2020 Women’s NCAA Championships: Official SwimSwam Previews Index


As we tick down the days to the 2020 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.

Don’t miss a moment of our preview action and the concurrent comment section discussion – you can bookmark this page, which will be updated with links to each preview as we publish them. Disagree with our winner picks? Well, they are infallible, but if you really don’t buy it, you can leave your own picks, predictions and expectations in the comments.

Below are all of the events in their NCAA order, broken down by day. You can click on the event name and follow the link to our full preview and check out our picks for the entire top 8.



Day Event Winner
Wednesday 800 Free Relay
Thursday 200 Free Relay
500 Free Brooke Forde, Stanford
200 IM
50 Free
Friday 400 Medley Relay
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
200 Medley Relay
Saturday 1650 Free
200 Back
100 Free Erika Brown, Tennessee
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay

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3 years ago

This meet definitely isnt happening. Schools are dropping left and right.

Gary T
3 years ago

My guess is that it is cancelled all together.

Reply to  Gary T
3 years ago

That feels more-and-more likely by the hour.

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

Sad to say for the amazing athletes and coaches who work relentlessly. However we need to pull together as a sport and nation for the good of all.

Old Rocket Swimmer
Reply to  Gary T
3 years ago

I hate to say it but if the NBA, MLS & MLB postpone as well as all the major college basketball conferences with all that revenue, no way will they allow Swimming Championships. I get it, these kids work their entire life for this moment and feel bad for all of the. Life is more important and we need to get past this.

Reply to  Gary T
3 years ago

To many leagues are rushing to judgement …better to wait until the last moment for a decision. Better strategy is simply ban anyone over 60 – that’s the age group that experiences the most adverse effects, and as one over 60, I’d be understanding about being discriminated against. Why hurt all these young athletes over something that is a threat to others, not them. And if the concern is over spread of the virus, make anyone who attends agree to self quarantine themselves for 14 days after the meet’s conclusion\ – I bet most would gladly agree to such a post meet self quarantine.

Of course as a UVA fan, I’d accept a cancellation if the NCAA agreed to award… Read more »

3 years ago


1. Abbey Weitzeil 20.97
2. Erika Brown 21.12
3. Anna Hopkin 21.21

100 FREE
1. Erika Brown 45.55 *NCAA Record*
2. Abbey Weitzeil 46.22
3. Anna Hopkin 46.26

200 FREE
1. Abbey Weitzeil 1:41.56
2. Veronica Burchill 1:42.03
3. Anna Hopkin 1:42.53

500 FREE
1. Paige Madden 4:31.73
2. Katie Drabot 4:33.35
3. Brooke Forde 4:33.39

1650 FREE
1. Kensey McMahon 15:35.55
2. Paige Madden 15:38.77
3. Sierra Schmidt 15:42.35

100 FLY
1. Maggie MacNeil 49.09 *NCAA Record*
2. Erika Brown 49.49
3. Louise Hansson 49.59

200 FLY
1. Louise Hansson 1:50.83… Read more »

Silent Observer
Reply to  wow
3 years ago

I think your predictions for the sprints and specificly for Weitzel rest solely on if she can keep her elbow from hyper-extending again when she finishes so hard into the wall…

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