Articles by Karl Ortegon

Michael Phelps Shows Off Warmup Pool Day Before Olympic Trials Start

The greatest-ever, Michael Phelps, went live again on Facebook this morning. Phelps talks with some of his training partners at…


Simone Manuel: “I Want to Be Good at the 200!” (VIDEO)

Simone Manuel sat down for a press conference today to talk about her training leading up to trials, how she handled…


Katerine Savard Breaks Canadian 50 Fly Record at Quebec Cup

At the Quebec Cup in Montreal today, Canadian butterflier Katerine Savard broke the 50 fly national record during prelims. QuebecCup: AM heat:…

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NBC Releases U.S. Olympic Trials TV Broadcast Schedule

The first finals session of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming begins this Sunday night with the men’s and…


Therese Alshammar Qualifies for Historic Sixth Olympics

38-year-old Therese Alshammar of Sweden was selected on June 21 to compete in the 50 free at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Alshammar…


Florida International Adds Spaniard Berta Triola to Roster

FIU is the reigning C-USA champion, and adds a strong mid-distance freestyler in Spain’s Berta Triola.

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Mick and Kevin Litherland Entered for Omaha After Missing NZ OLY Team

Two of the Litherland triplets, Mick and Kevin, tried for the New Zealand Olympic Team this spring but came up short. Nevertheless, their names showed up on the psych sheets for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials.


2012 4×200 Relay Gold Medalist Vollmer Won’t Swim 200 Free at Trials

100m fly American record holder and former world record holder Dana Vollmer will not be swimming the 200 free at Olympic Trials.

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Army West Point Hires Nicki Stanley as New Assistant Coach

Army West Point has added to their women’s program staff with the hiring of West Virginia native Nicki Stanley.

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Becca Mann to Attack the Same Gnarly Schedule as 2012 Olympic Trials

Becca Mann is used to swimming long events, and swimming a lot of them. And that’s exactly what she’ll do at Olympic Trials next week.


Jack Conger Adds Backstroke to Fly/Free Combo for Olympic Trials

One of America’s top butterfliers, Jack Conger, will swim both backstrokes in addition to his expected butterfly and freestyle combo at the upcoming Olympic Trials.


Kelsi Worrell to Swim 50/100 Free and 100/200 Fly in Omaha

American SCY record holder Kelsi Worrell is swimming an Olympic Trials schedule that makes a lot of sense– she’s taking on the sprints for freestyle (50 and 100) and both the 100 and 200 butterfly races.

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Viviane Jungblut Takes Down Brazilian Record in 800 SCM Free

At the Campeonato Gaúcho de Invierno in Brazil, Viviane Jungblut cracked the national record in the 800 free in short course…


Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Brandon, who majored in nutritional sciences, is…

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UVA’s Courtney Bartholomew Nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year

Virginia backstroker Courtney Bartholomew has been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Bartholomew made the ACC Academic Honor…


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