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


Swimmers are gearing up for the 2018 Divsion 1 Women’s NCAA Championships, which will take place from Wednesday, March 14th through Saturday, March 17th at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion in Columbus, Ohio. You can find all the links you need to follow along right here on SwimSwam, as well as event-by-event previews and predictions.


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 Women’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.

800 Free Relay Stanford
200 Free Relay California
500 Free Katie Ledecky, Stanford
200 IM Ella Eastin, Stanford
50 Free Simone Manuel, Stanford
400 IM  Katie Ledecky, Stanford
100 Fly Erika Brown, Tennessee
200 Free Mallory Comerford, Louisville
100 Breast Lilly King, Indiana
100 Back Kathleen Baker, California
200 Medley Relay
1650 Free Katie Ledecky, Stanford
200 Back Kathleen Baker, California
100 Free Simone Manuel, Stanford
200 Breast Lilly King, Indiana
200 Fly Ella Eastin, Stanford
400 Free Relay

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OMG!!!!!!!!! ITS STARTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OSU live stream doesn’t require a BTN subscription correct?

Not as far as I can tell, though it’s sometimes hard to figure out until the event begins.


Dope, as far as I can remember the past couple years all of the online coverage for NCAA’s was fairly accessible without cable/particular subscriptions so hopefully that’s the case again this year!


even for the finals sessions being played on espnu?

Ole 99

It’s sad that the low resolution, constantly buffering college venue era site streams, pre BTN, SEC Network, etc. was the golden age of livestream swimming. When we could all watch and comment.


Terrible audio!! Come on OSU…….

Silent Observer

I like that the only event to not get a preview is the 400 IM.
Seems like that would be a fun one to speculate on…seeing as two Stanford women (aka the Reigning American Record Holder and the Reigning NCAA Champion) are the top two seeds! XD

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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