2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Texas (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Event Previews
- Live Results
It’s been a banner year for sprinters – as of Thursday evening, 30 different men have broken 19 seconds, accounting for 51 different sub-19 swims at the men’s Division I NCAA Championships alone.
Update: 17 more swimmers cracked 19 in prelims of the 200 medley relay Friday morning. That included 8 new faces, bringing the total numbers to 38 men and 68 swims with tonight’s final yet to come.
You can check out that entire crowd of 18-second men here, organized in a spreadsheet. You can view by event, name, team and type of start (relay or flat), complete with some totaled numbers at the top.
Certainly that number is expected to grow after today’s 200 medley relay, which should feature another slew of 18-second (or faster) anchor legs. We’ll continue to update this spreadsheet when we get a chance, though this year’s crop of NCAA and American records plus top-10 historic swims has kept us plenty busy. Stay tuned to this page and SwimSwam.com for more coverage of this year’s incredible sub-19 club.
From last night’s “5 Big Things” story:
2. THE 18 CLUB EXPANDING RAPIDLY
Today’s meet featured a clown car full of swimmers hitting 18-second 50 freestyles, whether from flat starts or relay starts. Once a hallowed barrier, the 19.0 bar fell 25 times in prelims – 19 in the 200 free relay and 6 in the individual 50 free. Then at night, the 200 free relay featured 20 splits of 18.99 or better, plus 6 more individual swims.
Of course, many of those swims were done by the same swimmer, like Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, who cracked 19.0 four times by himself today: 17.99 on the relay in prelims, 18.38 individually in prelims, 18.23 leading off the relay in finals and 18.23 again in his individual final.
By our count, 30 different men broke 19 at some point today, together accounting for 51 different sub-19 swims.