Andreas Vazaios Explains What Sets NC State Environment Apart (Video)


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Reported by Jared Anderson.


  • NCAA Record: Jack Conger, Texas (2017) – 1:37.35
  • American Record: Jack Conger, Texas (2017) – 1:37.35
  • U.S. Open Record: Jack Conger, Texas (2017) – 1:37.35
  • Meet Record: Jack Conger, Texas (2017) – 1:37.35
  • 2018 Champion: Andreas Vazaios, NC State – 1:38.60

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Andreas Vazaios, NC State – 1:38.57
  2. Vini Lanza, Indiana – 1:39.63
  3. Zheng Quah, Cal – 1:39.68
  4. Nicolas Albiero, Louisville – 1:40.08
  5. Zach Fong, Virginia – 1:40.28
  6. Trenton Julian, Cal – 1:40.94
  7. Jack Saunderson, Towson – 1:41.06
  8. Camden Murphy, Georgia – 1:41.97

NC State’s Andreas Vazaios used some massive underwaters to defend his 200 fly title and give NC State its first event win of the meet in the very last individual event. Vazaios was 1:38.57, bettering his winning time from last year by .03. He remains the #3 performer of all-time, and this swim now gives him the #4 and #5 performances of all-time.

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4 years ago

How can this dude or really anyone even know? You can’t say “we do it differently” when you haven’t been a part of the other programs and just through hearsay. Until you’ve spent real time with other programs, you can’t say that you do it better.

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Reply to  DravenOP
4 years ago

At that level you will know numerous other people on other teams from your national team and other competitions

Reply to  DravenOP
4 years ago

I think you’re right in a sense, it’s impossible to truly know what other programs are doing and what makes your program unique given that you’re only training and competing for the one team. But I also think, and to NC State’s credit, that they’re clearly doing something differently that has caused them to have such a massive swell on all fronts at the NCAA level in swimming. What that thing may be might be different for each person, but there is definitely something different happening there.

NC State does deserve a TON of credit, in my opinion, for attempting to make their swim meets into a fun and fan-interactive environment. I mean the lights and smoke shows they put… Read more »

4 years ago

“everbody does the same thing but we do it better, y’all cant even imagine it” ?? sounds kinda very arrogant

Guy that watched the video
Reply to  anonymoose
4 years ago

He says nc state does it differently I wouldn’t say that is arrogant. Also he seems like a very down to earth guy.

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