Watch Caeleb Dressel win the 100 fly by well over a second, becoming the first man to swim below 43 seconds.
Watch Ian Finnerty race to a 49.69 100 breast on the third night of the 2018 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
We try to put record-breaking swims by Dressel and Finnerty into context, along with some other thoughts from the third day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Purdue junior and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Steele Johnson pulled off a diving comeback with a last-minute dive change Friday night.
Cal and USC battled for the win, with USC narrowly pulling it out in 1:21.82 to Cal’s 1:21.88. The Bears, though they finished 2nd, set a new American Record.
The 200 free final at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships was much anticipated after Indiana’s Blake Pieroni cracked the 1:30 barrier in the 800 free relay. But tonight, Haas reclaimed the record, winning the title in 1:29.50. That took nearly a full second off his best time.
Tonight, it was DeVine on top as he became the 2nd fastest 400 IMer in history.
Indiana grew their day 2 lead on day 3. After 14 events, they lead with 325 points over Texas’ 306 and Cal’s 291.5.
The Egg Harbor Township Seahwawks lead the combined team race after two days of the 2018 Christiansburg Sectionals.
Carsten Vissering threw down the fastest 50 breast relay split in history, en route to USC earning the 200 medley relay tonight at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
There were some surprises on day 3 of the men’s NCAA championships, but for the most part, the favorites came through. The 400 IM was won by Abrahm Devine who was picked to win by only 2 entries out of over 600
Emory lowered the NCAA Division III Record in the 4×200 freestyle relay by 1.47 seconds on Friday night, swimming to victory in 7:13.51.
Finnerty smashed his lifetime best to win the 100 breast, clocking in at 49.69.
Day 3 finals will feature the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, 1 meter diving, and 800 free relay.
KT Kustritz will be going for her own NCAA D3 record in the 100 breast after breaking the meet record this morning.