Minnesota’s winter invite will feature last year’s top 2 men’s NCAA teams (Cal and Texas) along with 3 of the top 5 women’s programs (Cal, Michigan, Texas).
The NC State Wolfpack will host their own mid-season invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. It will feature Arizona State, Auburn, Wisconsin and Duke.
Arizona State would-be junior Grant House will be taking an Olympic redshirt season, sitting out to train for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Louise Hansson lifts all the Trojan relays considerably, but a DQ and three 9th-place finishes sapped them considerably last year.
The Cal women have a slightly more quiet schedule with no duals against Texas/Utah as well as opting out of the U.S. Open meet in December.
The ASU Sun Devils have added a dual meet against top-5 program Texas in a back-half meet-heavy 2019-20 season.
One big graduation leaves holes in the relays, but the Arizona men have a young core of returning swimmers, including fast-rising freestyler Brooks Fail.
Jorgenson will start at USC just after they graduate their top sprinter, Louise Hansson, and she’ll have a year overlap with sprinter Marta Ciesla.
Elli Straume from Washington has verbally committed to Arizona State University in the class of 2020.
At 1:00.83, Koenigsperger is close to the FINA ‘A’ cut (and NZ qualifying standard) for the 2020 Olympics in the 100 breast, which is a 59.93.
“This sport has taught me exactly who I want to be & how I want to suit up for battle when the going gets tough,” said Caldwell in an Instagram post.
We continue counting down the top 12 women’s recruiting classes in the NCAA, one of them including our #2 overall recruit nationwide.
After three years at Indiana and three at his alma mater Stanford, Kostoff is headed to Minneapolis to join the Gopher staff.
Blue chip breaststroker Faith Knelson will defer her enrollment at the University of Arizona until after the 2020 Olympic season.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck has confirmed to SwimSwam that she will sit out the ’19-’20 college season while remaining in Canada to train for the 2020 Olympics.