SMU Swimming & Diving Aim for 17th Conference Championship in New American Athletic Conference – AAC
The Mustangs are aiming for their 17th conference championship in the last 18 years. SMU returns two All-Americans, nine All-Conference USA selections and 23 letterwinners as it seeks to claim the first American Athletic Conference Championship this winter.
The Cali, Colombia, native led SMU at Rice on Friday evening with a record-setting performance in the 100-yard backstroke. Arcila finished in a time of 56.41 to break the previous record, which was set by fellow Mustang Therese Svendsen in 2011.
Swimming Photos are courtesy of the University of Houston Swimming and Diving Team and photographer Stephen Pinchback / UH Athletics Communications.
“I’m really proud of our effort,” said head swimming coach Rich Murphy. “These meets are important as a reflection of our training and our confidence. We’ve got a lot of people who are making improvements and the energy that they have for each other really is contagious. That spirit, care and commitment to one another really helps us in the second half of meets like today.
After day 1 of the UNC Tar Heels dual meet vs the Louisville Cardinals, the Tar Heels were leading 100-67…
The Mustangs started and finished the event with a pair of relay victories as senior Monika Babok and juniors Nicole Parmenter, Rachel Nicol and Nathalie Lindborg clocked in at 1:45.44 in the 200-yard medley relay, and Babok, Lindborg, senior Nina Rangelova and junior Isabella Arcila touched the wall in a time of 1:34.84 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are frequent visitors to the Tampa Bay recruiting pool.
Caryle Blondell is the new NCAA leader in the 100 yard freestyle.
Several conferences announced their weekly swimming and diving award winners. Louisville’s Joao De Lucca, pictured above, is the AAC male swimmer of the week.
Mustangs Head to Rice On Friday; Houston On Saturday.
After losing by 37 last year, Louisville won by nearly the same margin this year against Tennessee.
Tanja Killiainen made it clear last weekend that the Cardinals are working hard in the water this season, but the…
The weekly award winners from the SEC, Big 10, ACC, AAC, Big 12, and MAC conferences have been released. UNC’s Stephanie Peacock was the ACC Swimmer of the Week.
Notre Dame has taken two class of 2014 swimmers from two different swim clubs on Long Island.
Rachel Grooms (above) has only been swimming year round for three years, and is already a primary target for the Louisville Cardinals.