NCAA Division I Mid-Major

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.


2018 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.


2018 W. NCAAs: Lilly King Drops Fastest-Ever 50 Breast Relay Split

Lilly King was back at it Friday night after swimming the fastest 100 breast relay split of all time on Thursday, going 25.38 in her 50 split.


Simone Manuel Scorches 20.45 Free Split on 200 Medley Relay

Indiana maintained their lead through fly by over half a second, but it was all over once Manuel hit the water.


Tennessee’s Erika Brown Swims Wrong Stroke in 200 Medley Relay Prelims; Vols out of Final

When she dove in for the free leg, Brown swam butterfly on the first lap. She did an open turn, and then switched to freestyle on the 2nd lap.


2018 W. NCAAs: Ally Howe Pops 2nd Fastest 100 Back Ever with 49.7 for NCAA Title

2017 champion Baker was out with the lead in 24.02, clearing American Record pace, but Stanford’s Howe shot off the final wall with a huge underwater to blow by her, pulling into the wall just ahead of Wisconsin’s Nelson as baker faded to 3rd.


Liberty’s Finnigan Receives Elite 90 Award for Highest GPA of DI NCAAs

Alicia Finnigan of Division I Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia has received the Elite 90 Award for the student-athlete with the top GPA at the 2018 Women’s NCAA DI Swimming and Diving Championships.


2018 W. NCAAs: Lilly King Lowers Own American Record in 100 Breast

Lilly King defended her 100 breast title, going 56.25 to take .05 off her previous record.


2018 W. NCAAs: Hansson Swims to #2 All-Time with 49.8 100 Fly

Hansson is now the 2nd fastest swimmer in history in this event, moving one spot ahead of Brown, who swam a 49.85 at 2018 SECs.


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.


Virginia Tech Gets Re-Swim in NCAA 200 Medley Relay Prelims

A representative for Virginia Tech tells SwimSwam that the team was granted a re-swim because the meet referee determined that their leadoff swimmer was not given the same opportunity as other athletes due to a disturbance from an official.


2018 W. NCAAs: Duncan First Ever Female EMU Swimmer to Qualify for A-Finals

Since the school transitioned to Division 1 in the mid 1970s, no female EMU swimmer has made an A-final — until Duncan.

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

Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free) and Katie Ledecky (500 free) look to defend their titles tonight and are chasing their own NCAA Records. Cal’s Kathleen Baker, the reigning 200 IM champion, will battle Stanford’s NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin.


2018 W. NCAAs Finals Preview: Stage Set for Cal-Stanford Showdown in 200 Free Relay

At Pac-12s, Cal took down the American Record. This morning, Stanford broke that record. The 2 teams will go head-to-head tonight with their best lineups.


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.