Articles by Reid Carlson

Americans Now Own World Records in All Four Olympic Backstroke Events

With Kathleen Baker’s new World Record in the 100 meter backstroke tonight at the 2018 U.S. National Championships in Irvine, CA, American men and women now own the world records in all four Olympic backstroke events.

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Remember Micah (Lawrence) Sumrall? 2018 National Champion. By a Lot.

“Thank God I’m not doing another meet,” Micah Sumrall neé Lawrence said when reflecting on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Well, turns out she swam a few more meets.

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2018 U.S. Nationals Preview: Open Water Upset For 2nd in Women’s 1500?

Leah Smith is the presumed runner-up in the women’s 1500, but with a handful of talented open water swimmers taking to the pool in Irvine, her position is in danger.

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Riptide Swim Team To Send 8 To College Programs This Fall

Riptide Swim Team of Apple Valley, Minnesota, will be graduating 8 swimmers to college programs this fall.

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Swimming Superstar Caeleb Dressel Signs with Speedo

After leaving the swimming community to wonder for nearly four months, swimming superstar Caeleb Dressel has chosen to sign a sponsorship deal with swimwear brand Speedo.

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Why You Should Watch the Documentary “Rowdy” Before Summer Nationals

“Rowdy” is a documentary that all swimmers, swim parents, and swim nerds ought to watch before the 2018 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals kick off in Irvine, CA next Wednesday (July 25th).

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International Testing Agency Kicks Off Anti-Doping Efforts in Lausanne

With the slogan “Keeping Sports Real,” the ITA will aim to act independently of any sports organization or national interest.

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Expense Savings Offset Member Shortfalls in USA Swimming 2017 Budget

Despite membership and sponsor revenue shortfalls, USA Swimming reported that its 2017 budget was up over $400,000.

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NCAA Adds Exception to Student-Athletes’ Required Weekly Day Off

Following a recent rule change by the NCAA, student-athletes may now be required to train for up to 24 days consecutive days without receiving a single day to recover and focus exclusively on their coursework.

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Paris 2024 Drops 15,000 Seat Permanent Aquatic Center for Pop-Up Arena

The Paris 2024 Organizing Committee announced that it dropped its plans to build a permanent 15,000-seat aquatic center near the Stade de France.

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Former CBDA President Coaracy Nunes Under New Fraud Investigation

Former CBDA President Coaracy Nunes is subject of a new fraud investigation for decisions made during his tenure as the leader of Brazilian aquatic sports.

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IOC Pushes Peace on Korean Peninsula With 4-Nation Ping-Pong Game

In a continued effort to maintain peace and improve relations between North and South Korea, IOC President Thomas Bach has invited the leaders of both nations to Lausanne for diplomatic talks and a friendly game of table tennis on Olympic Day (June 20th).

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Kaitlin Sandeno to Host Swimming at 2018 Warrior Games

Two-time Olympian and gold medalist Kaitlin Sandeno will host swimming at the 2018 Warrior Games, which will take place Friday, June 8th, at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

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Lee: 2018 Winter Olympics Were Profitable, 2022 Games Will Be Also

Whereas Rio de Janeiro descended into economic and political calamity following the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, PyeongChang, host of February’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games, claims to have benefitted from a multi-million dollar income.

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USA Swimming Introduces Entry-Level Flex Membership for Busy Families

USA Swimming announced it will debut a new tier of membership called the Flex Swim Membership, which will officially become available on September 1, 2018.

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