2022 ACC SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Tuesday, February 15th to Saturday, February 19th Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00 pm (Tuesday 11:00am/4:30pm)
- Where: McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta Georgia (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions
- Streaming: ACC Network
- Championship Central: Here
- Detailed Timeline: Here
- Psych Sheets: Here
- Live Results
- Saturday Prelims Heat Sheets
- Saturday 1650s Heat Sheets
Heat sheets for the final day of the 2022 ACC Championships reveal some interesting decisions as teams vie for an overall title.
Last night NC State’s Katharine Berkoff and UVA’s Gretchen Walsh went head-to-head twice in the 100 back, with Berkoff winning the individual event and Walsh narrowly getting her hand on the wall first in the relay, en route to the Cavaliers swimming the fastest time ever.
Today, the two will square off again, but not in the 200 back, where Berkoff was the #2 seed and the defending runner-up and Walsh was the #11 seed. Instead, they’ll both race the 100 free, where Walsh is seeded 2nd and Berkoff 3rd.
They’ll be battling there against Kate Douglass, the versatile Cavalier who was seeded #1 in both the 100 free and the 200 breast today. She’s opted to scratch the 200 breast, where she holds the conference record and is the 2nd-fastest woman in history, and will instead seek to defend her title in the 100 free.
The also-versatile Alex Walsh of UVA has scratched out of the 200 back (#7 seed) and the 100 free (#7 seed) and will instead race the 200 breast. She doesn’t even have an entry time, but watch for her to do something big out of the very first heat.
Notre Dame freshman Sophia Karras was seeded to swim in the fastest heat of the 1650 according to the psych sheet, but she has not competed at all this week an does not appear on the heat sheets.
On the men’s side, the biggest news is that Louisville fifth-year Nick Albiero will race the 200 back for the first time ever at ACCs. Traditionally, Albiero has raced the 200 fly on the final day of the meet, and he’s won that all five times he’s raced it, but this new schedule necessitated a lineup change for the final day. Albiero probably could’ve opted for the 100 free — he’s had some strong free relay splits over the years — but he’s also a strong backstroker. His lifetime best of 1:41.70 in the 200 back came over three years ago the 2018 ACC-B1G Challenge, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him drop the second or two that it should take to be in the mix for a title in this event.
The only other top ten scratch comes from NC State’s Noah Henderson, who was seeded 9th in the 100 free, but has already maxed out his three individual events with the 50 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly, having made the A-final in each.