With the NCAA not allowing swimmers to remove the kick-plates from the Spectrum blocks at the University of Minnesota, here are some visuals of what the starting platform will look like for relay swimmers at the women’s NCAA Championships later this month.
Mitch Bowmile is back with his weekly roundup of swimming competition. This week, Mitch tackles the college conference championships that happened across the country last weekend including the men’s ACCs, men’s Big Tens and women’s Pac-12s.
Louisville’s Gisselle Kohoyda swam a 2:09.95 in the 200 breaststroke in Tennessee to drastically improve her NCAA Qualifying chances.
Ned Skinner and Virginia Tech still looks to be the favorite after Saturday’s prelims session, but it’s far from a comfortable margin.
After the Louisville Cardinals swept both the men’s and women’s titles at the AAC Swimming and Diving Championships, 84 total student-athletes representing six conference schools have been named to the All-Conference team.
With numbers courtesy of USA Swimming Stats on Twitter, we’ve put together some charts ranking the top-end depth of each of the major women’s conference to compete last weekend.
Joao de Lucca went 41.90, the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season, to win the 100 free. He’s looking like one of the most dangerous men in the country heading into the national championships.
Louisville stayed hot on the final day of prelims at the AAC Championships, breaking more pool records and taking top seeds in 7 of the 8 events. Tanja Kylliainen is the top 200 flyer, looking for her third conference title of the meet.
Joao de Lucca was dominant in his signature race, while the Louisville men were suffocating, sweeping the top 4 spots in two different events.
Tanja Kylliainen broke another pool record and leads the 400 IM. Her teammate Andee Cottrell went 59.35 to take the top 100 breast seed.
Tanja Kylliainen was a high point for the dominant Cardinals, winning the 200 IM in 1:56.34 to annihilate the old pool record.
In third place after one night, the heavily-favored Louisville Cardinal men kicked it into gear this morning, nabbing the top seed in every event and qualifying exactly 4 men for each A final tonight.
Carlyle Blondell split 18.8 for the Louisville men on the 200 medley relay, which broke a pool record. Despite winning both relays, the Cardinals trail SMU by 28 after day 1.
Morgan Priestley seems to have most of the answers swim fans are looking for when it comes to championship season. This week Garrett and Morgan look at the AAC, ACC, BIG 10, and SEC.