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Welcome to The Week That Was In College Swimming, where every week we’ll take a look at some of the highlights from around the NCAA.
Watch more race videos from this weekend’s dual meet between Virginia and Texas, courtesy of UVA swimming’s YouTube channel.
Penn State hosted West Virginia for their home opener, with the women’s meet taking place on Friday and the men’s meet on Saturday.
Noah Nichols continued his fall momentum at the UT-UVA dual this weekend. Although he didn’t touch first, he did post a 51.73 100 breast
Foster led off Texas’ winning 200 medley relay and taking wins in the 100 fly (46.57) and 100 back (45.82).
Texas A&M hosted in-state TCU for a combined dual meet on Friday, emerging victorious in convincing fashion in both the men’s and women’s meets.
Breaststroker Anna Elendt posted the #1 time in the country in the women’s 100 breast, touching at 58.14 to top US Olympians Alex Walsh and Lydia Jacoby.
Ellie Wehrmann was another Kansas double event winner, taking the 200 free and 100 free.
Caspar Corbeau knew he could swim a good 50 fly. But he didn’t think that would mean he’d be Texas’ #1 option on Friday for the 200 medley relay
Captani thinks more meets should be like this, not only to have fun with her athletes but to help grow swimming to a broader fan base.
DeSorbo notes that all of the sprinters in his group train to swim all 4 50s of stroke, and therefore are sharpened to swim a pretty good 100 IM
After the UT-UVA dual, it seemed like Texas men’s head coach Eddie Reese was pleasantly surprised with how his longhorns looked at the beginning of November
Follow along here at SwimSwam for a live recap of the second day of competition at the Texas-Virginia dual meet, which includes more longer-distance events.
Walsh actually almost missed the 100 IM, thinking that there would be the women’s and men’s 500 free before her race.