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2018 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Simone Manuel (50 free), and Ella Eastin (200 IM) are chasing their own records today as the Cardinal swimmers hold the NCAA Records in all 3 individual races.


2018 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 2 Up/Downs

Stanford remain on track to defend their title with a solid morning session.


2018 W. NCAAs: Stanford Sets American Record in 200 Free Relay Prelims

The Stanford team of Janet Hu, Simone Manuel, Lauren Pitzer, and Ally Howe took down Cal’s American record, set at Pac-12s last month.


Follow Along with Your 2018 Women’s Pick’em Entries

In case you forgot who you picked here is the spreadsheet of entries.


2018 W. NCAAs: Mallory Comerford Drops Fastest 800 FR Split in History

As far as we can tell, Mallory Comerford is the first woman to go under 1:40 in her 800 free relay split — she destroyed the mark with her 1:39.14.


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.


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.


2018 W. NCAAs: Day 1 Photo Vault

SwimSwam’s Tim Binning ( 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


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?


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.