2024 Men’s NCAAs: Historic Individual And Team Finishes



  • Notre Dame fifth year Tanner Filion swam undergrad for Division III Whitman but finished his career with the Fighting Irish. He made the 200 backstroke ‘B’ final, going on to finish 11th overall.
  • Two mid-major swimmers made history with the highest finishes since Dean Farris of Harvard.
    • Brian Benzing of Towson finished 2nd in the 100 breast swimming a 50.59, finishing only behind Cal’s Liam Bell who set an NCAA record
    • Matt Fallon of Penn was 2nd in the 200 breast swimming a 1:48.48, finishing only behind Arizona State’s Leon Marchand who broke his own NCAA record in his win
  • Brown’s Jack Kelly finished 8th in the 200 breaststroke becoming the program’s first finalist since 2012. It also was the first time since 1944 that the team had an ‘A’ finalist.
  • After swimming as an undergrad at mid-major Xavier University, Northwestern’s Andrew Martin made NCAAs and moved up to finish 16th scoring a point for the Wildcats.
  • George Washington’s Djurdje Matic made his 2nd NCAA appearance and became the school’s second swimmer to ever score at the meet. Matic finished 14th in the 100 fly.


  • The Notre Dame men finished a program-high 10th place as they scored 132 points. Their previous best was 18th which they did last year.
  • The Ohio State men finished in the top 15 for the 5th year in a row as they had 92 points
  • Cal’s 2nd place finish was their 14th year in a row in which they have either captured the team title of finished as runner-ups as a team.
  • Indiana finished 4th as a team, just two points off of third. They have now been in the top five the last five out of six years.
  • SMU’s 18th place finish with 59 points was their highest finish since 2008 when they were 14th
  • BYU scored for the first time since 2016 as they were 35th with seven points this year.
  • The Virginia Tech men’s 9th place finish ties their highest in program history
  • NC State has been in the top 10 for the last nine years. This year, the team finished 5th.

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3 months ago

those double dolphins on the pullouts tho.

Tim Jenkins
3 months ago

And that’s not even mentioning those mid major swimmers who should have been invited (had faster invite times than the majority of those men invited in the 500 free and 1650 free…Dylan Felt)!!!!!

Reply to  Tim Jenkins
3 months ago

You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. No one slower than Dylan got invited. Maybe people slower than him swam his events because they had B cuts but were invited in another event. You’re either a delusional teammate or parent, but you need to chill, you’re embarrassing Dylan at this point.

Reply to  HereForTheMems
3 months ago

Yeah. I’m an (old) alum of the team, was rooting for DC to have a qualifier, but OP’s comment shows a lack of understanding of the invite process. Cut line was, to quote SwimSwam, “one line into row 31.” Swimmer in question was ranked 33. 30th place was highest taken in 1650. Pretty open and shut.

Reply to  CES
3 months ago

Yeah he’s been on a few threads with this. People have explained the process to him, but seems like he hasn’t returned to read about it.

DC swimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

He is well aware of the process. we just love him and like to have fun with it. rooting for dylan for the next 2 years

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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