The Texas Longhorns are the 2021 DI men's swimming and diving champions
🏆The Texas Longhorns are your 2021 DI men's swimming and diving champions
After four days of competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C, the University of Texas is the 2021 DI men's swimming and diving champion. Texas scored 595 team points beating second-place Cal by 27 points. The Longhorns' scoring was powered by first-place relay performances in the 800-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay that set a United States record. Texas diver Jordan Windle added to Texas' first-place finishes with a win in the one-meter diving event.
For an NCAA-best 1️⃣5️⃣th time in program history, we will LIGHT THE TOWER!!!— Texas Men's Swimming & Diving (@TexasMSD) March 28, 2021
2021 NCAA CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/4ZlUyqrK4o
For full results of the 2021 DI men's swimming and diving championships, click or tap here.
Cal is your 400-yard freestyle champions
The California Golden Bears are your 400-yard freestyle champions! The Golden Bears finished with a time of 2:46.60 to cap off the final event of 2021 championships.
400 FREE RELAY CHAMPS! 🥇— Cal Men's Swim & Dive (@calmenswim) March 28, 2021
What a way to finish. Seeliger, Hoffer, Lasco & González (2:46.60) win our second NCAA relay title of the meet. pic.twitter.com/68O9Y6saLK
Purdue's Brandon Loschiavo wins the 2021 men's platform diving championship
Purdue senior Brandon Loschiavo is your 2021 DI men's platform diving champion with a score of 469.05. Loschiavo's fellow Boilermaker, junior Ben Brambley, finished second in the event.
🏆 NCAA Champion 🏆— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) March 28, 2021
Brandon Loschiavo wins the title in Platform Diving
4th member of the @PurdueDivers to be a national champion. #BoilerUp #GoldLivesHere 🥇
‼️ Ben Bramley wins Silver as #Boilermakers finish 1-2 ‼️ pic.twitter.com/g7oAzxW8Te
Nicolas Albiero wins 200-yard butterfly final
University of Louisville senior Nicolas Albiero won the 200-yard butterfly championship with a time of 1:38.64. Albiero is Louisville's first individual winner since 2014 and just the third ever in program history.
NICOLAS ALBIERO.— UofL Swim&Dive (@UofLswim_dive) March 27, 2021
He earns GOLD in the 200 butterfly in 1:38.64, lowering his own school and pool record! 🏆#GoCards pic.twitter.com/XjI5uIdw1W
University of Minnesota's Max McHugh wins 200-yard breaststroke NCAA championship
Max McHugh became a two-time champion after swimming the 8th fastest time ever in the 200-yard breaststroke final. McHugh broke Minnesota's individual title drought earlier in the weekend and added to it with a 1:49.02 swim in the 200-yard breaststroke.
MAKE IT TWO!!!— Minnesota Swimming & Diving (@GopherSwimDive) March 27, 2021
Max McHugh drops more than a second and a half off his prelim time to win his second NCAA title of the year (1:49.02)!!!#Gophers // #NCAASwimDive 〽️ pic.twitter.com/w2FjWdK8x4
Cal's Ryan Hoffer wins 3rd 2021 Championship
Cal's Ryan Hoffer continued his dominant weekend with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, his third NCAA title of the weekend. Hoffer's pool-record time of 40.89 helps keep Cal in the thick of the standings for team championship.
3X. NCAA CHAMP! 🥇@hoffer_ryan wins the 100 free in 40.89 for his third individual title of the week! pic.twitter.com/j6WGXIPfKx— Cal Men's Swim & Dive (@calmenswim) March 27, 2021
Texas A&M's Shaine Casas wins 3rd NCAA championship of the weekend
Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas won his 3rd NCAA Championship in the 200-yard backstroke. Casas finished 0.03 seconds away from setting a new record in the event with a time of 1:35.75. The race came down to the wire as Cal's Destin Lasco finished in second place with the third fastest time in history.
THREE. TIME. CHAMPION. 😤#GigEm | #1Match pic.twitter.com/67vWgm1DY7— Texas A&M Swimming & Diving (@AggieSwimDive) March 27, 2021
University of Florida junior Bobby Finke wins 2nd NCAA Title
University of Florida junior Bobby Finke is your new 1650-yard freestyle champion! Finke finished with a time of 14:12.52 and now owns the three fastest times in the event. It is Finke's second title of the 2021 DI men's swimming and diving championships.
🚨🚨Robert Finke picks up his second NCAA title at the Championships as he goes 14:12.52 to finish first in the 1650 Free!🚨🚨🐊 #GoGators pic.twitter.com/k4miJ2Gle0— Gators Swimming & Diving (@GatorsSwimDv) March 27, 2021
Day 4 preliminary results
The fourth day of the 2021 DI men's swimming and diving championships continued with preliminary events on Saturday, March 27. The morning featured five preliminary events as teams looked to catch Texas in the rankings. In the morning's preliminary round, we saw the first swim-off of the championships with Florida senior Clark Beach and Virginia junior Justin Grender competed for a spot in the 200-yard backstroke finals. Beach would go on to advance finishing 0.94 seconds ahead of Grender.
200 Back Swim-Off Final ➡️ Clark Beach wins the swim-off to earn a spot in the A-final! #GoGators 🐊🐊— Gators Swimming & Diving (@GatorsSwimDv) March 27, 2021
Check out the top finisher in each prelim below and see the complete list of finalists here.
