2022 NCAA Swimming Conference Championships Primer – Division I

This year, things seem to be (mostly) back to normal, at least at the championship meet level. Many dual meets at the beginning of the calendar year were canceled due to COVID-19 or weather, but it looks like the big wave has passed for now. This year has a much more normal championships schedule with conference meets in February-early March and NCAA’s in March instead of some of the conference championships being canceled or in April like many had last year. 

We’ve put together a list of every conference championship in NCAA Division I here. See the Division II and Division III primers linked below. Links will be updated as they become available. 

Week 1 

MAAC Championships

  • Wednesday, February 9- Saturday, February 12, 2022
  • Burt Flickinger Athletic Center- Buffalo, NY (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Women-Fairfield (3x) Men- Rider (10x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagra, Rider, Saint Peter’s, Siena (Women Only)

America East Championships

  • Thursday, February 10- Sunday February 13, 2022
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  Worcester, MA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Men- Binghamton (1x), Women- New Hampshire (2x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Binghamton, Maine, New Hampshire (women only), UMBC, Vermont (women only), VMI, NJIT (men only)

Week 2 

SEC Championships

  • Tuesday, February 15- Saturday February 19, 2022
  • Jones Aquatics Center, Knoxville, Tenn. (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Men- Florida (9x), Women- Kentucky (1x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Vanderbilt (women only)

Women’s Big Ten Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Soderholm Family Aquatic Center- Madison, WI
  • Defending Champion: Ohio State (2x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video: B1G+
  • Championships Central

Teams: Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Illinois

ACC Championships

Teams: NC State, Louisville, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Duke, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Miami

Ivy League Women’s Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Blodgett Pool- Boston, MA
  • Defending Champion- Princeton (1x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth

Mountain West Women’s Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Texas A&M Rec Center Natatorium- College Station, Texas
  • Defending Champion- UNLV (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: San Diego State, Nevada, Wyoming, UNLV, Air Force, San Jose State, Fresno State, New Mexico, Colorado State

CCSA Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Liberty Natatorium- Lynchburg, VA
  • Defending Champion: Liberty and FGCU (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Incarnate Word, Gardner-Webb, Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion, Bellarmine, Campbell, Liberty, FGCU, Georgia Southern, UNC-Ashville, North Florida

AAC Championships (Women)

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center- Dallas, TX
  • Defending Champion: Women- Houston (5x) Men- SMU (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Tulane (women only), Houston(women only), and ECU (women only),  SMU, Cincinnati 

MVC Championships (Women)

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Defending Champion: Missouri State (5x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Evansville, Northern Iowa, Arkansas – Little Rock, Valparaiso

Atlantic 10 Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • SPIRE Institute- Geneva, OH
  • Defending Champion: Men- George Washington (1x) Women- Richmond (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Massachusetts, Davidson, Fordham, George Mason, La Salle, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, Richmond (women only), Duquesne (women only), Rhode Island (women only)

CAA Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Christiansburg Aquatic Center- Christianburg, VA
  • Defending Champion: Men- Towson (1x), Women- James Madison (4x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championships Central

Teams: Towson, William & Mary, Delaware, UNC-Wilmington, Drexel, James Madison (women only), Northeastern (women only)

MPSF Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles, Calif. (Swim), Marguerite Aquatics Center; Mission Viejo, Calif. (Dive)
  • Defending Champion: Men- BYU (1x) Women- Hawaii (5x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: BYU, UC Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Cal Poly, Pacific, UC-Davis (women only), San Diego (women only), UCSD, Cal State – Bakersfield

Horizon League Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • IUPUI Nat- Indianapolis, IN
  • Defending Champion: Men- Oakland (8x) Women- Oakland (8x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Cleveland State, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Oakland, UIC, IUPUI, Youngstown State (women only)

Summit League Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Hulbert Aquatic Center- West Fargo, N.D.
  • Defending Champion: Men- South Dakota (1x) Women- Denver (8x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Denver, Eastern Illinois, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State, St. Thomas

Patriot League Championships

  • Wednesday, February 16- Saturday  February 19, 2022
  • Lejeune Hall- Annapolis, MD
  • Defending Champion: Men- Navy (17x) Women- Navy (9x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: American, Army West Point, Bucknell, Boston University, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola, Navy

Week 3

Men’s Big Ten Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Boilermaker Aquatic Center, West Lafayette, IN
  • Defending Champion: Michigan (2x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video: B1G +
  • Championship Central

Teams: Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State, Northwestern

Women’s Pac-12 Championships (and Men’s and Women’s Diving)

Teams: California, Stanford, Southern California, Arizona, UCLA, Utah, Arizona State, Washington State

Big 12 Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park – Morgantown, WV
  • Defending Champion: Men- Texas (25x) Women- Texas (9x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Texas, Texas Christian, West Virginia, Kansas (women only), Iowa State (women only)

Men’s Ivy League Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Denunzio Pool- Princeton, NJ
  • Defending Champion: Harvard (4x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth

Conference USA Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Liberty Natatorium- Lynchburg, VA
  • Defending Champion: FIU (7x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Florida International, Rice, Marshall, North Texas, Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion

Big East Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Nassau County Aquatic Center-  Long Island, N.Y
  • Defending Champion: Women- Villanova (8x) Men- Xavier (3x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Villanova, Georgetown, Xavier, Seton Hall, Providence, Butler (women only), UConn

NEC Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • SPIRE Institute- Geneva, OH
  • Defending Champion: Women- Bryant (4x)  Men- Bryant (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Bryant, Central Connecticut, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U, Wagner

WAC Championships

Teams: Grand Canyon, Seattle, Northern Arizona (women only), New Mexico State (women only), Northern Colorado (women only), Idaho (women only), Wyoming (men only), UNLV (men only), Air Force (men only), Cal Baptist

Women’s MAC Championships

  • Wednesday, February 23- Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Defending Champion: Buffalo (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Akron, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Ohio, Toledo, Ball State

Week 4

Men’s MAC Championships

  • Wednesday, March 2- Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Carbondale, Ill. 
  • Defending Champion: Miami-OH (1x) 
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Miami (OH), Evansville, Ball State, Valparaiso 

Men’s Pac-12 Championships

  • Wednesday, March 2- Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center- Federal Way, WA
  • Defending Champion: Cal (4x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Teams: Southern California, Stanford, California, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah

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B1G Fan
7 months ago
Last edited 7 months ago by B1G Fan
SWalles
7 months ago

Cal State Bakersfield is competing in MPSF, not WAC, this year.

Joe
7 months ago

Note regarding Summit League Championships. Omaha has a men’s team that began competition this season.

SwimFan49
Reply to  Joe
7 months ago

And St. Thomas is a conference member/participant, too.

RTR
7 months ago

Who are your picks to win the SEC this year?

Alabama Women?

Florida Men?

julie taylor
7 months ago

Regan Smith is gonna dominate the 100/200 BK and 200FL.

Noah
7 months ago

Texas men 25x repeating champs 😭

Tennessee
7 months ago

Could you all also do a NAIA championship preview?

Go Dawgs
7 months ago

Can’t wait to see the UMBC men & women take their titles back! Let’s do dawgs!

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