Articles by Karl Ortegon

Gold Medal Mel Interview: “Swimming Isn’t Fair” (VIDEO)

In an interview with Gold Medal Mel Stewart, co-founder of SwimSwam and Olympic gold medalist, the team from “The Water…


Robert Glinta Cruises to 100 Back Title on Day 3 of Romanian Champs

Robert Glinta won the 100 back, adding to his 50 back win from earlier in the meet.

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Hosszu Wins Big on Night 1 of Romanian Swimming Championships

Katinka Hosszu put up two strong 400 IMs just a few days after the conclusion of the 2016 European Championships.

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New Zealand Swimming Trust Names 2016 Grant Recipients

The New Zealand Swimming Trust has announced the names of those receiving its 2016 grants. These grants are issued to…

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Oregon State Head Coach Larry Liebowitz Announces Retirement

We reported earlier today of news that Oregon State’s women’s swim program was looking for a new head coach, but…

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Oregon State Women’s Swimming Seeks New Head Coach

The Oregon State women’s swim program has posted a job listing for women’s head swimming & diving coach. The previous head…


Olympic Trials Preview: Franklin, Dirado to Fend Off Teens in 200 Back

The 19& under U.S. talent in the backstroke is starting to creep up on the tried-and-true Olympians up top, and Missy & co. will need to be on their game in the 200 back finals at Trials.


2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Cordes Leads Tight Field in Men’s 200 Breast

Kevin Cordes won a silver medal at last year’s World Champs with a quick 2:08.05.


Fossil Ridge Boys Win 2nd-Ever Title at Colorado 5A Champs

Danny Kovac had some big swims to help propel Fossil Ridge to their 2nd-straight Colorado 5A title over Regis Jesuit.

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Cheyenne Mountain Boys Defend Colorado 4A Title, Hicks Sets 4A Record

Full results Cheyenne Mountain defended their title from last year with a win at the Colorado 4A boys’ state championships….

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Finnish Women Break Nat’l 400 Medley Relay Record, Move Closer to Rio

Jenna Laukkanen’s powerful 1:06.42 breaststroke split helped the Finnish women break the national 400 medley relay record tonight.


Judit Ignacio Posts New Spanish Record During 100 Fly Semis at Euros

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)…

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Sarah Sjostrom Busts 200 Free Meet Record in Relay Leadoff at Euros

Sjostrom demolished the rest of the leadoff legs in the 800 free relay final at the European Championships.

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Kathleen Dawson Re-Breaks Own 100 Back Scottish Record

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)…

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Youth and Experience to Clash in W. 50 Free

Abbey Weitzeil is a young star in the making who will be vying for a spot on the Olympic team in the 50 free.


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