For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of two finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, and places 9 through 16 the B final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.
With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final and “Down” to swimmers in the B final.
Women’s Ups/Downs – Day 4
Day 4 has traditionally played to SCAD’s strengths and 2020 was no different. The Bees are expected to outscore rival Keiser by 41 points and claim their third consecutive team title tonight. College of Idaho (+19 points relative to the psych sheet), SCAD (+15), Olivet Nazarene (+15), Indiana Wesleyan (+13), and Bethel-Indiana (+11) all did better than their seedings this morning.
Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …