2022 ACC SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Tuesday, February 15th to Saturday, February 19th Prelims 10:00am | Finals 6:00 pm (Tuesday 11:00am/4:30pm)
- Where: McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta Georgia (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions
- Streaming: ACC Network
- Championship Central: Here
- Detailed Timeline: Here
- Psych Sheets: Here
- Live Results
- Saturday Finals Heat Sheets
WOMEN’S 400 FREE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 3:14.50
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 3:16.35
Meet Record – 3:09.45, Virginia – 3:09.45 Conference Record – 3:09.45, Virginia – 3:09.45
- Virginia – 3:08.22
- NC State – 3:10.27
- Louisville – 3:10.89
UVA completed their sweep of the women’s relays at this year’s ACC Championships, and doing so in record fashion. The Cavaliers shattered the ACC meet and conference records with their performance tonight, both of which stood at 3:09.45 from the 2018 ACC Champs.
Kate Douglass, Alex Walsh, Reilly Tiltmann, and Gretchen Walsh teamed up to establish the fastest time in the NCAA this season. Here is a breakdown of UVA splits tonight, versus the NCAA record splits and American Record splits.
|Split||UVA – 2022 ACC Champs, New ACC Record||Stanford – 2017 NCAA Champs, American Record||California – 2019 NCAA Champs, NCAA Record|
|Swimmer #1||Kate Douglass – 47.02||Simone Manuel – 46.02||Izzy Ivey – 47.79|
|Swimmer #2||Alex Walsh – 46.72||Katie Ledecky – 47.59||Katie McLaughlin – 46.62|
|Swimmer #3||Reilly Tiltmann – 48.13||Janet Hu – 47.63||Amy Bilquist – 46.62|
|Swimmer #4||Gretchen Walsh – 46.35||Lia Neal – 46.37||Abbey Weitzeil – 46.07|
However, the real story here isn’t the records UVA did break tonight, but rather the records we could see them break next month at the NCAA Championships.
Kate Douglass led the team off in 47.02, a time which is well off her personal best of 46.30, which she swam at NCAAs last year. If Douglass had just swum her best time tonight, UVA would have finished in 3:07.50, dipping under the American Record. That American Record notably is held by a Stanford team that features Simone Manuel, an Olympic Gold medalist 100 freestyler, and Lia Neal, a 2x Olympic medalist on the 4×100 free relay, plus Katie Ledecky.
The quartet also sits within striking distance of the NCAA record, which was set back in 2019.