This Week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we discuss our top recruit for the Class of 2022, Claire Curzan, finally announcing her college commitment (Stanford), Matt Sates impressing with 2 World Jr Records in Berlin, and Mike Unger leaving USA Swimming and what that means for the Tim Hinchey era. See our full list of topics below:
- #1 ranked recruit for the Class of 2022 and 2020 Olympian Claire Curzan announced her verbal commitment to swim and study at Stanford, starting in the fall of 2022.
- 18-Year-Old Matt Sates broke 2 World Jr Records at the World Cup stop in Berlin in the 200 free (coming off of the 400 IM) and 200 IM
- We saw the first-ever ISL death match in which the DC Trident won their first-ever ISL match while Iron took 2nd, advancing both teams to the ISL playoffs in Eindhoven
- Team USA brought a formidable team of Jrs to the World Cup in Berlin, including a foursome that broke the previous WJR in the mixed 4×50 medley relay, previously held by 3 Tokyo Olympics in Michael Andrew, Alex Walsh, and Regan Smith as well as Florida All-American Trey Freeman
- USA Swimming Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mike Unger is leaving the organization after 28 years and is expected to be named FINA’s new Director of Sports Competition.
SINK or SWIM
- Should NCAAs be short course meters Always? Ever?
- Will Matt Sates actually show up in Athens and compete for UGA after record-breaking world cup?
- Overall, was the first World Cup stop exciting?
- Stanford or Virginia: Who had the better NCAA weekend?
- Peaty or Pernille: Who had the better weekend on the dance floor?