On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
The first finals session of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
Free/fly specialist Lockett Bowley from Blue Dolfins in Florida will head north to Alabama for her collegiate career in the fall of 2022.
Alabama swimmer accounted for four of the top sixteen overall splits as the Crimson Tide won their first ever NCAA relay title.
Phoebe Bacon pulled off a huge upset on the final day of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, and the final pick ’em winners were crowned.
The Cavaliers picked up 6 A-finalists this morning, flexing their depth in the 200 breast, led by #2 Alex Walsh, #3 Ella Nelson, and #6 Alexis Wenger.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
None of the top swimmers in this event are pure sprinters, which is a contrast to 2020, when Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil and Veronica Burchill led the NCAA.
Virginia enters the meet as the top seed in all 5 relays, although it’s tight in the 400 free relay.
The 50 free will be a bloodbath this year with Kate Douglass and Maggie MacNeil leading the charge, seeded only 0.02 seconds apart.