Articles by Reid Carlson

Lydia Jacoby Embraces Hometown’s Reaction to Her 100 Breaststroke Olympic Gold

Though the Tokyo Aquatic Center was largely empty, Lydia Jacoby’s hometown of Seward, Alaska, was in raptures Monday night when the teen won Olympic gold.


Fernando Scheffer Breaks Brazilian/South American 200 Free Records in 1:44.66

Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer broke the Brazilian and South American Records in the 200 freestyle with a 1:44.66 in the final of the men’s 200 freestyle.

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NCAA Programs With the Most Athletes on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team

Jack Bauerle’s University of Georgia program has 7 alumni on the Tokyo 2020 US Olympic Swimming Team, more than any other school.


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Previews: Milak Untouchable in Men’s 200 Butterfly

The men’s 200 butterfly could be one of the biggest blow-outs of the Tokyo Olympics. Some races are difficult to predict–not this one.


Day 6 U.S. Roster Update: Lazor, Mefford Punch Tickets, And A Flurry of Doubles

Night 6 of the U.S. Olympic Trials was a big one for athletes adding second events, opening the floodgates for the individual 2nd-place finishers.


2021 U.S. Olympic Roster Update 4: Schmitt Returns, Harting & Walsh Newest OLY

Team USA’s Olympic swimming roster welcomes both veteran and first-time Olympians following the conclusion of the fourth day of competition in Omaha.


U.S. Olympic Roster Update 2: Ledecky, Andrew, Huske Newest Olympic Additions

Two full days of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials have wrapped, and the swim team that will represent the USA at the 2020 Olympics has added 3 new members.


2021 U.S. Olympic Trials: 5 Storylines to Watch

By the conclusion of the Wave II meet on Sunday, June 20th, the Olympic swimming roster for the United States of America will be filled.


2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Ranking Dressel’s Plus-1 in the Men’s 100 Fly

If you’re going to bet against Dressel in this race, those are some long odds. The question is: who can get 2nd to Dressel in Omaha?


Dressel Dissect: Caeleb Critiques 100 IM World Record at the ISL Grand Final

Caeleb Dressel is back on YouTube with a new Dressel Dissect, this time breaking down his 100 IM World Record from the 2020 ISL Grand Final.


Faster than Rio Gold: 7 Women Who “Would Have Won” the 100 Backstroke in 2016

In just one month, three women posted 100 backstroke times that were faster than Katinka Hosszu’s gold medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.


2021 U.S. Olympic Trials: Dressel and the Defenders of the 400 Freestyle Relay

The men’s 100 freestyle has become one of the most stacked events for Team USA. In 2019 alone, six American men dipped under the 48-second barrier.


2021 US Olympic Trials: All Eyes on Michael Andrew in Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Swimming is all about momentum, and Michael Andrew has a lot of it as the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials draw ever closer.


“Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More”: Highlights and Quotes from the GOAT

We present and contextualize some of the most interesting quotes and analyses from Phelps and commentators Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines from the docuseries.


Kansas State University Announces Permanent Closure of Natatorium

Kansas State announced an acceleration of its plans to close the facility within three years, electing to make the current closure permanent.