The 2022 Italian Spring Championships will conclude today with some of Italy’s biggest swim stars in their premiere events.
Texas senior Drew Kibler led off the record-breaking 800 free relay in 1:30.54, which was the fastest first leg of the night.
The Virginia men won an ACC title and broke the American record in the 200 free relay last month. Will they win this event at NCAAs?
Bjorn Seeliger has taken over the mantle from Ryan Hoffer as Cal’s go-to sprinter, and the Bears are looking primed for a repeat win in the 400 free relay.
Indiana’s Brendan Burns (above) will swim in both the 200 back and 200 fly finals on Saturday as the Hoosiers hope to hold off Ohio State.
The two-time defending champion Wolverines asserted themselves Thursday morning by putting seven men through to ‘A’ finals.
The Michigan Wolverines are the 2x defending champions, having ended a three-year run by Indiana in 2020.
Michigan fell to Ohio State in a dual meet on Friday night, where the Buckeyes won an eye-popping 13 of 16 events, including both relays in dominant wins.
The Buckeyes will honor nine program seniors on Friday in the meet against Michigan on Friday. Saturday will be a men’s-only meet against Cleveland State.
Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith will open the 2021 US Open on Wednesday night in the women’s 800 freestyle.
U.S. Olympian Michael Brinegar (IU) is the top seed in the men’s mile, while 2021 NCAA All-American Charlie Clark is the #2 seed.
Host team Ohio State brought it in the women’s relays, winning 3 of 4.
After finishing 3rd at Big Tens last year, Ohio State is in excellent shape heading into this season.
Bach, who finished fifth in the 100 breast at the 2021 Women’s NCAAs, went from not having the Wave I cut to achieving the Wave II mark with her 1:09.46.
Defending champion Ryan Hoffer faces the deepest 50 free field in history this week, with seven men having broken 19 seconds heading into NCAAs.