Articles by Karl Ortegon

1:59.72 200 Free for Katie Drabot on Night 2 of Brown Deer Sectionals

2016 SPEEDO SECTION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP Brown Deer, WI Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center Meet Central Results: Meet Mobile After posting a…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Kaneto Favored in 200 Breast Sans Americans

Japans Rie Kaneto is the only sub-2:20 performer this year, and will look to lead an Olympic final without any Americans.

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2016 Rio Olympics Previews: 2 World Leaders Clash in Women’s 200 Free

Katie Ledecky will attempt to handle Sarah Sjostrom in the 200 free in Rio in a blockbuster showdown between two forces in the sport of swimming.

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Ukraine Swim Team Doctor Given Four-Year Doping Ban

The dominoes continue to fall in the maelstrom of doping scandals that have washed through 2016, with mere days remaining before the…

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Taylor Ruck Posts 55.0 100 Free on Night One of Gresham Sectionals

On the first night of the 2016 Greshman Sectionals in Oregon, 2016 Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck won the women’s 100 free…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: King Eyeing Meilutyte’s 100 Breast Throne

Lilly King will swap her Hoosier cap for one with the American flag this summer as she races for gold in the 100 breast.

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Indiana Hoosiers Add Matt Bowe to Coaching Staff

Ray Looze, head coach of the Indiana University swimming program, has added Matt Bowe to his coaching staff today. Bowe heads…

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Hosszu Lunging for Ye Shiwen WR in 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu is well within range to achieve two milestones in her storied career: Olympic gold, and Ye Shiwen’s 400 IM world record.

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OSSC Girls End Ohio JO’s by Crushing 400 Free Relay 11-12 NAG Record

Ava Lachey, Martina Peroni, Hannah Routh and Riley Huddleston of the Ohio State Swim Club have crashed through another NAG relay record, taking down the 400 free relay record for the 11-12 age group.

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Lasco Moves to #3 All-Time in 13-14 200 Back at Middle Atlantic Champs

At the 2016 Middle Atlantic LC Senior Champs, held at Bucknell University, 14-year-old Destin Lasco moved up to #3 on the 200 back all-time list for the 13-14 age group.

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Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: Sarah Sjostrom Looking Like Ledecky In 100 Fly

Sarah Sjostrom has put up so many fast swims in butterfly that have pushed the boundaries of reality in the sport– she’ll attack the 100 fly in Rio, and the WR is very much so in danger.

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Fratus Hits 21.8, Chierighini 48.8 in Sprint Practice at Auburn

Three weeks separate us from the start of the swimming portion of the Olympic Games, and Brazilian sprint stars Bruno Fratus…

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OSSC Girls Break Another 11-12 NAG Record, Have Yet to Lose an Event

Ohio State Swim Club‘s Ava Lachey, Martina Peroni, Hannah Routh and Riley Huddleston have teamed up again to take down their second NAG record…

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After Missing 5th Olympics, Schoeman Named Coach of T&T Olympic Team

Roland Schoeman, who has competed at the last four Olympic Games, has been named the head coach of the Trinidad…

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Shebat, Rongione Nab Wins on Night 3 of PV Senior Champs

After John Shebat cranked out a huge new lifetime best in the 200 IM Thursday night, he came back for a win in the 100 back with a sharp 54.37 after a 54.86 in prelims.

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