Annie Lazor has been the most electric U.S. women’s breaststroker this year, and she finally gets her main taper meet this week in Lima.
Licon only swam one other event at the meet – the 200 breast, where he stunned with an impressive 2:08.
Kibler won the men’s 400 free with a 3:52.75.
Kibler’s time was a personal best for him, half a second faster than his previous best of 1:47.65 from 2018 Jr Pan Pacs.
A big swim came in the men’s 100 free, where Drew Kibler (49.45) won the race just ahead of Texas teammate Daniel Krueger (49.63).
Another big swim came in the men’s 100 free, where Drew Kibler won the race just ahead of Texas teammate Daniel Krueger.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
The main WUG group included John Shebat, Austin Katz, Dean Farris, Tate Jackson, Jeff Newkirk, and Townley Haas (World Champs)
Shebat has a best time of 52.42 from US Nationals last Summer.
Carmel Swim Club in Carmel, Indiana, is a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club of Excellence that’s shown its a “community club with a national presence.”
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Rooney announced just over a week ago he would leave the University of Florida before his senior season.
Last spring, the debate was Reece Whitley vs. Drew Kibler for the #1-ranked recruit in the nation. Turns out, neither of them were the highest-scoring freshman at NCAAs. Say hello to Minnesota’s Max McHugh.
Cal won the NCAA title last weekend, and they were good enough that they look like early favorites for next year too.
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SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the Friday night emotion.