Harris will stay in state to swim for the Seminoles.
Senior Nick McCrory earned a spot on the United States’ 2014 FINA World Cup team Saturday with a second-place finish on the 3-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships, held at the University of Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Former Blue Devil standout Piotr Safronczyk took second in the 100 short course meters breaststroke Friday at the Polish Swimming Nationals, rounding out an impressive showing in the event this week.
McCrory’s highest scoring dive of the day came in the semifinals, when he garnered 94.50 points on a reverse 3 ½ somersault in the tuck position in the fourth round.
Bilis, a native of Panevezys, Lithuania, captured the 200 freestyle event with a time of 1:46.63, finishing first of 12 swimmers in the final.
McCrory will compete in the men’s 3-meter springboard event beginning with the preliminaries Wednesday, Dec. 18. The semifinals will also take place Wednesday, while the 3-meter final is slated for Saturday, Dec. 21 in Austin.
The Duke women’s swim team has received a boost to its efforts with a new scholarship pool to play with. (Above: breaststroker Christine Wixted, who was 2nd at last year’s ACC Championship meet).
NC State swimming & diving team are set to begin the 2013 European Short Course Championships at the Jyske Bank BOXEN. Current Wolfpack freshmen Andreas Schiellerup and Lotta Nevalainen, along with sophomore Simonas Bilis will take part in the event. In addition, future Wolfpack swimmer Anton Ipsen will also take part in the competition.
Virginia head swimming and diving coach Augie Busch announced Monday (Dec. 9) that 13 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to join the Cavalier program in the fall of 2014.
Chris Webb will transfer from Virginia to Tennessee at the semester, though a decision has not yet been made on whether or not he will compete this season.
North Carolina State has added a big-time sprinter to help tackle Virginia in the ACC.
Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew erased any official annals of doubt about who the fastest backstroker in the history of the ACC is.
Virginia sophomore swimmer Courtney Bartholomew has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday (Nov….
Senior Nick McCrory garnered ACC Male Diver of the Week accolades for the third time this season Tuesday, Nov. 26…
North Carolina ran away with the team standings on the final night, but rival NC State closed the meet out with an impressive men’s 400 free relay.