Articles by Reid Carlson

2022 U.S. Trials Day 5: Finke, Walsh Break U.S. Open Records, Hayes Makes Team

Tokyo Olympians Bobby Finke and Alex Walsh broke U.S. Open Records in their signature races, adding more events to their Budapest lineups.

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Qualification Doubles Leave Tough Medley Relay Choices for US Coaches

Claire Curzan caused a Medley Relay conundrum for Team USA coaches when she qualified to swim the 100 fly, 100 free, and 100 back at the World Championships.


2022 U.S. Trials: Watch Hunter Armstrong Break WR, Andrew & Berkoff Break ARs

Watch a trio of sprint records fall in the men’s 50 backstroke, women’s 50 backstroke, and the men’s 50 breaststroke.


2022 U.S. World Championship Trials: Day 3 Finals Preview

Day 3 finals will see Regan Smith, Hunter Armstrong, Justin Ress, Caeleb Dressel, and Michael Andrew take aim at several U.S. Open Records.


2022 U.S. Trials: Watch Phoebe Bacon, Caeleb Dressel Lower U.S. Open Records

Watch Phoebe Bacon and Caeleb Dressel reset U.S. Open Records on their road to Budapest on night 2 of the 2022 U.S. World Championship Trials!


2022 U.S. Trials: Carson Fosters Pops 1:45.5 Prelims 200 Free, #3 in the World

Carson Foster posted a 1:45.57 in the prelims of the 200 freestyle, the rd-fastest time in the world this year and a massive lifetime best.


2022 U.S. World Championship Trials: Day 1 Finals Race Videos

Watch the race videos from Day 1 Finals of the 2022 U.S. International Team Trails! Races include the 200 fly, 100 free, women’s 800 free, & men’s 1500 free.

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Winter U.S. Open Qualifier Colby Raffel Sends Commitment to UNLV

Winter U.S. Open qualifier Colby Raffel has committed to swim at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as a member of the class of 2026.

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2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Andrew, Casas Take Aim At Dressel In 100 Fly

Caeleb Dressel is the favorite in the men’s 100 fly, though he has been beaten twice this year in the race: once by Michael Andrew and once by Shaine Casas.


2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Smith’s Challengers Multiply in the 100 Backstroke

Regan Smith has been Team USA’s top female backstroker since 2019, but the gap she once had over her American competition has narrowed.


Hunter Armstrong Posts 52.80 100 Backstroke in Practice 1 Week Before US Trials

2020 U.S. Olympian Hunter Armstrong posted an unofficial 52.80 (or 53.04) in the 100 backstroke in practice at Ohio State Wednesday, per his Instagram.


2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Dressel & Andrew Still Set the Pace in Men’s 50 Free

Caeleb Dressel and Michael Andrew are still the favorites to go 1-2 in the 50 freestyle, though there are plenty of fast up-and-comers in the mix.


2022 U.S. Trials Previews: Foster, Casas & Kalisz Primed for Battle in 200 IM

Veteran Chase Kalisz will fight to hold off up-and-comers Carson Foster and Shaine Casas, who have risen greatly in the world rankings in the last two years.


1 Year After Canceling Varsity Swim, Michigan State Wins College Club Nationals

One year after cancelling the varsity team, swimmers now representing the MSU college club team won the 2022 CCS National Championships team title.


2022 Italian Spring Championships: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

The 2022 Italian Spring Championships will conclude today with some of Italy’s biggest swim stars in their premiere events.