Articles by Karl Ortegon

Three-Time Olympic Champion Natalie Coughlin Announces Pregnancy

This afternoon on Instagram, Natalie Coughlin announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Ethan Hall. The former Cal…

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5 Storylines to Follow at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series – Santa Clara

Nathan Adrian has never lost a 100 free at a Pro Swim Series meet since it was even called that. Yeah. But will it last?

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Florida Contingent, Bay Area Stars to Converge at PSS Santa Clara

The Florida elite group along with several big names training in the Bay Area will clash for some great racing at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

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5 Gum Runs Ads Featuring Senior Citizens’ Inspiring Stories

5 Gum has rolled out a group of ads that feature the inspiring stories from senior citizens who felt like they missed their golden opportunities in life, and the way their stories now have impacted the lives of younger generations. 

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In First Race as a Pro, Katie Ledecky Breaks 1500 Free WR – 15:20.48

It didn’t take long. In the very first race of Katie Ledecky’s professional career, she has broken her own world record in the 1500 free.

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Six Storylines to Follow at the 2018 Atlanta Classic

The world’s #1 sprinter Caeleb Dressel is taking on some events that some may say are his ‘off’ events, but we all know that they’re more like his ‘slightly less good’ events.

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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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