Articles by Reid Carlson

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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IOC Lifts Russian Ban Though RUSADA Remains Non-Compliant

The IOC has lifted its ban on the Russian Olympic Committee, despite the fact that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency still remains non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Ray Looze Talks Back-to-Back Men’s B1G Championships (Video)

Indiana University Head Coach Ray Looze is pretty happy with how the Hoosier men performed at the 2018 Men’s Big Ten Championships last week, but the NCAA Championships is still on the horizon.

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Vini Lanza: “I’m pretty hype to see what I can go” in Next 100 Fly

Indiana University’s Vini Lanza captured 7 gold medals at last week’s 2018 Men’s Big Ten Championships.

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Michigan’s Mike Bottom Talks Relay Win and B1G Friday Night Rally

Michigan raked in an incredible 157 points in the 400 IM Friday night and took the 200 freestyle relay in a nail-biting finish against Indiana.

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Bearded Blake Pieroni Compares 800 Free Relay Split & 200 Free (Video)

After dropping a very fast 1:31.51 split on Indiana’s 800 freestyle relay Wednesday night, Blake Pieroni followed up with an even more impressive 1:31.14 in the 200 freestyle Friday night.

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Ian Finnerty Talks 100 Breast Time Drop & Multifaceted Training

It’s been a great meet for Indiana’s Ian Finnerty, but one pivotal evening of racing remains.

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Bowen Becker: “I’ve Just Been Able to Flourish Here” (Video)

Minnesota’s Bowen Becker has been on fire all season, and the heightened competition of this week’s 2018 Big Ten Championships has only stoked the flames.

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