2022 ACC SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Tuesday, February 15th to Saturday, February 19th Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00 pm (Tuesday 11:00am/4:30pm)
- Where: McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta Georgia (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions
- Streaming: ACC Network
- Championship Central: Here
- Detailed Timeline: Here
- Psych Sheets: Here
- Live Results
- Friday Finals Heat Sheets
Robert Gibbs contributed reporting.
Nicolas Albiero is now the 2nd-fastest 200 flyer, ever, thanks to his ACC record-breaking swim Friday night in the 200 fly (1:37.92).
|Conger’s 200 Fly Splits (2017 NCAAs)||Albiero’s 200 Fly Splits (2022 ACCs)|
|Total: 1:37.35||Total: 1:37.92|
Albiero also defeated Andreas Vazaios 2018 ACC record, which was 1:38.65. Albier’s win marks the first time a swimmer has won five conference titles in the same event, thanks to an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.
Albiero’s race was textbook good, as he nailed his turns and underwaters for an easy finish ahead of 2nd-place Antani Ivanov, who swam a 1:39.73.
Albiero is the reigning NCAA champion in the event, swimming a 1:38.64 last season. He was named ACC Swimmer of the Year during his senior year. The son of Louisville head coach Arthur Albiero returned as a captain for the 2021-22 season, after helping the men capture their 3rd-ever NCAA title in the 2020-21 season.
Currently, Albiero is the fastest in the NCAA, though Georgia’s Luca Urlando has the No. 2 time with his 1:39.00, which won Urlando the SEC title on the same night. Matt Sates came in 2nd with a time of 1:39.88 at SEC championships, making him the 3rd-fastest in the NCAA.