the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins finished up her remarkable weekend with two more lifetime bests. Lynch, who lives…


13-Year-Old Tristen Ulett of Dynamo Earns Her 2nd Olympic Trials Cut

Tristen Ulett continues to impress, as she added another event to her Olympic Trials schedule in the final weekend of…


WATCH: Rio 2016 Releases Hype Video with Less Than 50 Days Remaining

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are less than fifty days away, and the world’s best athletes are putting in their…

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Louisville’s Alina Kendzior Takes Down Own Estonian Record in 100 Back

Estonian Alina Kendzior, who just finished up her freshman year as the University of Louisville’s #1 sprint backstroker, broke her own…

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Brazilian Swimming Federation Confirms Medeiros’ Positive Doping Test

The Brazilian Swimming Federation (CBDA) and the Brazilian Anti-Doping Agency (ABCD) made clear in statements yesterday that Medeiros was not the victim of some clerical issues.


Two Members of Refugee Olympic Team Present as Olympic Village Opens

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, the Olympic Village for the Rio Games officially opened. According to a release on the Rio…

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300+ Members of Chinese Olympic Team to Prepare for Rio in Sao Paulo

It was announced that a huge portion of the Chinese Olympic team will travel to Brazil soon to begin final…


Yana Martynova’s Doping Ban Upheld Despite Her Appeal

It was posted on the FINA website today that Russian IM’er Yana Martynova, who is currently serving a four year ban from…


USA Swimming Releases List of Off-Site Pool Locations During Trials

The list of pools available to swimmers competing at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials is up on the USA Swimming…

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USOC Applies IOC’s Apparel & Equipment Rules to the US Olympic Trials

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sent out a reminder about appropriate apparel and equipment for the upcoming Olympic Trials in Omaha….


Evsikov, Krapivina Win 10K Titles at Russian Open Water Championships

Russia is holding its 2016 Open Water National Championships this weekend in Anapa right on the Black Sea. Full Results…


Schroeder YMCA’s Hannah Saiz Races a 400 Meter Butterfly

At the Shorewood Long Course Open in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, Hannah Saiz of the Schroeder YMCA finished 7th in the 400 free…


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