Articles by Karl Ortegon

2x Georgia 6A State Champ Alex Taylor Taking His Talents to Kentucky

Alex Taylor (Brookwood High School), Georgia 6A State champion in the 200 IM last season, has committed to the University of…

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Defending CIF 100 Fly Champ Maddie Murphy Goes Golden, Verbals to Cal

Head coach Teri McKeever (above) adds a top-tier butterflier to Cal’s lineup for next fall.

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Florida & Minnesota Women TIE, Gator Men Chomp Gophers in Dual

Natalie Hinds (above) is not messing around this year. She won all three of her individual events today vs. Minnesota.

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Two-Time Defending Colorado 5A Champ Abby Kochevar Chooses Wisconsin

Head Coach Whitney Hite (above) is putting together another deep class for next fall.

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Winter Nationals Qualifying Breaststroker Emily Glinecke Chooses ASU

Bob Bowman’s girls class of 2020 now consists of four swimmers at Arizona State.

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Kentucky Wildcats Pick Up Defending Wisconsin HS IM Champ Farley-Sepe

South West Aquatic Team’s (SWAT) Kierston Farley-Sepe has committed to the University of Kentucky for next fall. She holds Winter Juniors…

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Two Katherines, Both Georgia HS Champs, Stay Local and Verbal to UGA

Aikins (above) is a Winter Nationals qualifier in the 50m freestyle.

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World Junior Champs Semi-Finalist Vassiliki Baka Joins Wolfpack

The NC State Wolfpack continues to grow, this time with Greek sprinter Vassiliki Baka. She was a finalist at the 2014…

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Two-Time French Jr National Teamer Julien Pinon Verbals to Auburn

The Auburn Tigers have picked up a verbal commitment from South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julien Pinon. With a Winter National cut…

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Another Carmel Standout Goes D1: Kendall Smith Verbals to Wisconsin

Carmel Swim Club’s Kendall Smith is headed to the University of Wisconsin next fall. Smith, part of the dynasty that is Carmel…

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Winter Nationals Qualifier Micah Slaton Verbals to Missouri

For more commitment articles, be sure to check out SwimSwam’s College Recruiting channel. The Missouri men have added a commitment from…

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Reigning Georgia 1-5A 200 Free Champ John Mitchell Verbals to Kentucky

John Mitchell, who swims with Chamblee High School, has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats. Representing Chamblee, he won a Georgia 1-5A…

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Towson Tigers Receive Verbal from NAAC Freestyler Rachel Hoban

Naval Academy Aquatic Club’s Rachel Hoban has given her verbal commitment to the Towson Tigers for next fall. Hoban’s Top Times 200…

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Michigan Men Add Two More Commits, Smachlo and Babinet, to c/o 2020

Olympic Trials qualifying breaststroker Jeremy Babinet (above) at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series.

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Duke Women Nab Verbal from Sub-50 100 Freestyler Kira Page

The Duke women have been on a tear with their recruiting since their program was upgraded to full scholarship status in the…

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