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Back to Pacs: No. 7 Men's Swim Headed to Seattle for Pac-12 Championships

Mar 1, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 7 Sun Devil Men's Swim team is back at its first Pac-12 Championships in two years for arguably its most anticipated crack at the tournament in the Bob Bowman era.

The Sun Devils will compete against conference foes at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center from March 2-5, the same venue where the Women's team raced to a sixth-place finish last week.

Competition will begin Wednesday night with the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. Fans can tune into the action via the Pac-12 Network Live stream and the Pac-12 Now app.

A full schedule of events for each day is listed here.

The Sun Devils are poised for a grand showing this week in Seattle, after putting the finishing touches on a regular season that included the highest-ranking in program history, a handful of new school records and a 195-103 thrashing over in-state rival Arizona in early February.

Léon Marchand, the team's electric freshman who's responsible for three new individual records this year, has won multiple events in every meet this season. Grant House, a proven talent who's back in the Maroon & Gold after a 953-day hiatus, has helped rewrite the record books as well in a handful of relays.

PROGRAM RECORDS SET IN 2021-22
Jack Dolan, 50 free
Julian Hill, 500 free
Léon Marchand, 200 fly
Léon Marchand, 200 IM
Léon Marchand, 400 IM
Dolan-House-Swift-Bybee – 200 free relay
House-Swift-Hill-Marchand – 800 free relay

The Sun Devils had just one individual champion at their last conference tournament two years ago, and they haven't finished better than fourth place since 2016. But they certainly have the firepower to depart Seattle at the end of the week toting a top-three finish and a handful of individual champions.

Pac-12 Men's Champions Under Coach Bowman
Zach Poti, 100 back (2020)
Youssef Selim, Platform, 1-Meter Dive (2019 and 2018)
Cameron Craig, 200 Free (2018), 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay  (2017), 
Andrew Porter, 400 Free Relay (2017)
Tadas Duskinas, 400 Free Relay (2017)
Richard Bohus, 400 Free Relay (2017)

SUN DEVIL MEN'S SWIMMING POSTSEASON FINISHES (PAC-12/NCAA)
2022: TBD
2021: DNC (entire program redshirted due to COVID-19)
2020: 4th/no NCAA due to COVID-19
2019: 4th/21st
2018: 4th/20th
2017: 4th/14th
2016: 5th/44th(T)

FOLLOW ALONG
Stay up to date with the Sun Devils all week long via the team's Twitter account, @ ASUSwimDive. Nightly recaps and results will be posted on the website, as well.