2022 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- March 16-19, 2022
- McAuley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Prelims 10AM /Finals 6PM
- Short Course Yards (25 yards)
- Championship Central
- Official Psych Sheets
- Live Results
Virginia sophomore Alex Walsh set a new American Record in the 200 IM tonight at the Women’s NCAA Championships swimming a time of 1:50.08. That time also set NCAA, US Open, Meet, and Pool records.
Walsh broke the previous record held by Stanford’s Ella Eastin set back at the 2018 NCAA Championships as Eastin won back then with a time of 1:50.67.
|Alex Walsh 2021||Ella Eastin 2018|
The biggest difference makers were Walsh’s butterfly and breaststroke splits. Notably, Walsh was not leading at the 50 mark as Stanford’s Torri Huske was out in a 23.87. Eastin’s freestyle split was over half of a second faster than Walsh’s, but Walsh’s butterfly and breaststroke splits were able to propel her to the record breaking swim.
Walsh defended her title tonight as she won the event last year with a time of 1:51.87. Walsh’s best time prior to tonight was a 1:51.53 which she swam at 2021 ACCs.
YASSS QUEENNNN, SLAYYYYY
Didn’t think she had much of a chance to win the 200 fly, but taking it out sub-24 in the 2 IM and barrelling home like she did made me rethink it. I mean her breathe every stroke fly — which she even sprints really fast with — is built for the 200 fly.
I have to say I am bit surprised. Her 400 IM is going to be filthy. Record alert.
You think she can drop 5 seconds??
Dropped 1.5 in an event that she swims a lot, so I wouldn’t put it past her to drop 3,4,5 seconds in the 400IM, which she has swam very little but seems to have been training hard for all year.
Wins natty, then drops another 1.8 seconds in one year….
Great swim by Alex Walsh. Congrats to Alex and her coaches.
Are we gonna see like 2:07.5 or faster from Alex this summer?
I wouldn’t predict that fast, but 2:08 flat wouldn’t be too shocking.
Why not? 2:08.6 last summer and she’s had a great season. I think a lot of swimmers (in all countries) were still catching up from COVID breaks last year, and this year is going to have some knockout performances.
She’s almost 2 sec faster than she was a year ago in yards. I know it’s a diff race, but some of that has to carry over to LC
Abby Harter and Emma Weyant did great too. Wow Virginia really blew their taper. 🙄🤣
I know right! Desorbo ruined their entire taper tsk tsk breaking the 2 IM and 50 free records so disappointed.
Holy Moly almost 1:49!!!!!!!!!