36-year old Felipe Lima has qualified to swim at his 3rd Olympic Games after hitting the FINA “A” standard in the 100 breaststroke on Monday.
Brazilian swimmers will get their first shot tonight at Olympic qualification as Trials gets underway at the Maria Lenk Swimming Pool.
Felipe Lima will lead the field into the finals of the 100 breast, having produced the only swim faster than a minute during the prelims.
The meet has been limited to just 120 swimmers to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and some events have entry lists in the single digits as a result.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
The current junior group has a heated battle for top scorer. Kieran Smith leads scoring, but Shaine Casas leads with 3 individual NCAA titles.
#1-ranked Ryan Hoffer was the top-scoring swimmer in the outgoing senior class – but the #2 swimmer rose from being the #18-ranked recruit.
The Cal first-year dropped almost four seconds in a time of 1:40.61, moving up from the 58th seed into the top spot in this morning’s prelims.
Max McHugh could become the second man ever under 50 in the 100 breast. But fellow juniors Reece Whitley and Zane Backes are nipping at his heels.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
On paper, this looks like a Whitley win and McHugh silver is imminent. But two swimmers have hit big LCM times this year, which could make things close.
Back in 2019, then-freshmen Shaine Casas finished 13th in the 200 IM, but now, the Texas A&M star could threaten Caeleb Dressel’s all-time mark of 1:38.18.
Notre Dame sophomore Jack Hoagland was named the 2021 ACC Men’s Championships Most Valuable Swimmer after winning three individual events.
Louisville senior Evgenii Somov led a fast A-final to set a new meet record and capture his third ACC Championships 200 Breast title.
We’ve got the closest men’s ACC Championships in years, with a three-team race that could come down to the final relay tonight in Greensboro.