Another big triangular meet saw the Indiana men stay red-hot as the Tennessee women topped all comers in the Indiana-Tennessee-Kentucky tri meet. That comes a week after Indiana’s men beat top-3 programs Texas and Florida on the road.
We did the math: Sarah Sjostrom appears set to run away with the title on the women’s side under FINA’s evaluation formula, while a tight men’s battle should go to Adam Peaty over Caeleb Dressel by virtue of Peaty’s two world record swims in the 50 breast, barring a few uncertainties in the scoring formula.
Coach Ray Looze’s Indiana Hoosiers were all but unstoppable at the biggest meet of the 2017 fall NCAA season thus far.
USA Swimming updated its national team Quad Plan this week, showing 4-day meets for all Pro Swim Series Stops outside of Columbus, as well as Junior Pan Pacs on August 23-27, 2018.
Brazilian IMer Henrique Rodrigues has tested positive for banned substance Clostebol, per BestSwim.br, and will be suspended for one year dating back to March 2017.
17-year-old World Junior relay champ and World Champs relay medalist Rebecca Smith will join the University of Toronto’s program next year, the school announced today.
35% of voters found Anthony Ervin’s decision to kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the Raia Rapida meet “unpatriotic,” but 38% said it was neither patriotic nor unpatriotic.
Missed out on our live recaps of the 2017 College Challenge? Fear not, for we’ve dug through results to put together a rapid-fire ‘highlight reel’ of top swims and swimmers from the meet, along with a quick look at what makes these swims significant.
A chippy gold medal match saw both teams disqualified at the FINA World Men’s Water Polo Development Trophy tournament, giving bronze medal match winner Uruguay the gold.
The 200 free is really the only event where anyone can challenge Katie Ledecky at this point. So it’s no surprise the ultra-competitive Stanford Cardinal found a way to take over the top time in the NCAA this season with a 1:41.60 at the U.S. College Challenge.
The NCAA has published a large set of data on student-athlete transfers, with total swimming & diving transfers dropping by about a third since the year 2004 for both men and women.
In what could be the premiere international collegiate dual meet of the year, Great Britain’s Loughborough University will compete in a virtual dual meet with Canada’s University of Toronto, with plans for an in-person dual next year.
Katie Ledecky has been named Sportswoman of the Year for 2017 by the Women’s Sports Federation. She becomes the fifth swimmer to win the award since 1993.
The college swim season really heats up this week with the highly-anticipated Texas-Florida-Indiana triangular meet on Friday and Saturday. That could give us a rematch in the ongoing Caeleb Dressel-Joseph Schooling rivalry, as well as pit 200 free stars Townley Haas and Blake Pieroni against each other.