Articles by Karl Ortegon

WATCH: Luca Urlando Posts 45.97 100 Fly to Set 15-16 NAG Record

Urlando took things out in a 21.51, coming home in 24.46 for his 45.97, which is a best time by over seven tenths.


Storms Push Saturday Finals at Jr Champs – East Up to 4PM ET Start

Due to winter storms expected for late Saturday night and on through Sunday, USA Swimming announced some changes to the schedule tomorrow in Greensboro.

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Luca Urlando Becomes Youngest Swimmer Sub-46 in 100 Fly, Sets NAG

Urlando posted a 45.97 this morning, the fastest time in history for anyone age 16 or younger in SCY history.


2018 Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 3 Prelims Recap

Katharine Berkoff broke 51 for the first time in the 100 back this morning, while Luca Urlando had two stellar swims in the 100 fly and 100 back.

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2018 U.S. Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 2 Prelims Recap

Luca Urlando hit best times in both of his events today, including a #2 time in 15-16 history in the 200 IM.


Claire Curzan, Kate Douglass Vault Up Historical Rankings in 50 Free

TAC Titans’ 14-year-old Claire Curzan is in striking distance of Gretchen Walsh’s 22.00 50 free NAG record tonight after a 22.15 this morning which ranks #2 all-time in 13-14 history.

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Luca Urlando Unearths PR by Three Seconds, Goes 15-16 #2 200 IM

His breaststroke split really helped him pull away from the field, splitting a 29.17.


Cal Men, Texas Women Retain #1 CSCAA Rankings; Longhorn Men Move to #2

Remedy Rule had what could be considered the meet of her life, posting lifetime bests in the 100 fly (51.71), 200 fly (1:53.65), and 500 free (4:42.58)


Sons of Olympic Greats Creating Their Own Legacies in the NCAA

Whether or not we mean it, the swimming community (and sports community at-large) is good at making comparisons; especially when…


Walshes, Fosters Highlight 2018 Winter Jr Champs – East Psych Sheets

Gretchen Walsh (above) is the top seed this weekend in both the 50 free and 100 free.


2018 U.S. Winter National Championships: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

Simone Manuel powered to a 53.50 this morning in the 100 free — we’ll see what she has for us tonight in the final as she’s the heavy favorite.


Wolfpack Scratches from U.S. Winter Nationals Night 4

Mackenzie Glover will not race in the 200 back tonight after securing an A-final spot with a 2:14.71 this morning.


Popov Goes 2:09 BR, Marsh Sets Duke Record at TN Invite Day 3 Prelims

Alyssa Marsh broke her own Duke record in the 100 free this morning.


RACE VIDEOS: 2018 U.S. Winter Nationals Day 3 Finals

Watch Katie Ledecky go the world’s leading 200 free time this season, and more, from night 3 in Greensboro.


Olivia Bray of Virginia Gators Shoots to #3 in 17-18 History in 100 FL

Cal senior Katie McLaughlin holds the NAG record with a 57.87 from 2015, but Bray has well over a year to chase that mark before she turns 19. 

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