Nick Albiero Talks Father-Son Coaching Dynamic and Moving Lane Lines (Video)


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In case you missed it, Louisville junior Nick Albiero had a pretty solid weekend of racing at the 2020 Men’s ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Albiero, alongside a solid Louisville squad including the likes of heavy-hitters Evgeny Somov and Mitchell Whyte, buoyed Louisville to a third-place team finish.

Though the 2020 ACC Championships proved an exciting meet thanks to a multitude of fast swims, none was so impressive as Albiero’s 200 butterfly. Already the favorite to win the title, Albiero’s chances of breaking the 1-minute, 40-second barrier–in other words, swimming 200 yards of butterfly faster than 2-yards-per-second–were quite good. What Albiero actually did, however, was outstanding.

After kicking out to right about the second red buoy following his 7th and final turn of the race, Albiero pounded the last 10 meters to the wall, securing himself a smidgen of history as the 4th-fastest performer ever in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:38.65.

Despite his multitude of accomplishments, Albiero is still just a college kid who is not above helping “change the pool,” in other words, move lane lines.

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Coach MM
3 years ago

Come on Nick,
We need you at the Brazilian Olympic Trials!
Although I admire his courage to attend the USA Olympic Trials, even though he would pretty much have his spot locked up for Brazil.

2 Cents
3 years ago

Wow, good for him for DOING HIS JOB! as far as helping change the pool goes. I don’t know why this was mentioned unless there are actual all-american level swimmers out there who dont do this… if there are, then they should be ashamed and none of their teammates should put up with that crap.

Unrelated: Congrats on a great meet, and if he didn’t win swimmer of the meet, then he was robbed with that nation leading time in the 200Fly.

3 years ago

Does anybody know if he’s eyeing and US Olympic berth? Or… if he is considering making the Brazilian team?

cody miller's camera
Reply to  Swimy04
3 years ago

he’s american , swam world juniors 2017

Reply to  cody miller's camera
3 years ago

Yes. But he’s a duo citizen, and can (almost easily) make the Brazilian team… the US team is a bit more challenging.

3 years ago

Hey, people who called out Nick for not thanking his dad, please see this interview. 🙂

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  N P
3 years ago

They should apologize

Reply to  Texas Tap Water
3 years ago

I must be watching a different video then you guys cause I don’t him thanking his dad in this interview

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Taa
3 years ago

Yeah, didn’t even thank Arthur.

Sean Peters
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
3 years ago

You all can just stop there. If you are insinuating that Nick is ungrateful that he did not apologize to his amazing father because of this spliced together video, you are reaching. Enjoy the great moments they share together, because I am pretty sure they are.

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