The Complete Database of Sub-19s At 2017 Men’s DI NCAAs


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 for more coverage of this year’s incredible sub-19 club.

From last night’s “5 Big Things” story:


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 Dresselwho 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.

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You completely missed Ollie Smith of Emory University.


“The Complete Database of Sub-19s at 2017 MEN’S DI NCAAS” Just DI, no DIII 🙂


In EmoryFan2015’s defense, the headline on the home page with the link does NOT specify D1!

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yes it does


How many have gone under 19 this year and in total? Does anyone know.
Had a friend who went 18.9 on a relay 14 years ago at a small conference meet (not one of the big conference meets, ACC, SEC, PAC10, BIG10 or BIG12), unfortunately the relay was disqualified and that time is probably lost. I know that time would not count but 18.9 relay split 14 years ago was pretty good

Same here

My grandpa went a 18.43 as the anchor of a small retirement home teams 200 Medley Relay. She was old and dove in after the back leg, so she kind of false started by about 3 minutes, but that might explain why her time wont show up in the record books, even though she did technically finish 18.43 seconds after the fly leg finished….They got DQ’d as well.

Of note: Mel Stewart was the flyer in that relay


It was on an FAU relay at their conference meet, Pavel Babaev, the results might still be online.
His (sprint) coach is now the current FSU head coach, Neal Studd.


I know in early 2000’s, one of my teammates split like 18.7. So, if you go back that far, yeah, there are many more.

Jhony bravo

Where is Hoffer??


Is he still in HS? Swam Winter Jr Nat in Dec 2016. Don’t think there are to many college 18&U swimming Winter Jr Nat as they normally have a winter invite around that same time.


Cal will have 18.7, 18.9, 19.1, 19.1 flat start times heading into next year with hoffer, sendwyk, Jensen, lynch. 1 freshman 2 sophomores


Hoffer is in his senior year of high school, sure he’ll join that list next year.

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