Stanford sophomore Brooke Forde will swim the 500 free, 400 IM and 200 fly at the 2019 NCAA Championships, swapping the 200 fly for the 200 breast she swam at NCAAs a year ago.
After breaking 50 for the first time in his career this morning, distance star Zane Grothe will drop the 100 free B final tonight and focus on the 400 free at the Des Moines Pro Swim Series.
The world champion was set to race the 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 free, and 200 IM.
Denison’s women jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 while the top three men’s teams held steady.
Top-seeded Penny Oleksiak is no longer swimming the 100 free at this morning’s Pro Swim Series prelims in Des Moines.
Tonight’s session is a quick one with just 2 events: the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. Look for Cal’s Andrew Seliskar to make a splash.
Caeleb Dressel is set to compete in his first long course meet since Pan Pacs, and will look to redeem himself against the fast-rising and newfound sprint rival Michael Andrew.
The broadcast schedule for the Des Moines PSS stop will be very similar to the schedule for January’s Knoxville stop.
There’s a backstroker shortage in Des Moines: two teams will struggle to fill complete lineups this month, while several captains will face tough decisions about what to do with versatile talents like Michael Andrew (pictured) or Caeleb Dressel.
Scoring out the pre-cut women’s NCAA psych sheet shows a potentially narrow battle for the national title – perhaps closer than originally projected.
While overall entries are lower than even Knoxville, the number of stars (including international swimmers) willing to make the trek to Des Moines is sway up. That includes Caeleb Dressel, who will swim his first long course meet since Pan Pacs.
16-year-old sensation Gianluca Urlando went 2:00.34 to win the 200 IM, capping the final day of Sectionals in College Station, Texas.
Hartman took third in the 200 back before winning the 200 breast.
After swimming a huge 50 back split on Saturday, Alex Walsh showed off her versatility with the fastest-ever 200 breaststroke done by a 17-18.
Gretchen Walsh broke a National Age Group Record that belonged to a swimmer who would become the Olympic champion in the long course version of the same event.