Articles by Karl Ortegon

Katie Drabot Wins Four Times at NCSA Summer Champs Day 1 in Indy

2016 NCSA CHAMPIONSHIPS Dates: August 9th – August 13th Location: Indianapolis, IN (IUPUI) Meet website Night one results Ozaukee Aquatics’ Katie…

  Comment First!

Federica Pellegrini Absent from 100 Free Prelims

Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.

  3 Comments

Rio Twitter Recap Day 4: It’s All About America’s Greats

Night four was incredibly entertaining, a fun trend that we’re starting to notice at these Olympic Games. Twitter was aflame…

  5 Comments

African Recap Day 4: Le Clos Unable to Top Phelps, Misses Podium

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

  10 Comments

Former Official Dave Reynolds Receives Permanent Ban from USA Swimming

David Reynolds, a former swim official and pastor in Arkansas, has been added to USA Swimming’s list of banned individuals. In…

  2 Comments

How Michael Phelps Spoils the Rest of Us

Pretty much everyone knows Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. They are titans of the sport, and they carry relevance outside…

  6 Comments

Katinka Hosszu Posts New Hungarian Record in 100 Back Victory

After smashing the 400 IM world record and the 200 IM Olympic record already at these Games, Katinka Hosszu has managed to take down another mark– her own 100 back Hungarian record.

  2 Comments

Twitter Recap Day 3: Lilly King Makes Non-Swimmers Pay Attention

Michael Phelps has long been heralded for bringing attention to the sport of swimming. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky, and Missy Franklin…

  7 Comments

Rio Day 3 Medal Table: Dominant Medal Haul for Team USA

Lilly King won a historical battle against Yulia Efimova tonight, adding one more gold to the USA total.

  3 Comments

African Recap Day 3: Le Clos’ Risky Strategy Pays Off

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

  16 Comments

Katie McLaughlin Wins 200 IM to Close Stanford Futures

Katie McLaughlin, a rising sophomore with the Cal Golden Bears, took the 200 IM win for Mission Viejo with a 2:15.59.

  1 Comment

Rio Twitter Recap Day 2: Lilly King’s Finger Wag Lights Up Twitter

Day two was exhilarating, as three individual world records electrified Rio and the Twitterverse blew up with all of the…

  8 Comments

African Recap: Cameron VDB Earns Silver, Coventry Continues Her Legacy

Cameron van der Burgh grabbed silver in the men’s 100 breast, and Kirsty Coventry swam twice in the 100 back in her 5th Olympic Games.

  2 Comments

Rio 2016 Medal Table: USA Thunders Back On Night 2

Katie Ledecky’s 400 free gold helped propel the United States to the top of the swimming medal table here in Rio.

  4 Comments