2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships Pre-Selection Psych Sheets

The pre-cut psych sheets for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships have been released – the first step in the NCAA Selection process. This list is a precursor to Wednesday’s selection release, where swimmer will find out whether or not they have earned an invite to the meet. These sheets are basically a list of “requested entries” from swimmers with NCAA Consideration times – so athletes are forced into their 3 events, but still not certain of an invite (barring an “A” standard).

SwimSwam will spend the day poring through these sheets for interesting entries, and working out the math on who will earn an invite and who won’t.

A refresher on how that process works: The NCAA will go through, event by event, and add one swimmer to each, until a certain “line” (aka, all 30th-ranked swimmers) puts the field over the maximum 281 individual entries (322 total minus 41 places for divers). At that point, swimmers will be invited based on who is the closest to the NCAA Championship Record in their event. If you want to look at the full procedure, check section 2.4 of the NCAA Pre Championship Manual.

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2 years ago

Ledecky’s not entered in the 2 free, interesting.

Reply to  Swammer
2 years ago

Probably because she is swimming the 400 IM. She can only do 3 and looks like she is branching out….again.

2 years ago

Your picture is of Georgia, but the caption says, “Stanford is seeking a second-straight NCAA title in 2018.” Shouldn’t it be a picture of Stanford?

2 years ago

Are there any teams with too many swimmers entered? Final entries can only have 18 swimmers and divers.

Eddie Rowe
Reply to  Observer
2 years ago

Divers count as 1/2 a squad spot. 16 Swimmers and 4 divers is 18 squad spots. No divers? Bring 18 Swimmers.

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