The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
Will Licon (above) and Cal’s Josh Prenot have each won one of their two head-to-head matchups this week in Atlanta. On Saturday, they’ll have one last battle in the 200 breast, where Licon is the defending champion.
Follow along for live updates from the third day of the 2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.
Schooling made up a full second on the first 50 alone, taking his swim out in 19.83 and then brought it home in 23.51.
Licon, a junior, reeled in California’s Josh Prenot and Ryan Murphy to claim the NCAA title, breaking Ryan Lochte’s pool record.
The team race intensifies as NC state slightly out swims Texas during the Thursday morning session of the 2016 NCAA DI Championships.
Texas, NC State, and Florida posted the three fastest 800 freestyle relays in history to open the 2016 Men’s NCAA DI Championships in Atlanta, GA.
Texas leads the country with seventeen invited swimmers. After scoring out the meet, they are also projected to win the meet by 30 points over NC State.
California will be competing to defend their NCAA title. If they win this year, it will be their fifth national championship in program history.
These lists provide fans with insight about which events the top swimmers will be swimming in Atlanta later this month.
Recently, SwimSwam confirmed that Mexican swimmer Daniel Delgadillo competed earlier this month in Argentina at the first Open Water World Cup event of the year.
The Girls’ 6A meet should be a thriller. The defending champions, Austin Westlake won regionals over the Woodlands, but the psych sheet scoring shows the Woodlands are expected to win by a mere 14 points.
Junior Paul DeLakis has never lost the 100 breaststroke at this meet. He is the favorite to win this event, seeded at 56.71, but Ivar Iverson has also been quick this year. He is a close second at 56.98.
Two championship records highlighted the first day of the 2016 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Houston.
According to an anonymous athlete participating in the meet, no teams are allowed at the pool today, so the meet will be delayed until at least tomorrow.