Katie Ledecky elected not to swim the 100 free final on Day 1 of U.S. Nationals, allowing her to focus on the 800 free that takes place 27 minutes later.
There’s an obvious frontrunner in the American women’s 200 free field based on the past few seasons: distance superstar Katie Ledecky. Missy Franklin, the short course American Record holder, is looking to make a comeback though.
Simone Manuel spearheads an absolutely loaded lineup in the women’s 100 free at US Nationals.
Andrew Wilson, the fastest American in the event so far this year, didn’t race the 200 after winning the 100 on Thursday.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Katie Ledecky will look to lead Stanford to a second straight NCAA title in the 800 free relay.
Defending champion Mallory Comerford of Louisville could become the second woman to ever break 1:40. Though Ledecky will be absent this time around, fellow Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel will look to give Comerford a run for her money. We may see another tight battle given that their best times are only a hundredth apart.
Mallory Comerford is one of four 4:35’s coming into the 2018 NCAA Championships in the 500 free, behind Katie Ledecky’s 4:26.
The final preliminary session of the 2018 SEC Championships will feature the men’s and women’s 200 back, 100 free and 200 breast.
Tennesee’s Erika Brown recorded a 49.11 fly leg on the 400 medley relay, the fastest in history.
Caeleb Dressel will look for more history tonight in the final of the men’s 100 breast.
Both Claire Rasmus and Sydney Pickrem come in as #1 seeds on night 3 of the 2018 SEC Championships.
Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem looks to keep her Aggies atop the standings as the top seed in the 400 IM, one day after winning the 200 IM in record time.