It’s a battle for Texas supremacy as the #15/#12 Texas A&M Aggies host the #5/#2 Texas Longhorns – Aggie standout Shaine Casas takes on a tough Texas roster.
Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger, the top 100 free returner from last year’s NCAAs, became the first man in the still-young season to go (unofficially) sub-42.
The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
Minnesota’s winter invite will feature last year’s top 2 men’s NCAA teams (Cal and Texas) along with 3 of the top 5 women’s programs (Cal, Michigan, Texas).
#2 seed Austin Katz and #15 seed Ryan Lochte have scratched out of the 100 back on night 4 of US Nationals.
Aussie Elijah Winnington will contest in the 400 free prelims while 200 breast champ Reece Whitley and WUGs champ Ian Finnerty will meet in the 100 breast.
Though American swimmers hold the World Records in every event this morning except the men’s 400 free, none of them will be racing in Palo Alto today.
Katz bounced back again to edge Casas out at the touch. Katz won in 1:55.72, while Casas was hundredths behind in 1:55.79.
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships included finals of the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, and women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay.
It might be time for everyone to get acquainted with Kieran Smith; he’s now the second-fastest American in the 200m free this season.
Teenage phenom Claire Tuggle headlines the women’s 200 free, but Worlds team member and Olympic Champion Allison Schmitt is also in the mix.
Kieran Smith is now the American #1 for 2019 after dropping a second and a half off his time in the 200 free today. Smith clocked in at 1:46.21 in prelims.
Night 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes finals of four events: the 200 free, 200 breast, 200 back, and women’s 4 x 100 free relay.
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.