Drew Kibler and the University of Texas men enter the 2021-22 NCAA season as the favorites to repeat as champions.
Senior Koko Bratanov will be heavily relied upon this season by the Aggies after the abrupt departure of Shaine Casas one month ago.
Louisville senior Evgenii Somov will be leading NCAAs early to head home to Russia to prepare for next week’s Olympic Trials.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Shaine Casas will be apart of a loaded final tonight in the 100 fly, with him, Camden Murphy and Luca Urlando all breaking 45 seconds in the prelims.
Georgia senior Camden Murphy comes in as the top seed in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the SEC Championships, seeking his first conference title in the event.
Georgia is having a ridiculously impressive season, though, and a very strong A&M team could also make things interesting at the 2021 SEC Champs.
We’re kicking off the NCAA conference swimming season with our updated Power Ranks – including one big question we’d like to see answered for each team.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
Casas swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly with a 44.98, cracking 45 seconds for the first time in his career.
The Texas A&M men won 10 events against the SMU men on Friday, with Kaloyan Bratanov, Ethan Gogulski, and Jace Brown all nabbing two event wins each.
Julia Cook was part of the Texas 400 medley relay that posted a school record and nation #1 time of 3:26.86 at the Texas Invite two weeks ago.
It’s only December 15th, but the Texas men are already projected over the NCAA roster cap with 21 likely qualifiers based on last year’s invite times.
The Texas men lead all teams with six swimmers hitting automatic qualifying times so far this year, and the Texas women have four swimmers locked in.
Cal and Texas continue to duel for the nation’s top spot, with veterans like Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler leading the way and rookies stepping up.