Previews & Recaps
This was a brutal conference to call, and we narrowly picked IU over fears about Michigan’s two-week training pause during taper. Michigan proved us wrong.
Indiana University sophomore Brendan Burns was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Championship, adding to his Freshman of the Year honor from last season.
Instead of the fly/back double in 100s, he was able to do the 200 of each stroke on separate days, and he broke 1:40 in both for the first time.
Zane Backes (above) is racing in tonight’s 200 breast A-final for IU, as the Hoosiers are gunning for a B1G title in an extremely close race with Michigan.
After scoring prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Michigan will have just ONE point over Indiana on paper, leaving it to the 400 FR relay to decide the 2021 champion.
The Michigan men successfully defended their Big Ten team title, earning their 42nd title in program history, the most in Big Ten history.
Swimming has given us another down-to-the-wire conference championship meet on the final day of the Big Ten Men’s Swimming Championships. Above: Brendan Burns
This year’s Big Ten schedule makes Brendan Burns’ choices more difficult, with the 100 back and 200 fly coming on the same day of the meet.
Indiana freshman Tomer Frankel swam the 14th sub-45 second 100 yard butterfly in the NCAA this season, which ties as the 2nd-best season ever in D1.
Indiana’s Tomer Frankel has two high seed swims on Wednesday at the Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbus.