Articles by Reid Carlson

USA Swimming Updates Rules on Backstroke Finishes to Comply With World Aquatics

The newest rules change addresses backstroke finishes and the amount of time a swimmer is allowed to fully resubmerge prior to touching the wall.


Overland Park-Blue Valley North Claims Kansas 6A Boy’s State Championships Title

Overland Park-Blue Valley North High School won the Kansas Boy’s 6A State title for the first time since 2014, beating Shawnee Mission East by 16 points.

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Regan Richardson Lowers 100 Freestyle Record at Kansas Boy’s 1-5A State Championships

Maize South High School’s Regan Richardson lowered the 4-year-old state record in the 100 freestyle with a 45.06, shaving 0.06 from the previous mark.

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Philadelphia Will Hire Lifeguards Who Can’t Swim, Offering Free Lessons Before Summer

In anticipation of the 2023 summer swim season, the City of Philadelphia is prepared to hire lifeguards that cannot pass the lifeguard swim test (yet).


Leon Marchand is First Man Since Michael Phelps to Hold Both 200 & 400 IM SCY Records

Leon Marchand is the first man since Michael Phelps in 2006 to simultaneously hold the fastest all-time marks in both the 200 and 400 yard IMs.


Luca Urlando To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Sit Out Remainder of 2022-23 NCAA Season

Luca Urlando will sit out the rest of the 2022-2023 NCAA season after dislocating his shoulder at the FINA World Cup in Indianapolis.


College Swimming Previews: #3 Florida Men Pull No Punches Despite Growing Pro Team

Despite incurring significant losses, the Florida men have reloaded and appear poised to repeat as the third-place team at NCAAs for the third year in a row.


Latvia’s Andrejs Duda Breaks Masters World Records in 50 Fly and 50 Free

Latvian Olympian Andrejs Duda broke Masters World Records in the 50 fly and 50 free at the 2022 LEN European Masters Aquatics Championships.


Gator Swim Club’s Coleman Yates Sends Commitment to Naval Academy

Coleman Yates of Gator Swim Club has announced his commitment to swim at the United States Naval Academy beginning in the fall of 2023.

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US Open Qualifier Brayden Henkel Sends Commitment to Wisconsin

Sprint specialist Brayden Henkel of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas has committed to swim at the University of Wisconsin, joining the class of 2027.

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Golden In the Pool and Out, Michael Phelps Hits A Hole in 1 on the Links

Phelps, who lives in Arizona, the 2nd most popular state for golf according to, achieved a rare feat this week: a hole in one.


Budapest 2022, Day 6 Race Videos: Watch Murphy & King Win Individual World Titles

Night 6 of racing in Budapest saw the USA and Australia top the podium multiple times, with Ryan Murphy and Lilly King earning long-awaited gold medals.

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Budapest 2022, Day 5 Race Videos: Watch McIntosh Set 2 World Junior Records

15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh set new World Junior Records in the 200 fly and 200 free on night 5 in Budapest, earning gold and silver medals.

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What Could McIntosh & Ledecky Have Done in the 200 Free? North America Day 5 Recap

Cana and Team USA both had wildly successful days in Budapest, but did both teams leave medals on the table in the women’s 200 freestyle yesterday?


Budapest 2022, North America Day 4: USA Finds Redemption in Mixed Medley Relay

The United States, Canada, Mexico, and Aruba were all represented in the finals and semi-finals of day 4 of the 2022 FINA World Championships.