Arizona swimmers Brooks Fail and David Schlicht punched their NCAA tickets, and the Wildcat men and women lead the Antelopes after Day 1.
Arizona will get two key contributors back from Olympic gap years. David Schlicht (redshirt) and Faith Knelson (deferral) competed at this morning’s invite.
In Olympic anticipation, the 2020 NCAA season was loaded with top talent taking gap years. But Olympic postponement will throw a wrench into those plans.
Aussie Zac Stubblety-Cook unleashed the fastest 200m breast time of his career last December. Let’s see what the man has up his sleeve at the Vic Open.
Rockingham’s Holly Barratt is getting her 2020 year off right, collecting two wins on night 2 of the 2020 Western Aussie Championships.
Teen Lani Pallister showed her open water swimming prowess by winning her 2nd consecutive gold in the annual Lorne Pier to Pub race.
Arizona sophomore David Schlicht will sit out this NCAA season, preparing for Australia’s Olympic Trials, the school confirmed this week.
Our #1-ranking votes are no longer unanimous after a fast fall season for several top programs. The uncertainty after the top two also continues.
17-year-old Gabriella Peiniger continued her impressive swimming at Aussie SC Championships, taking the women’s 200m IM national title.
Singapore’s Joseph Schooling is entered in the Australian Short Course Championships taking place the weekend of October 24th.
Mack Horton was set to race the 800 free but wound up not swimming the event at the Vic Open. Gabriella Peiniger did more damage to Aussie Age Records.
One big graduation leaves holes in the relays, but the Arizona men have a young core of returning swimmers, including fast-rising freestyler Brooks Fail.
Kyle Chalmers already secured his World Championships qualification in the 200m free, but the 20-year-old now has his sights set on the 100m.
Last spring, the debate was Reece Whitley vs. Drew Kibler for the #1-ranked recruit in the nation. Turns out, neither of them were the highest-scoring freshman at NCAAs. Say hello to Minnesota’s Max McHugh.
It’s a tale of two classes for the men: the current junior class has been pretty lackluster, especially among our top-20 ranked recruits. But the current sophomores, led by #1 recruit Ryan Hoffer of Cal, have been outstanding through two years.