Event-by-Event Breakdowns & Predictions for the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships

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I sat down with SwimSwam writers and swimming aficionados Robert Gibbs and Karl Ortegon to discuss and predict every event in the upcoming 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships.
From a team perspective, it looks like Virginia’s year to finally take a women’s crown. However, as Robert pointed out, they have a lot of points to lose from the psych sheets, and NC State and Cal also have very strong teams coming into the meet that could make a title run. It also still doesn’t seem like we’ve seen what Stanford can really do with a full rest and I feel like you can never count them out.
From an individual standpoint, the biggest storyline here is Kate Douglass and Maggie MacNeil getting in the ring and going 3 rounds in the form of 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free. With few defending champions from 2019, this is a very young field of talent with a lot of wide-open events, so look to see some surprise champions crowned this weekend.


Music: Otis McDonald


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8 months ago

Love these

8 months ago

Canadian trials moved to May 24-28

Reply to  Jillian
8 months ago

MacNeil also pre qualified for the team

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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