Indiana junior Anna Peplowski (4:38.29) and Michigan freshman Hannah Bellard (4:38.44) enter as the top seeds in the 500-yard freestyle on Thursday.
The Buckeyes enter as the top seed in the 200 medley relay (1:34.46) tonight while Wisconsin owns the fastest entry time in the 800 free relay (6:59.75).
The Buckeyes essentially return the entirety of last year’s championship squad, putting them in the driver’s seat as they eye a five-peat.
Bishop Kenny, Holy Names and Gulliver Prep were among the top-performing schools at the 2A Region meets leading into this weekend’s State Championships.
Wisconsin hosted Michigan and Arizona for a double dual last weekend at the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center.
Abby Carlson, Abdelrahman Elaraby, Tommy Janton, and Domink Mark-Torok were few of the standout performers at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame dual meet.
The fastest 50 freestyler in the class, Hailey Tierney headlines a very solid group of freshmen joining the Wisconsin Badgers this season.
Top-ranked recruit Claire Curzan had a successful NCAA debut with 51 points for the Cardinal, including a national title victory in the 200 back.
Florida’s Emma Weyant (pictured) will be one of the big names racing in the earlier heats of the women’s 1650 free taking place before the finals session.
Ohio State’s Kit Kat Zenick had impressive splits in both the 200 medley and 800 free relays including swimming the #3 fly split in the field.
The first day of Women’s D1 NCAAs has arrived. In the 200 medley relay, Virginia has a chance to lower their NCAA record for the second time this season.
Taylor Ruck will defend her title in the 200 free this week after claiming last year’s victory in a time of 1:41.12.
Notably, Wisconsin’s Paige McKenna is the only defending champion from last year racing in the pool today.
Wisconsin’s Abby Carlson won the women’s 500 free in 4:50.90, setting a new Pool Record.
Katie Grimes headlines the National Team, which features the same dozen swimmers who represented Team USA at the World Championships this summer in Budapest.