Articles by Karl Ortegon

Australian NextGen Squad Named; Atherton and Wilson Headline

Minna Atherton has landed herself a spot on the Aussie NextGen Squad.

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Seven Latin American/Caribbean Swimmers Confirmed to Compete in Rio

Seven swimmers from Latin America and the Caribbean recently secured their spot to compete at the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics….

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Minna Atherton, Matthew Wilson Named to Australian Jr Pan Pac Roster

World Junior record holder Minna Atherton heads the Aussie Jr Pan Pac squad.

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Mireia Belmonte Enters Six Events for Rio, Spanish Olympic Team Named

Mireia Belmonte will go for Olympic gold in the 200 fly in Rio.

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Paltrinieri, Pellegrini Highlight Finalized Italian Olympic Team

Defending World and European champion Gregorio Paltrinieri seeks Olympic glory after finishing 5th in 2012 in London.

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Dakota Luther Lands in 15-16 Top 30 With 2:11.6 200 Fly in Austin

Dakota Luther smashed her personal best for a big win tonight in Austin in the 200 fly.

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2016 Rio Olympics Diving Entry List Released, 135 to Compete

David Boudia and Steele Johnson (pictured above) are entered as a team in the men’s synchronized platform diving event in Rio. They both qualified individually in the 10m platform, too.

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Malaysian Record Holder Jinq En Phee Commits to Purdue

Jinq En Phee, Malaysian national record holder in the 50 and 100 meter breaststrokes, has committed to the Purdue Boilermakers….

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Happy 4th: Meet Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team (PHOTO VAULT)

Katie Ledecky will swim at least four events in Rio, and things are looking pretty golden for the 19-year-old come August.

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Clark Smith Scratches from Tonight’s 1500 Free Final

Texas Longhorn Clark Smith has scratched out of the 1500 free final scheduled for tonight.

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

Maya Dirado added her third individual event for Rio with a win in the 200 back with a new best of 2:06.90.

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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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