Articles by Karl Ortegon

Anya Goeders Swims 3rd-Fastest 15-16 50 Free Ever Sans Kneeskin

In the semifinals of the women’s 50 free, Anya Goeders of the Mako Swim Team in Indiana swam a big new best time of 25.16, which now ranks her third all-time for the 15-16 age group.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Seven Finals Preview

Katie Ledecky will go for a world record tonight, and with the way she swims her longer races, it’s hard to bet against her. If anything, she’ll add another time to the all-time top 10, where she owns all 10 times.

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Worrell Out of the 50 Free Semis, Runge Scratches 800 Free Final

Kelsi Worrell, who qualified to represent the USA in Rio with a win in the 100 butterfly, has scratched the 50 free semifinals.

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

Connor Jaeger will swim the 1500 free this morning, looking to add another event to his Olympic schedule after his win in the 400.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Six Roster Update

Jacob Pebley has officially made the U.S. Olympic team with his 2nd place finish in the 200 backstroke tonight.

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Josh Schneider Wins Swim-Off to Get Through to Men’s 50 Free Final

In a swim-off for the men’s 50 free final, it was New York Athletic Club’s Josh Schneider who was out like a rocket and won the race with a 21.84.

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Park Tae Hwan Ruled Eligible for 2016 Rio Olympics

Park Tae Hwan is now eligible to swim in Rio.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Six Finals Preview

Michael Phelps will swim the 200 IM final and the 100 fly semifinals tonight.

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Katie Ledecky Now Owns the 10 Fastest 800 Free Times Ever

Katie Ledecky has cemented herself as the fastest all-time performer in the 800 free ten times over.

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Nathan Adrian Swims Sub-22 After Shutting Down Last Five Meters

Nathan Adrian won the 100 free last night, punching his ticket to Rio, and he had a very smooth 50 free this morning at 21.96.

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

Caeleb Dressel (left) and Anthony Ervin (right) will swim 50 free prelims today and should find themselves battling again in the final.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Five Roster Update

Cal’s Josh Prenot rocked a new American record to win the 200 breast and guarantee his spot on the 2016 USA Olympic Team headed to Rio.

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Brazilian Court of Sports Justice Clears Medeiros’ Doping Violation

One of Brazil‘s premier female swimmers, Etiene Medeiros, has been deemed innocent despite registering a positive result for a banned substance earlier this month….

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Michael Chadwick Time Trials 48.9 100 Free After Missing Semifinals

In a last-ditch effort to make the American 4×100 free relay, Michael Chadwick swam a 100 free time trial after prelims today, going 48.9.

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Matthew Klotz Smashes Deaf World Record in 200 Back

LSU’s Matthew Klotz has just broken the deaf world record in the 200 backstroke in prelims at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

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