Articles by Robert Gibbs

Watch: Fastest Swims Ever in the 200 Breast and 400 Free Relay (Day 4 Race Video)

The final night of the 2023 NCAA Championships didn’t disappoint, as two US Open record marks went down amidst a host of great races.

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Cal Men Win Their First Back-to-Back Championships Since 2011-2012

With a 52 point win over ASU, the Cal Bears secured their second back-to-back victories under head coach Dave Durden’s tenure.


41.34 to Earn a 100 Free A-Final Swim (Day 4 Prelims Time Comparison)

While it was slightly easier to earn a second swim in several events, it took a blistering 41.34 to make the cutthroat 100 free A-final today.

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Martin Espernberger Erases Mel Stewart’s 32 Year-Old Tennessee 200 Fly Record

You don’t see a lot of school records on the books that date to 1991, and one of the most legendary went down this morning.


100 Fly Champion Youssef Ramadan’s Post-Race Interview One All Swimmers Can Relate To

Fresh off a 100 fly victory, Virginia Tech’s Youssef Ramadan aptly put into words emotions that all swimmers have probably felt at one time or another.


Watch: Michigan’s Gal Cohen Groumi Wins 200 Fly Swim-Off to Secure A-Final Spot

There was only one swim-off this morning, but it was a thrilling one, as Gal Cohen Groumi and Martin Espernberger raced for a spot in the 200 fly A-final.


Leon Marchand Continues Record Barrage With 49.23 Breast Split, Fastest Ever

It’s been ten years since Kevin Cordes first went under 50 on a breaststroke split, and Leon Marchand went 49.23 tonight for the top split of all-time.


Watch: Leon Marchand Dazzles with 3:28.82 in the 400 IM (Day 3 Race Videos)

Watch Leon Marchand’s jaw-dropping performance in the 400 IM, and the other A-finals from tonight’s action in Minneapolis.


2023 NCAA Championships: Day 3 Times to Make It Back Soften In Several Events

Qualifying times are easing a bit in several events this year after a day 3 session last year with some seemingly-impossibly fast times to make it back.

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How Low Can He Go? Leon Marchand Appears Primed For Another Record-Setting 400 IM

ASU phenom Leon Marchand appears to be in the driver’s seat for the 400 IM. Can he break the all-time mark yet again, and if so, how low will he go?


Fifth Year Van Mathias Makes Most of Lineup Change, Qualifies 2nd Overall in 100 Breast

Indiana Van Mathias made a wholesale lineup change for this season, and tonight he’ll swim for an individual NCAA championship for the first time.


Sammon Advances to A-Final, Janton Sets Notre Dame 100 Back Record, In Swim-Offs

In swim-offs, Patrick Sammon gave ASU 7 A-finalists tonight, while Tommy Janton broke the Notre Dame school record to earn a place in the 100 back B-final.


Patrick Sammon and Rafael Miroslaw to Swim-Off After Tying for 8th in 200 Free Prelims

ASU has a chance to put three men into the 200 free A-final final, as Patrick Sammon will swim-off against IU’s Rafael Miroslaw after the pair tied for 8th.


Minnesota Has the Dirtiest Pool Record Board in the NCAA

Minnesota doesn’t actually have a physical pool record board in their pool, but if they did, it’d be riddled with the fastest times ever.


Watch: Marchand’s 1:36 200 IM, Florida and Cal Both Go Under 1:14 (Day 2 Race Video)

If you weren’t in Minneapolis tonight, don’t worry, we’ve got video from two NCAA records for you to marvel over. If you were here, feel free to watch again.