Articles by Karl Ortegon

Oran, Algeria Named Host of 2021 Mediterranean Games

The city of Oran, Algeria, has been chosen to host the 2021 Mediterranean Games. The North African city was elected…

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HS SWIMMING: Ames Takes Down Johnston in Matchup of Iowa’s Best

Have an interesting high school meet result that SwimSwam needs to know about? Send it to [email protected]! Full Meet Results The…

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #7 Ross Murdoch Does Open Water?!

Here (above) is Ross Murdoch swimming in a pool. But what if we told you he’s been doing some swimming OUTSIDE OF A POOL!?


Minnesota Gophers Release 2015-16 Schedule

The University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving team has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 NCAA…

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Arizona Nabs Commitment from Abby Miller for Class of 2020

The Arizona Wildcats have claimed another commitment for their class of 2020 with Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks swimmer Abby Miller….


Pitchfork Aquatics Joins USA Swimming, Will Operate out of ASU’s Pool

Bob Bowman will run Pitchfork Aquatics’ pro team, though it’s not yet clear if the pro/non-ASU swimmers will represent the club formally in competition.


Wolfpack Grows Stronger; Brooke Rubendall Commits to NC State ’20

Green Hope High School senior Brooke Rubendall has announced via Twitter her verbal commitment to the NC State Wolfpack starting in…

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Florida’s McKeel Academy Adds New Swim Program; Will Compete Thursday

McKeel Academy, which is located in Lakeland, Florida (just over 30 miles east of Tampa) has added both boys and…

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #3 Marcus Titus Sets New Deaf WR

Marcus Titus (above) first set the 100 free deaf WR, then went on to take down the 50 free deaf WR later on in the World Deaf Championships in San Antonio.


Quantico Devil Dolphins Merge with Potomac Marlins Swim Club

Two more clubs have joined forces in the state of Virginia, with the Quantico Devil Dolphins (QDD) folding into the…


Spain Announces Junior World Championships Roster

Spain’s swimming federation RFEN (Real Federación Española de Natación) has announced their roster for the Fina Junior World Championships that…

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Lois Daigneault Takes Over as New Head Coach of Kelowna AquaJets

Following the resignation of former Kelowna AquaJets head coach Peter Wilkins, the Canadian swim club announced that Lois Daigneault will take over…


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #5 Katie Hoff Gets Married

Katie Hoff and husband Todd Anderson at Michigan State University, where they got married yesterday.


Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #1 The G.O.A.T. Conquers the World

The GOAT has descended from the heavens (or risen from the seas?!) and we are not worthy.


Sun Yang Absent from Men’s 1500 Free Final at World Championships

To the confusion of many viewers shortly before the start of the men’s 1500 free, the favorite Sun Yang was nowhere to…