Nicolas Albiero on How to Prep for the Last 50 of a 200 Fly on Day 4 of NCAAs


  • When: Wednesday, March 24 – Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (Local Time)
  • Short course yards (SCY) format
  • Defending champion: Cal (1x) – 2019 results
  • Streaming:
  • Championship Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Live Results

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • NCAA Record: Jack Conger (Texas), 2017 – 1:37.37
  • American Record: Jack Conger (Texas), 2017 – 1:37.37
  • U.S. Open Record: Jack Conger (Texas), 2017 – 1:37.37
  • Meet Record: Jack Conger (Texas), 2017 – 1:37.37
  • Pool Record: Nicolas Albiero (Louisville), 2021 – 1:38.65
  • 2019 Champion: Andreas Vazaios (NC State), 1:38.57
  • 2020 Top Performer: Nicolas Albiero (Louisville), 1:38.65

Top 3:

  1. Nicolas Albiero (Louisville)- 1:38.64 *Pool Record
  2. Trenton Julian (Cal)- 1:38.85
  3. Antani Ivanov (Virginia Tech)- 1:39.26

Cal’s Trenton Julian was first at the halfway mark at 46.64 while Louisville’s Nicolas Albiero was 5th at 47.40. Yet Albiero’s strong underwaters allowed him to catch Julian on the last 25, sealing his first individual NCAA title at 1:38.64. That time knocked 0.01s off his own 2020 Greensboro pool record from the 2020 ACC Championships. He remains the 5th-fastest swimmer all-time and 3rd-fastest American ever. Julian settled for second place at 1:38.85, dropping eight-tenths from this morning.

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1 year ago

An absolute legend!

Mike Anderson
1 year ago

Congratulations to Nick and the entire family. Takes a village.

NM Coach
1 year ago

Trent was winning every pushoff! Nic was winning every underwater! Go back and watch the last turn/25…Nic doesn’t breathe the last 4 strokes into the wall!

CONGRATULATIONS…what a great way to go out!

1 year ago

Great race strategy based upon his training and trust of his coach (Father). So happy for Nicholas. What a well spoken, humble Champion. Well done to the Alberio family!

1 year ago

One of the most fun races to watch at NC’s this year, congrats on the first individual title!

Coach Rob
1 year ago

Does anyone have the race video of the women’s 400IM A final from last week’s 2021 NCAA’s?

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