Preview | OSU Vs. Pitt

What better way to start off a preview is to take a look at the most recent dual meet performances from each squad and pick out some swimmers to watch? Let’s do just that. 

The Pitt Men & Women both showed they were ready to rock and roll against a solid West Virginia team taking both wins handily (Women 197.5 - 102.5 & Men 175-125). On the flip side, Ohio State is coming off a pair of losses to a powerhouse Michigan team and look to bounce back before heading into the conference championship season. Momentum going into taper is always important so we fully expect these teams to come out ready to race. 

Side note: It’s Ohio State Senior Day so keep an eye out for some big swims and a high energy meet from the old folk on the team. 

Ohio State (Men #13, Women #15): The depth of the Ohio State men could prove to be troublesome for the Pitt guys as they had a plethora of low 20’s in the 50 free and a few quick performances in most of the other sprints as well. Nick Hogsed should take care of the distance events while Ruslan Gaziev goes head to head with Pitt’s stud sprinter Vera. Molly Kowal shouldn’t have too much trouble with the 1000 based on the 9:49 she threw down against Michigan, but Brown of PITT will give her a push in the 500. 

Needs: 

Put the Pressure On Early 

Take The Second Third and Fourth Places 

Relay Wins 

Key Performers:

Molly Kowal 

Kathrin Demler 

Ruslan Gaziev 

Nick Hogsed 

PITT (Men NR, Women NR): On the Women’s side they’ll need to lean on the breaststroke leg of the versatile Rachel Brown to get the meet started and swing momentum towards to Pitt side of the pool. Likewise on the Men’s side, Blaise Vera will likely close out the relays with some speed hopefully swinging the momentum their way as well early on. The major need for Pitt is to clean up as many first places as possible to cut into the depth the Ohio State Men bring to the table. 

Needs: 

Early Relay Wins 

Momentum 

First Place Finishes 

Key Performers:

Samy Helmbacher 

Blaise Vera 

Rachel Brown

Fully expect to see some breakout performances and potentially some lightly rested seniors looking to finish their dual meet careers with a bang.

Swimmers Are Nerds

If you haven’t realized it by now, swimmers are some of the nerdiest athletes in the world of sports. From the sets we do, the counting, the times we go, etc., etc., there’s a lot that goes into becoming a high-level swimmer, and a good portion of it comes down to being just plain nerdy. We’re going to break down the nerdiness of our sport into three categories, counting, data and more data.

Preview | Big Ten Men's Championship

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Preview | 2019 Big 12 Championship

When: Feb. 27 - Mar. 02, 2019

Preview | Big Ten Women's Championship

When: Feb. 20 - 23, 2019

FloSports to Live Stream 2019 Big 12 Winter and Spring Championships

AUSTIN, Texas — February 18, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Big 12 Conference announced that fans can access live and on-demand coverage of the Swimming and Diving Championship on FloSwimming.com, the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championship on FloTrack.com, the Wrestling Championship on FloWrestling.com, and the Softball Championship on FloSoftball.com.

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At the end of your career, it makes sense to step away from the pool for a bit. If you come back too quickly you might find yourself with your toes curled over the edge staring at the water for a good 10-15 minutes. You might build up the courage to jump back in with no expectations and swim a 25 just get out, like I did, or maybe you’ll just hit the hot tub. 

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I’m not someone who likes to live in the past, but the purpose of this is to keep swimmers from making the same regrettable mistakes as this swammer. Some may seem simple and some more complex, but each of them just as easily done as the rest. Hope you enjoyed that accidental rhyming sentence as much as I did. Poetry aside, let’s get into it.

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