2020 Tokyo Olympics: Best Night of Swimming Yet
Jul 31, 2021If you thought the first five days of swimming at the Tokyo Olympics were fun, well day six just outdid all of those in my swim nerd opinion. Every event seemed to just continually “one-up” the prior event and it just snowballed all the way down until the end leaving swim fans across the country dazed, confused, and yearning for more. Enough rambling. Let’s get into it.
Bjugan & Clausen Take Home Golds To Close Out CAA Diving Championships
Mar 31, 2021Recap by Hunter Peters NEWARK, Del. (Mar. 27, 2021) – Day two of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Diving Championships was highlighted by a pair of UNCW student-athletes as Kolbein Bjugan won the men's 3-meter diving event and Courtney Clausen was victorious in the women's 1-meter diving competition. Bjugan won the men's 3-meter dive sweeping both diving events at the 2021 CAA Championships while Clausen stood all alone atop the podium in the women's 1-meter diving competition after tying for the top spot a season ago.
2021 ISCA International Senior Cup Recap
Mar 31, 2021As expected, the North Shore Aquatic Complex was a hub for international-level talent and racing over the past few days at the 2021 ISCA International Senior Cup. While the Lochte & Dressel storylines were definitely the focus of the event, the depth of talent was also on full display as names like Joseph Schooling and Farida Osman popped up across the web as they prepare for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as well. Once again the meet as held in the Short Course (SCY) prelims and Long Course (LCM) finals format allowing for swimmers to both put up times for the collegiate/recruiting format as well as further prepare for the Olympic Games or Olympic Trials looming in the coming months. Below we’ll break down a few highlights from each day of competition out in St. Petersburg.
Depth Proves Successful En Route to B1G Titles
Mar 5, 2020Bloomington, INDIANA - The Big Ten Conference crowned swimming and diving champions during the last two weekends. Competing first in Iowa City, the women deviated from previous years as Ohio State won by nearly 200 points. This past weekend in Bloomington, the men produced many great finishes and a Michigan victory.
San Diego State Dominates the 2020 MW Championships
Feb 25, 2020Congratulations to the 2020 Mountain West Swimming & Diving Champions, San Diego State! The Aztecs went wire-to-wire to win back-to-back titles and this year it was a runaway. SDSU scored a conference-record 1463.5 points compared to Nevada who came in second place with 1015.5 points. The Aztecs won 12 of the swimming events, which included all four relays, and diver Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez displayed her dominance by taking gold in the three-meters.
2019 ISCA TYR International Senior Cup Recap
Aug 5, 2019
Team USA Takeaways from the FINA Short Course Championships
Dec 20, 2018The Short Course FINA World Swimming Championships offered great racing by the Team USA contingent. Star swimmers rose to the occasion and claimed numerous medals against the worlds best.
2018 Alabama vs Ohio State | Big Ten Men's Swim and Dive
Sep 28, 2018
Virtual Championships | Where They Rank
Sep 12, 2018With the Asian Games swimming wrapping up at the end of last month, it’s time to combine the entire summer swim season. Lacking an international meet that included every nation, determining this year’s winners is completely based on the rankings. Although everyone can agree, racing head to head is much more exciting, a virtual podium is the only option for this summer.
Ryan Lochte Banned 14 Months After Sharing Photo Of IV Treatment
Jul 23, 2018U.S. swimming star and 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has accepted a 14-month ban from competition for receiving an intravenous infusion without a therapeutic use exemption, USADA announced today.
Weekend Roundup | Blake Pieroni Unloads 1:33.88 200 Free vs. Michigan
Jan 14, 2018While the TYR Pro Swim Series was going on in Austin, Texas, this past weekend, many NCAA swimmers were making their first appearance in competition after winter training. With most teams still 4-6 weeks out of their conference championship, many swimmers are in the hole. That didn't stop some of the best from putting up nationally ranked swims, though.
Day 3 PSS Austin Prelims | Michael Andrew Pops Off 22.04 In 50m Free
Jan 13, 2018Speed, speed, speed! Oh yeah, and a couple of 400m freestyles. But, speed was the name of the game at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas, on Saturday morning with the preliminaries of each 50m of stroke. The top eight in each prelim move on to Saturday night's shootout, which will be whittled down to four and then two by round.
Day 2 PSS Austin Prelims | Margo Geer Blazes 100m Free Best In 53.76
Jan 12, 2018The swim of the morning Friday in Austin was undoubtedly Margo Geer's 53.76 in the 100m freestyle — a lifetime best. But what does that mean in the big picture?
Day 1 PSS Austin Prelims | 14 Y/O Xuwei Peng Blazes 2:09.36 200m Back
Jan 11, 2018The swim of the morning Thursday in Austin, Texas, came from 14-year-old Chinese swimmer Xuwei Peng. Xuwei unloaded a 2:09.36 in the 200m backstroke to take the top seed ahead of Regan Smith (2:10.18) and Taylor Ruck (2:10.46).
Why The College Dual Meet Exhibition Mercy Rule Is Dumb
Jan 9, 2018Imagine this... It's an October Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, AL, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide football team is obliterating Vanderbilt 35-10 at the end of the third quarter. Alabama puts up another two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, making the final score 49-10.