Articles by Karl Ortegon

Cate Campbell on 100 Free: “Everyone Is the Hunted! I Am the Underdog”

Some of the Australian Olympic swim team members spoke with the press yesterday about the upcoming Olympic Games. Cate Campbell and Matt Abood…

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Melanie Margalis

Meet Melanie Margalis, the St. Petersburg, Fla. native who swam at UGA. When she was just 10, she won the…

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Kevin Cordes

Meet Kevin Cordes, the Naperville, Ill. native and American record holder who will be competing at his first Olympic Games. Cordes…

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Maya Dirado

Meet Maya Dirado, the first-time Olympian who swam at Stanford University collegiately. She recalls how seriously she took warmup and the…

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FINA Releases What They Say to Be “Final” Entry Lists for Rio

After numerous invitational mishaps, confusion on the Olympic qualification process, and the Russian doping scandal, FINA has released the “final”…

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Vlad Morozov to Appeal Rio Ban to CAS, According to Salnikov

Vladimir Salnikov, president of the Russian Swimming Federation, announced in a press conference that Russian sprinter and gold medal contender Vlad…

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Jimmy Feigen

Meet Jimmy Feigen, who will be swimming at his 2nd Olympics. Feigen grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and swam collegiately…

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NASA Swimmers Impress at Brown Deer Sectionals (VIDEO)

At the 2016 Speedo Sectionals in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, NASA impressed with the contributions from some of their strongest swimmers. Check…

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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Team: Olivia Smoliga

Meet Olivia Smoliga, the Glenview, Ill. native who will be competing at her first ever Olympics. Growing up in the northern…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: 800 Free to Feature Ledecky vs. Herself

Katie Ledecky is so far ahead of the rest of the world’s best, the 800 free has become a race between Ledecky and her personal best times.

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After Confusion with His NOC, SwimMAC’s Marko Blazevski to Swim in Rio

It looked as though Marko Blazevski was going to be barred from competing at his second Olympics, though it was not…

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PHOTO VAULT: Aussies Make Final Olympic Preparations at Auburn

Check out a photo vault of some of the best photos taken at Auburn during the Aussie training camp.

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After Dropping 200 Free, Cam McEvoy Still Focusing on 4×200 Free Relay

Cameron McEvoy, the 100m free favorite in Rio, has settled into training at Auburn University and is making final preparations…

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Michael Bohl Talks Relay Takeovers as Aussies Train at Auburn

The Australian swim team is finding time outside of hard training to relax and strengthen the team dynamic with little time to go before Rio.

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Brea Aquatics’ Kenisha Liu Rules Roseville Sectional Championships

Kenisha Liu of Brea Aquatics stole the show at the Roseville Sectional Championships, winning four individual events on the weekend.

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