Drew Kibler and the University of Texas men enter the 2021-22 NCAA season as the favorites to repeat as champions.
Nick Albiero broke the SMU Classic meet record, which was held by former Michigan swimmer Dylan Bosch.
Casey Chung led off in 52.86, with Letitia Sim splitting 59.38 on breast, Maggie MacNeil splitting 50.88 on fly, and Lindsay Flynn anchoring in 47.36.
The Michigan men return most of the core that earned them a Big Ten Championship last season despite facing several challenges.
17-year-old Nick Simons of the Sandpipers of Nevada improved to a 54.52 in the 100 back to sky-rocket from the 41st seed to qualifying 16th into semifinals.
Mid Wisconsin Wave Makers breast/free specialist Ozan Kalafat has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan for 2022-23.
Regan Smith is scheduled to take on a daunting 200 back/100 fly double on Day 3 of the Indianapolis Pro Swim.
Louisville outperformed their projected finish by 14 points in the men’s 800 free relay on Day 1 at 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.
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.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
Texas enters the meet as the top seed by over 4 seconds.
Shaine Casas is favored to sweep his individual events, but his toughest test may come in the 200 back, where veterans and newcomers alike will take him on.
The Michigan men successfully defended their Big Ten team title, earning their 42nd title in program history, the most in Big Ten history.
After scoring prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Michigan will have just ONE point over Indiana on paper, leaving it to the 400 FR relay to decide the 2021 champion.
Indiana is now projected to jump Michigan by 8.5 pts with their 1-2 prelims seeds in the 100 BK and 1-2-3 seeds in the 200 FL, led by Brendan Burns (1:40.36).