Six current or former University of Michigan swimmers competed at the Pan American Games in Toronto last week, with four of them bringing home medals for their respective countries.
The American relay of (L-R) Kiera Janzen, Allison Schmitt, Courtney Harnish and Gillian Ryan destroyed the old Pan Ams record with a huge 4×200 free relay win for Team USA.
Michael McBroom (pictured) won the men’s 800 on opening day at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara. His time of 7:54.21 ranks 15th in the world this year. Runner-up Connor Jaeger (7:54.47) is now 16th.
The 2015 women’s 1650 yard freestyle NCAA Champion Leah Smith (above) will sit out of its closest equivalent, the 1500 meter free, on Thursday at the Pro Swim Series – Charlotte meet.
Freshman star Cierra Runge is the NCAA record holder in the 500 free, but it’s no easy task to hold off swimmers like Leah Smith and Brittany Maclean.
She is currently the top ranked NCAA swimmer in both the 500 and 1650, and second in the nation in those events behind only Katie Ledecky. She swam a 4:31.90 and a 15:40.17 at the PAC 12 Championships, setting a new NCAA record in the 500 and a PAC 12 meet record in the 1650.
Ray Looze’s bunch have about 50 points to make up, but lead the Big Ten in A and B finalists heading into the final night of the 2015 Big Ten Championships.
O Canada! Minnesota’s Kierra Smith is one of a number of Canadians currently dominating the Big Ten Conference Championship.
Usually Minnesota and Indiana are the clear-cut top two in the women’s Big Ten, but Michigan has raced the two stroke-for-stroke through day 2 prelims.
Kierra Smith (above) had a breakout summer competing for Canada, just missing a medal in the 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Games. She’ll be a star for the Minnesota Gophers this championship season.
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Michgan women defeated Ohio State at home for the ninth consecutive time on Saturday. The Wolverines won 12 of 16 events and racked up a score of 190-110.
The Louisville men’s B medley relay did something special tonight, and let’s not even get started on their A.
Natalie Coughlin is one of a number of swimmers who is just looking for a way onto the Pan Pacs team in their final chances on Sunday.