Six Women’s, Eight Men’s Teams Now With NCAA Relay ‘A’ Standards

Earlier today we looked at the number of swimmers who hit an NCAA ‘A’ cut over the weekend during the first slate of mid-season invite meets, where 12 new names assured themselves of a spot at the NCAA Championships in March (for a total of 21).

In addition to that, there are now fourteen teams – six women’s and eight men’s – who have locked in an auto standard in at least one relay. Prior to last weekend’s invites, only the Louisville women had hit an ‘A’ cut in the 400 medley relay.

Take a look at the teams with automatic standards below:

Relay Auto Cuts – Women
4×50 Freestyle – 1:28.61 4×100 Freestyle – 3:14.97 4×200 Freestyle – 7:02.52 4×50 Medley – 1:36.75 4×100 Medley – 3:32.20
NC State – 1:27.64 Stanford – 3:12.08 Stanford – 6:59.66 NC State – 1:35.60 Louisville – 3:30.55
Stanford – 1:27.93 Louisville – 3:13.72 Indiana – 1:35.86 NC State – 3:31.31
Missouri – 1:28.38 Auburn – 3:13.75 Louisville – 1:36.31 Indiana – 3:31.65
Louisville – 1:28.46
Relay Auto Cuts – Men
4×50 Freestyle – 1:17.41 4×100 Freestyle – 2:51.39 4×200 Freestyle – 6:18.46 4×50 Medley – 1:24.56 4×100 Medley – 3:06.78
NC State – 1:16.41 Indiana – 2:49.56 Florida – 6:15.04 Georgia Tech – 1:24.23 NC State – 3:04.88
Texas A&M – 1:16.81 NC State – 2:49.79 Indiana – 6:17.78 Alabama – 1:24.51 Texas A&M – 3:05.70
Alabama – 1:17.10 Missouri – 2:50.05 Indiana – 3:05.72
Missouri – 1:17.18 Alabama – 2:50.41 Missouri – 3:05.95
Florida State – 1:17.29 Florida State – 2:50.43
Indiana – 1:17.37 Florida – 2:50.70

Louisville leads the women’s teams with ‘A’ cuts in four of the five relays, only missing the 4×200 free, while the Stanford women have achieved the cut in all three free relays.

On the men’s side, Indiana has four, only missing the 4×50 medley, and then NC State, Alabama and Mizzou trail with three.

Additionally, five women’s teams and six men’s have at least one provisional cut to go along with their ‘A’ time. A team must have at least one ‘A’ time to compete at NCAAs, and are allowed to swim additional relays provided they have the provisional cut. Provisional times on their own don’t qualify.

Below find all the relays with provisional times that have also made at least one ‘A’ cut in a different event.

Women
4×50 Freestyle – 1:29.36 4×100 Freestyle – 3:16.82 4×200 Freestyle – 7:06.19 4×50 Medley – 1:37.39 4×100 Medley – 3:34.35
Auburn – 1:28.79 NC State – 3:15.02 Louisville – 7:02.92 Missouri – 1:37.03 Stanford – 3:32.28
Missouri – 3:15.11 Stanford – 1:37.26 Missouri – 3:33.42
Men
4×50 Freestyle – 1:18.11 4×100 Freestyle – 2:52.72 4×200 Freestyle – 6:22.60 4×50 Medley – 1:25.33 4×100 Medley – 3:08.33
Florida – 1:18.06 Texas A&M – 2:52.30 NC State – 6:18.70 NC State – 1:24.57
Texas A&M – 6:20.46 Missouri – 1:24.75
Texas A&M – 1:24.83
Florida State – 1:25.24
Indiana – 1:25.25

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ACC fan

NC State women two #1 relays! Only Stanford matches that.

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Give it time…. give it time

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Counting on it…ever heard of an NC STATE team winning an NCAA relay title before? Same coaches, same result…

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James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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