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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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#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.

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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.

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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.

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

Kennett’s strengths lie in sprint free and breast.

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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.

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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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