Just four months after winning the NCAA title in the 400 free relay, the Texas sprint cupboard could be on the cusp of being the barest it’s been in years.
Freshman Anthony Grimm clocked a new personal best in the 50 back en route to the Longhorns swimming a 1:23.00 in the 200 medley relay tonight in Dallas.
The NCAA has released videos for all of the Men’s races from the 2021 NCAA Swimming Championship on their YouTube channel. You can view them all here.
The University of Florida men remain one of the strongest teams in the nation and returns all but one of its 2021 NCAA scorers.
Adam Chaney led off Florida’s 3rd-place 400 medley relay at last year’s NCAA Championships. The Gators will return their entire relay for next season.
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.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.
Eddie Reese won his 15th NCAA title with all 20 members of the Texas roster scoring at the 2021 Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
ICYMI: The race videos from night two of the 2021 Men’s NCAAs are here. Catch up on the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 400 medley relay here.
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
On paper, it’ll be Cal and Texas dueling it out in the 400 free relay while simultaneously aiming to wrap up a team title.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas is almost a full second faster than anyone else this season in the 100 back after becoming just the fourth man sub-44 in November.
Drew Kibler is one of the few men who has NCAA scoring ability in both the 50 free and the 500 free and will focus on the latter event at NCAAs.