Articles by Reid Carlson

Interview with Bob Vincent, Candidate for Treasurer of USA Swimming

Mr. Vincent was kind enough to give SwimSwam some of his time and answer some questions we had about his personal qualifications for the role, and what he thinks makes a good treasurer.


The Ongoing American Dynasty of the Women’s 800 Freestyle Relay

The women from the United States extended their reign in the 4 x 200 freestyle tonight with the all-star line up of Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya DiRado, and Katie Ledecky taking the gold medal in a time of 7:43.03.


All the Race Videos from Tuesday Night in Rio

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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Swim Off for Japanese Teammates Ikee and Uchida in Women’s 100 Free

Japanese teammates Rikako Ikee and Miki Uchida tied for 16th place in the prelims of the women’s 100 freestyle this morning, and now must compete in a swim-off to determine who will advance to the semifinals tonight.


Michael Phelps Ties for Most Individual Medals In Olympic History

Tonight in the finals of the 200 meter butterfly Michael Phelps won his 14th individual Olympic medal, tying Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina for most individual Olympic medals by any athlete in any sport for Summer or Winter Olympics.


Katinka Hosszu Sets Olympic Record In 200 IM Winning Third Gold Medal

Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu blasted another Olympic record in the finals of the women’s 200 IM this evening en route to her third gold medal of these Rio Olympics.


Fu Yuanhui, Xu Jiayu Set Chinese Records in 100 Backstroke

Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.

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US Men’s Water polo Falls to Spain, Faces Uphill Battle to Quarterfinals

The United States men’s water polo team suffered a 10 – 9 defeat to Spain this afternoon, which puts them at…

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IPC Suspends All Russian Athletes from Entering Paralympic Games

In the most extreme anti-doping measure yet, the International Paralympic Committee has decided to forbid all Russian athletes from competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games.


Australian Coach Jacco Verhaeren Reacts to Night 1 of Olympic Finals

Team Australia kicked off the 2016 Olympic Games in record fashion yesterday on the first day of competition of the 31st Modern Olympiad.


Sjostrom Sets New Olympic Record in Women’s 100 Fly

Tonight, Sjostrom swam a brisk 55.84, taking away rival Dana Vollmer’s Olympic record set in 2012.


Virginia Tech H20kie Vision: Making Centuries of Memories at US Open

In this video set to Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries,” we see the Hokie squad in and out of the pool having a good time in Minneapolis.

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Gringo Tips: Street Food in Rio

This brief video gives a very cursory introduction to Brazilian street food, but the dishes sampled appear delicious and exotic.

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Controlled Explosion at Finish Line of Men’s Road Race in Rio

A suspicious package was destroyed by a bomb squad near the finish line of the men’s road race today on…

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Making of the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Last night Rio de Janeiro opened its doors and welcomed the world to take part in the mankind’s premier sporting event: the Olympic Games.

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