For the third year in a row, the Tower will shine with an orange light to honor Big 12 titles in both Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving.
The men’s team now has 36 consecutive conference championship titles, including all 19 Big 12 Championship titles, and the women’s team now claims 13 of the 19 Big 12 Championship titles, including four of the past five.
The conference championship, which The University of Texas at Austin’s Jamail Texas Swimming Center hosted for a ninth time, also gave Longhorns the chance to set new records.
All-America sophomore Jack Conger broke the 200-yard butterfly record previously held by Michael Phelps and Tom Shields with his 1:39.31 time.
Watch Texas swimmer Jack Conger break the 200-yard butterfly record:
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The men’s team, ranked No. 2 going into the championships, beat teams from TCU and West Virginia. The women’s team, which ranked No. 6 going into the championships, topped teams from Iowa State, Kansas, TCU and West Virginia.
This year’s Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships marked the ninth time the conference has hosted the competition at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Read more about the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship on the Big 12’s website, and find more information, including results, on the Texas Athletics website.