Articles by Karl Ortegon

King Aquatic Club Boys Take Down 13-14 NAG in 200 Medley Relay

At the PNS 14 & under Championships in Federal Way, the King Aquatic Club boys set fire to another relay…

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Mireia Belmonte on 400 Free Start List Despite Bronchitis Struggle

Belmonte is without medals thus far in the meet, but she could challenge for one in this event if she’s at full strength.

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Kate Douglass Ties Simone Manuel’s 15-16 50 Free NAG with 22.04

Douglass popped a 22.43 this morning, and then really dropped the hammer tonight with an incredible 22.04.

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Kate Douglass, Destin Lasco Scratch 200 IM at Winter Jrs East

Kate Douglass of Westchester and Destin Lasco of Pleasantville were the big name scratches on the first day of individual events at the Winter Jr Champs – East.

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Kylie Masse Scratches from 100 IM to Focus on Backstroke, Relays

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS December 6th – December 11th, 2016 Windsor, Ontario, Canada WFCU Centre SCM (25m) Prelims: 9:30…

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2016 U.S. Winter Jr Champs – West: Day One Finals Recap

Eva Merrell provided clutch legs on both of the Aquazots’ relays last night in College Station.

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Drew Kibler Obliterates Maxime Rooney’s 200 Free 15-16 NAG in 1:33.36

Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler, a teenage sprint freestyler on a sharp rise over the last couple of seasons, has put down the fastest 200 free in American 15-16 age group history by far.

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2016 US Winter Jr Champs – East: Day One Finals Live Recap

Drew Kibler dropped a huge NAG record in the 200 free in his 800 relay lead off tonight in Columbus.

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800 Free #2 Seed Boglarka Kapas Scratches 800 Free Prelims in Windsor

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS December 6th – December 11th, 2016 Windsor, Ontario, Canada WFCU Centre SCM (25m) Prelims: 9:30…

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Olympian Santiago Grassi to Join Auburn Men in January

The Auburn men’s swimming & diving team has signed Olympian Santiago Grassi to their program in Alabama, and he’ll be joining…

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5 Storylines, All the Links You Need for the 2016 US Winter Jrs West

The kingpin college recruit as a monster in sprint free, back, and fly, Arizona native Ryan Hoffer is the biggest name at this meet.

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5 Storylines, All the Links You Need for the 2016 US Winter Jrs East

Carmel’s Drew Kibler owns three top seeds in this week’s US Junior National Championships (East).

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Michael Phelps, Katinka Hosszu Win FINA Swimmer of the Year Awards

At the FINA/Alisports World Aquatics Gala last night, just before the start of the 2016 World SC Championships, FINA announced the winners of their 2016 awards.

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Emory’s Andrew Wilson Continues to Climb Breaststroke Top Times Lists

Earlier this weekend, Emory’s Andrew Wilson dropped a 51.14 in the 100 breaststroke at the Miami Invitational, sailing past his own…

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Brooke Zeiger and G Ryan Re-Write B1G Distance Free Records in Georgia

While they were at different meets, Minnesota’s Brooke Zeiger and Michigan’s G Ryan posted head-turning times in the state of Georgia over…

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