The second day of the PIAA 2A state meet featured the 100 free, 500 free, 100 back, 100 breast, and 400 free relay.
The 400 IM American Record changed hands last season between Stanford teammates Katie Ledecky and Ella Eastin. Now that Ledecky has dropped the 200 free for the 400 IM at NCAAs, who will capture the title (and possibly the American Record) at the big showdown?
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
The Stanford women are the heavy favorites to take the 2018 Pac-12 crown and successfully defend their 2017 title, which was their first since 2014.
SwimSwam’s editor Braden Keith brought me the following hypothetical: what would happen in a dual meet of the Stanford women…
Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
Simone Manuel (second from left), Katie Ledecky (third from left) and Ella Eastin (right) were three of the top individual scorers at 2017 NCAAs, and their Stanford Cardinal are still the heavy NCAA favorites despite graduating Lia Neal (far left).
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
Chase Kalisz will contest his best event tonight, the 400 IM, and look to add his name to the U.S. World Championship roster.
Five storylines, all the links you need for the upcoming U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
One up-and-comer to watch is Cal’s Michael Jensen, who just finished his freshman season with the Golden Bears. In the men’s 100 free, Jensen demolished his lifetime best, breaking the 50-second barrier for the first time.
Jay Litherland will be back in action today at the Santa Clara Pro Swim after an impressive double last night with wins in the 400 IM and 200 free.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
Stanford’s Allie Szekely dropped another chunk of time tonight, bringing her lifetime best down to a 4:41.10 en route to bronze