Articles by Karl Ortegon

Texas Boys Continue Eddie Reese’s U.S. Relay Legacy in 200 Free Final

Across prelims and finals swimmers, Reese had at least three Longhorns on U.S. relays at the Games in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and that was the case for multiple relays in 2000 and 2004.

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Kazakhstan Anti-Doping Lab Suspended by WADA

The WADA announced today that they have suspended the accreditation for the Almaty, Kazakhstan laboratory. “The decision to suspend the…

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Michael Phelps Readies for 200 Fly, His First Race in Omaha

Phelps (above) embraces his training partner Chase Kalisz after the Georgia Dawg punched his ticket to Rio in the 400 IM.

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U.S. Olympic Team Roster: Day Two Update

Kelsi Worrell rocked a 56.48 tonight for the 2nd-fastest time in the world this year, earning a spot on the 2016 USA Olympic Team.

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David Plummer Goes 5th Fastest Time Ever in 100 Back

In semifinal two of the men’s 100 back in Omaha, Minnesota alumnus David Plummer erupted for a new lifetime best, world-leading time, and fifth fastest swim ever of 52.12 to win the heat.

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Allie Raab Swims 4th Fastest U.S. 15-16 100 Breast in Omaha

Allie Raab and her rockin’ socks (yes, those are tacos) swam the #4 time in the U.S. women’s 100 breast 15-16 rankings.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Two Prelims Preview

Katie Ledecky will race for the first time tomorrow; she’s the top seed in the women’s 400 free.

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How the U.S. Olympic Roster Looks After Night 1 of Trials

Maya Dirado has made it onto her first-ever Olympic team with a win in the 400 IM tonight.

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Catherine Vogt Promoted to Associate Head Coach at USC

Catherine Vogt, above, with 2015 World Champion in the 5K Open Water race.

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Josh Prenot and Michael Weiss Also Scratch 400 IM Final

Earlier today, 8th seed Tyler Clary scratched out of the 400 IM final, pushing up Abrahm Devine of Stanford into the final. Two more have scratched out of the final: Josh Prenot and Michael Weiss.

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Tyler Clary Scratches from 8th Seed in 400 IM Final

Tyler Clary, who finished 8th this morning in the 400 IM prelims, has scratched out of the final, according to his Twitter.

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Kelsi Worrell Becomes 2nd-Fastest American Ever in 100 Fly

Kelsi Worrell dominated her heat in the prelims this morning posting a 56.84 to break her own personal record and vault herself to 2nd in the American all-time standings and 4th in the world this year.

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Sean Grieshop, New WJR Holder in 400 IM, Drops 400 Free

Sean Grieshop dropped a bunch of time in the 400 IM prelims, posting a 4:14.00 to take the World Junior Record from Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida by just seven hundredths.

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“This is our Superbowl week” Chuck Wielgus on Olympic Trials (VIDEO)

“This is our Superbowl week,” said Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director of USA Swimming, referring to the Olympic Trials in Omaha….

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Maya Dirado Definitely Not in 200 Fly, 200 Free is a Maybe (VIDEO)

Maya Dirado, who could come out of Trials as the fastest American IM’er headed to Rio, talked about her training…

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