Articles by Reid Carlson

Andover Boys Repeat as Kansas 5-1A High School State Champions, Mendez Lowers Record in 500

Andover High School repeated as the Kansas 5-1A Kansas Boy’s state champions, winning the title for a second time and consecutive year.

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Overland Park-Blue Valley North Repeats as Kansas Boy’s 6A High School State Champions

Overland Park-Blue Valley North repeated as Kansas boy’s 6A high school state champions, securing the team title with 314 points, 98 ahead of the runners-up.

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2023 Swammy Awards: South American Male Swimmer of the Year – Guilherme Costa, Brazil

For the 11th-straight year, a man from Brazil claims the Swammy for the South American Male Swimmer of the Year. The 2023 Swammy recipient: Guilherme Costa.

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2023 Swammy Awards: CAC Male Swimmer of the Year: Dylan Carter, Trinidad & Tobago

Coming off a record-breaking year, 2023 is Carter’s third time winning the Swammy for Male Central American and Caribbean Swimmer of the Year.


2024 College Swimming Previews: Relay Power and Young Stars Propel #6 Florida Men

After a monstrous relay performance at NCAAs, the Gators reload this season with a stacked freshman class set to make an immediate impact.


Where the Name Michael Phelps Still Appears in the Record Books

Though Michael Phelps no longer holds an individual World Record, he still holds Olympic, American, National Age Group, and meet records.


2023 World Champs Previews: Qin Haiyang Leads New Generation in Men’s 100 Breaststroke

After becoming only the third man to break the 58-second barrier in the 100 breast this May, China’s Qin Haiyang has the hot hand going into Worlds.


2023 World Champs Previews: A Dearth of Champions Ushers New Blood in the Men’s 100 Fly

For the first time since 2001, the last time the World Championships were held in Fukuoka, there is no defending champion in the men’s 100 fly.


Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest Claims Kansas Girl’s 5-1A State Championships Title

Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest High School claimed its 5th Kansas High School 5-1A State Championships title since 2010.


Lawrence Free State Defends Kansas Girl’s 6A State Championships Title

Lawrence Free State High School showcased a commanding victory at the 2023 KSHSAA Girl’s 6A State Championships, defending their team title from 2022.

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The Ringer Ranks Michael Phelps’ SNL as 33rd-Greatest TV Episode of the 21st Century

In its list of the 100 greatest episodes of television of the 21st Century, website The Ringer ranks the Michael Phelps-hosted Saturday Night Live 33rd.


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).