Articles by Reid Carlson

Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Lia Neal

Meet Olympic swimmer Lia Neal, who will be representing Team USA this summer in Rio as a member of the 400 freestyle relay. A second-time Olympian and a veteran USA National teamer at only 21-years-old, Neal specializes in sprint freestyle.


Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team: Townley Haas

Meet 2016 US Olympic swimmer Townley Haas. A native of Richmond, VA, and a rising sophomore at the University of Texas, Haas talks about his ascension to the Olympic team and the moment when he realized he might have the makings of an Olympic-caliber swimmer.


Leah Hayes Breaks 10 & Under NAG Record in 50 Freestyle

After capturing the NAG record in the 200 free last night, Hayes dropped 0.63 from her entry time to post a 28.33 and become the fastest 10 & Under girl in USA Swimming history in the 50 meter freestyle.


2016 Rio Olympic Preview: Women’s 200 Back & The Aussie Monopoly

Defending Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Missy Franklin faces off against Aussie duet Emily Seebohm, the 2015 world champion, and Belinda Hocking. Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu and Olympic newcomer Maya DiRado, among others, will add to the drama of this amazing race.


Rio Medals Crafted With Sustainability in Mind

Crafted at the Brazilian Mint from recycled materials and sustainably-mined metals, Rio’s medals demonstrate that beauty does not have to be brand-new; that repurposed does not mean second-rate.


Belmonte Entered in 5 Individual Events for Rio, Races Hosszu in 3

Mireia Belmonte may spend more time racing than any other female swimmer at the Olympics this August, excluding open water. Her individual event schedule will include a total of 12 swims spread across the first seven days of competition, culminating in 4,400 total meters spent racing.


El McLaren Report y lo que significa para Rusia

Después de una publicación de la WADA, escrita por el Profesor Richard McLaren de Canadá, las preguntas sobre el dopaje y…

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Rio Security Forces Prepare with Simulated Terrorist Attack

No real terrorist attacks have taken place in Rio this summer, and hopefully, thanks in part to preparations such as these, that bit of the status quo will remain the same.

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Full List of South American Swimmers Competing in Rio

As the Rio Opening Ceremonies draw ever closer, new Olympic rosters are being finalized and published seemingly everyday.  Here, thanks…


Hesam Jafari Tests Positive for THC, Receives 4 Year Ban

Water polo player Hesam Jefari of Iran has tested positive for carboxy-THC, a Class S.8 Cannabinoid, following an in-competition doping control test sanctioned by the Iranian National Anti Doping Organization (NADO).


NCAA Releases Division III Time Standards

Though Kenyon College kept the men’s trophy for over thirty consecutive seasons, the last few years the Lords have found their rule in question. Last year, Denison won the men’s trophy and Emory the women’s, where the Lady Eagles may themselves be establishing a dynasty.


Comparing the 2017 NCAA Division I Time Standards

Last night the NCAA published its list of qualifying times for the 2017 NCAA Championships, which will be held in Indianapolis at the legendary IUPUI Natatorium.


NCAA Division II Time Standards Released

The time standards for the NCAA Division II Championships for the upcoming 2016-2017 season have been released, and the cuts for almost every event have gotten faster for the second year in a row.

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Matea Samardzić Resets Her Own Croatian Record in 200 Back

Matea Samardzic reset her own Croatian record in the 200 backstroke yesterday at Southern Zone South Sectionals, held in Orlando, FL.


Austin Sectionals Day 4: Pickrem Picks up 200 IM, Trostok 50 Free

Crushing the field by nearly seven second, Pickrem pulled away from the field after the fly to easily out-split the field on the latter three legs of the medley. Coming in second was Dakota Luther of local Austin Swim Club with a time of 2:21.34.


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