It’s a yearly tradition: using our Swim of the Week to highlight a ‘turning point’ swim that ultimately led to the NCAA team title.
The first NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships didn’t disappoint, and here’s our take on the moments and people which stood out to us last week.
Three event titles for Virginia’s Paige Madden were part of 6 total by the Cavaliers at the meet, who now have 12 in program history.
Grace Countie, individually, was +28 points versus her projected seeds – better than anybody else at this year’s championships.
Katharine Berkoff will take flight in the 200 back final tonight as NC State tries to clinch second in a tight battle for second.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
The Cavaliers picked up 6 A-finalists this morning, flexing their depth in the 200 breast, led by #2 Alex Walsh, #3 Ella Nelson, and #6 Alexis Wenger.
After Top-8 Finished in the 200 IM and 200 free, Virginia freshman Alex Walsh broke down what her training has looked like in Charlottesville this season
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
Watch Cal win the 200 free relay, frosh Alex Walsh become an NCAA champion, NC State break the NCAA 400 medley relay record, and more from night two.
UVA has pulled into the lead after the first full day of swimming and diving, with the ‘Hoo’s well on their way to their first NCAA title in school history.
In the team race, Virginia is set-up to extend their lead, while NC State and Cal each had strong mornings, too.
The 14-year-old Sim lowered Smith’s National Age Group Record by .06 in a time of 51.03, more than nine-tenths under her previous best.
Cavalier Alex Walsh is the big favorite in the 200 IM as we head into Day 2 finals at the Women’s NCAA Championships.
UVA could clinch top spots in all three individual events: Paige Madden in the 500 free, Alex Walsh in the 200 IM and Kate Douglass in the 50 free.