Akron and Miami (OH) are tied for 1st at the end of Wednesday night, each having scored 74 points through winning a relay and coming in 2nd in the other.
Akron won their 2nd-straight MAC title last year, which was also their 9th title in the last 10 years.
Miami’s Nicole Maier led the action with season-best times of 1:46.22 in the 200 free, 2:00.79 in the 200 IM and her first-ever 1650 free: 16:32.64.
Schimmel joins the Miami-OH staff after most recently spending time in Georgia. Schimmel was the head coach of Maryland before the program was cut in 2012.
Through two meets in the 2023-24 season, the USC Trojans are off to an exceptionally strong start as they look to rebound from last season.
Reed Robelot makes the move from Miami Ohio, and replaces long-time head coach Phil Davis who resigned mid-season this past December.
Navy commit Ben Irwin and UCSD commit Asia Kozan became the first Non-Ivy mid-major recruits to be ranked top 20 in their class by SwimSwam.
Harvard’s Dean Farris produced the fastest time ever for a mid-major in three events during his standout 2018-19 campaign with the Crimson.
Claire Curzan takes on the 100 fly/100 back double, both of which are shaping up to be tight races, on Day 3 of Women’s D1 NCAAs.
Ohio State’s Josie Panitz got under the 58 second mark in prelims of the 100 breast, marking a personal best. She dropped over a second in the event this year
Maier, a junior, became the first mid-major finalist swimming a 4:09.61, qualifying 16th in the B final on day three of NCAAs.
Meet the 22 mid-major swimmers qualified for women’s NCAAs, including FIU’s Christie Chue (pictured), who finished 14th in the 200 breast last year.
For the ninth time in the last ten years, the Akron women came away from the Mid-American Championships with the conference title.
With her record-setting swim, Daniel won the Zips’ eight straight titles in the event. That marks the longest active winning streak in the conference.
Already a conference record holder in multiple events, Maier added more to her collection as she won the 200 IM in 1:56.04.