College Swimming Weekly Preview: Oct. 13-17, 2021

Among the highlights of this week’s NCAA action is a two-day dual between Virginia and Cal, where the Cavaliers will once again race some off-distance events like they did last week against Georgetown.

After a more traditional opening day of competition on Friday, UVA and Cal will race the following events at Berkeley:

  • Mixed 400 Medley Relay
  • 300 Freestyle
  • 50 Back Skins
  • 300 IM
  • 50 Free Skins
  • 300 Freestyle
  • 50 Fly Skins
  • 300 IM
  • 50 Breast Skins
  • Mixed 400 Free Relay


  • The 300 free and 300 IMs will be done as an add-up, so each swimmer will do both 300s, and the best add-up for the 600 wins.
  • The skins will follow the same format as the ISL: eight swimmers becomes four, four swimmers becomes two. This will be done with about 1-2 min between, with the women’s heat of eight followed by the men’s heat of eight, then the women’s heat of four, etc. The  event will take 6-9 minutes total.
  • Teams will enter four swimmers in each event maximum.

Other noteworthy duals on the schedule include NC State taking on UNC on Wednesday and then battling Tennessee on Friday and Saturday, plus another in-state battle between Texas and Texas A&M.

Below is a list of the D1 meets we’ll be covering at SwimSwam this week. If we missed any, please leave them in the comments and we’ll get them added.

Meet Date Men Women
UNC vs NC State 10/13 x x
Henderson State vs Incarnate Word 10/14 x x
FSU vs Auburn 10/15 x x
Davidson vs Old Dominion 10/15 x x
Fordham vs Manhattan 10/15 x x
Kansas Alumni Meet 10/15 x
Purdue Intrasquad 10/15 x
Texas A&M vs Texas 10/15 x x
Purdue vs Minnesota 10/15 x
American vs Georgetown 10/15 x x
South Dakota State vs Iowa State 10/15 x
Gardner-Webb vs UNC Asheville/Bellarmine 10/15 x x
FAU vs Keiser 10/15 x x
Marist vs Canisius 10/15 x x
Iona vs St. Francis Brooklyn 10/15 x x
Princeton vs Rider 10/15 x x
Kentucky vs Ohio University 10/15 x
Evansville vs Valparaiso 10/15 x x
Indiana State vs Illinois 10/15 x
Ouachita Baptist/Little Rock/Incarnate Word 10/15 x x
Colorado State vs Denver 10/15 x
Utah vs Stanford 10/15 x
Washington State vs University of Arizona 10/15 x
Berkeley vs UVA 10/15/-10/16 x x
Holy Cross vs Bucknell 10/15 x x
Navy/Johns Hopkins/Towson 10/15 x x
Cal State East Bay vs Pepperdine 10/15 x
Air Force/Omaha/Colorado School of Mines 10/15 x x
WVU vs Penn State 10/15 x
University of West Florida vs Tulane 10/15 x
Dusquesne vs James Madison 10/16 x
University of Rhode Island Blue/White Meet 10/16 x
UConn vs Villanova 10/16 x
WVU vs Penn State 10/16 x
Indiana Intercollegiates (Purdue, others) 10/16 x x
Howard vs Georgetown 10/16 x x
South Dakota vs Iowa State 10/16 x
Northwestern vs Indiana 10/16 x x
Johns Hopkins vs William & Mary 10/16 x x
FGCU vs Vanderbilt 10/16 x
Gardner-Webb vs Bellarmine 10/16 x
Monmouth vs Fairfield 10/16 x x
Iona/Wagner/Sacred Heart 10/16 x x
Siena vs Assumption 10/16 x
CBU Dive Invite (Pacific) 10/16 x x
Colorado School of Mines/UMary/Colorado State 10/16 x
Saint Peter’s/Saint Francis University/LIU 10/16 x x
Washington State vs ASU 10/16 x
BU vs Bucknell 10/16 x x
Loyola Maryland vs Lehigh 10/16 x x
UC Davis vs Pepperdine 10/16 x
Iowa Central CC vs South Dakota State 10/16 x x
Lancer Diving Invite (CSU Bakersfield, Cal Baptist, GCU, Air Force) 10/16 x x
NAU/Arizona Christian/Ottawa 10/16 x
NJIT vs La Salle 10/16 x
Florida v Miami (diving only) 10/16 x x
Providence Intrasquad 10/16 x x
NC State vs Tennessee 10/15-10/16 x x
Notre Dame/Pittsburg/Cleveland State 10/15-10/16 x x
Houston Diving Invitational (Houston) 10/15-10/16 x
Rice Invitational (Rice, Houston, Arkansas) 10/15-10/16 x
Trojan Invite (USC, TCU, UNLV) 10/15-10/16 x x
Akron Zips Classic (Akron, Youngstown State, Xavier) 10/15-10/16 x x
Roadrunner Invite (San Jose State, CSU Bakersfield) 10/15-10/16 x
CSU Bakersfield Sprint Meet (CSU Bakersfield, Cal Poly, UCSB) 10/15-10/16 x x
Houston vs Idaho 10/15-10/16 x

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1 year ago

Hehehe – After ole Rocky Top rolls in and out of NC STATE with a pair of wins (yea you read it here first!) the swimming world will be quaking. The manVOLS with all the youth and exuberance and great diving will suit up and shut up the calvMEN. The ladyVOLS will stun the overconfident calvLADIES fer sure. That Tennessee clan will be arockin and arollin, asingin and adancin both days…doing the ratcoonskin hatted shuffle! Can’t wait!

JP input is too short
Reply to  DJTrockstoYMCA
1 year ago

Uh… I think you have confused NC State and Virginia.

Reply to  JP input is too short
1 year ago

NCState vs Tennessee – 10/15+16 at State. The VOLS and ladyVols will bring the pain

1 year ago

Will the UVA/Cal meet be streamed?

Reply to  Wow
1 year ago

No info so far, but we’ll post if we find info.

Reply to  Wow
1 year ago

Uva usually posts all races on their YouTube channel after the meet

Little Mermaid
1 year ago

What’s with UV’s first two meets regarding unusual swim events! Think it’s time they get some times on the board!

Reply to  Little Mermaid
1 year ago

Please try to keep up. This is the Saturday morning non-scoring meet. On Friday, they will be holding a traditional scoring meet (without diving).

Question for SwimSwam: Can you enlighten us about the current situation with Cal diving / diving coach?

Ledecky will go under 8 minutes in the 800
Reply to  Nonrevhoofan
1 year ago

yup on their schedule there’s two cal meets

Little Mermaid

Thank you both for update

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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