After cracking the top 5 at NCAAs for the 3rd straight year in 2014-15, Texas A&M has released a schedule with a few exciting rivalries in the 2015-16 season.
The University of Missouri has released its 2015-16 schedule. Absent this year from the schedule are Auburn, South Carolina, and the Mizzou invitational in November.
U.S. Olympian Kathleen Hersey is one of five figures inducted into the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame over the weekend.
“Jos has experience swimming and coaching at the highest levels of the sport. I look forward to his passion and enthusiasm immediately paying off in coaching and recruiting.”
Jack Conger and the rest of the NCAA will be aiming for the 2016 NCAA qualifying time standards all season.
The time standards got much quicker this year, with 94.4% of the “A” standards faster than there were in 2015.
At the World Championships in Kazan, Ryan Lochte headlined Florida’s events with a dominating performance in the 200-meter IM (1:55.81).
Fifteen members from the University of Florida men’s and women’s swim team are scheduled to represent the Gators in San Antonio at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships from Aug. 6-10.
UF senior Jess Thielmann represented the current Gators with a top-10 finish in the 1500-meter freestyle. Theilmann, a Newcastle, England, native, swam a time of 16:21.21 and finished 10th-overall.
Three former Gators — Ryan Lochte, Sebastien Rousseau and Hilda Luthersdottir — and newcomer Jan Switkowski each took part in their respective events.
Kristian Gkolomeev, Anton McKee, Abbas Qali and Jack Hadjiconstantinou are slated to swim eight individual events in Kazan, Russia
On the men’s side, senior Corey Main, junior Mitch D’Arrigo, and sophomore Jan Switkowski are set to represent the Blue and Orange. Sophomore Theresa Michalak will also compete on the women’s end.
Texas A&M will be well-represented at multiple upcoming swimming and diving competitions with nearly 30 former, future or current Aggies competing in the FINA World Championships, the Speedo Junior National Championships or the Phillips 66 National Championships.
Melanie Margalis, Shannon Vreeland, Nicolas Fink and Chase Kalisz will represent the United States, while Matias Koski and Chantal Van Landeghem will compete in their respective countries’ colors.
The Florida Gators have announced their 2015-2016 schedules with an interesting twist in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympics: two of the team’s biggest rivalry meets will be conducted in long course meters.