2015 Speedo Winter Junior Championships West live recap.
Kiera Janzen will join the United States’ roster for the 2015 Pan American Games.
Led by Amber McDermott, the 2nd seed, the Georgia Bulldogs had the best morning of anybody at the 2015 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Missy Franklin: “I’m so excited for the next couple days to make so many more memories. I’ve grown as a person, I’ve grown as an athlete and I’m just so grateful for the opportunities and the challenges I’ve had to help me do that.”
Freshman star Cierra Runge is the NCAA record holder in the 500 free, but it’s no easy task to hold off swimmers like Leah Smith and Brittany Maclean.
She is currently the top ranked NCAA swimmer in both the 500 and 1650, and second in the nation in those events behind only Katie Ledecky. She swam a 4:31.90 and a 15:40.17 at the PAC 12 Championships, setting a new NCAA record in the 500 and a PAC 12 meet record in the 1650.
Kyle Darmody and Auburn have 6 A finalists to lead all teams on the final night of SECs. Will it be enough to reel in Georgia and Florida?
Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev swam the 5th-fastest 50 free in history with an 18.64 on day 2 of the SEC Championships, and he followed it up with another 18.6 leading off the winning 200 free relay.
Brittany MacLean and the Bulldogs look fierce heading into post-season action, with Texas A&M and Florida the closest challengers to the reigning NCAA champions.
Kaitlin Pawlowicz became just the second swimmer this season to beat Georgia’s MacLean-McDermott duo in a 1000 or 1650 freestyle.
Georgia took down SEC opponents South Carolina with ease.
“Our kids worked extremely hard during the Christmas training,” Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle said.
Cal’s Liz Pelton (right) and Missy Franklin (center) lead the NCAA with 4 individual “A” cuts each, and Rachel Bootsma (left) is also qualified.
Chase Kalisz stands second in the 200 butterfly and Kevin Litherland is No. 5 in the 1,000 freestyle.
Brittany MacLean is the defending NCAA champ in the 500 and 1650 frees and one of the most dangerous Bulldogs on Georgia’s roster.