Swimming and Diving Weekly News and Notes

 Dec. 6, 2011
 
·         The 2012 BIG EAST Conference Championships will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa.  The diving competition will take place Feb. 10-12 with swimming action Feb. 15-18.
 
·         Louisville's Carlos Almeida punched his ticket to the 2012 London Olympics while participating in the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta, Ga. Almeida finished the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:01.44, besting the cut of 1:01.57 needed to qualify.  He will represent his home country of Portugal in the Games.     
 
·         Rutgers' Patrisha Averill set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.23.  She broke the previous record of 2:15.52 set in 2008.
 
·         Frank Dyer of Notre Dame set a school, pool and meet record in the 200 free (1:35.58) at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational with a first-place finish. 
 
·         The Fighting Irish's Emma Reaney set a meet and school record at the Ohio State Invitational in the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.67.  She broke the previous school record of 2:00.09 set in 2007.
 
·         Louisville's Joao DeLuca ranks among the top NCAA swimmers in two events.  He sits at seventh in the 100 freestyle with a time of 43.16 and eighth the 200 free at 1:35.64.
 
·         Notre Dame's Frank Dyer ranks seventh nationally in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:35.58.
 
·         The Cardinals' Riley Martin is tied for fourth in the nation in the 500 freestyle (4:18.16).
 
·         Emma Reaney of Notre Dame recorded the nation's ninth-fastest time in the 200 IM with 1:57.67.
 
·         The Louisville men's 800-yard free relay team is ranked eighth nationally with a time of 6:32.15
 
·         All BIG EAST Swimming and Diving teams will take a break for the holidays.  Meets will begin again on January 7 with the next reporting day on January 17.
 
 
 
Top BIG EAST Times
Event                           Women                                                            Men                                                     
50 Freestyle                   Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 23.79                     Kevin Overholt, Notre Dame - 20.17
100 Freestyle                 Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 49.62                     Joao DeLuca, Louisville - 43.16
200 Freestyle                 Suzanne Bussire, Notre Dame - 1:49.05       Frank Deyer, Notre Dame - 1:35.28
500 Freestyle                 Grace Fredlake, Notre Dame - 4:39.85          Riley Martin, Louisville - 4:18.16
1650 Freestyle               Rachael Burnett, West Virginia - 16:26.24    Riley Martin, Louisville - 15:14.59
100 Backstroke              Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 53.60                    Brendon Andrews, Louisville - 47.30
200 Backstroke              Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 1:55.66                 Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:45.46
100 Breaststroke            Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 1:02.21           Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 54.21
200 Breaststroke           Gisselle Kohoyda, Louisville - 2:10.64          Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 1:58.47
100 Butterfly                  Amy Prestinario, Notre Dame - 54.29            Taylor Camp, West Virginia - 47.65
200 Butterfly                  Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 1:57.28             Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:47.01
200 IM                            Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 1:57.67           Alex Burtch, Louisville - 1:49.48
400 IM                            Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 4:11.43             Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 3:55.79
200 Freestyle Relay       Louisville - 1:32.27                                       Louisville - 1:19.63
400 Freestyle Relay       Notre Dame - 3:20.93                                   Notre Dame - 2:59.31
800 Freestyle Relay       Louisville - 7:20.45                                       Louisville - 6:32.15
200 Medley Relay           Louisville - 1:39.91                                       Louisville - 1:28.04
400 Medley Relay           Notre Dame - 3:39.59                                   Louisville - 3:14.94                                    
 
 
Upcoming Events in BIG EAST Swimming and Diving
January
Sat.        7              Pittsburgh at West Virginia                                                          Noon
Wed.     11           Widener at Villanova (Men)                                                          all day
Fri.          13           Villanova (Women), Maryland, Richmond at Pittsburgh      4 p.m.
                                Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)                                                         5 p.m.
Sat.        14           Villanova (Women), Maryland, Richmond at Pittsburgh       10 a.m.
Louisville, Eastern Michigan at Cincinnati                            11 a.m.
                                Maine at Providence                                                                   11 a.m.
Georgetown, VMI, American at James Madison                   1 p.m.
                                Notre Dame at Michigan                                                           1 p.m.
Northwestern at Notre Dame                                                    2 p.m.
Sun.       15           Rutgers at Bucknell                                                                      all day