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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3 years ago

Happened to see a Stanford swimmer in the rec center front squatting. Interesting rest strategy

Reply to  Geed
3 years ago

Interesting…I remember hearing that David Nolan used to go to the gym before big meets

Pepper Brooks
Reply to  WildPack
3 years ago

It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for ’em.

Reply to  Geed
3 years ago

If true that is quite insane

Reply to  Geed
3 years ago

That guy did not qualify NCAA

Reply to  Geed
3 years ago

Stanford didn’t taper for Pac 12s. They’re not even tapering for NCAAs! 2019 watch out!

Reply to  CraigH
3 years ago

Dean Farris might be a God, but what about the Stanford guy max front-squatting before the start of the meet???

Reply to  Geed
3 years ago

Couldnt be more proud

Go Bearcats
3 years ago

Blake Pieroni for the 2 free. The man swam a 1:31.1 with a full beard.

Bon Jovi
Reply to  Go Bearcats
3 years ago

Bro what about DEAN?

3 years ago

Is the pre-limb us and Wednesday finals big 10 network a pay to view ?

Right Dude Here
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Ony if you want the audio.

Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Yeah I’m worried this big 10 network link is going to be a problem. Do we need to download the app? Or will the link take us right to it? Asking because right now an error note comes up when I click on it.

Reply to  Sccoach
3 years ago

just wait for the finals to be uploaded … me lol

Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

It is asking for credit card info for this app but no cost on app? Anyone have any info?

Reply to  Hangry
3 years ago

I downloaded the app, it didn’t ask me for credit card info. It looks like you need a cable provider in order to watch though. I have Infinity so it works for me

3 years ago

Will there be race videos anywhere? I’m in the UK and will be catching my beauty sleep while finals are on

Reply to  KyB
3 years ago

KyB – there might be replays on or the Minnesota host app after-the-fact, but nothing formal or announced.

3 years ago

Where is the men’s Pick ’em

3 years ago

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

tea rex
3 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
3 years ago

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

I’m getting my application ready.

Years of Plain Suck
3 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.

About Karl Ortegon

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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