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The Official 2018 SwimSwam Men’s NCAA Predictions Index

As we tick down the days to the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.

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Michael Andrew Swims to #2 17-18 100 Breast All-Time with 51.18

9 or so hours after setting a new 17-18 National Age Group (NAG) record in prelims, Michael Andrew lowered the record six more one-hundredths with a 50.79 at finals of the TYR Junior National Cup.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: Eastin Overshadows Olympian Teammates

Ella Eastin had the finest meet of any swimmer at the 2018 NCAA Championships, breaking 2 American records, winning three individual events and two relays. Over the course of three days, Eastin beat a number of swimming elite – most notably in her 400 IM.

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Unger Sheds Light On New Olympic Trials Qualifying Window

“We have to remember that this meet is about picking the best possible team we can pick for the Olympic Games,” Unger said.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 54% Oppose Alcohol Sales At Senior Swim Meets

Voters were very split on their opinions of alcohol sales at senior-level swim meets, with 54% opposing and about 46% in favor.

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2018 Women’s NCAAs: How Did Our Top 20 Recruits Perform As Freshmen?

It was a veteran-dominated NCAA meet, with freshmen scoring only a third of what any other class scored individually. But how did our top 20 recruits perform in their first NCAA action?

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Revisiting NCAA Recruiting Class Rankings: Women’s Class of 2015-2018

We ranked Stanford’s class #1 back in the summer of 2014, and guess what? They delivered. Top-10 prospects Simone Manuel, Janet Hu (pictured), Ally Howe and Lindsey Engel averaged 100 individual NCAA points just between the four of them. That means without even considering relays, that quartet could have placed inside the top 15 at NCAAs every year of their career.

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2017-2018 Men’s NCAA Power Rankings: Final Edition

As it’s been most of the season, the top spot in our Power Rankings is coming down to a brutally close fight between Cal and Texas.

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Revisiting NCAA Recruit Rankings: Women’s High School Class of 2014

Each summer, college swimming fans look forward to recruiting – the lifeblood of any NCAA swim program. Since 2012, we’ve…

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2018 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Battles To Repeat In 400 Free Relay

Stanford looks like the favorite, but the interesting strategy to watch Saturday will be where teams use their star sprinters – both Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil could anchor or lead off. And where they swim just might be the difference-maker if the race gets tight.

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Delaware Coach John Hayman ‘Steps Away’ As Head Coach

Delaware head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach John Hayman will be leaving the program after nearly 30 years.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Believe Ledecky Can Break 15:00

Less than one day away from the race itself, nearly three-quarters of SwimSwam voters said they believe Katie Ledecky can break fifteen minutes in the 1650 freestyle.

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Blueseventy Swim the the Week: North Allegheny Tops Murphy, Schooling

Excepting the women’s NCAA Championships (which we’ll consider all at once for next week’s Swim of the Week), the boys of North Allegheny High School grabbed headlines this week for taking down a national high school record set by some serious swimming names.

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The Official 2018 SwimSwam Women’s NCAA Predictions Index

As we tick down the days to the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.

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Purdue, Ohio State Dominate Day 3 of Zone C Champs

Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo won the men’s platform event, leading a team of three men and five women to NCAAs. Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl won on women’s platform, giving her three top-3 finishes on the week.

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