Men’s 2019 NCAA Swimming Championships (RACE VIDEOS)

2019 NCAA MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Mar. 27 – Mar. 30, 2019
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX
  • SCY (Short Course Yards)
  • Champion: California (6x)
  • Results

The California men came into the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships looking to break Texas’s streak of NCAA titles, with Texas winning the last four and Cal coming in second each time. The Cal Golden Bears were looking to win their first title since 2014. You can watch the available race videos from the meet below. 

Top 10 Teams

  1. California: 560
  2. Texas: 475
  3. Indiana: 385.5
  4. NC State: 307
  5. Louisville: 212
  6. Florida: 164
  7. Alabama: 142
  8. Harvard: 132
  9. Ohio State: 124
  10. Virginia: 106

New NCAA Records

  • Townley Haas (Texas) – 500 free: 4:08.19
  • Texas – 800 free relay: 6:05.08
  • Dean Farris (Harvard) – 200 free: 1:29.15 

800 free relay

  1. Texas: 6:05.08
  2. NC State: 6:06.63
  3. California: 6:07.31

The Texas Longhorns started their title defense with a win in the 800 free relay, finishing with a new NCAA record time of 6:05.08. The event featured two new NCAA records, as Dean Farris led-off the Harvard relay in a new record time of 1:29.15 in the previous heat.

Dean Farris Heat

Texas Heat

200 free relay

  1. California: 1:14.46
  2. NC State: 1:14.78
  3. Texas: 1:15.11

Cal earned their first win of the meet in the 200 free relay, finishing ahead of NC State and Texas.

500 free

  1. Townley Haas (Texas): 4:08.19
  2. Sean Grieshop (California): 4:10.29
  3. Brooks Fail (Arizona): 4:10.77

Townley Haas set a new NCAA record in the 500 free, swimming a time of 4:08.19. Haas broke fellow Longhorn Clark Smith’s record time of 4:08.42, set at the 2017 NCAA Championships. The record has since been broken by Florida’s Kieren Smith at the SEC Championships in 2020 (4:06.32). 

200 IM

  1. Andrew Seliskar (California): 1:38.14 
  2. Andreas Vazaios (NC State): 1:39.35
  3. John Shebat (Texas): 1:39.63

Andrew Seliskar set a new meet record in the 200 IM, and came within .01 of breaking Caeleb Dressel’s NCAA record, set the year before at the SEC Championships.

50 free

  1. Ryan Hoffer (California): 18.63
  2. Pawel Sendyk (California): 18.68
  3. Robert Howard (Alabama): 18.80

Cal went 1-2 in the 50 free, with Ryan Hoffer finishing .05 ahead of teammate Pawel Sendyk. Hoffer would go on to repeat his title with a win in 2021.

400 medley relay

  1. Indiana: 2:59.70
  2. California: 3:01.56
  3. Texas: 3:01.58

The Hoosiers dominated the 400 medley relay, winning by almost two seconds. Zach Apple had the fastest free split in the event, finishing with a time of 40.64. Apple was also the anchor for the Gold-medal and World Record team from the United States at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

400 IM

  1. Abrahm DeVine (Stanford): 3:36.41
  2. Sean Grieshop (California): 3:37.03
  3. Mike Thomas (California): 3:37.52

Abrahm DeVine from Stanford defended his 400 IM title, with California swimmers finishing 2-3-5.

100 fly

  1. Vini Lanza (Indiana): 44.37
  2. Coleman Stewart (NC State): 44.46
  3. Miles Smachlo (Michigan): 44.84

The Hoosiers earned another NCAA event win in the 100 fly. Senior Vini Lanza finished first in the event.

200 free

  1. Andrew Seliskar (California): 1:30.14
  2. Zach Apple (Indiana): 1:31.55
  3. Drew Kibler (Texas): 1:31.76

Despite setting the NCAA record earlier in the meet, Dean Farris did not swim the individual 200 free. Andrew Seliskar was able to pick up another individual event win in the race. Texas had three swimmers in the top 8, with freshman and future Olympian Drew Kibler finishing third.

