Articles by Robert Gibbs

2021 Men’s NCAAs Day 1: Let’s Overreact to One Race

Let’s try to prognosticate just a bit what tonight’s only race — the 800 free relay — means for the next three days of racing.

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2021 M. NCAA Picks: Cal Looking For First 400 Free Relay Win In a Decade

On paper, it’ll be Cal and Texas dueling it out in the 400 free relay while simultaneously aiming to wrap up a team title.

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2021 M. NCAA Picks: Cardinals Should Vie with Recent Champs in 400 Medley Relay

The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.

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2021 W. NCAA Championships: SwimSwam’s Awards

The first NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships didn’t disappoint, and here’s our take on the moments and people which stood out to us last week.

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Swim Atlanta’s Jack Aikins Clocks 1:39.85 200 Back, Now #4 In 17-18 Age Group

18 year-old Jack Aikins of SwimAtlanta moved to #4 all-time in the 17-18 age group today with a 1:39.85 in the 200 back.

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Alabama Closes Out NCAAs With Their First Ever Relay Title (Splits Analysis)

Alabama swimmer accounted for four of the top sixteen overall splits as the Crimson Tide won their first ever NCAA relay title.

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NC State’s Sophie Hansson Completes Breast Sweep with ACC Record in the 200

NC State junior Sophie Hansson completed the breaststroke sweep with an ACC record-setting win in the 200 breast tonight.

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Phoebe Bacon Moves to #2 in 17-18 Age Group with 1:48.32 200 Back Win

Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon earned her first NCAA title tonight with a 1:48.32 victory in the 200 back, moving to #2 all-time in the 17-18 age group.

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2021 M. NCAA Picks: Hoffer and Krueger Lead Younger Field in the 100 Free

Daniel Krueger and Ryan Hoffer top the 100 free psych sheet, and are the only two returning A-finalists in this event from the 2019 NCAA Championships.

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NC State Women Swim 3rd-Fastest 200 Medley Relay Ever (Relay Splits)

NC State won their second relay title ever with the third-fastest time ever in the 200 medley relay tonight at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

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Sophie Hansson Sets ACC Record, Tied for 3rd All-Time, With 57.23 100 Breast

NC State junior Sophie Hansson broke her own ACC record and moved into a tie for #3 all-time, with her 57.23 win in tonight’s 100 breast.

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Katharine Berkoff Moves to #4 All-Time in 100 Back, Sets ACC Record

NC State sophomore Katharine Berkoff set the third ACC record of the night, and moved to #4 all-time, with a 49.70 in the back tonight.

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NU’s Maddie Smith Hits 3rd 50 Free Lifetime Best in 2 Months with A-Final Swim

Northwestern senior Maddie Smith built on her strong performances over the two months with a lifetime best and 7th place finish in the 50 free tonight.

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Torri Huske Breaks Own 17-18 NAG with 49.70 100 Fly at PV Champs

18 year-old Torri Huske of the Arlington Aquatic broke her own 17-18 NAG record with a 49.70 in the 100 fly tonight at the PV Champs in Manassas, Virginia.

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Kate Douglass Shakes Up Sleepy Prelims Session with ACC, Pool Record in 50 Free

UVA’s Kate Douglass is now tied as the 6th-fastest 50 free performer in history after a 21.21 in prelims on Day 2 of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships.

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