Articles by Karl Ortegon

Sandra Freeman Earns First Olympic Trials Cut at Mt Hood Sectionals

Sandra Freeman won the 400 IM to earn her first-ever Olympic Trials cut.

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Tomas Peribonio Takes Down 37-Year-Old Ecuadorean 200 Free National Record

Day Two of the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games ended with a huge finals session, and the men’s 200 free…

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2015 Toronto Pan Am Games: Day Three Prelims Preview

The women’s 200 free podium from tonight. Silver medalist Emily Overholt (left) is the top seed of the women’s 400 IM tomorrow.

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Dustin Tynes Breaks Bahamian National Record in 200 Breast

The Bahamas’ Dustin Tynes, who just finished up his freshman year at the Ohio State University, broke the Bahamian record in…


2015 Toronto Pan Am Games: Day Two Prelims Preview

Canada’s Kierra Smith (above) was the 2015 NCAA Champ in the 200 breast. She’s the top seed in the event at Pan Ams, and will swim in heat 2, lane 4 tomorrow morning.

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Grabich Breaks Argentine 100 Free Record for Third Time Today in Relay

Federico Grabich broke the Argentine 100 free record a whopping three times today, and helped his nation finish in 4th place in the men’s 400 free relay on the opening night of the 2015 Pan Am Games.


Mauricio Fiol Resets Own Peruvian 200 Fly Record at 2015 Pan Am Games

Mauricio Fiol, who qualified first for the 200 meter butterfly finals at the 2015 Pan Am Games with a 1:56.81,…

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Federico Grabich Breaks Argentine 100 Free National Record for 2nd Time Today

Federico Grabich (above) now owns four Argentine national records.


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: Bilquist Back in the Water

Cal commit Amy Bilquist (above), one of the USA’s top 18& under sprinters, tweeted some good news regarding her current injuries.

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Dressel Dips Below 50 for First Time in 2015 in Orlando

Dressel (above) won five races at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in Orlando this weekend.


Evsikov and Bridi Take Home Open Water Titles to Close Universiade Swimming Competition

2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES July 4th-July 11th, 2015 (Saturday-Saturday) Gwangju, South Korea Prelims 8:30AM/Finals 7PM (local time) Prelims 7:30PM (day…

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Joe Schooling Dips Under 53 in 100 Fly at Austin Speedo Sectionals

Joe Schooling won the men’s 100 butterfly by 3 seconds, posting a time just outside of the world’s top 25.


Busy Weekend of Competition Ahead Domestically and Internationally

While the pool swimming portion of the 2015 World University Games, the biggest competition of the last week, has wrapped…

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2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Sophie Taylor Pulls Out of 2015 World Champs

Sophie Taylor adds to the list of elite swimmers that will not be competing at the upcoming Kazan World Championships….


Wilimovsky, Anderson Earn Top Finals Seeds in Distance Events on Day 1 of LA Invite

Jordan Wilimovsky (above) took the top seed for finals of the men’s 1500 by almost ten seconds tonight.