There were a host of career-best times at the Spartans Aquatic Club’s Red vs Gold meet this month, despite the pandemic training layoff.
Bruce Gemmell and Katie Ledecky were an unstoppable duo for years – and one of Ledecky’s early world record explosions happened in June of 2014.
Bluefish’s Chuck Batchelor helped star pupil Elizabeth Beisel explode for a five-second drop in May of 2008, setting up the 15-year-old for an Olympic berth.
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.
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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.
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.
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