Preview | 2019 Big 12 Championship

When: Feb. 27 - Mar. 02, 2019

Where: Austin, Texas


2018 Women’s Final Scores:

  1. University of Texas 1021
  2. West Virginia University 650.5
  3. University of Kansas 613
  4. Iowa State University 512.5
  5. Texas Christian University 461


The #2 Texas Women look to make a statement, lock in more cuts, and fine tune heading into the NCAA Championship season while securing another Big 12 title. Based on the results from last year and the progression they’ve shown this season it doesn’t seem like they’ll have too much trouble. As you can see from the 2018 results the team race for top three was pretty tight and we expect this year to be the exact same. Day one momentum kicking off with some of the most exciting relays in the sport of swimming will be important as we head into the ever so important day two prelims. Much like on the Men’s side, the Texas women should all be at different point in their resting for NCAAs. This will lead to an interesting narrative coming from the (likely) fully tapered contenders in WVU, Kansas, Iowa State, and TCU. Upset alert.


Swimmers To Watch:

Remedy Rule - Texas - Fly

Grace Ariola - Texas - Sprint

Joanna Evans - Texas - Mid Distance

Kaeleigh Rice - TCU - Backstroke


2018 Men’s Final Scores: 

  1. University of Texas 1052
  2. West Virginia University 947.5
  3. Texas Christian University 667.5


On the Men’s side the longhorns look to continue their stout Big 12 winning streak and prep for what seems to be a challenging NCAA championship meet going up against strong teams in #1 Cal, #3 Indiana and more.

While we don’t think WVU should challenge Texas for the title it’s important to keep in mind the different places these teams are at coming into the meet. The majority of the WVU team should be fully tapered while a good portion of the Men will likely be somewhere in taper purgatory. If the West Virginia Men can come out the gate swinging in the 200 Medley Relay and ride that wave (no pun intended) into some more individual wins and A-final appearances they could put some pressure on the Texas Men.


Swimmers To Watch: 

Tate Jackson - Texas - Sprint

Drew Kibler - Texas - Mid Distane

Townley Haas - Texas - Mid Distance

Charlie Scheinfeld - Texas - Breaststroke

Sam Pomajevich - Texas - Butterfly

Dayne Ogentaal - TCU - IM

Merwane ElMerini - WVU - Sprint

Jake Armstrong - WVU - Breaststroke


Watch it all go down live on FloSwimming.

How To Avoid The Post-Swimming Plump

Four hours of cardio per day, intense drylands sessions, all with trainers and coaches watching over you making sure you’re in the best shape of your life for years and then—poof!—you’re on your own. It’s easy to let yourself slip into the post-swimming plump phase, but for those of you who want to stay in solid shape, we’ve got a few tips for you.

Should Swimmers Be Subject To Underwater Officiating?

Officiating has been a growing topic in the sport over the past 10 years as rule changes and advancements in underwater video capabilities have continued. Being disqualified as a kid in a summer league meet is one of the most soul-crushing things a young swimmer can face, but we’re not here to talk about the summer league days… We’re here to talk about the fastest one percent of the sport.

The 200 Freestyle Relay Should Be In The Olympics

For a long time I’ve wondered why one specific event is not contested at the Olympic Games, or at the international level in general. I’m not a huge fan of comparing swimming events to track events, because I don’t believe they perfectly overlap, but in this case I just cant ignore it. 

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.

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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.

Swammers: When Should You Get Back In?

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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