The first two members of the class of 2017, both Chinese, were announced on Friday, along with hints about the other 15 inductees.
Both the FGCU women and the UMBC men were dominant in their performances on day two to put them first in the overall scores heading into the second half of the meet.
Florida freshman Maxime Rooney not only won gold in the 200 free at his first ever SEC Championships, but he also set a new 17-18 National Age Group Record with his 1:32.18.
In an NCAA conference week plagued by a flood of relay DQs, photographs of ACC relay exchanges add support to the theory that step-over starts are causing legal relay starts to take DQs from official timing systems.
Florida freshman Maxime Rooney took down a 17-18 National Age Group Record in the 200 free during day 3 prelims of the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, turning in a time of 1:33.05.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford cracked the top 10 all-time in the women’s 100 yard freestyle, going 47.00 in prelims of the ACC Championships.
Certain coaches at the SEC Championships believe that the step-over start (originally created by Texas which you can read about here) is creating a situation where despite clean relay takeovers, swimmers are being disqualified due to the reaction judging pads thinking that they left early.
Both Adam Koster of Teas A&M and Cobe Garcia of Kentucky tied for 16th overall in the men’s 50 freestyle this morning with a time of 19.81.
In their swim off, Forde managed to get his hand on the wall first to guarantee his spot in the ‘B’ final.
Though plenty more still has to happen in USA Swimming’s hiring process (including a selection of a new Executive Director in the same time frame), here are a few of the top names who could be in line for the job:
Following Chuck Wielgus’ resignation as CEO of USA Swimming, the organization has created a CEO Search Task Force that will be responsible for selecting and filtering through candidates to recommend for the new CEO position.
Despite not winning a single swimming event in the pool, the W.A Hough women managed to take home the NCHSAA 4A State title based on their depth and the strength of their divers.
The Pine Lake Prep women managed to put forth a dominant showing at the 1A/2A NCHSAA State Championships, winning the state title with 332 points to Raleigh Charter’s 332 points.
In order to get an invite to the NCAA Championships a swimmer has to qualify via either an ‘A’ qualifying time, which guarantees an athlete a spot at the competition, or a “B’ qualifying time which is conditional based on the number of swimmers who meet the standard.
As planned, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials pools are set to arrive in the Santa Ynez Valley, California community on March 3rd.