TopTenTweets From The First Week of NCAA Conference Championships

Welcome back to another edition of TopTenTweets. It’s one of the busiest times of the year on Swimming Twitter; there was Doha Worlds and now we’ve gone straight into NCAA conference season. Here are some of our favorite tweets (and instagrams) from a wild first week of the college postseason.

10. Rice University Distance

Sweeps on sweeps. 

9. Recapping Chris Guiliano’s Weekend

Let’s take a moment for the graphic! 

8. Indiana Women’s Walk-Off Win

Every point mattered

7. Fortune Telling

Let’s get Josh to Vegas, folks! 

6. Underrated Swimming Skills


5. Patriot League Dance Party

Dance parties are the est way to wait out a DQ delay. 

4. Breaking Time Barriers

Worked all season for moments like these.

3. Gretchen Walsh, On-Deck Reporter

What can’t she do? 

2. That First Week of Conferences Feeling

See also: us trying to cover ACCs, SECs, Women’s Big Ten, and Women’s Ivies at once

1. The Perfect Image To Describe Gretchen Walsh’s Weekend

When you’re so fast you break SwimCloud. 

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NornIron Swim
1 month ago

Sorry I don’t get Calanog’s brag here. He coached a high schooler to sub 19 – which is impressive, even if it’s Dressel.
But coaching a college athlete to a sub 19? Very fast obviously but it’s not earth shattering these days.
Am I missing something deeper?

Reply to  NornIron Swim
1 month ago

You’re not entirely wrong, but at the same time, I think the point is that there aren’t that many coaches anymore who have had success at coaching athletes at both the high school level and the college level. The two jobs have become pretty disparate.

Gary Taylor? Who else.

Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Sergio Lopez

Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Jeff Poppell (Bolles & Gulliver/ARK & UF)? Gregg Troy (Bolles/UF)? Steve Bultman (GPAC/TA&M)? J Agnew had a lot of IN HS success and NCAA.

If you want to take Jason’s path (being an assistant to someone & taking credit for) we can include Jeff Dugdale (SwimMAC/Queens)

Pete Carroll in the NFL/NCAA?

Reply to  Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
1 month ago

Jason was the lead coach of the Bolles late night group that Caeleb trained with.

NornIron Swim
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Thanks for answer. 👍

1 month ago

Jason Calanog out here shamelessly taking credit for 1 – Dressel’s insane talent and work, 2 – Foote’s sub 19 when he’s not even the head coach

1 month ago

Jason calanog loves to hype himself up more than the athletes lol

Finger Snappin’ Head Nodder
1 month ago

What? No images from Google’s Gemini showing a men’s 4X100 free relay team breaking the 2:40 (scy) barrier?

Steve Nolan
1 month ago

Don’t reward downvote whining!

Mediocre Swammer
1 month ago

Gretchen’s backstroke leadoff is also listed as “suspicious.”

1 month ago

I love the swimcloud post!

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