It’s been a sadly swimming-light month of April, so we’re using our Swimmer of the Month to look back on this month two Olympic cycles earlier.
Coach Bob Bowman had his Arizona State Sun Devils competing at an incredible level in the first half of March, before the NCAA season was halted by COVID-19.
In the month of February, two different Florida Gator men shattered American and NCAA records in the 500 free and 1650 free.
The LSU women upset Missouri and beat Florida State, while the LSU men came within four points of knocking off FSU over the month of January.
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Coach Eddie Reese’s Texas men couldn’t have swum much better at the Minnesota Invite, and they now lead our NCAA Power Ranks.
Coach Jay Holmes and the Aggies boast nation-leading times in eight events and top-3 ranks in all five relays in a stellar fall season.
Northwestern’s women broke a school record and rattled two school relay records in their very first meet of ’19-’20 and continued with two dominant home wins.
The Cal men hold the nation’s top time in the 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and 100 free thanks to fast swimming at the King of the Pool meet.
After a surprise World Championships gold in July, Mike Bottom’s crew kept moving with a Pan Ams gold and a slew of big U.S. Nationals swims in August.
Stanford (and Team USA) head coach Greg Meehan is proving he knows how to handle choppy waters, even when things don’t go according to plan with his stars.
Coach Dave Durden’s Cal-based swimmers put up some great swims this month, mostly at the long course dual meet between Cal and Stanford.
Though May has been marked by major staff turnover in Bloomington (with assistant coaches Coley Stickels and Caitlin Hamilton both leaving for head coaching gigs and Kirk Grand moving to a different state), the month was also a banner one for IU-trained athletes, particularly the breaststroke group.
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