College Swimming Weekly Preview: Sept. 22-26, 2021

After UNC Wilmington got the ball rolling with a decisive sweep over Army last Friday, the NCAA swimming season truly gets into the swing of things this week with a busy slate of meets.

Headlining the plethora of intrasquad meets is the annual Orange-White meet at the University of Texas on Friday, where the reigning men’s NCAA champions will get in some early season racing before taking on their first opponent, Incarnate Word, on October 8.

Another highlight of the opening week is the Cal vs Cal Poly “King and Queen of the Pool” showdown, the 11th year the schools have met to vie for the titles.

That meet, hosted at Cal Poly on Friday, features five 100-yard races—back, breast, fly, free and individual medley—with the male and female swimmer producing the lowest combined time declared King and Queen of the Pool.

It’s worth noting that it’s become a bit of a trend for team’s not to release full results of their intrasquad meets, but we expect to get them from the Orange-White Texas meet, at the least.

We’ll also see the first meet of the Margo Geer era at Alabama, with the Crimson Tide opening their season against Delta State, and the reigning SEC champion Kentucky Wildcats will open their season with an intrasquad.

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
Nebraska Intrasquad 9/22 x
Pitt Blue vs Gold Intrasquad 9/23-24 x x
Washington University vs Saint Louis University 9/24 x x
Cincinnati Red vs Black Intrasquad 9/24 x x
SMU Intrasquad 9/24 x x
TCU vs Incarnate Word 9/24 x x
Texas Intrasquad 9/24 x
Liberty vs University of Lynchburg 9/24 x
Potomac Relays (Georgetown, American) 9/24 x x
FAU vs Indian River State College 9/24 x x
Utah Relay Meet (Utah, BYU) 9/24 x x
Cal Poly vs Berkeley (King & Queen of the Pool) 9/24 x x
LSU Intrasquad 9/24 x x
Alabama vs Delta State 9/24 x x
Kentucky Intrasquad 9/24 x x
South Carolina Intrasquad 9/24 x x
Wyoming Intrasquad 9/24 x x
St. Bonaventure vs St. Francis University 9/25 x
Northeastern Intrasquad 9/25 x
Hokie Belt Challenge (Virginia Tech) 9/25 x x
Binghamton Green and White Meet 9/25 x x
UNF Invitational (FGCU, Georgia Southern, UNF) 9/25 x
UNC Asheville Alum/Intrasquad 9/25 x
Old Dominion Intrasquad 9/25 x x
University of the Pacific vs Cal State East Bay 9/25 x
UNI Intrasquad 9/25 x
San Jose State vs Nevada 9/25 x
New Mexico Relay Meet vs Adams State 9/25 x
University of Arizona Intrasquad 9/25 x x
UCSB Intrasquad 1/8 x x
Loyola Maryland Intrasquad 9/25 x x
South Dakota Intrasquad 9/25 x x
NM State Alumni Meet 9/25 x
Air Force Intrasquad 9/25 x x
Butler Duals (Saint Louis University, Valpo, Butler, IUPUI) 9/26 x x

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1 month ago

Any chance we see Casas at the Orange/White meet this Friday?

Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

No, but I will be there tweeting in real time and providing color commentary. Followers not needed or desired – just come by to support Longhorns.

Ledecky will go under 8 minutes in the 800
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
1 month ago

Has he decided where to transfer yet?

1 month ago

Pitt intrasquad blue vs gold

1 month ago

Xavier at Butler Duals

1 month ago

Let’s go! Can’t wait for the Bama meet tomorrow! And? All spectators are allowed!

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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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