Articles by Karl Ortegon

Natalie Hinds to Race for First Time in LCM Since 2016 Olympic Trials

This is the first long course meet since the 2016 Olympic Trials for Hinds, where she represented COM Aquatics, her local club in Midland, Texas.


2019 Pro Swim Series – Knoxville: Live Stream/Webcast Info

USA Swimming will be live-streaming the upcoming Pro Swim Series stop in Knoxville, TN.

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Yale Women, Penn Men Take Control in Ivy League Tri Meet

Mark Andrew was a key performer for the Quaker men.

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Bear Creek Swimming and Water Polo Coach Tom Downer Passes Away

Downer, who was 63 years old at the time of his death, was an active member of the Stockton, CA, community.

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Water Polo Arena Finalizing Preparations for 2019 Pan Ams in Lima

What’s on the line for this tournament? Direct qualification for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

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South African Jarryd Baxter Making Noise at NJCAA Indian River State

After just one semester at Indian River State College, Baxter has already set three new NJCAA records.

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Haley Yelle Wins Twice as Texas A&M Women Defeat SMU

The sophomore distance specialist won the 200 and 500 free, going 1:48.88 in the 200 to edge out teammate Sydney Pickrem (1:49.23) and then going 4:53.25 to take the 500 free.

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Ryan Held Visits Indiana Pro Group in Latest Cody Miller Vlog

Sources tell SwimSwam that Held is currently shopping around for a pro group to join, putting Indiana’s pro group into the conversation.


Beata Nelson Drops 52.8 100 Fly as Wisconsin Beats Hawaii

Nelson is one of just six women to have gone under 51 seconds in this event this season, with her 50.90 from the Texas Invite ranking her 5th in the country.


Blaise Vera Drops 19.7/43.8 Sprint Double as Pitt Wins Backyard Brawl

Now, he’s gone sub-20 four times in late 2018, and this was just .05 off of his PR from the Ohio State Invite– it’s also just his fifth time under 20 seconds.


Tetzloff and Falconer Win 3 Each as Auburn Dominates Georgia Tech

Erin Falconer collected wins in the 200 free, 500 free, and 200 back today.


2019 Pro Swim Series – Knoxville: Psych Sheets

Ryan Murphy is just one of a plethora of big names listed on psych sheets for the 2019 Pro Swim Series – Knoxville.


Michigan Dominates Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Key Largo

Felix Auboeck clocked a sub-3:50 performance in the 400 SCM free as Michigan took control of the Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Key Largo today.


Versatile FL Sprinter Olivia Taylor Commits to LSU Tigers

At the 2018 Winter Junior Championships – East, Taylor finaled in the 100 free and 100 fly, placing 20th and 17th, respectively.


Michigan State Picks Up Distance Freestyler Annette Dombkowski

Dombkowski, a senior at Mercy Catholic High School not far from Detroit, will stay in-state and join the Spartans’ class of 2023.

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