Simone Manuel threw down the 3rd-fastest 50 freestyle of all-time, defending her title in 21.18.
At Pac-12s, Cal took down the American Record. This morning, Stanford broke that record. The 2 teams will go head-to-head tonight with their best lineups.
The overall level of competition is undoubtedly high at the 2018 NCAA Championships, but a few swims stood out as “off.”
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Simone Manuel (50 free), and Ella Eastin (200 IM) are chasing their own records today as the Cardinal swimmers hold the NCAA Records in all 3 individual races.
Katie Ledecky dominated the anchor leg for Stanford in 1:39.87 to help the Cardinal defend their title. Louisville’s Mallory Comerford put up the fastest split of the night, though, with a 1:39.14 on the 2nd leg.
Initial results indicate that Erika Brown has carried her incredible SEC Championship breakout meet through to NCAAs.
You can find all the links you need to follow along right here on SwimSwam, as well as event-by-event previews and predictions.
Tennessee’s Erika Brown wasn’t even an individual qualifier for NCAAs last season, but now she’s got her eyes on the 100 fly title.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.
The NCAA Championships will pit the American Record holder, Abbey Weitzeil, against the reigning NCAA champion and NCAA Record holder, Stanford’s Simone Manuel, in the 50 free.
As we tick down the days to the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Katie McLaughlin has taken over for the now-graduated Farida Osman on Cal’s 200 free relay.
Defending champ Simone Manuel will look to go 3-for-3 in the 100 free at her final NCAA Championships.
Last week, I scored out the D1 women‘s pre selection psych sheet. This exercise gives us some idea of how…