Articles by Reid Carlson

Revisiting Phelps’s Insane 1:52.09 200 Fly from the 2007 World Championships

While Michael Phelps will best be remembered for winning 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he was arguably better in 2007.


Kosuke Kitajima and the Dolphin Kicks That Changed Breaststroke Forever

Kosuke Kitajima changed breaststroke forever when he implemented dolphin kicks into his underwater pullouts at the 2004 Olympics and was not disqualified.


FINA’s Marculescu Says “No, no, no, no, no, no,” to Bumping 2021 Worlds to 2022

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” said Marculescu when asked if the 2021 FINA World Championships could be postponed one year.


Former US National Team Director Frank Busch: Training “Doesn’t Make Sense”

While the IOC has said that it plans to go forward with the Olympics beginning on July 24th as planned, Busch believes they should take place in 2021.


Top Quotes From the (Unexpected) Last NCAA Taper Meets — Men’s ACCs

While it’s tragic that the 2020 NCAA season ended this way, the season we did have was filled with amazing individual and team performances.

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Top Quotes From the (Unexpected) Last NCAA Taper Meets — Women’s ACCs

While it’s tragic that the 2020 NCAA season ended this way, the season we did have was filled with amazing individual and team performances.

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Poll of Japanese Citizens Favors Postponing 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Coronavirus

A poll of the Japanese population published by the Kyodo News report that 70% of respondents do not believe the Tokyo Olympic Games should go on as planned.


Alex, Gretchen Walsh Capture Individual Victories on Day 1 of Southern Premier

Nashville Aquatic Club’s Alex Walsh doubled in the 100 breaststroke and 200 backstroke while sister Alex took the 200 freestyle.


Jack Brown Talks Move to UNC and the Psychology of a Winning Mindset (Video)

UNC Associate Head Coach Jack Brown discusses the importance of expectations and how swimmers can best approach their goals without too much pressure.


Pitt’s Coach John Hargis: “Strides Were Made” but We’re Not Satisfied (Video)

Pittsburgh Head Coach John Hargis offers insight on the team’s highest-ever points accumulation and team finish at the recent 2020 Men’s ACC Championships.

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Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff Discusses 4th-Place Team Finish at ACCs (Video)

Virginia Tech sophomore Blake Manoff analyzes his team’s 4th-place overall finish and their prospects for breaking into the top-3 next year.


Pitt’s Blaise Vera on Friendly Wagers And Highest-Ever ACC Team Finish (Video)

Blaise Vera discusses the team culture that helped drive the University of Pittsburgh to its highest-ever team finish at the 2020 ACC Championships.


Nyls Korstanje: Men’s ACCs Is “A Big Testosterone Fest” (Video)

NC State sophomore Nyls Korstanje had a successful ACC Championships, winning both the 50 and 100 freestyles as well as finishing 3rd in the 100 fly.


Virginia’s Ted Schubert on Team Transformation from 2017 to Present (Video)

Virginia senior Ted Schubert discusses UVA’s rise from 6th at ACCs in 2017 with 0 points scored at NCAAs to 2nd at ACCs in 2020 (and 10th at NCAAs in 2019).


Coleman Stewart’s Mom “Wasn’t Too Happy” About His WUGs-Inspired Tattoo (Video)

After the meet wrapped up Saturday, Stewart took a few minutes to speak to SwimSwam about how the experiences last summer have stayed with him to today.


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