Surprise and elation never looked so good! Many thanks to Tim Binning, theswimpictures, for capturing these dramatic images.
The Notre Dame junior blasted five seconds off her prelims time to put up the fastest 200 breaststroke in NCAA history at the ACC Championships.
Courtney Bartholomew led the Virginia Cavaliers to their 7th consecutive conference title, although the team battle was overshadowed by Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney, who broke the American record in the 200 breast.
The Virginia Cavalier women crushed the ACC Record in the 400 medley relay on Friday night by three seconds.
NC State wins 200 Free Relay at the 2014 ACC Women’s Championships!
The second night of racing at the women’s ACC Championships featured a big Virginia push in the 500 free, led by new ACC record-holder Leah Smith.
2014 ACC Women’s Championship Fan Guide: Virginia goes for 7-straight as Notre Dame, Pitt join ACC party
Courtney Bartholomew is one of the big-name swimmers hoping to lead Virginia to its 7th-straight ACC title. They’ll go toe-to-toe with UNC at Greensboro to kick off the major conference meet season.
Frank Dyer of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish broke the school record in the 1000 free on Saturday, despite being a race he doesn’t train all that often.
The Irish broke two pool records in their wins, while the Northwestern women came back from a 16-point deficit to top Iowa. The Missouri State men also competed, beating Iowa but falling to Notre Dame.
“The challenge for today was progression, not perfection, but certainly progression. A lot of people improved tremendously,” said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero.
Emma Reaney and the Notre Dame women will be a huge factor at the 2014 ACC Championships.
Emily McClellan broke two school records and put up the third-fastest 100 breaststroke time in the nation for UW-Milwaukee.
The Notre Dame men, led by Frank Dyer, and the Notre Dame women both rolled to victories over the weekend.
The ACC and Big Ten Conferences announced their weekly award winners. Emma Reaney (pictured above) is the ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week.