After an exciting morning prelims session, swim fans should be in store for even more crazy-fast racing tonight on Day 2 of the ACC Championships.
It’s the first full day of swimming at the 2023 ACC Championships with prelims of the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, and 50 freestyle.
With a massive freshman and transfer class, the Virginia women are heavily favored to win their fourth-straight ACC Championships title this year.
Saka (above) swam dual meet best times in the 100 and 200 backs and was not far off of his times from midseason as Georgia Teach defeated Queens.
China’s Li Bingjie is set up very well to repeat as champion in both the 400 and 800 free.
We’ve already had timed finals of the 1650, where Georgia’s Jake Magahey won his third event of the meet with a strong 14:44.
Florida’s sprint sensation Josh Liendo will take on a tough 100 fly/200 free double on Day 2 of the UGA Fall Invitational.
After qualifying first into the final of the men’s 100 fly (46.01), Liendo swam the 200 free in yards for the first time, making a second final in 1:34.24.
Night 1 of the UGA Fall Invite will feature tough SEC and ACC competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and the 400 medley relay.
Georgia junior Jake Magahey put up a blistering time of 4:12.91 in the men’s 500 free prelims, ranking him first in the country this season.
Quintin McCarty, one of the fastest freshman sprinters in the NCAA, went 19.44 in the 50 free unsuited and was just 0.09 seconds off of his personal best.
Luca Urlando won three individual events and added a blistering 24-flat 50 back lead-off on the 200 medley as the Bulldogs swept the Yellow Jackets in SCM.
FSU’s Peter Varjasi and Jesco Helling swept the ACC Men’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, while Deniz Ertan and Mia Vallee won the women’s awards.
Freshman Deniz Ertan, part of a golden generation of Turkish swimmers, knocked almost 9 seconds off the Georgia Tech Record in the 1000 free on Saturday.
In his first competition since the 2022 World Championships, Fink raced as an exhibition swimmer in five different individual events.