Articles by Karl Ortegon

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.


Auburn Picks Up Lakeside Aquatic Club Sprinter Maggie Gholston for 2020

Gholston made A finals in the 50 and 100 free at the 2019 Texas 6A Championships, and she’ll join an Auburn program hot off of a great season for their sprinters.


#8 Quinn Schaedler Sends Verbal to Michigan Wolverines for 2020

Schaedler will continue a recent tradition of excellent freestylers to develop through the Michigan program.


Delta Aquatics’ Jessica Davis Verbally Commits to Boise State

Davis is coming off of a high school junior season where she finished 3rd at the IHSA Championships in the 200 free and 8th in the 100 free.

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Adair Sand Switches Verbal Commitment to USC Trojans for 2020

Sand, a sprinter from Bolles School Sharks, had initially announced a verbal commitment to the Arizona State Sun Devils.

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Wisconsin Picks Up Huge Verbal Commitment from #6 Phoebe Bacon for 2020

Bacon, the 2018 Winter Nationals runner-up in the 100 back, is also the second-fastest girl in 15-16 history in the event in long course.


2019 Brazil Trophy Night 5: Medeiros Hits #1 50 BK, Pumputis Drops Big

Caio Pumputis had a huge swim in the men’s 200 IM, dropping three seconds and taking the win.


Texas A&M Adds to Class of 2024 with In-State Sprinter Bobbi Kennett

Kennett’s strengths lie in sprint free and breast.


Mansfield Aquatic Club Backstroker Maddie Mechling Verbals to Alabama

Mechling was a C finalist at the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West.

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2019 CCSA Champion Rebecca Moynihan Transfers from FGCU to FSU

Moynihan will join a young sprint group at FSU this fall.

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#3 Isabelle Stadden Announces Verbal Commitment to Cal for 2020

This is a huge snag for Cal, who previously had no top 20 recruits in their class of 2024.


Several NAGs Fall, Liendo and Bellio Wow at Eastern Canadian Championships

Liendo had a huge swim in the 100 fly, while Bellio put forth several big personal bests.


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