2022 Men’s NCAA Championships: Official SwimSwam Preview Index

2022 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Men’s NCAA Championships are on the horizon, set to kick off next Wednesday, March 23, from the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Stay up to date with SwimSwam’s event-by-event previews below.

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.

2022 MEN’S NCAA PICK ‘EM CONTEST HERE

DAY EVENT WINNER
Wednesday 200 Medley Relay Louisville
800 Free Relay Texas
Thursday 500 Free Kieran Smith, Florida
200 IM Leon Marchand, Arizona State
50 Free Brooks Curry, LSU
200 Free Relay Cal
Friday 400 IM Leon Marchand, Arizona State
100 Fly Andrei Minakov, Stanford
200 Free Kieran Smith, Florida
100 Breast Max McHugh, Minnesota
100 Back Destin Lasco, Cal
400 Medley Relay Texas
Saturday 1650 Free Bobby Finke, Florida
200 Back Destin Lasco, Cal
100 Free Brooks Curry, LSU
200 Breast Max McHugh, Minnesota
200 Fly Nicolas Albiero, Louisville
400 Free Relay Cal

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Roy
6 months ago

Can someone tell me why they went to timed finals for relays?

Admin
Reply to  Roy
6 months ago

COVID, then they liked it so they stuck with it.

Some combination of 1) fewer swims on the athletes’ bodies, and 2) not giving bigger teams like Texas and Cal an even bigger advantage by the ability to swap out swimmers from prelims to finals.

.6 ON THE REACTION TIME
6 months ago

Y’all forgetting about the god Dean Farris

Swimdaddy
6 months ago

Is there live video?

Rainy Dazed and Confused
6 months ago

Carson Foster will win the 400 IM, Texas wins the Meet… Book it.

chinnychenchen
6 months ago

let’s go bears 🐻

John Hueth
6 months ago

Lets go Texas! #HOOKEM
I wanna be fast like Tony Grimm

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  John Hueth
6 months ago

Coronations are a slow process, so I expect we won’t see the collective crown descend until the last day, the last swim and, of course, the last dive! Go, Texas!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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