Articles by Reid Carlson

Michael Phelps Calls on USOC to Do More for Athletes With Depression

Michael Phelps says the United States Olympic Committee needs to do more to help athletes struggling with depression.

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Michigan State Spent $500,000 Tracking Nassar Victims & Journalists

Michigan State University paid a public-relations firm upwards of $500,000 to keep track of and report on the social media activity of Larry Nassar’s victims and some journalists covering the case.

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Reece Whitley Named to The Root’s 2018 “Young Futurists” List

Reece Whitley one of 25 on The Root’s “Young Futurists 2018” list.

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GWU Head Coach James Winchester Talks Team Growth & Future Outlook

GWU Head Coach James Winchester took a moment to tell SwimSwam how the program has grown and improved since he took over three years ago.

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George Washington’s Gustav Hokfelt on Rising Team & Personal Success

The sole swimmer to represent George Washington University at this year’s NCAAs, Hokfelt is not an outlier, but rather an early success story.

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Conner McHugh on Final NCAAs and Incoming Frosh/Brother Max (Video)

Minnesota senior Conner McHugh gave the home crowd something special to cheer for at last week’s 2018 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota.

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Bowen Becker: “Goals Are Definitely Getting Higher” (Video)

Following a breakout NCAA season, Becker is ready to race in the big pool this summer and make waves on the international stage.

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500 Freestyle Comes Back to Earth After Scorching 2017 NCAAs

Last year’s 500 freestyle showed considerably more depth than the prelims at the 2018 NCAA Championships did this morning.

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USA Swimming To Implement New Metrics To Monitor CEO Performance

USA Swimming’s Board of Directors has approved new metrics for measuring CEO performance.

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“Knock it Down.” Sally Jenkins Says the USOC Needs to Start Over

The USOC no longer benefits our athletes, and there’s only one way to fix it. In the words of Sally Jenkins, “Knock. It. Down.”

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Michigan High School Boy’s 2018 “Dream Team” Revealed

Now that the Michigan boy’s high school swim season has wrapped, the 2018 MISCA Boy’s Dream Team has been revealed.

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Joe Gardner Executes Perfect Breaststroke Flip Turns at Big Tens

The notion of doing flip turns in breaststroke might seem strange. But interestingly, as long as you still touch the wall with both hands, flip turns are perfectly legal!

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RUSADA Remains Non-Compliant as Zhukov Denies State-Run Doping System

ROC President Alexander Zhukov stated that Russia will not recognize the conclusions of the McLaren Report, thereby halting any chances of RUSADA becoming WADA-compliant.

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Ryan Lochte Visits Stoneman Douglas, Then Races For Nicholas Dworet

Between sessions at Plantation Sectionals, Ryan Lochte visited the swim and water polo teams at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and paid his respects to Nicholas Dworet, swim team captain and University of Indianapolis commit.

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Rio vs PyeongChang: A Point-By-Point Cost Comparison

No matter what season it is, the Olympics are expensive. Though the Winter Games boast less than half as many…

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