Articles by Karl Ortegon

Federico Burdisso Sets Italian Jr Record at Tiro a Volo Meet in Rome

His time of 1:57.19 in the 200 fly was four hundredths ahead of his own old PR and junior record.

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Svetlana Chimrova Downs Own 200 Fly Russian Record in Barcelona

Russian butterflier Svetlana Chimrova breezed by the field in the 200 fly at the 2018 Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona, clocking a new best time and Russian record of 2:07.50. 

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2018 Santa Clara Pro Swim Series: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Tonight, Katie Ledecky will try to better her season-best 3:57.94 in the 400 free from May at the Indy PSS.

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Portugal’s Ana Catarina Monteiro Cranks New NR in 200 Fly – 2:08.76

Portugal’s Ana Catarina Monteiro of club Fluvial Vilacondense swam her way to a huge new personal best and national record in the 200 fly tonight in Canet on the Mare Nostrum tour.

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Rikako Ikee Inches Towards 25.0 Barrier with Asian Record 25.11 50 Fly

Ikee is nearing sub-25 territory, a venture that has only ever been made by Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström.

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Washington Club CAAT Becomes the Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club

What was formerly known as the Central Area Aquatic Team (CAAT) has resurfaced as the Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club (SMAC).

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Three-Time Olympic Champion Natalie Coughlin Announces Pregnancy

This afternoon on Instagram, Natalie Coughlin announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Ethan Hall. The former Cal…

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5 Storylines to Follow at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara

Nathan Adrian has never lost a 100 free at a Pro Swim Series meet since it was even called that. Yeah. But will it last?

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Florida Contingent, Bay Area Stars to Converge at PSS Santa Clara

The Florida elite group along with several big names training in the Bay Area will clash for some great racing at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

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5 Gum Runs Ads Featuring Senior Citizens’ Inspiring Stories

5 Gum has rolled out a group of ads that feature the inspiring stories from senior citizens who felt like they missed their golden opportunities in life, and the way their stories now have impacted the lives of younger generations. 

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In First Race as a Pro, Katie Ledecky Breaks 1500 Free WR – 15:20.48

It didn’t take long. In the very first race of Katie Ledecky’s professional career, she has broken her own world record in the 1500 free.

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Six Storylines to Follow at the 2018 Atlanta Classic

The world’s #1 sprinter Caeleb Dressel is taking on some events that some may say are his ‘off’ events, but we all know that they’re more like his ‘slightly less good’ events.

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Ethan Hu Hits #6 100 Fly Time in 15-16 Age Group at CIF Central Coast

In the 100 fly, Hu ripped a 46.86 to set a new section record and notch the 2nd-best 100 fly time in the high school class of 2020.

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Five Storylines to Follow at the 2018 Indy Pro Swim Series

Simone Manuel is the top seed in a 100 free field that consists of many American talents along with some international standouts.

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Louisville Adds to Class of 2023 with MHSAA Champion Maddie Luther

Luther is the reigning MHSAA (Michigan) Division 1 champion in the 200 free after she swam a lifetime best 1:47.69 to win that race this past November.

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