The swimming portion of the 2021 Men’s ACC Championships begin today with two relays which NC State has dominated the last seven years.
It’s getting increasingly crowded at the top of the ACC, but the NC State men should win their 7th-straight title this week in Greensboro.
We’re kicking off the NCAA conference swimming season with our updated Power Ranks – including one big question we’d like to see answered for each team.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (above) won a pair of headline breaststroke duels against Alabama’s Derek Maas, but Alabama took the team win in a squeaker.
Auburn junior Emily Hetzer won the 200 free and 500 free as the Tigers won all but the 200 butterfly in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech held their first meet of the season today, Saturday, September 19th, racing at the 2020 White vs. Gold Intrasquad meet.
At this point, NC State looks like to be a lock for their 6th-straight team title, but there’s still plenty of great racing ahead of us this evening.
This morning NC State, Virginia, Louisville, and Virginia Tech accounted for 23 out of 32 possible A-final spots tonight.
The last prelims session of the 2020 ACC Championships will feature defending champions in three of the four events being contested.
On the men’s side, ACC Champion Caio Pumputis and Darren Lim led the charge. Pumputis swept the breaststroke events, one of his specialties.
ACC Champion Caio Pumputis was nearly 3 seconds ahead of the field in the 200 free, setting the pace early on en route to a 1:36.85.
All-Americans Julie Meynen (Auburn) and Caio Pumputis (Georgia Tech) won doubles on Saturday. Pumputis also put up a lifetime best in the 100 fly.
On the final day of the 2019 Georgia Tech Invitational, Leah Braswell swam 15:47 in the 1650 free, which is the best time in the country by almost 10 seconds.
Alec Connolly flexed his sprint speed, claiming three wins in the 50 free (20.21), 100 free (44.16), and 200 free (1:37.28).