Articles by Karl Ortegon

Canadian Backstroker Sebastian Somerset Commits to Cal for 2019

Somerset placed 3rd in the 50 back at the 2019 Canadian Worlds Trials.


Ethan Hu Has Monster Meet at CIF Central Coast Finals, Smashes Meet Records

Hu posted a 45.90 in the 100 fly, moving to T-10th in the 17-18 age group.


Wisconsin Adds to Class of 2024 with Emily Ecker of the Portland Porpoises

Ecker’s best time in the mile would’ve placed her 23rd at the 2019 B1G Champs.


Santa Margarita Girls Power to CIF-SS D1 Win, Loyola Boys Set Relay Records

Junior Anicka Delgado was a double winner for Santa Margarita.


Urlando Goes Lifetime Best in 100 Free at CIF Sac-Joaquin Finals

Urlando is now less than three-tenths of a second from the fastest 100y freestyler in the high school class of 2020.

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3x PIAA 3A Champion Olivia Livingston Sends Verbal to Louisville for 2020

Livingston has won the PIAA 3A 50 free title every year she’s been in high school.

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Walnut Freshman Justina Kozan Drops 1:56.31 200 IM at CIF-SS D3 Champs

Kozan came back like a freight train in 26.91 to drop huge time from her old best.

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2018 German Open Champion Eric Friese to Join Florida Next Season

Friese won the 50 and 100 fly at the 2018 German Open.


Tea Laughlin Snaps CIF-SS D3 100 Back Record in Prelims

Laughlin was the 2018 D1 Champion in this event, and took down Lindsey Engel’s 100 back D3 record from 2011 this morning.

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Jr Pan Pac Champion and Top 400 IMer in Class, Emma Weyant, Verbals to UVA

Weyant’s 4:07.63 in the 400 IM would’ve gotten her into the event’s B final at the 2019 NCAA Champs.


Victor Johansson Leads Sweden’s Roster for the 2019 World University Games

Svensk Simidrott, the Swedish swimming federation, has named its team for the 2019 World University games.

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South Africa’s Roland Schoeman Breaks 23 in the 50 Free at 38 Years Old

Schoeman was a member of the South African Olympic team for four straight Games from 2000 to 2012.


2019 TYR Derby Pro Meet: 50 Free Shoot-Out Live Recap

Margo Geer will battle with seven other women, including Olympians Mallory Comerford and Farida Osman, through three rounds of the 50 free this evening in Louisville.


2019 TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet: Fratus, Geer Favored for 2019 Titles

Fratus just threw down a world-leading 21.47 at the 2019 Brazil Trophy in his second competition since shoulder surgery in September, while Geer is the defending champion from last year.


Michigan Adds Verbal from Club Wolverine’s Sophia Tuinman for 2020

Tuinman is the second Club Wolverine backstroker to join Michigan’s class of 2024.


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