Articles by Karl Ortegon

Swim This Beer-Chugging Relay in a Man-Made River in Germany (VIDEO)

Who says you can’t drink while on taper? Across the Atlantic, the Germans have melded two things that don’t usually…

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Waukesha South-Catholic Memorial Holds on to D1 Lead in WISCA Polls

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (WISCA) released their latest polls for the boys high school swim season on Sunday,…

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Ervin, Kennedy, and Cseh Coast to Wins on Day 3 in Geneva

2016 50 Free Olympic Champion, Anthony Ervin, took first in that same event tonight in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WashU Picks Up Sprint Duo in Sabrina Baxamusa and Eleanor Pollitt

SABRINA BAXAMUSA Baxamusa is a sprint freestyler out of Chicago’s northern suburbs. A senior at Glenbrook North High School, she…

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2017 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Hali Flickinger of Athens Bulldogs popped a 2:08.77 for the win in the women’s 200 fly.

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Sarah Gibson Posts World’s First Sub-59 100m Fly of 2017 in Austin

Texas A&M senior Sarah Gibson looked to have a clear win in the women’s 100 fly A final in Austin tonight, although the scoreboard showed a tie between her and Canadian 16-year-old Rebecca Smith at 59.24.

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Danish Swimming Federation Releases Standards for ’17 Worlds and Euros

Surprise Rio gold medalist Pernille Blume will be a large factor for the Danish women heading into 2017.

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2016 Swammy Awards: Female Junior Swimmer of the Year

Surfing atop the new wave of Canadian swimming was Penny Oleksiak, who capped off an impressive summer in Rio with an Olympic gold in the 100 freestyle, where she tied with American Simone Manuel.

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2016 Swammy Awards: Junior Male Swimmer of the Year

Youngster Kyle Chalmers would make his mark when his older teammates could not deliver, striking at just the right time in the men’s 100 free final at the 2016 Olympics.

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2016 Swammy Awards: High School Team of the Year

Claire Adams was a huge part of Carmel’s dominating performance at the 2016 IHSAA Girls State Championships.

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Penny Oleksiak Named Canadian Press Female Athlete of 2016

Young Canadian star Penny Oleksiak continues to reel in accolades after a stellar summer in Rio and continued success on the…

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2016 Swammy Awards: NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year

To see all of our 2016 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here 2016 NCAA WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR: JACK BAUERLE, University…

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2016 Swammy Awards: Caribbean/Central Am. Female Swimmer of the Year

To see all of our 2016 Swammy Awards presented by TYR, click here 2016 CARIBBEAN/CENTRAL AMERICAN FEMALE SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: ALIA…

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Merry Xmas, Gators: HS Junior Trey Freeman Sends Early Verbal to UF

Just like our high school class of 2016 #1 recruit Maxime Rooney did in early 2015, Trey Freeman of The Baylor School and Baylor…

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Madison Memorial and Monona Grove Start WI Boys HS Season Ranked 1st

The boys high school swimming & diving season has kicked off in Wisconsin, and with that come the first polls…

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