This is one of the few races this week that has a crystal clear favorite.
The Texas Longhorns will be swimming for their second-straight title in the 400 medley relay, but on a new night in the schedule.
Louisville made program history last year, winning their first ever NCAA relay title by taking this race with a 1:22.11.
With one day of racing to go, the NC State men are in the driver’s seat, while the women are trying to close the gap against UVA.
Though ACC records were broken all night, the most exciting race came at the end, when the Virginia women smashed the US Open record in the 400 medley relay.
All seven individual events tonight at the 2022 ACC Championships will each feature the defending champion trying to defend their titles.
Louisville’s Evgenii Somov and Nick Albiero will each be swimming for a fifth-straight ACC title in their respective individual events today.
The NC State men are on pace to easily reclaim their conference championships, while the UVA women are hunting for more records tonight.
Evgenii Somov swam a key breaststroke leg as the Louisville men swam faster than they did last year in the 200 medley relay to break the ACC Conference Record
The Louisville Cardinals put up season-best times in both 200 free relays just two weeks away from the combined ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
Rye Ulett was scheduled to arrive at Louisville next fall, but made a surprise debut last week at Indiana. She’s already making a big impact.
The NCAA has released videos for all of the Men’s races from the 2021 NCAA Swimming Championship on their YouTube channel. You can view them all here.
After posting the top time during this morning’s prelims session, Louisville’s Evgenii Somov, the reigning ACC Champ, is set to take on the 200 breaststroke.
Heading into Saturday night finals, a couple of events at the Purdue Invite could see some tight races between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds.
The Louisville men return a few key fifth years, and bring in a couple of Olympians, as they seek to build on a historic 2020-2021 season.