As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
Dobler is an incredibly important pickup for the Trojans on the breaststroke side, with All-American breaststrokers Riley Scott and Kirsten Vose losing eligibility before she starts at USC.
Mack is a key pickup for NC State, a pure sprint freestyler with impactful talent across every other stroke/discipline but breaststroke.
Ella Eastin and Stanford chase a third-straight NCAA team title. Who are the top challengers? A conference rival you probably saw coming and a couple more teams you might not have.
During the lane line run, each team in it’s entirety had to carry a lane line across campus
USC hosted their annual cardinal and gold intrasquad on Friday, September 7, and SwimSwam was there to keep you up to date on the action
Louise Hansson is a multistroke star who leads a USC team primed to move up from last year’s 12th place finish.
Kylie Powers is a big in-state get for the Aggies #7 recruiting class.
All-American Courtney Caldwell has announced she is leaving NC State and will swim for USC in the fall.
For the second time this year, the Tennessee women are our biggest risers in the Power Ranks.
Virginia put up dominating performances in the free events at the ACCs, resulting in 3 relay meet records, 2 relay ACC records, and 1 individual meet record.
Virginia had a monster anchor split from Caitlin Cooper, leading UVA to break the ACC record by over half a second.
Mallory Comerford posted the fastest split in the country this season going 2nd on Louisville’s 800 free relay.
Defending ACC 50 free champ Ky-Lee Perry is out for 4-6 weeks after dislocating her elbow and tearing a tendon, NC State says.
Who volunteered to make the biggest leap in our first Power Rankings after mid-season invites? Hint: they’ve got 4 sophomores in major NCAA scoring range, including the fastest 100 flyer in the nation.