It’s a yearly tradition: using our Swim of the Week to highlight a ‘turning point’ swim that ultimately led to the NCAA team title.
UVA coach Todd DeSorbo said he doesn’t expect any of his seniors to use the extra year of eligibility granted to them by the NCAA.
Cavalier Alex Walsh is the big favorite in the 200 IM as we head into Day 2 finals at the Women’s NCAA Championships.
The 800 free relay went to Virginia, helped by Isabel Ivey being kept off of this relay. This is the UVA women’s first relay title in program history
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
None of the top swimmers in this event are pure sprinters, which is a contrast to 2020, when Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil and Veronica Burchill led the NCAA.
UVA’s Paige Madden will aim for her 3rd ACC title this meet in the 1650 free, after previously sweeping the 200/500 free.
This morning, Kate Douglass will swim the 100 free over the 200 breast. The prelims of the 200 back and 200 fly will also take place.
UVA’s Alexis Wenger broke the 100 breast ACC record at 57.67. However, tonight NC State’s Sophie Hansson will aim to defend her 2020 title against Wenger.
This morning, the prelims of the women’s 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back will take place. UVA’s Kate Douglass leads the 100 fly.
Despite getting second to UVA by 0.05s, NC State’s entire 200 free relay swam all sub-22 splits to combine for a 1:26.59.
The UVA women toppled the NC State women for the 2021 ACC title in the 200 free relay at 1:26.54, highlighted by Douglass’ 21.50 ACC meet record lead-off.
The UVA women propel to the lead on day one with their double relay wins. Among the highlights was Berkoff’s 23.37 BK and Madden’s 1:42.9 200 free split.
The 2021 ACC Women’s Championships kick off tonight with the timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays. UVA leads both relays on the psychs.