Articles by Karl Ortegon

WATCH: Cesar Cielo’s 21.91 Not Enough to Qualify for Rio

2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 20th Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…


Tennessee Picks Up Late Commitment from NAC Sprinter Tim Raab

Tim Raab of Brentwood High School in Tennessee will stay in state, as he’s committed to the Tennessee Volunteers. Raab swims club for the…

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Notre Dame Gets Verbal from HS Junior Cailey Grunhard

Cailey Grunhard of the Kansas City Swim Academy has given a verbal commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. As…

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Four U of Arizona Swimmers & Divers Win Athlete of the Year Awards

Annie Ochitwa’s freshman season was highlighted by breaking Natalie Coughlin’s 17-18 NAG record in the 100 fly at NCAAs.


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #9 James Guy Makes 1st OLY Team

James Guy qualified for Rio in the 200 free and 400 free this week at British Trials.

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Katie Drabot Named Wisconsin LSC Senior Swimmer of the Year

Ozaukee Aquatics star Katie Drabot was named the Wisconsin LSC Senior Swimmer of the year after her impressive season. Drabot, who…


NCAA Division III Team Standings Analysis (Since 1996)

The Kenyon men have won every single NCAA Division III team title since 1980 save for three– 2011, 2012, and 2016. Each of those defeats have come at the hands of their rival, Denison.


Boscaino Twins Make Commitment to Florida Gators for Next Fall

Nazareno and Ludovico Boscaino, twins from Tampa, Florida, have chosen to stay in state and will swim for Gregg Troy’s Florida Gators starting…

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Efimova Sends Letter to FINA Asking to Lift Her Temporary Suspension

Earlier today, the ongoing controversy surrounding doping, specifically the drug meldonium, got even more complicated as the WADA announced that…


Newly-Formed WADA Compliance Review Committee Holds April Meeting

In compliance with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has formed a committee, the Compliance Review…

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Le Clos and Reid Both Add Events to Olympic Lineup in Durban

Chad le Clos has added a qualification in the 200 free to his potential Olympic lineup on Day 3 of the 2016 South African Olympic Trials.


Greece Names 14 Swimmers to European Championships Roster

Kristian Gkolomeev looks to be the star of the Greek team being sent to the 2016 European Championships in London.

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Canadians in the NCAA: Was Redshirting Worth It at Trials?

Kierra Smith won both breaststroke races and punched her ticket to Rio after taking the year off from the University of Minnesota to pursue her Olympic dreams.


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #7 Anders Holm Reads Our Magazine

#10 82 days until trials begins and a lot is going on. There are currently 1667 qualified for a great…


Marc Antoine Olivier Wins Tight Open Water 5K Battle Over Ous Mellouli

France’s Marc Antoine Olivier came out ahead by a hair in the men’s 5K at the U.S. Open Water Nationals in…


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