An updated set of psych sheets have dropped for this week’s Bloomington Pro Swim Series, with Olympian Melanie Margalis dropping off the ticket. Margalis was entered both in Bloomington and at the Atlanta Classic happening the same weekend, so her absence on the new psychs all but confirms she’ll be swimming Atlanta instead.
NC State Head Coach Braden Holloway will be the men’s Head Coach, while Stanford women’s Assoiciate Head Coach Tracy Slusser will be leading the women’s team.
Sticklen, who has a full year of high school left before Texas, is already in NCAA scoring range in both butterfly events.
As expected, Stanford took control of the meet this morning.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde, the 500 free champion, is on fire.
ASU’s Cierra Runge was once the NCAA Record holder in the 500 freestyle, but tonight she’s looking for her first NCAA title in the event.
Cal freshman Izzy Ivey will compete in her first ever NCAA individual event in prelims of the 200 IM.
In which we totally overreact to swims from night one.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
This year’s field of 100 freestylers includes 4 of the top 10 fastest performers of all time, and 6 of the top 20 performers all-time.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson looks to potentially gain her recently-lost 100 BK American record. But freshmen Taylor Ruck and Maggie MacNeil, both in their first year of SCY swimming, could be dark horse threats.
With Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel moving on to the pros, Stanford reloads in search of their third-straight 800 free relay title – and they’ve still got the stars to do it.
Defending NCAA Champion Austin Katz will swim the 200 back on Saturday evening at Big 12s.
Texas’ Sam Pomajevich will try and lock down his NCAA invite status in the men’s 200 fly on Saturday.