Joelle Vereb and Teammates Used Meditation to Mentally Prepare for ACCs (Video)


  • When: Wednesday, February 19th to Saturday, February 22nd | Prelims 10:00 am | Finals 6:00 pm (1650 prelims Saturday at 4:00 pm)
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: North Carolina State University (NC State) (1x) (results)
  • Streaming: ACC Network
  • Championship Central: Here
  • Detailed Timeline: Here
  • Psych Sheets: Here
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Virginia Tech junior Joelle Vereb is a versatile sprinter who has so far placed 6th individually in both the 50 freestyle and 7th 100 butterfly. Vereb placed 11th in the prelims of the 100 freestyle Saturday morning, qualifying her for the consolation final Saturday evening, in what will be the final session of the 2020 Women’s ACC Championships.

Though she opted to swim the 100 fly over the 100 breast on Friday, Vereb contributed a 1:00.04 100 breaststroke split to VT’s 400 medley relay, which placed 8th and a 27.06 50 breaststroke split to VT’s 200 medley relay, which also placed 8th.

Vereb will likely cap off her 2020 ACC Championships with a swim on the 400 freestyle relay.

In addition to the work Vereb and teammates do in the pool and weight room, Virginia Tech Head Coach Sergio Lopez emphasizes mental preparation and has the team using meditation in order to prepare for major meets such as ACCs.

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2 years ago

Lol at the people that don’t know what’s coming #believe #trusttheprocess

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2 years ago

Back to back years of 8th place finishes with Sergio?

2 years ago

So proud of you Joelle!

2 years ago

They haven’t scratched 300 points yet, so…..

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2 years ago

Maybe they should try swim practice?

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Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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