Articles by Karl Ortegon

No A-Final Scratches for Day 1 Finals of Arena PSS – Santa Clara

Caitlin Leverenz will try to fend off Keryn McMaster and Celina Li in the 400 IM A final tonight in Santa Clara.

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Jimmy Deiparine Sets New Filipino Record in 100 Breast in Santa Clara

Jimmy Deiparine swam a 1:02.08 to break Josh Hall’s 2011 record of 1:02.23.


2016 Arena Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

2016 ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT SANTA CLARA Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016 George F. Haines International…


Sparkes & Rothwell Respond to Criticism of 2016 European Masters Meet

Controversy struck the 2016 European Masters Championships, as an open letter yesterday was published directed towards British Swimming CEO David Sparkes….


U.S. Olympic Trials Pool in Omaha Begins Construction 3 Weeks Out

With just over three weeks remaining between now and the beginning of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, the…


Shoults the First Male Swimmer to Win OCADA Athlete of the Year Award

The Orange County Athletic Director’s Association (OCADA) gives out awards to two outstanding athletes each year, and Grant Shoults took home…

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Beisel, Donahue, and Dressel Headline TNAQ June Invitational Psychs

The headliners of the Tennessee Aquatics Invite will be Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel, Olympic finalist Claire Donahue, and two-time American record holder Caeleb Dressel.


Bob Bowman Takes Over Live on Michael Phelps’ Facebook (VIDEO)

The video below is courtesy of Michael Phelps‘ Facebook page. Michael Phelps‘ Facebook page hosted another live session, but this…


Two Suffer from Electrical Shocks While Swimming in Outdoor Pools

An 8-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 34-year-old man from New Jersey suffered electrical shocks while swimming in outdoor pools this…

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Belgian Teen Basten Caerts Breaks Two Breaststroke National Records

At the Belgian Open Swimming Championships, hometown teenager Basten Caerts posted a 28.13 in the 50 breast, breaking the national record of…

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Trandafir Posts 22.2 On Final Day of Romanian Championships

Norbert Trandafir won the 50 free with a 22.29 tonight.

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Will Phelps Fully Taper for Omaha? MP: “That’s A Bob Question” (VIDEO)

The video below is courtesy of Michael Phelps‘ Facebook page. Michael Phelps went live again to keep fans updated…


Kevin Swander Drops an OT Cut After Ed Moses Qualifies for Omaha

Age is just a number. 32-year-old Kevin Swander blasted a 1:02.18 in the 100 breast for an Olympic Trials cut…


Glinta Completes Backstroke Triple With Another Win at Romanian Champs

Robert Glinta took the national title in the 200 back tonight.

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Two National Records Downed at Lithuanian Championships

Young breaststroke star Ruta Meilutyte was absent from the 2016 Lithuanian Championships, but there were still two new national records set during…

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