As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
The Texas women face a huge test, taking on Stanford and Cal, on the road, on back-to-back meet days.
Former US National Teamer Amy Bilquist has penned a memoriam to the coach who helped her fall in love with swimming as an age grouper.
Taylor Ruck broke a pool record and won two individual events as the Stanford women improved to 2-0 at Washington State.
Katie McLaughlin set a new PB in the 50 free and won the 100 free in 48.7 as the Cal women won their first dual of the season against Utah.
Zach Apple is set to make his IU debut this week as the Hoosiers host Kentucky, Mizzou, and Notre Dame in a quad clash.
Katie McLaughlin was 1:57.33 in the 200 fly, and Weitzeil dropped 22.17/48.78 in the sprint frees.
Abbey Weitzeil won four out of five individual races today and was crowned the Queen of the Pool.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
15-year-old Gretchen Walsh continues to impress, putting up the fastest time ever by an American 15-year-old in the 100 free.
Olivia Smoliga is one of four women in the hunt to win the 100 back at U.S. Nationals.
Simone Manuel spearheads an absolutely loaded lineup in the women’s 100 free at US Nationals.
USA Swimming constantly has young swimmers cropping up to take place of seasoned stars, and that couldn’t be more true in women’s backstroke.
Simone Manuel will swim the 50 free on day 4 in Santa Clara.