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2018 W. NCAAs: USC’s Louise Hansson Among Day 2 Scratches

Hansson scratched the 200 IM, where she was the #16-seed, but is the #2 seed in both the 100 and 200 fly later in the meet.

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2018 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

 Katie Ledecky dominated the anchor leg for Stanford in 1:39.87 to help the Cardinal defend their title. Louisville’s Mallory Comerford put up the fastest split of the night, though, with a 1:39.14 on the 2nd leg.

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2018 W. NCAAs: Day 1 Photo Vault

SwimSwam’s Tim Binning (theswimpictures.com) caught all the action on night 1 of the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships.

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Ella Eastin Discusses ‘The Stanford Taper’ (Video)

After winning the 800 free relay with a commanding lead, Stanford junior Ella Eastin gave insight on what the last couple of weeks have looked like for the Cardinal

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2018 W. NCAA Previews: a Battle of American Record Breakers in 400 IM

The 400 IM American Record changed hands last season between Stanford teammates Katie Ledecky and Ella Eastin. Now that Ledecky has dropped the 200 free for the 400 IM at NCAAs, who will capture the title (and possibly the American Record) at the big showdown?

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2018 M. NCAA Previews: Final Schooling-Dressel Showdown in 100 Fly

Schooling, the Olympic 100 fly champion, is the top seed heading into the meet with a 44.78 from midseason. Dressel clearly hasn’t shown all of his cards yet since he swapped this event for the 100 breast at SECs, but if his performances in his other events and his fly speed in the 200 IM are any indication, we could be in for something special.

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2018 W. NCAA Picks: Cal Trying to Hold Off IU, Stanford in 200 Medley

Cal comes into this meet with a star-studded NCAA record-holding 200 medley relay team, but they will have to hold off the ever-present Stanford and new threat Indiana to defend their title.

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Joe Gardner Executes Perfect Breaststroke Flip Turns at Big Tens

The notion of doing flip turns in breaststroke might seem strange. But interestingly, as long as you still touch the wall with both hands, flip turns are perfectly legal!

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19 Men’s Teams Will Swim All 5 Relays at 2018 NCAA Championships

Joseph Schooling and the 3-time defending NCAA Champion Texas Longhorns 2on 4 of the 5 relays at last year’s national championship meet.

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2018 W. NCAA Previews: After Fast Rise, Erika Brown Eyeing 100 Fly Gold

Tennessee’s Erika Brown wasn’t even an individual qualifier for NCAAs last season, but now she’s got her eyes on the 100 fly title.

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2018 W. NCAA Previews: American Record Holder vs. NCAA Record Holder in 50 Free

The NCAA Championships will pit the American Record holder, Abbey Weitzeil, against the reigning NCAA champion and NCAA Record holder, Stanford’s Simone Manuel, in the 50 free.

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2018 Women’s NCAA Championship Pick ‘Em Contest, Presented by A3

The Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships has arrived! This year’s contest is sponsored…

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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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2018 W. NCAA Previews: Comerford to Challenge 1:40-Barrier in 200 Free

Defending champion Mallory Comerford of Louisville could become the second woman to ever break 1:40. Though Ledecky will be absent this time around, fellow Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel will look to give Comerford a run for her money. We may see another tight battle given that their best times are only a hundredth apart.

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2018 Women’s NCAA Championships: Scoring Cheat Sheets

Sydney Pickrem and the Texas A&M breaststroke group will be the most dominant single ‘group’ by scoring at the NCAA Championship meet.

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