The USA’s Andrew Wilson put up the fastest time of the meet so far with his 59.6 in prelims, but can he hold off defending champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan in the final?
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for Men’s NCAAs, snapped some quality shots from this morning’s prelims session. The photo vault contains the usual suspects, plus, some fresh Division I mid-major faces.
Will Licon of Texas comes in as the favorite as he looks to repeat as NCAA champion in the 200 breaststroke.
Ryan Held will be NC State’s #1 sprint weapon next season, while he heads into this weekend as the fastest sprint freestyler in the conference not named Simonas Bilis.
Virginia swimmers Leah Smith and Yannick Kaeser and diver Becca Corbett, along with Florida State diver Dylan Grisell, were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week.
Yannick Kaeser scored a new Swiss National Record in the 100 LCM breaststroke after touching in 1:00.61 in a time trial.
Hali Flickinger’s turned in two of many nationally-ranking swims from this morning’s prelims.
The University of Virginia Cavaliers have announced their meet schedule for 2015-16, with 7 meets lined up before the post season. 2 of those meets will be ACC dual meets, and just 2 will be at home.
The UNC Tar Heels went on the road, knocking off 7-time defending ACC women’s champs Virginia to remain undefeated within the conference. The UNC men also triumphed, winning 13 of 16 events.
Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew owned the 100 back in prelims, with an A cut of 50.76 to top a star-studded field.
Leah Smith (pictured) won back-to-back races to open things up for the Virginia women, while Simonas Bilis went 4-for-4 for NC State’s men.
The women’s programs each ended with one win and one loss, while the Michigan men swept all opponents.
Defending champions of their respective conferences, the Virginia women and Michigan men hold onto leads after one day of the triangular meet at Penn State.
Yannick Kaeser was dominant across the two breaststroke wins in a Virginia home victory over Navy on Friday.
The No. 22 Virginia men’s swimming and diving team has qualified nine swimmers for the 2014 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 27-29 in Austin, Texas.