- 200-yard backstroke – Destin Lasco, Cal (1:37.19)
- 100-yard freestyle – Ryan Hoffer, Cal (40.90)
- 200-yard breastroke – Reece Whitley, Cal (1:49.87)
- 200-yard butterfly – Nicolas Albiero, Louisville (1:39.61)
- Platform Diving – Jordan Windle, Texas (479.60)
1:49.87? Yeah, that'll work @_reecewhitley.— Cal Men's Swim & Dive (@calmenswim) March 27, 2021
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The Day 4 finals begin at 6 p.m. | Watch Live | Results|
DI men's swimming and diving championship concludes today
The 2021 DI men's swimming and diving championship will conclude today. Below you can find the complete schedule for today's events at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. By the conclusion of today's events a new national champion will be crowned.
Order of events | Watch live | Results
- 10 a.m. finals
- 6 p.m. finals
- 1,650-yard Freestyle
- 200-yard Backstroke
- 100-yard Freestyle
- 200-yard Breaststroke
- 200-yard Butterfly
- 400-yard Freestyle Relay
- Platform Diving
Texas was leading the team rankings after Day 3, with Cal and Florida behind them.
Team rankings through day 3:
- Texas A&M
- NC State
- Ohio State
Texas takes lead as 7 champions are named on day 3
Seven national champions were crowned on day three at the 2021 NCAA men's swimming and diving championships from Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
Minnesota junior Max McHugh set a Golden Gopher program record with his blistering 50.18 time in the 100-yard breaststroke. Texas A&M won their first ever NCAA championship with the 200-yard individual medley last night, but they weren't finished, or should I say he wasn't finished. Junior Shaine Casas secured the 200-yard IM win last night, then continued his run to take the 100-yard backstroke tonight. Two NCAA championships for Shaine Casas. Two NCAA championships for the Texas A&M Aggies. Andrew Capobianco went back-to-back in the three-meter dive competition, finishing with a score of 505.20 to win the NCAA championship for the second straight year.
Team rankings through day 3:
- Texas A&M
- NC State
- Ohio State
You can view the full results from the first two days here.
The 2021 NCAA DI men's swimming and diving championships resume Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
Louisville takes home last championship of the night with 200-yard medley
Louisville's relay team of junior Mitchell Whyte, senior Evgenii Somov, senior Nicolas Albiero, and sophomore Haridi Sameh set a U of L and ACC record with their time of 1:22.11 in the 200-yard medley relay.
The win was the first NCAA championship Louisville has won in a relay competition. This pushes the Cardinals. into sixth place in the team standings at the conclusion of day three.
🏆 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! 🏆— UofL Swim&Dive (@UofLswim_dive) March 27, 2021
The Cardinals WIN the 200 medley relay in 1:22.11, breaking the ACC and school record!
🥇 Mitchell Whyte (20.72)
🥇 Evgenii Somov (22.87)
🥇 Nicolas Albiero (20.07)
🥇 Haridi Sameh (18.45)#GoCards pic.twitter.com/ggZY4hwyva
Florida's Adam Chaney, Dillon Hillis, Eric Friese and Will Davis finished in second with a time of 1:22.41 and in third, with a time of 1:22.43, Cal's Daniel Carr, Reece Whitley, Ryan Hoffer, and Bjorn Seeliger. You can view the full results here.
Indiana's Andrew Copabianco goes back-to-back in 3 meter diving championships
Indiana junior Andrew Capobianco wins the three meter diving NCAA championship with a score of 505.20. It's Capobianco's second straight NCAA championship in this event.
BACK-2-BACK!@ajcapo_99 | #IUSD pic.twitter.com/MxK2AaNe7s— Indiana Swim & Dive (@IndianaSwimDive) March 27, 2021
Capobianco was followed by Texas senior Jordan Windle, winner of the one-meter dive competition Thursday night, and LSU's Juan Hernandez to round out the top three. You can view the full results here.
Texas A&M's Shaine Casas wins 2nd NCAA championship of the weekend
Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas is having himself a weekend. Casas picked up his second NCAA championship this year with his 44.20 in the 100-yard backstroke. You can view the full results here.
No. 1 seed, No. 1 finish. 😎#GigEm | #1Match pic.twitter.com/gwdw4rDb8D— Texas A&M Swimming & Diving (@AggieSwimDive) March 26, 2021
Shaine Casas already made history this weekend. His win in the 200-yard individual medley Thursday night was Texas A&M's first ever NCAA champion in swimming.
"I hope I will never be the last."— Texas A&M Swimming & Diving (@AggieSwimDive) March 25, 2021
Shaine Casas talks about his and A&M's first individual title. 🏆👍 #GigEm | #1Match pic.twitter.com/VExXKmZG4M
Minnesota junior Max McHugh wins 100-yard breaststroke NCAA championship
Minnesota makes their first impression on the NCAA championships with junior Max McHugh's strong victory in the 100-yard breaststroke. McHugh's 50.18 was a Golden Gopher record.
HE'S A CHAMPION!!! 🤩— Minnesota Swimming & Diving (@GopherSwimDive) March 26, 2021
Max McHugh touches in 50.18 for the fastest time in Minnesota history to secure his first ever NCAA title!#Gophers // #NCAASwimDive 〽️ pic.twitter.com/SKluKD2QYq
McHugh and Minnesota were followed by a pair of powerhouses in the results. Florida junior Dillon Hillis took second with a 50.96 and Cal junior Reece Whitley grabbed third with a time of 51.03. You can view the full results here.