Weather Causes Delay of 2021 AAC Conference Championships

Snow and freezing weather in Texas has led the Division I AAC to postpone the start of their 2021 Swimming & Diving Championships. Houston won last year’s women’s title.

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2021 NCAA Swimming Conference Championships Primer – Division I

The 2021 NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships will get underway next week, with a more spread-out schedule than normal.


CSCAA Releases Revised Diving All-American Criteria

The CSCAA released revised criteria for diving All-American honors in the event that a championship meet at any level is canceled

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East Carolina Re-Hires Matthew Jabs to Lead Reinstated Women’s Swimming Program

East Carolina has re-hired the head coaches of both the men’s swimming & diving program and the women’s tennis program after reinstatement.


SMU Picks up Verbal from Summer Juniors Qualifier Rob McCall

TISCA Tennessee High School State runner-up Rob McCall will swim for Southern Methodist University beginning in 2021-2022 season.


Houston’s Sacha, SMU’s Stambo Win Season’s Final AAC Swim & Dive Weekly Awards

Ioanna Sacha claimed three individual event wins in Houston’s triumph over Rice, while Nicole Stambo placed third on 3-meter against Texas.

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Oregon High School State Champion Elena Gingras Verbally Commits to Tulane

Lake Oswego Swim Club freestyler Elena Gingras has announced her intention to swim at Tulane University beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

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Katz’s 1:40, Zettle’s 8:48, Highlight Texas Men’s Senior Day Win Over SMU

Austin Katz took care of business, punching his NCAA ticket, but other Texas men hit lifetime bests in off events, en route to beating SMU 170-115.


NCAA Will Only Reduce D1 Championship Size if Less than 50% of Teams Compete

Based on current participation numbers, this implies that the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships will be full-steam ahead in 2021.


Seniors Shine As Houston Sweeps All 14 Events Against Rice

Houston fourth-year Ioanna Sacha had a standout performance on Senior Day, winning three individual events while swimming on the victorious 200 medley relay.

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SMU’s Dalbo, Cincinnati’s Exton Named AAC Swimmers of the Week

Connor Dalbo won three events during SMU’s dual meet with Missouri, taking the top spot in the 100 breast (54.70), 200 breast (1:58.17) and 200 IM (1:49.38).


Turkish 50 Fly National Champion Olcaytu Hatipoglu Verbals to Tulane (2022)

In the 50m fly at the 2020 Turkish National Championships last march, Hatipoglu won the national title with her lifetime best 27.82.

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Spanish Backstroker Marta Beesmans Barquero Joins Houston Class of 2025

Barquero looks like an immediate impact swimmer for the Cougars; for some context, her 100m back lifetime best is under the US Olympic Trials cut (Wave I). 

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Houston Picks Up 59.8 LCM Butterflier Adelaide Meuter of France for 2021

Meuter competed at the 2020 French Elite Nationals in December, where she touched third in the 100 fly behind only Marie Wattel and Beryl Gastaldello.

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The NCAA Anticipates Almost $1 Billion in Television Revenue by 2025

Despite losses of $800 million last year, the NCAA has taken measures to remain fiscally healthy during the coronavirus pandemic