2021 ACC Men’s Swimming Championships
- When: Wednesday, February 24th to Saturday, February 27th Prelims 10:00 am | Finals 6:00 pm (1650 prelims Saturday at 4:00 pm)
- Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: North Carolina State University (NC State) (29x, 6th-straight) (results)
- Streaming: ACC Network
- Championship Central: Here
- Detailed Timeline: Here
- Psych Sheets: Here
- Live Results
In a thrilling conclusion to the 2021 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the team title came down to the final race. In a bit of twist, the two teams vying for the championship swam in two different heats, but that didn’t necessarily dampen the excitement.
The Louisville Cardinals went into the event with a 10 point leading, meaning that if they finished ahead of NC State, they would win. However, if NC State won and Louisville finished 3rd, the two teams would tie, and below 3rd, Louisville would lose.
Louisville threw down a 2:48.37 in the second heat, led by 42.03 leadoff by Haridi Sameh, the fastest leadoff leg of the night, and a 41.77 split by Nick Albiero, which would prove to be the 2nd-fastest of the night.
NC State freshman Luke Miller couldn’t match Sameh’s speed on on the leadoff, but the remaining legs threw down three of the five fastest splits in the field (three of four on a flying start) as NC State touched in 2:48.19. That gave the Wolfpack the win, but with no team managing to go faster than the Cardinals, Louisville secured the team championship by two points.
Check out all of the splits below. Leadoff legs are denoted by bold type.
|NC State||Hunter Tapp||41.66|
|NC State||Kacper Stokowski||41.95|
|NC State||Giovanni Izzo||42.06|
|Virginia Tech||Blake Manoff||42.06|
|Florida State||Max McCusker||42.09|
|Virginia Tech||Antani Ivanov||42.41|
|Virginia Tech||Carles Coll Marti||42.49|
|NC State||Luke Miller||42.52|
|Georgia Tech||Caio Pumputis||42.75|
|Georgia Tech||Christian Ferraro||42.79|
|Florida State||Peter Varjasi||42.84|
|Florida State||Mason Herbert||42.87|
|Notre Dame||Cason Wilburn||42.87|
|Virginia Tech||Youssef Ramadan||42.91|
|Georgia Tech||Baturalp Unlu||42.93|
|Florida State||Jakub Ksiazek||42.94|
|Notre Dame||Sadler McKeen||43.21|
|Georgia Tech||Kyle Barone||43.32|
|Notre Dame||Christopher Stensby||43.51|
|Notre Dame||Brendan Santana||43.56|
|Pitt||Dominic Toledo Sanchez||43.81|
|Boston College||Samuel Roche||43.94|
|Boston College||Alexander Santana||44.03|
|Boston College||Matthew Szekely||44.55|
|Boston College||Charles Clark||45.27|