Previews & Recaps
Nicole Vernon helped power Georgia to a big day 2 lead by winning the B-Final in the women’s 400 IM.
Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson got one of two NCAA Records on the second night of the 2014 NCAA Championships.
Georgia sophomore Brittany MacLean comes in with the time to beat in the mile, but there are a lot of veterans who are looking to take the crown.
Division I Women’s NCAAs: Day 2 Ups/Downs and Prelims Scoring: Big day for Cal but Georgia hangs tough
Teri McKeever’s group leads the meet in both A- and B-Finalists and actually gained two points from seeds despite a costly relay DQ. But Georgia hung tough and is seeded to outscore the Golden Bears by 17.
Stanford had a big night, sweeping the relays to leapfrog Cal for second place. Tomorrow looks like Cal’s biggest day, though, so Georgia and Stanford will have to keep their guards up.
Lia Neal’s huge anchor leg pushed Stanford past Texas A&M to break American and NCAA records.
Georgia already has 11 point-scoring swims and dive slots tonight and has moved up 4 points from its seeds.
The first points are on the board at the 2014 Women’s Division I NCAA Championships.
Lili Ibanez had a big anchor for A&M as they are getting close to the NCAA Record in the 400 medley relay.
Missy Franklin is a scary sight for opposing teams in this relay, but Georgia has their own dominant line-up, led by Shannon Vreeland, to help counter Cal’s Bears.
Melanie Margalis has had the best short course season of her career. Can she close our her collegiate years with an NCAA title?
Three of the top contenders will look to star freshmen to power their programs to the top of the podium at the final event of the NCAA Championships.
The very first event of the 2014 NCAA Championships will go a long way in telling who showed up to swim and who doesn’t look ready for the bright lights and intense pressure of a national championship final. Look for top-seeded Georgia to set the tone early.
The 100 fly could go any number of ways over the top 16 – Ellese Zalewski and Dani Barbiea come in tied for the top seed after big November performances.
It’s a star-studded event, the top six or seven coming in with practically interchangeable seed times. We give the nod to Cal’s Missy Franklin, on whom the Bears will be counting for big points in this event. Somehow we expect that will make her even better.
Elizabeth Beisel looks to end her final day at the NCAA Championships a winner, but a studly group of sophomores including defending champ Liz Pelton (above) may spoil her exit.
4 strokes on first length, and then 6 on the rest, for a 200 breaststroke! Great stroke count. How does…
Coach Kyle Clements and vivacious Emily McClellan tell shock of finding out what NCAAs were. “I cried…I didn’t want to…
VIDEO: NCAAs Team Hosts, Minnesota: Coach Kelly Kremer and 2-time individual A finalist, Kiera Janzen
“This will shock Coach Kelly Kremer a lot, but I really liked the mile,” said Kiera. Coach Kelly Kremer talked…
Anika Apostalon, San Diego State Freshman Swimmer and Water Polo Player, had three swim offs at NCAAs this past weekend:…
Teri McKeever led the Cal Bears to a 3rd place finish last weekend including multiple NCAA titles and an American record for freshman Missy Franklin.
Missy Franklin wanted to get more points tonight, and said she was somewhat disappointed. She wanted to earn more points…
Kelsi Worrell was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 fly and also finaled in the 200 fly for Louisville.
The Georgia Bulldogs completed back-to-back NCAA titles this weekend. Hear from coach Harvey Humphries about the Bulldogs’ title run.
Greg Meehan (center) accepts his CSCAA Coach of the Year award with his assistant coaches. (Video Courtesy: SwimSwam.com)
Missy Franklin wrapped up her first collegiate season this weekend with a blowout American record in the 200 free and a third-place team trophy for her Cal Bears.
Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney put up a pair of top-3 finishes this weekend, including an American record and NCAA Championship in the 200 breast.
Cal’s studly all around swimmer, Elizabeth Pelton is resilient. She has trained harder in weight room and in the pool,…
Arizona’s Margo Geer, told herself: “Make the decision on what you are going to do.” “I wanted to stay relaxed.”…
Kentucky Swimming is a great program to watch in the upcoming years. Olympian and Coach Lars Jorgensen has proven he…
VIDEO: NCAA Champion Brooklyn Snodgrass wins the 200 back in studly field, and Indiana Coach Ray Looze
“It took a couple seconds to realize that 1 was by my name.” Brooklynn Snodgrass wins the 200 yard backstroke…
Steve Bultman, Texas A&M coach, happy with team’s 4th place finish and three NCAA individual champions: Breeja Larson (broke American…
Pan Pacs this summer? Individual Title at NCAAs next year? Check out Amber McDermott, Georgia distance stud (2nd in 1650…
5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #1: Recruit Rankings Revisited, 2014 freshmen were remarkably consistent
An easy one to get right: Missy Franklin was the consensus #1 recruit, and the Golden Bear lived up to the hype. But how did the rest of our ‘top 10 recruits’ list hold up?
Emma Reaney pushed through the suddenly-intense media glare to smash the American record in the 200 breast for the second time in a month while winning the first NCAA swimming title in Notre Dame history.
Way better than jumping in for a morning workout, the Georgia women go for a victory dip after winning the Team Title at the 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships.
The Georgia women came into NCAA’s seeded first, and they came out of NCAA’s seeded first, and left the same way. See how far everyone else moved according to seed.
Leave it to the University of Georgia Diving Coach Dan Laak to do a graceful victory celebration dive at the 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Championships.
The final results are in, and despite, by his standards, just a 17th-place finish on the 3rd day, NatCat came…
Margo Geer on winning the 100 free final: “You know, I’m a 50 freestyler so I like to just take it out and see what happens. That’s kind of just what I’ve always done. That’s my strong part. That’s just what I always do.”
Emma Reaney wins 200 breaststroke in American Record time at the 2014 Women’s NCAA DI Championships.
The Georgia Bulldog women reloaded in a big way, and they spent Saturday night celebrating their back-to-back NCAA titles.
Emma Reaney dominated a tough 200 breast field to win an NCAA title for Notre Dame and re-break her own American and NCAA records in the event, knocking on the door of the first-ever 2:03.
Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem was chosen as the recipient of the Elite 89 Award during the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.
Georgia’s Brittany MacLean swam a race for the history books earlier in the meet in the 500 free, and that wasn’t…
Cal’s Missy Franklin will look to sneak down to the 100 free on Saturday to compete with a whole new set of opponents like Margo Geer and Kasey Carlson
Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon will once again be unable to go on Saturday morning at the NCAA Championships.
Many thanks to Tim Binning, the swim pictures, for these beautiful swimming photos.
Quotes from: Felicia Lee, Maya DiRado, Missy Franklin, Breeja Larson, Paige Miller & Paige Miller.
The Cal Golden Bears show off their styling nails on Friday evening.