Madden was voted the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season, while Albiero was selected as the Men’s Swimmer of the Year.
With a couple days to reflect, here’s what stood out to us at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships last week.
The Louisville men out touched Florida on Friday by one-third of a second to win the 200 medley relay, their 1st NCAA relay title and 5th NCAA title overall.
On paper, not even Albiero was confident that the cardinal could win, but his swimmers kept fighting and kept the meet close throughout
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The Louisville Cardinal men won their first-ever ACC Swimming and Diving Championship, snapping a six-year streak of NC State wins.
The Louisville men blasted a 1:25 in the 200 medley relay as the Cardinal men took down the Missouri Tigers 199-101, despite missing the Albiero family.
“En un total de 24 años de natación competitiva, aprendí muchas lecciones que me llevaré el resto de mi vida”, dijo de Lucca.
Albiero touched on the precautions Louisville is taking to allow swimming to return to the pool, as well as his outlook on the NCAA season and Olympics.
Swim teams at the University of Louisville and Texas A&M are both expected to resume in-pool training on campus next week.
Albiero talked about how the delay of the Olympics until 2021 impacts him and his athletes, the process of returning to practice, and much more.
General chair Amy Albiero is urging authorities to view private facilities differently than public pools, which could be closed until the end of August.
Brazilian Murilo Sartori, the 200 free bronze medalist at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, has verbally committed to Louisville for the fall of 2021.
“The fear is I don’t know that we have any answers right now,” Albiero said regarding the training plan for his athletes moving forward.
Louisville junior Nick Albiero became the 4th-fastest performer all-time in the 200 yard fly with his 3rd-straight ACC title tonight in Greensboro.