NCAA Reveals Official Psych Sheets, Cutlines For 2021 Men’s NCAA Champs


  • When: Wednesday, March 24 – Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (Local Time)
  • Short course yards (SCY) format
  • Defending champion: Cal (1x) – 2019 results
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The NCAA has released its official psych sheets (along with the invite line) for the 2021 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The meet itself takes place later this month, from March 24-27 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

You can see all the relevant documents here:

The cut-line went a little bit deeper than our original projections – that seems to be based on the late scratches from Texas, which qualified 26 men but had to cut its roster down to 18 before this round of cuts. (The Longhorns will likely qualify multiple divers, so they’ll almost-certainly be cutting one or two more swimmers to open up roster spots for divers).

The cut line moved into line 33, with all events having 32 athletes invited and a few events getting the 33rd-ranked swimmer in.

The tiebreak for alternates with the same ranking is a comparison of the swimmer’s time to the NCAA A cut, with the swimmer who is the closest to the A cut in their event (based on a percentage of the total seconds) getting first priority.

See our previous coverage:

Top seeds by event:

  • 500 free – Kieran Smith, Florida – 4:06.32
  • 200 IM – Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 1:38.95
  • 50 free – Adam Chaney, Florida – 18.76
  • 400 IM – Carson Foster, Texas – 3:35.27
  • 100 fly – Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech – 44.32
  • 200 free – Kieran Smith, Florida – 1:29.48
  • 100 breast – Max McHugh, Minnesota – 50.19
  • 100 back – Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 43.87
  • 1650 free – Bobby Finke, Florida – 14:12.18
  • 200 back – Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 1:36.54
  • 100 free – Daniel Krueger, Texas – 41.33
  • 200 breast – Reece Whitley, Cal – 1:48.53
  • 200 fly – Trenton Julian, Cal – 1:38.53
  • 800 free relay – Texas – 6:07.34
  • 200 free relay – Florida – 1:15.21
  • 400 medley relay – Texas – 3:02.11
  • 200 medley relay – Michigan – 1:22.35
  • 400 free relay – NC State – 2:48.19

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6 months ago

Shaine mvp for sure

Reply to  Hswimmer
6 months ago

Shaine and Kieran

charlie alvarez
Reply to  Hswimmer
6 months ago

Casas and Kieran Smith look like solid bets for the Olympic squad.

Reply to  Hswimmer
6 months ago

Depends on his relay performances aswell. If kieran hits two American record wins and drops a 18.6 in the 200 free relay, while getting points in the 100 free, it might be hard to overlook him. Especially because his events might be more “stacked”.

6 months ago

Cole Crane, Ethan Harder, Ethan Heasley are the three seeded Texas scorers to be cut.

John T. Larson, Carrozza, and Scheinfeld are in.

Reply to  RUN-DMC
6 months ago

surprised Heasley got cut to be honest…

Wanna Sprite?
Reply to  swimmer
6 months ago

Yeah same I would’ve thought they could’ve taken Heasley over scheinfeld. Unless there’s something wrong I thought he had a chance to score in the mile with a decent drop

Reply to  Wanna Sprite?
6 months ago

Breaststroke insurance

6 months ago

When’s Pick ‘Em? 🙂

6 months ago

..favorite find of the psych sheet is 6 of the top 8 50 guys are underclassmen..

6 months ago


Swimswam posting something about the NCAA meet: *instert a random shane cassas or drew kibler picture*

6 months ago

The fact that if Hugo swam the 2 back Cal had a chance to put 6 swimmers into the A-Final is so crazy to me.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  NCAA 20
6 months ago

Durden can sure coach backstroke. From Pebs and Murphy last go round to all these guys.

6 months ago

For all the talk about Florida not being a sprint school, look who has the top seed in the 200 free relay.

Plus the 50, the 200, the 500, and the mile.

6 months ago

Is it fair to say that every individual American Record other than Dressel’s 50 and 100s are at risk at this meet? I’d say next toughest one would probably be 2 fly but who knows what Julian has left to drop from Pac-12s

Reply to  Swimdude
6 months ago

Don’t forget about Pomajevich

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