(Press Release Via Nancy Worley)
The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships continue this week, with the Men’s Swimming Championship beginning Wednesday, February 24, and continuing through Saturday, February 27, at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Defending ACC Champion NC State enters the ACC Championship ranked No. 7 in the most recent CSCAA poll. The Wolfpack finished the regular season with a 3-0 mark in conference competition.
Louisville enters its second ACC Championship as the No. 13 team nationally, while No. 18 North Carolina, No. 19 Duke and No 24 Virginia Tech are also ranked. Georgia Tech and Florida State both received votes in the final poll of the season.
The Cardinals top the psych sheets in eight events. Senior Nolan Tesone is tops in the 200-IM, where the Cards have four of the top eight times for the season. He is also tops in the 400-IM, where UofL has two other swimmers in the top eight as well. Pedro Coutinho has the fastest time in the ACC in the 100-fly and Trevor Carroll is the fastest in the 200-free going into the meet and is ranked second in the 500-free. Grigory Tarasevich has the top time in the 100-backstroke. The Cards are seeded first in the 200-Medley Relay, the 800 Free Relay, and the 400-Medley Relay.
A live video stream of event finals will be available on ESPN3 on Thursday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with Rowdy Gaines handling play-by-play and Sid Cassidy adding analysis.
There is no charge for admission to the 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Parking is available for $5 cash for a single day or $15 cash for the week.
All championship information, including a full event schedule and live results, can be found at the official championship website http://theacc.co/SDchamps. Fans can also get updates by following along on Twitter using #ACCMSD and @ACCSwimDive.