Former Arizona State swimmer Cameron Craig has entered the NCAA transfers database, which stands as a first step to returning to collegiate swimming.
Earlier this summer, Craig swam his first race in 14 months in Michigan. He was the 2017 Pac-12 Champion in the 100 and 200 yard freestyles, but before June had not raced since the 2018 NCAA Championship meet – where he placed 13th overall in the 200 free. In January, he told SwimSwam that he would be leaving Arizona State, saying at the time that he was unsure about whether he would return to the NCAA. An entry in the transfers database does not guarantee that an athlete is transferring, but does alert potential destination coaches of their availability to transfer.
He’s been training with Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics in Holland, Michigan recently, alongside US National Team breaststroker Devon Nowicki, among others.
Craig raced at US Nationals last week where he swam the 100 free and 100 fly. In the 100 free, he finished 24th (8th in the C final) in 52.09 after a 49.75 in prelims; in the 100 fly he finished 20th overall (2nd in the C final) in 52.46. He also split a 48.90 on the anchor leg of an MLA relay and a 52.40 fly split on their medley relay. His time in the individual 100 fly was a new lifetime best.
Craig’s Lifetime Bests, Yards/Meters:
- 50 free – 19.50/23.35
- 100 free – 41.95/49.18
- 200 free – 1:31.71/1:49.24
- 100 back – 47.33/54.74
- 200 back – 1:47.47/2:07.27
- 100 fly – 47.18/52.46
- 200 IM – 1:42.75/2:06.20