Articles by Karl Ortegon

Ethan Hu Hits #6 100 Fly Time in 15-16 Age Group at CIF Central Coast

In the 100 fly, Hu ripped a 46.86 to set a new section record and notch the 2nd-best 100 fly time in the high school class of 2020.

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Five Storylines to Follow at the 2018 Indy Pro Swim Series

Simone Manuel is the top seed in a 100 free field that consists of many American talents along with some international standouts.

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Louisville Adds to Class of 2023 with MHSAA Champion Maddie Luther

Luther is the reigning MHSAA (Michigan) Division 1 champion in the 200 free after she swam a lifetime best 1:47.69 to win that race this past November.

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Samantha Shelton Blasts 1:44.0 200 FR at CIF SS D1 Champs

Santa Margarita senior and Harvard commit Samantha Shelton tackled a 200 free/200 IM double, with the front end of that producing a lifetime best swim.

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Jonah Cooper Drops 46.3 100 BK, Zoie Hartman Excels at CIF NCS Champs

His 46.33 moves him to #14 all-time in the 17-18 age group, and ranks him among the fastest times ever done at a high school championship.

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Northwestern Names Jeremy Kipp to Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming

Northwestern has named Jeremy Kipp the head coach of the newly-combined men’s and women’s swimming and diving program.

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Calabasas Sprinter Thomas Finello to Join USC Trojans for 2018-19

Viewpoint School’s Thomas Finello has committed to USC, where he will join up with the team this fall. Finello swims club…

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Queens College (NY) to Cut Men’s Swimming & Diving Program

The Queens men ended the 2017-18 season with only three active participants and one underclassman.

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USC Earns Verbal from Kiwi Sprinter Laticia Transom

Transom, 17 years old, is a sprint freestyler who should have an immediate impact on the Trojan roster.

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Thomas Finello Splits 19.9 at 2018 CIF SS – D3 Championships

One of the standout swims came from Thomas Finello of Viewpoint, as he pulled ahead of Poly-Riverside with a stellar 19.92 split on the end of Viewpoint’s 200 free relay.

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Michael Joyce Added to Auburn Coaching Staff as Assistant

After just adding Duncan Sherrard as an assistant, Auburn has named Michael Joyce as the newest addition to the coaching staff under new head coach Gary Taylor.

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Ayla Spitz Drops 48.8/1:45.4 Free Double at CIF Sunset League Champs

Ayla Spitz was untouchable this week at the 2018 CIF Sunset League Championships, turning in two big best times and helping out on relays.

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Santa Margarita Dominates CIF Trinity League Championships

Sophomore Ella Ristic came up big for Santa Margarita, claiming the 200 free (1:46.98) and the 100 free (50.05).

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Cal Adds 4th Verbal to Women’s Class of 2023 with Ashlyn Fiorilli

She joins an incoming class consisting of Rachel Klinker, Chloe Clark, and Isabel Ivey

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WATCH: University of Hawaii Swimming & Diving 2018 Hype Video

Hawaii had a remarkable 2017-18 season, highlighted by several post-season appearances at the 2018 NCAA Championships and a conference championship on the women’s side.

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