SwimSwam Breakdown: ALL Things College Conference Meets

This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we cover all of the Power-5 Conference Championships that occurred last weekend plus international news including an ongoing ISL/FINA lawsuit and what Aussie Olympic stars are doing this spring. View full list to topics below:

  • 0:50 SEC Women
  • 4:29 SEC Men 8:27 ACC Women
  • 16:48 Big Ten Women
  • 20:29 ACC Men
  • 24:48 ISL/FINA Lawsuit

SINK or SWIM

  • 32:36 After Cal/Stanford Dual, can Stanford men crack Top 6 at NCAAs?
  • 35:28 Will Lilly King‘s 200 Breast record of 2:02.60 fall at NCAAs?
  • 36:55 Without Some Big Stars, will 2022 Budapest World Champs still have the same hype?
  • 40:00 Can Kaylee McKeown Repeat her Monster times from last weekend this summer?
  • 42:27 Can NC State men crack Top 2 at NCAAs?

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Mike
5 months ago

Regarding the Big Ten meet; the discussion about the unpredictable swim by Nyah was news worthy. The back to back championship performances by Bach and Romano were also worth talking about; plus the emergence of Fulmer as an elite sprinter and 200 freestyler were very instrumental in the win.

NC Fan
5 months ago

Haven’t watched yet, but I wanted to go ahead and put it out there that I will make sure to pick the opposite of any picks Coleman makes since he picked against both the Tennessee women (‘Roll Tide’ was his comment I believe) and, most shockingly, the NC State men. You know Braden Holloway and much of that team, and you thought Louisville tasting victory last year made them hungry? How could you discount the rabid hunger of an angry (and immensely talented) pack of wolves? I think DeSorbo must have slipped you a control chip in your pancakes to pick against the Pack men!

B1G fan
Reply to  NC Fan
5 months ago

As I gathered from the video, he also picked against the Ohio State women, so…

PVSFree
Reply to  B1G fan
5 months ago

Is the Coleman Curse becoming a thing? Texas better watch out, if Coleman picks them for BIG 12’s, then this might be the year WVU takes the crown

B1G Fan
5 months ago

Want to point out that Coach Dorenkott’s decision to leave Nyah off the roster was not as bad as it seems. The lowest scoring roster spot was 28 points. (There was a diver who scored 26, but she was only 1/2 of a roster spot.). If Nyah repeated all of her morning swims at night, she would’ve scored 31 points. That’s only a difference of three points. Great job by Nyah and great job by the coaches managing tough roster restrictions.

Admin
Reply to  B1G Fan
5 months ago

Hm! That’s a great point.

Steve Nolan
5 months ago

when this week’s edition goes to the triple box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfy-xO3xYVg

Editor
Reply to  Steve Nolan
5 months ago

At least Braden and Coleman still have their hair…

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Robert Gibbs
5 months ago

No, they are burdened with it.

Since going for the buzz, I have so much more time to comment that I instead would have been spent coiffing my locks.

B1G fan
5 months ago

Just want to point out that Coach Dorenkott’s decision to leave Nyah off the roster is not as bad as it seems. The lowest scoring roster spot scored 28 points (a diver scored 26, but she was only 1/2 a roster spot—the two divers scored more than 60 points from that roster spot). If Nyah had repeated all of her morning swims at night, she would’ve scored 31 points. That’s only a three point difference. Awesome job by Nyah and a great job by the coaches managing tough roster limitations.

Swimmer Steve
5 months ago

Would’ve liked a mid major section discussing likely qualifiers

DMSWIM
Reply to  Swimmer Steve
5 months ago

Many of the mid-major conference meets are coming up this next week, so I think it’s a big pre-mature to have that discussion. It’s a good suggestion for next week though.

Ghost
5 months ago

Peanut Gallery

SEC-you didn’t mention UF men won by almost 500 points without 2 studs!!! Braden mentioned UGA men beating Stanford possibly. That could be just based on the Big 3 (Sates, Magahey and Luca) but other than their 800 free relay, they might not got any other relays into the A finals. And don’t see many other UGA swimmers getting many points. How many points can 3 guys score?
In the women’s side of SEC, I think the conference isn’t as strong at the top end as it once was! I don’t think any will be Top 5 at NCAAs.

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Last edited 5 months ago by Ghost
VA Steve
Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

Agree in the main but look out for the Tennessee women. They are on an upward trajectory with significant recruits committeed. I would make a side wager that they will have at least one swimmer place in the top 5 at NCAAs.

Last edited 5 months ago by VA Steve
Ghost
Reply to  VA Steve
5 months ago

No doubt! They have a few elite studs!

greg
Reply to  VA Steve
5 months ago

I read it as no SEC team will finish in the top 5, not individual swimmer. The team question (regardless of intent) is the interesting one – obviously it’s very likely multiple SEC women will individually finish in the top 5 (White, Walshe just to name two) – but team-wise I agree that 6th is probably the top SEC team finish. To finish top 5, you have to beat at least one of UVA, NCST, Texas, Stanford, and Cal, which I just don’t see happening. Then there is also Michigan and OSU to contend with.

NM Coach
Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

1-2-3-4 finish in the 500 was 100% the “Bernadino” Factor!!!!!!

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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