Much of the pre-season conversation about Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has been whether he will keep the 200 fly on his NCAA schedule or swap it out for the 200 breast. He swam and won both of those races Saturday against the Utes.
Think Caeleb Dressel is going to win three events again this year? So do we.
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….
Like last year, the Bears will battle the Cardinal twice during the regular season. First, they have their triple distance meet in November. The regular dual meet action takes place in February.
Josa won the crown in his first-ever King of the Pool appearance, while the defending CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year Baker won for the 2nd-straight season.
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Rikako Ikee will go for two gold medals on the final night of the World Junior Championships in the 100 fly and 50 free.
The men’s 200 fly shapes up to be a three-man race at the front for two World Championship spots.
Kevin Cordes fans got a shock this morning when the U.S. Olympian was notably absent on the U.S. Nationals psych sheets that dropped today. But USA Swimming has confirmed that Cordes will indeed be swimming at Nationals.
Cal All-American Andrew Seliskar is absent from the entries for the upcoming 2017 U.S. Nationals, which serve as the World Championships Trials.
Chase Kalisz has swum incredibly well this season, and his world leading 4:09.43 puts him in the driver seat at World Trials.
Top ranked recruit Reece Whitley has announced his verbal commitment to Cal for the 2018-19 season.
With Phelps and Lochte out of the picture, we’ll likely see a pair of fresh faces representing the red, white, and blue in this event.
Andrew Seliskar went a 3:36.18 in the 400 IM this weekend, moving him up to 4th all time fastest performer, moving Michael Phelps to 5th on that list
Ryan Held earned first-team accolades in all seven of his events this weekend.