The NCAA swimming & diving season is finally upon us as spectators, with the first college meet happening last weekend.
But for the swimmers, the year is already well underway with weeks and weeks of training in the books.
One team, the Louisville Cardinals, are giving us an inside glimpse into some of their early-season training through this hype video, which focuses on everything the Cards do out of the pool to become great in it.
You can check out the video above, courtesy of Louisville Athletics – Marshall Center on YouTube, or you can follow this link to the video on YouTube’s site itself.
The end of the video points out an interesting streak – between their men’s and women’s programs, Louisville has now had an NCAA Champion in four consecutive seasons.
Breaststroker Carlos Almeida won a national title back in 2012. Freestyler Joao de Lucca took titles in back-to-back years, winning the 200 free in 2013 and the 100 and 200 frees in 2014. Then Kelsi Worrell brought the streak to the women’s side with dual national titles in the 100 and 200 fly last spring.
Worrell, now a senior, should have a great chance to extend that University of Louisville streak to five years, as she’ll be in the mix for both fly titles and perhaps even the 50 free.