Akron seems to be leading this charge of Mid-Major programs, having qualified 3 individual swimmers and 4 out of 5 relays to the meet.
Akron won its sixth straight MAC title, and the almost-300-point margin was due to their depth. Eastern Michigan had two wins on the final day, and pulled away from Buffalo to hold onto second.
Akron won three events on Day 3 on the MAC championships to all but clinch the title, but on a day where 4 MAC records fell, Delaney Duncan stole the show for Eastern Michigan swimming 58.25 in the 100 breaststroke to get well under the NCAA A cut.
The MAC Championships started with a bang as Akron swam to a meet record and an NCAA A cut in the 200 medley relay, as they took an early team lead, and look to win another MAC title.
The Akron women continued their tear this weekend at the Ohio State Invite, breaking several MAC Conference Records before the conference championship meet even began.
Akron head coach Brian Peresie discusses the impact of international swimmers on his team as well as upcoming championship meet training habits.
The University of Akron swimming and diving team earned a 140-100 victory over Bowling Green in Mid-American Conference action on Thursday evening at Ocasek Natatorium.
Notre Dame hosted the annual Shamrock Invite on Friday-Saturday, January 25-26th. The meet was host to plenty of fast swimming and broken records.
Duquesne and Akron squared off in a dual meet on Saturday which featured a unique format with 17 “mystery” events being picked just moments prior to the beginning of each respective race. The Zips won 247-154.
Freshman Ruslan Gaziev blasted a 1:37.74 to win the men’s 200 free, marking a season best for Gaziev, Ohio State’s fastest 200 this season, and the 5th fastest time in the Big Ten this year.
The No. 22-ranked University of Akron Swimming and Diving team topped Ball State in a Mid-American Conference dual, Saturday afternoon at Lewellen Aquatic Center, 176-121.
Katherine Bellio and Emma O’Croinin earned five individual wins apiece at the 2018 Canadian Junior Championships.
Kylie Masse will swim the 200 back on day 4 of Canadian Pan Pac Trials.
Yuri Kisil was less than a tenth off his lifetime best in the 50 free at day 4 prelims in Edmonton.
Olivia Gardner from England’s Ellesmere College Titans has announced she will swim for the Akron Zips next year.