2014 Women NCAA DI Championships

5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #3: Playing it safe (perhaps too safe) on relay exchanges

Stanford broke an American relay record, but also missed another by .03 seconds while leaving almost a full second on the blocks through safe exchanges. Are the extra tenths worth the risk of DQ?


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2014 Women’s NCAA Championships 5 Big Things #2: How, Exactly, Did Georgia Repeat?

With Harvey Humphries at the helm of the Georgia women’s team at NCAA’s, the Bulldogs repeated as NCAA Champions – but it felt very, very different from their 2014 title. (Featured Image Brittany MacLean)


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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?


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HardCore Swim of the Week: Emma Reaney makes American (and Irish) history

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.


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2014 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Celebration Photo Vault

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.

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Previews & Recaps

2014 Women’s NCAA Championships Day 3 Finals: Real-Time Recaps

Cammile Adams (right) and Maya DiRado (left) will battle it out in the meet’s final individual event – the 200 fly. They both represented the U.S. in that event at the 2013 World Championships.

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Women’s D1 NCAA Day 3 Ups/Downs and projected final scores: A&M makes late charge, Stanford still second

Breeja Larson and the Aggies followed up a big Friday night with an even better Saturday morning, picking up 26 points from their seeds and have an outside shot to enter the battle for second with one more great session.

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Team Scores: Georgia expands lead, Stanford still topping Cal

Nicole Vernon helped power Georgia to a big day 2 lead by winning the B-Final in the women’s 400 IM.

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Franklin & Breeja Records, DiRado’s Second Win Highlight Day 2 at 2014 Women’s NCAA’s

Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson got one of two NCAA Records on the second night of the 2014 NCAA Championships.

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2014 W. NCAA PICKS: 1650 Free – A Great Opportunity for Georgia

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.

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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.

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Team Scores: Georgia in control, Stanford making moves on day 1

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.

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NCAA and American records fall to Stanford’s 400 Medley Relay

Lia Neal’s huge anchor leg pushed Stanford past Texas A&M to break American and NCAA records.

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Women’s NCAAs Day 1 Ups/Downs and Prelims scoring: Georgia already pressing its advantage

Georgia already has 11 point-scoring swims and dive slots tonight and has moved up 4 points from its seeds.

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2014 Women’s NCAA Diving Championships: Laura Ryan On Top After 1 Meter Prelims

The first points are on the board at the 2014 Women’s Division I NCAA Championships.

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A&M Women Zero In On NCAA Record in the 400 Medley Relay

Lili Ibanez had a big anchor for A&M as they are getting close to the NCAA Record in the 400 medley relay.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: NCAA 800 free relay record on high alert for Cal-Georgia showdown

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.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Margalis Looks to Close Dream Season With 200 IM Win

Melanie Margalis has had the best short course season of her career. Can she close our her collegiate years with an NCAA title?

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Fast freshmen 400 free relay legs could decide meet’s big finale

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.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Georgia looks to set tone early with 200 free relay

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.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: 100 fly might come down to fingernails

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.

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2014 W. NCAA PICKS: 500 Free – Big Names, Big Event; Great Way to Start the Meet

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.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: Slew of Sophomores Look to Spoil Senior’s Last 200 Back

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.

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Get to know ’em: Top NCAA small-conference seeds

The biggest 5 or 6 conferences tend to dominate the headlines, but they’re far from the only homes for fast swimming. Meet 6 women with top-10 NCAA seeds coming from the smaller conferences.

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2014 W. NCAA Picks: 200 breast could be a barn-burner with Reaney, Larson & co.

The marquee matchup pits American record-holder Emma Reaney of Notre Dame against the woman whose record she broke just a few weeks ago, Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson. But a tough field should make this more than a 2-horse race.

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Mitch’s Monday Meet Review: Women’s Division I NCAA Championships edition

Join SwimSwam’s Mitch Bowmile as he reviews all of the action from last weekend’s NCAA Championships for the Division I women.

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VIDEO: Olympic Medalist Caitlin Leverenz on Cal Bears NCAAs, training, engagement, and what she does for strength

Caitlin Leverenz, a long time great swimmer for the Cal Bears, and USA, who won bronze in 200 IM in…

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VIDEO: Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney 200 breast American Record, 1st NCAA title

4 strokes on first length, and then 6 on the rest, for a 200 breaststroke! Great stroke count. How does…

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VIDEO: NCAA 100/200 breaststroker Wisc.-Milwaukee’s Emily McClellan, Coach Clements

Coach Kyle Clements and vivacious Emily McClellan tell shock of finding out what NCAAs were. “I cried…I didn’t want to…

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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…

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VIDEO: NCAA San Diego State’s 3 time swim off winner and two sport athlete, Anika Apostalon

Anika Apostalon, San Diego State Freshman Swimmer and Water Polo Player, had three swim offs at NCAAs this past weekend:…

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Teri McKeever coaches for more than trophies

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.

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VIDEO: Olympian and Cal’s Missy Franklin on final NCAA night

Missy Franklin wanted to get more points tonight, and said she was somewhat disappointed. She wanted to earn more points…

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VIDEO: Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell and coach Arthur Albiero, Cardinals on the rise

Kelsi Worrell was the NCAA runner-up in the 100 fly and also finaled in the 200 fly for Louisville.

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VIDEO: Harvey Humphries recaps day 3, Bulldog national title

The Georgia Bulldogs completed back-to-back NCAA titles this weekend. Hear from coach Harvey Humphries about the Bulldogs’ title run.

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Georgia Sweeps CSCAA Athlete of the Year Honors at Women’s NCAA Championship Meet

Greg Meehan (center) accepts his CSCAA Coach of the Year award with his assistant coaches. (Video Courtesy: SwimSwam.com)

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VIDEO: Missy Franklin dances on Day 3, recaps year 1 at Cal

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.

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VIDEO: Emma Reaney talks 100 breast, front-end speed

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.

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VIDEO: Cal’s studly swimmer, Elizabeth Pelton is resilient. Her 200 back experience

Cal’s studly all around swimmer, Elizabeth Pelton is resilient. She has trained harder in weight room and in the pool,…

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VIDEO: Arizona’s Margo Geer, NCAA Champion in 100 free on deciding…

Arizona’s Margo Geer, told herself: “Make the decision on what you are going to do.” “I wanted to stay relaxed.”…

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VIDEO: Kentucky SHINES. Tina Bechtel in 1st A final, and Olympian Coach Lars Jorgensen

Kentucky Swimming is a great program to watch in the upcoming years. Olympian and Coach Lars Jorgensen has proven he…

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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…

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VIDEO: Texas A&M Coach, Steve Bultman on team’s NCAA 4th place finish

Steve Bultman, Texas A&M coach, happy with team’s 4th place finish and three NCAA individual champions: Breeja Larson (broke American…

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VIDEO: Georgia’s Amber McDermott on GA team win, 2nd in 1650

Pan Pacs this summer? Individual Title at NCAAs next year? Check out Amber McDermott, Georgia distance stud (2nd in 1650…

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VIDEO: Stanford’s Lia Neal and Coach of the Year, Greg Meehan thrilled with meet

What a great NCAAs for the Stanford team. Coach Greg Meehan was selected as Coach of the Year, and Olympian…

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