Articles by Reid Carlson

2018 Swammy Awards: Nicholas Santos, Male S. American Swimmer of Year

38-year-old Nicholas Santos of Brazil ended 2018 with both a World Record and a World Championship, though not at the same time.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Oceania Male Swimmer of the Year, Kyle Chalmers

Though Chalmers was back to racing by July of 2017, just one month after heart surgery, his true return to form came in 2018 with explosive swims both at home and abroad.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Schoenmaker is Female African Swimmer of the Year

Schoenmaker established herself as the top breastroker of the Commonwealth Games in May, posting times that would stand high in the world rankings for all of 2018.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Chad le Clos, Male African Swimmer of the Year

In 2018, Chad le Clos cemented his legacy as one of the most dominant butterfly swimmers of all time, and particularly as one of the greatest short course meters swimmers.

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2018 Swammy Award: Sharon van Rouwendaal Female OW Swimmer of the Year

At the 2018 European Championships in Scotland, van Rouwendaal won three gold medals and one silver.

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2018 Swammy Awards: Kristof Rasovszky Is Men’s OW Swimmer of the Year

Two huge victories and a narrow defeat that came down to a photo finish are a few of the reasons Hungarian Kristof Rasovszky is this year’s Male Open Water Swammy Award Winner.

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Olivia Smoliga Wins Record 8 Gold Medals, Kelsi Dahlia 7 at SC Worlds

While Smoliga earned the most gold medals of any competitor, Team USA’s Kelsi Dahlia leaves Hangzhou with 9 medals total, 7 of which are gold.

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2018 SC Worlds Preview: Young Stars Set to Dominate Women’s Distance

Enter: Wang Jianjiahe. (16-years-old, China.) Enter: Ariarne Titmus. (18-years-old, Australia.) Enter: Li Bingjie. (16-years-old, China.)

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2018 SC Worlds Preview: Can New WR Holders Liu, Baker Keep Momentum?

2018 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS December 11-16, 2018 Hangzhou, China Event Schedule Start Lists The summer of 2018 witnessed two…

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2018 SC Worlds Preview: Anybody’s Game in Men’s Breaststroke

1. No Peaty. 2. Double the walls. it’s anybody’s game in the men’s breaststroke in Hangzhou.

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Nathan Adrian Will Swim at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru (Video)

Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian has declared that he intends to swim at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, next summer after the 2019 World Championships, where he will represent Team USA on relays only.

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Tokyo 2020 Update: Japan Prepares to Pass Law Banning Ticket Scalping

If approved, the new law will ban all types of profitable resale of tickets to entertainment events such as the Olympics, including by online ticket buyers.

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Nathan Adrian, Olympic Champion and… Masters Swimmer? (Video)

Adrian’s time from 2014 Masters Spring Nationals may not register in USA Swimming’s Data Hub, yet it stands as the 22nd-fastest performance of all time in the 100 yard freestyle.

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Micah Sumrall Has Taken Up A New Hobby (Video)

Sumrall both designed and made her skirt and boots for the Golden Goggle Awards in New York City last month.

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Wang Shun, AKA “Steve,” Crushed Jacob Pebley in an IM Practice (Video)

2018 US WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS November 28th-December 1st, 2018 Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina Psych Sheets Results Short Course…

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