Previews & Recaps
These selections match the SwimSwam awards, which were announced yesterday.
The first NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships didn’t disappoint, and here’s our take on the moments and people which stood out to us last week.
The UNC Tar Heels were the biggest risers from our final edition NCAA Power Rankings, moving up 9 spots to crack the top 12.
Virginia won their first ever NCAA women’s team title last night. NC State edged Texas for second. Here’s how it happened in numbers. All of the numbers.
Alabama swimmer accounted for four of the top sixteen overall splits as the Crimson Tide won their first ever NCAA relay title.
Todd said it was a goal of his for his team to be disruptive at NCAAs, knowing that only 3 teams had finished in the top 2 at NCAAs over the past decade
the 1,650 was Madden’s third win of the meet, making her the only swimmer to claim three victories in addition to a relay title (800 free) and team title
Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon capped off her NCAA career with a feat she had yet to accomplish until this weekend: sweeping the 1 and 3-meter springboard events
Watch Paige Madden go 3-for-3 in the mile, Phoebe Bacon surprise in the 200 back, Sophie Hansson sweep the breaststrokes, and more from night four.
Bacon hits sub-1:50, becoming the third-best NCAA freshman ever at 1:48.32, keeping Wisconsin’s 200 back streak alive after Beata Nelson won in 2019.
Three event titles for Virginia’s Paige Madden were part of 6 total by the Cavaliers at the meet, who now have 12 in program history.
Grace Countie, individually, was +28 points versus her projected seeds – better than anybody else at this year’s championships.
Phoebe Bacon pulled off a huge upset on the final day of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, and the final pick ’em winners were crowned.
For the first time in program history, the Virginia Cavalier women are NCAA team champions. Placing second was the NC State Wolfpack, an ACC 1-2 finish.
The Michigan junior cranked out a time of 46.02 to win the 100 freestyle, ranking her third all-time behind Simone Manuel and Erika Brown.