All the Links You Need for the 2018 Men’s NCAA D1 Championships


The NCAA Men’s D1 Swimming & Diving Championships begin tomorrow night with the opening 800 free relay, as the top collegiate men in D1 will compete this week in Minneapolis, MN.


Swimming fans can still enter our official Pick ‘Em contest until 4 p.m. on the Wednesday of the meet. If you haven’t done so already, click here to enter. By using the new Google Forms format, you CAN go in and edit your responses up until 4 PM on Wednesday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.


You can follow these links to each of our specific event-by-event previews for Men’s NCAAs, including our top 8 picks in each race. We’ve listed our predicted winners below, and will update the remaining events as the rest of our previews are published. Click on the event name, not the winner pick, to be linked to the full preview for that event.

800 Free Relay  Florida
200 Free Relay California
500 Free
200 IM
50 Free
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free Townley Haas, Texas
100 Breast Ian Finnerty, Indiana
100 Back
200 Medley Relay Florida
1650 Free Akaram Mahmoud, South Carolina
200 Back Austin Katz, Texas
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
Joseph Schooling, Texas
400 Free Relay Texas

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4 years ago

Maybe a silly question, but are the 4×200 Free Relays starting at 6 PM tonight? Also, it’s Central Time Zone, correct?

Reply to  CraigH
4 years ago

CraigH – you are correct!

Reply to  Jared Anderson
4 years ago

so 7pm eastern time? i guess ill wait for them at 6pm 🙂

Daniel Carr
Reply to  Swimming4silver
4 years ago

So 11pm for us in the U.K. if I can get access somewhere, can only get Main BTN channel which I don’t suppose will show it, won’t let me download the app

4 years ago

Pretty pretty crazy stat. After Dressel broke the 200IM and 100 Breast records, the oldest individual record (sans the 1000 free) on the men’s side is his 50 free

Jon Nap
Reply to  Pvdh
4 years ago

That’s wild. Great stat! Definitely shows continuous growth and fast swimming from these guys.

I wonder if we’ll see the 200 free relay record go down anytime soon. Still stands at a crazy 1:14.08 from Auburn in 2009. (J. Andkjaer-18.89, G. Louw-18.33, K. Norys-18.67, M. Targett-18.19)

4 years ago

My prediction:
800 free relay: Florida 6:05.9
200 free relay: NC State 1:14.4
500 free: Auboeck 4:07.0
200 IM: Gonzalez 1:39.9
50 free: Dressel 18.0
400 medley relay: Indiana 3:00.8
400 IM: Gonzalez 3:33.4
100 fly: Dressel 43.1
200 free: Haas 1:29.8
100 breast: Finnerty 50.6
100 back: Stewart 44.1
200 medley relay: Florida 1:22.2
1650 free Auboeck 14:15.5
200 back: Katz 1:36.8
100 free: Dressel 39.7
200 breast: Seliskar 1:49.8
200 fly: Schooling 1:37.7
400 free relay NC State 2:44.7

I’m excited for tonight, when are the relay lineups announced?

Reply to  IM FAN
4 years ago

I think a lot of your predictions are pretty solid, but a few things stand out for me.

1. I don’t see Gonzalez going 3:33 (yet). Kalisz did that the same year he went 4:05 in the LC 400 IM, and I don’t think Gonzalez is there yet.

2. Also, while an 18.0 from Dressel would be amazing, it seems that he is focused more on his endurance which might take a hit on his speed. I say he still has a best time in him, but dropping over a tenth might be too much to ask. That being said, the worst mistake one can make is doubt Caeleb Dressel…

tea rex
4 years ago

Hoping in vain that Dressel leads off tonight…

4 years ago

Almost show time, will the 800 free relay preview article be going up soon? Also I expect a live stream of everything that Dean Farris does this weekend so we may properly assess how it is possible to become so otherworldly.

Years of Plain Suck
4 years ago

I was able to sign on to the Big Ten Network app through my DirecTV account.

Too bad the doofuses at the PAC-12 and PAC-12 network can’t do the same thing and come to terms with DirecTV. Oh, that’s right, they’re led by the incompetent commissioner Larry Scott.

tea rex
4 years ago

Q #1: Is swimswam going to follow Dean Farris 24 hours a day during this meet?

Q #2: If not, what is wrong with you?

Steve Nolan
Reply to  tea rex
4 years ago

By the time his senior year rolls around there should be a dedicated Dean Correspondent.

I’m getting my application ready.

4 years ago

Will we be treated to the gopher going off the high dive again?

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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