Articles by Karl Ortegon

25.14 for Sarah Sjöström in 50 Fly at 2018 Swedish Nationals

Her 25.07 from January still stands as the world’s top time this season.

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Melanie Margalis Clocks 1:57.4 200 Free at Bulldog Grand Slam Day 1

Margalis took a half second off of her season-best with this swim.

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2018 PSS Columbus: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

After a morning PB in the 100 free of 49.14 to lead prelims, Justin Ress will contest the race again tonight with the 49-second mark in sight.

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Sjöström Still Strong on Relays, Splits 1:54.9 on 4×2 in Landskrona

This is her first time under 24 seconds in the 50 free this year.

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2018 U.S. National Championships: Dahlia Can Challenge Own 50 Fly AR

Kelsi Dahlia’s 25.48 AR is in danger, thanks to, well, herself.

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5 Storylines to Follow at the 2018 Columbus PSS

Lilly King is going to have to drop a 1:04 in Columbus if she’s going to steal back the world’s #1 100 breast spot from Yulia Efimova.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Youth to Threaten Smoliga & Baker in 50BK

USA Swimming constantly has young swimmers cropping up to take place of seasoned stars, and that couldn’t be more true in women’s backstroke.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Drabot, Meitz Looking to Surge in 400 FR

Katie Drabot is leading the chase pack behind the leaders of the industry, Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith.

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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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