The battle for #1 is heating up, with at least three teams in contention, and our staff is split across the top of the NCAA.
The Texas women face a huge test, taking on Stanford and Cal, on the road, on back-to-back meet days.
Texas senior Townley Haas is our pick to win the 200 free for the fourth-straight time, and earn his third title in the 500 free, as well.
Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.
After winning 2 of the stroke 50s so far to qualify for Worlds and qualifying for Pan Pacs as he won the 100 breast, Michael Andrew will battle World champ Caeleb Dressel in the 50 free.
After setting the 100 back World Record last night, Kathleen Baker is slated to take on the 200 IM today against Olympic medalist Melanie Margalis.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly
After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
Tate Jackson unleashed a 48.20 in the 100 freestyle to lead the Texas Longhorn charge in Irvine.
Star sprinters Caeleb Dressel and Nathan Adrian headline the men’s 100 free, while the 200 fly brings in Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark for a rematch.
Beginning in 2009, Nathan Adrian hasn’t lost the 100 freestyle at a U.S. selection meet. That streak goes on the line on Wednesday.
More than half of voters predicted Townley Haas to remain the fastest American in the 200 meter free this season, though a whopping 18% voted in favor of Caeleb Dressel.
Reigning World Champs silver medalist Townley Haas is going to need a couple other swimmers in the 1:44 or 1:45 range if the USA hopes to wrest the 4×200 title from Great Britain in 2019.