Articles by Robert Gibbs

Sweden, Estonia, Finland Records in 100 Breast Fall at the Stockholm Swim Open

A trio of 100 breast national records went down on the final day of the 2021 Stockholm Swim Open, capping off a fast meet.


Thomas Heilman Breaks 13-14 NAG with 1:36.25 in the 200 Free

Thomas Heilman of Cavalier Aquatics set a new 13-14 National Age Group record with a 1:36.25 in the 200 yard freestyle today in York.


Olympians Conger, Osman, and Schooling Headline TIDE Spring Showcase

TIDE Swimming is kicking off their long course season with a prelims/finals meet this week, where they’ll be joined by some big names from across the state.

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Towson Men End W&M’s Streak, Capture First CAA Championship

The Towson men snapped a six-year win streak by the W&M Tribe as the Tigers won their first Colonial Athletic Association title.


Michigan Assistant Coach Nikki Kett Stepping Away From Coaching

Michigan assistant coach Nikki Kett announced today that she will be stepping away from coaching after spending the last three year on the Wolverines’ staff.

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Versatile Javier Acevedo Helps Georgia Men To Highest NCAA Finish Since 1997

You don’t often see a 200 backstroke A-finalist swim breast on a 200 medley relay, but senior Javier Acevedo was doing it all for Georgia last week.


YSSC and YOTA Each Win 3 Events on Night 1 of YMCA Spring Festival – Greensboro

Spartaquatics and the YMCA of the Triangle Area each picked up three events on night one at the Greensboro site of the YMCA Spring Festival.

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2021 Men’s NCAA Championships: SwimSwam’s Awards

With a couple days to reflect, here’s what stood out to us at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships last week.


Who’s In Line For the Most Coveted Job in Swimming, Texas Men’s Head Coach?

With longtime Texas head coach Eddie Reese announcing his retirement, here’s a speculative list of candidates for a team with 15 NCAA titles.


Cal Wins First 400 Free Relay Title Since 2011 (Relay Splits)

While Cal fell a bit short to Texas in the overall battle, the Bears closed out the meet with their win in the 400 free relay since 2011.


Casas and Lasco Rattle 200 Back US Open Record with 1:35.75, 1:35.99

Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas and Cal’s Destin Lasco finished 1-2 in the 200 back, moving them to #2 and #3 all-time in the event.


Florida’s Clark Beach Tops UVA’s Justin Grender in 200 Back Swim-Off For 8th

After tying for 8th in prelims of the 200 back, Florida’s Clark Beach topped Virginia’s Justin Grender in a swim-off for a spot in the A-final.


2021 M. NCAA Day 4: Only 200 Breast Faster Than Recent Years

The 200 breast was the only event in this morning’s prelims where it took faster times to score than it has in previous years.


Louisville’s Evgenii Somov Leaving NCAAs Early For Russian Olympic Trials

Louisville senior Evgenii Somov will be leading NCAAs early to head home to Russia to prepare for next week’s Olympic Trials.


Pitt’s Blaise Vera Cranks 3rd-Fastest 50 Fly Relay Split Ever With 19.50

One day after becoming the Pitt men’s first First Team All-American in 41 years, Blaise Vera dropped a 19.50 fly split on the 200 medley relay,