Men’s Swimming: Virginia qualifies nine for NCAA Championships

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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The Virginia men’s swimming team had nine qualify for the 2022 NCAA Championships that will be held March 23-26 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

UVA’s men finished ninth at the 2021 NCAA Championships, the second-best finish in program history and best since 2011.

Freshman Jack Aikins, freshman Connor Boyle, sophomore Matthew Brownstead, junior Josh Fong, senior Justin Grender, sophomore Matt King, junior August Lamb, sophomore Noah Nichols and senior Casey Storch all qualified for the championship.

A total of 270 participants (235 swimmers and 35 divers) will compete in the championships. Swimmers qualified for the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered. Divers will be determined by performances achieved at the Zone Diving Championships held March 7-9. The complete lists of all swimmers (athletes by institution, official psych sheet, relays and alternates) competing in the championships is available at

Selected divers will be announced Thursday, March 10.

ESPN3 will provide digital broadcast coverage for preliminary and finals sessions Wednesday through Saturday. Additionally, ESPNU will air a two-hour show at 6 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, April 5.