Riki Bonnema won the 50 free and helped NC State break the ACC record in the 200 free relay on day 2 of the ACC Championships.
Already this season she is within one second of that mark (1:40.31), and swimming faster in the event than she was last year. Going into the meet last season the American record was 1:41.21. Now, she’s swimming times like that in-season which is what puts this swim on this list.
Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew will have swim fans on American Record Watch all week after some blistering mid-season performances.
The UNC Tar Heels went on the road, knocking off 7-time defending ACC women’s champs Virginia to remain undefeated within the conference. The UNC men also triumphed, winning 13 of 16 events.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy swam to a win and an NCAA A cut in the 200 Back to help propel the Cal Golden Bears to an overall win at the UGA Fall Invite.
Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew owned the 100 back in prelims, with an A cut of 50.76 to top a star-studded field.
Chase Kalisz led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 IM finals as the Georgia men and women posted early leads after Day 1 of the UGA Fall Invitational.
Virginia’s Leah Smith is on a mission in Athens, Georgia this weekend, it would appear.
Leah Smith (pictured) won back-to-back races to open things up for the Virginia women, while Simonas Bilis went 4-for-4 for NC State’s men.
Defending champions of their respective conferences, the Virginia women and Michigan men hold onto leads after one day of the triangular meet at Penn State.
Eryn Eddy of the Loveland Swim Club and Thompson Valley High School has verbally committed to Virginia.
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Courtney Bartholomew is now a junior, a part of a rising young nucleus that has Virginia fighting for a top 10 finish.
The Americans, with a blazing 1:54.3 anchor from Katie Ledecky, broke the Australian All-Comers Record by four seconds and the Pan Pacs Record by five.
Matt Grevers and Missy Franklin were the two highest-scoring swimmers at the 2014 U.S. National Championships.
Katie Ledecky won the 400 free on Saturday in World Record fashion in Irvine, California.