2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Defending champion: Texas (3x) (results)
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Championship Central
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Finals, All Prelims on BTN2GO; Friday/Saturday Finals on WatchESPN
- Thursday prelims heat sheet
Swimmers are competing in day 2 prelims of the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This morning’s action kicked off with prelims of the 200 free relay, which saw American Record sprinter Caeleb Dressel stepping up for his first race as he raced for the Florida Gators. Dressel put in a 17.96 split for the Gators on the 2nd leg, helping them win their heat and qualify 3rd for the final.
That split marked Dressel’s 6th time breaking 18 on a relay. He owns the fastest split ever with his 17.71 from last season’s NCAA meet. The only other man to have broken 18 is USC’s Vlad Morozov, who was the first swimmer to do so at the 2013 NCAA meet.
Sub-18 50 Free Relay Splits:
- 17.71- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
- (T-2) 17.86- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
- (T-2) 17.86- Vlad Morozov (USC), 2013
- 17.90- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
- 17.92- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2018
- 17.96- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2018
- 17.99- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
Dressel’s split was the fastest of the morning. NC State’s Justin Ress (18.52), Harvard’s Dean Farris (18.57) USC’s Santo Condorelli (18.66), Texas’ Joseph Schooling (18.69), and Indiana’s Blake Pieroni (18.69) round out the top 5 rolling-start splits of the morning. The fastest leadoff split came from NC State’s Ryan Held in 18.87. Auburn’s Zach Apple (18.98) also cracked 19 on the leadoff.