100 breast

  1. Ian Finnerty (Indiana): 49.85
  2. Carsten Vissering (USC): 50.30
  3. Max McHugh (Minnesota): 50.52

IU continued their strong showing with another event, this time coming in the 100 breast. NCAA record holder Ian Finnerty won in a time of 49.85, coming up just shy of his record time of 49.69.

100 back

  1. Dean Farris (Harvard): 43.66
  2. Coleman Stewart (NC State): 43.98
  3. Mark Nikolaev (Grand Canyon): 44.33

Dean Farris earned his first NCAA title in the 100 back, winning in 43.66. Farris was close to Ryan Murphy’s NCAA record time of 43.49, set in 2016.

200 medley relay

  1. Alabama: 1:22.26
  2. California: 1:22.43
  3. NC State: 1:22.47

The 200 medley relay was a tight race, with only three-tenths separating the top four teams. Alabama came away with the win in 1:22.26.

1650 free

  1. Felix Auboeck (Michigan): 14:23.09
  2. Michael Brinegar (Indiana): 14:27.50
  3. Nick Norman (California): 14: 32.12

Austrian World Champion Felix Auboeck won the 1650 ahead of Hoosier freshman and future Olympian Michael Brinegar. Auboeck was close to the NCAA record time of 14.22:41 set by Clark Smith in 2017.

200 back

  1. John Shebat (Texas): 1:36.42
  2. Austin Katz (Texas): 1:36.45
  3. Bryce Mefford (California): 1:38.65

Texas went 1-2 in the 200 back, with senior John Shebat finishing .03 ahead of sophomore Austin Katz.

100 free

  1. Dean Farris (Harvard): 40.80
  2. Bowe Becker (Minnesota): 40.83
  3. Zach Apple (Indiana): 41.45

Dean Farris continued his excellent meet with another NCAA title, this time in the 100 free. Farris finished just .03 ahead of Minnesota’s Bowe Becker. Becker would go on to win a Gold medal in the 4 x 100 free relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

200 breast

  1. Andrew Seliskar (California): 1:48.70
  2. Max McHugh (Minnesota): 1:49.41
  3. Ian Finnerty (Indiana): 1:49.90

Seliskar won his third individual title of the meet in the 200 breast, finishing in a time of 1:48.70. Future NCAA champion Max McHugh came in second, while 100 breast champion Ian Finnerty finished third.

200 fly

  1. Andreas Vazaios (NC State): 1:38.57
  2. Vini Lanza (Indiana): 1:39.63
  3. Zheng Quah (California): 1:39.68

NC State’s Andreas Vazaios finished ahead of 100 fly champion Vini Lanza in the 200 fly. Vazaios, who represented Greece at the Olympics in 2012, 2016, and 2020, also won the 200 fly at the 2018 NCAA Championships. 

400 free relay

  1. Texas: 2:45.12
  2. NC State: 2:46.25
  3. California: 2:46.41

The meet ended the same way that it began, with Texas, NC State, and Cal going 1-2-3 in a relay. The Longhorns were able to win again in the 400 free relay, swimming a time of 2:45.12.

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Swimmer A
3 months ago

Seliskar and those pullouts… my god

thezwimmer
3 months ago

Can anyone explain why the day 2 events are never broadcast via ESPN?

Bevo
3 months ago

I’m ready for Atlanta.

Aaron
3 months ago

God save the dean

Swimm
3 months ago

Robert Howard’s finger guns are golden

Steve Nolan
3 months ago

can we also go back to this pick ’em

(when i won)

Beekeeper
3 months ago

Who is the menace that is posting these videos

Dylan
Reply to  Beekeeper
3 months ago

I don’t know, but i have a strong feeling it’s not Clark Wakeland…