2021 NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Wednesday, March 17 – Saturday, March 20, 2021
- Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
- Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (Local Time)
- Short course yards (SCY) format
- Defending champion: Stanford (3x) – 2019 results
- Streaming: ESPN3
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results – Swimming
- Live Results – Diving
Hours from now, the Virginia Cavalier women will be on their way to winning their first-ever NCAA title in program history and ACC conference history. On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay timed final.
1650 FREE TIMED FINAL
Into the fastest-seeded heat, Virginia senior Paige Madden will aim for the 3rd title of the weekend, with her seed time just two seconds fastest than Tennessee’s Kristen Stege and Texas’ Evie Pfeifer.
200 BACK FINALS
Meanwhile, NC State’s Katharine Berkoff will aim to sweep the backstroke events after winning the 100 back yesterday. Alabama’s Rhyan White will be hungry to top this event after taking second to Berkoff in the 100 back. Meanwhile, a quartet of freshman will participate in the final: Wisconsin’s Phoebe Bacon, Cal’s Isabelle Stadden, Virginia’s Reilly Tiltmann, and Virginia Tech’s Emma Atkinson.
100 FREE FINALS
Then, the third and final battle between Virginia’s Kate Douglass and Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will take place. The duo are currently 1-1, with Douglass winning the 100 free by 0.04s and MacNeil setting the NCAA record in the 100 fly. Cal’s Izzy Ivey and NC State’s Kylee Alons will also be in the mix along with a trio of Alabama swimmers.
200 BREAST FINALS
After becoming the first NC State swimmer to win an individual NCAA title, junior Sophie Hansson will aim to earn her second title in the 200 breast final. Meanwhile, 200 IM champ Alex Walsh is seeded a tenth behind Hansson, leading a Virginia trio in the A-final.
200 FLY FINALS
400 FREE RELAY TIMED FINAL
On the psych sheets, Virginia and Alabama are separated by 0.14s for the top two seeds. Meanwhile, Cal’s 400 free relay will be on the lookout in lane two. In heat three, NC State will swim out of lane two while Texas will swim in lane eight of the following heat.