Articles by Karl Ortegon

Quantico Devil Dolphins Merge with Potomac Marlins Swim Club

Two more clubs have joined forces in the state of Virginia, with the Quantico Devil Dolphins (QDD) folding into the…


Spain Announces Junior World Championships Roster

Spain’s swimming federation RFEN (Real Federación Española de Natación) has announced their roster for the Fina Junior World Championships that…

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Lois Daigneault Takes Over as New Head Coach of Kelowna AquaJets

Following the resignation of former Kelowna AquaJets head coach Peter Wilkins, the Canadian swim club announced that Lois Daigneault will take over…


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #5 Katie Hoff Gets Married

Katie Hoff and husband Todd Anderson at Michigan State University, where they got married yesterday.


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #1 The G.O.A.T. Conquers the World

The GOAT has descended from the heavens (or risen from the seas?!) and we are not worthy.


Sun Yang Absent from Men’s 1500 Free Final at World Championships

To the confusion of many viewers shortly before the start of the men’s 1500 free, the favorite Sun Yang was nowhere to…


Connor Jaeger Smashes American Record in Silver 1500 Free Performance

At the 2015 Kazan World Championships, while Chinese world record-holder Sun Yang was absent to contend for 1500 gold with Gregorio Paltrinieri…


Alia Atkinson Edges Own Jamaican Record in 50 Breast

At the 2015 Kazan World Championships, Alia Atkinson had more to cheer about besides winning a silver medal in the 50…

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Ella Marlow Flies Past Two Big Names on All-Time List with 50 Fly NAG

Ella Marlow passed up a former world record holder on the 11-12 50 fly fastest all-time list for American girls.

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Americans Claim World Record in Mixed 4×100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian showed up big-time for the Americans; his 47.29 leg was the fastest in the field by a long shot.


Lauren Boyle Smashes Another Oceanic Record in 800 Free Silver Medal Performance

Lauren Boyle is the best female distance swimmer not named Katie Ledecky in 2015.

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Claire Adams Explodes for a New World Junior Record in the 100 Back at U.S. Nationals

Claire Adams has surged into the world top 10 with her swim tonight.


Katie Ledecky Honored to Come Out on Top in 200 Free (Video Interview)

Katie Ledecky showed incredible range and proved that she is able to hang with sprinters as she won the women’s 200…

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Missy Franklin Confident that U.S. Will Defend 800 Relay Title in Rio (Video Interview)

“We wanted to bring back another gold in that relay.” That’s what Missy Franklin said in this interview, after the American women…


Natsumi Hoshi Preparing for a Stacked 200 Fly Field in Rio (Video Interview)

Out very fast in the women’s 200 butterfly at the Kazan World Championships were American Katie McLaughlin and German Franziska Hentke. As…

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