Andrei Minakov Explains How 1 Underwater Dolphin Kick Helped Him Win NCAA Title


Reported by Michael Hamann.

100 fly

  • NCAA Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 42.80
  • NCAA Meet Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 42.80
  • American Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 42.80
  • US Open Record: Caeleb Dressel (FLOR): 42.80
  • Pool Record: Andrei Minakov (STAN): 43.77

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Andrei Minakov (STAN- Freshman): 43.71
  2. Luca Urlando (UGA- Sophomore): 43.80
  3. Youssef Ramadan (VT- Sophomore): 43.90
  4. Nyls Korstanje (NCST- Junior): 44.17
  5. Tomer Frankel (IU- Sophomore): 44.56
  6. Nicolas Albiero (LOU- 5Y): 44.61
  7. Aiden Hayes (NCST- Freshman): 44.75
  8. Umit Gures (HARV- Junior): 44.88

Stanford’s Andrei Minakov defended his top seed, winning in 43.71 to clip his own pool and Pac 12 record that he set this morning. Minakov was out in 20.12 to lead the field at the halfway mark and timed his finish the best to win at the touch. Georgia sophomore Luca Urlando came on strong on the back half but was a little long into his finish, touching second in 43.80. Virginia Tech sophomore Youssef Ramadan rounded out the top three in 43.90 to set the ACC record.

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8 months ago

“we just call him Daddy” beautiful way of summing up the 5th years

8 months ago

Very well spoken and I vote yes on the renaming thing.

8 months ago

NCAA > World Championships under 22… it’s great he asked a question back to the press core, and one that shows his sense of humor/larger view. These ‘kids’ continue to impress in and out of the pool.

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8 months ago

Continue to impress, but the more I think about his statement the more it really bothers me. I understand that swimmers from other countries want to come to the US to swim, but it sure is frustrating for the American kids swimming USA Swimming all their lives in hopes of being able to compete in college. Wish there was a cap on the % of International kids per team. We’ve seen D1, but D2 is loaded – I would guess even up to 50% International.

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