Articles by Reid Carlson

2020 Swammy Awards: US Coach of the Year, Ray Looze

When you start counting the accomplishments of swimmers under Ray Looze’s umbrella at Indiana, the results start to pile up quickly.


2020 Swammy Awards: US Female Swimmer of the Year, Lilly King

Lilly King is the most dominant woman in the ISL for two years in a row. In 2020, King broke American and World Records in the Budapest bubble.


2020 Swammy Awards: NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year, Todd DeSorbo

There was no NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving National Championship meet in 2020, but if there were, Todd DeSorbo had his team lined up to win – on the back of a freshman superstar.


2020 Swammy Awards: Top 10 Swims of the Year

Though we did not get NCAAs, U.S. Olympic Trials, or the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games we were still fortunate to see some blazing fast swims in 2020.


2020 Swammy Awards: NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year, Erika Brown

Erika Brown was the only woman to break an American Record in the yards pool in 2020, and she climbed to 2nd on the all-time list in two more races.


2020 Swammy Awards: CAC Female Athlete of the Year, Alia Atkinson

Atkinson finishes 2020 ranked 2nd in the world in the 100 SCM breaststroke (1:02.66) and 3rd in the world in the 50 SCM breaststroke (28.88).

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Proposed NIL Rule Change Permits Use of School Name in any Promotional Activity

NCAA Council members will vote in January on a proposal to allow student-athletes to use their school’s name in any promotional activity.

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on NCAA Athlete Compensation

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases by the same plaintiff regarding the amount of education-related financial compensation the NCAA can provide.


London Roar GM Rob Woodhouse on ISL Season 3, A Swimmer Draft, & Other Changes

London Roar GM Rob Woodhouse recently sat down to give his thoughts on Season 2 of the ISL and offer a preview of season 3, coming in 2021.


Coleman Stewart Time Trials 43.82 100 Backstroke, Splits 20.77 on Opening 50

Stewart now owns 5 of the top-10 fastest performances in history in the 100 yard backstroke, two of which were done in the past two days.


President Trump Makes Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act Law Despite Concerns from WADA

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, enabling U.S. law enforcement to prosecute non-U.S. citizens suspected of doping schemes.


Coleman Stewart Cranks 43.62 100 Backstroke, Now 2nd-Fastest Performer All-Time

NC State post-grad Coleman Stewart posted a 43.62 in the 100 backstroke to become the 2nd-fastest performer all-time ahead of Dean Farris and Shaine Casas.


CSCAA Updates All-American Criteria With Considerations if NCAAs Doesn’t Happen

The CSCAA has updated its requirements for swimmers to achieve All-American honors for the 2020-2021 season in case of a premature end to the NCAA season.


American Record Roundup: Every American Record Set in the 2020 ISL Grand Final

In total, 15 American Records were lowered in Budapest November 21st-22nd. Some were broken by their owners while others had been on the books for a years.


Jackpot Points, Non-Freestyle Skins, Teamwork: 4 Storylines From the ISL Final

As ISL Season 2 ends we look at how day 2 of the Final brought each team to its ultimate standing and how the changes made to the season impacted results.