Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
It’s a rematch of 2019 NCAAs, with #1 Cal taking on #2 Texas. Watch for some brutal battles through the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles.
Claire Adams, with A-final potential in the 100 back and 100 free, is a relay weapon and a senior leader for the Texas Longhorns.
USA’s Maxine Parker jumped to number six in history for 17-18 girls in the 50-meter freestyle with her 24.96 semi-final performance in Budapest.
USA Swimming National Teamer Will Licon declared on a doping control form that he was taking a banned substance, but did not test positive for that substance.
Curzan finished 2nd overall in the heats with her time of 1:00.44, cracking 1:01 for the first time in her career.
Finals include the women’s 50 free, 50 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free; the men’s 50 free and 400 IM; and the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 medley relays.
South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker turns 22 today. She’ll look to celebrate with a clean sweep of breaststroke golds – the 50 breast heats are today.
Austin, Texas-native Ava Longi will remain close to home when she begins her collegiate career at the University of Texas in 2020-21.
NC State Head Coach Braden Holloway will be the men’s Head Coach, while Stanford women’s Assoiciate Head Coach Tracy Slusser will be leading the women’s team.
If there’s one relay that feels hard to project, it’s this one.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
For the title of sprint queen in the 50 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Tennessee’s Erika Brown look to have a battle like none other for the American record.
The fastest risers on our final power rankings: the Auburn women, who are thriving under a new coaching staff and are seeded inside the top 10 at NCAAs.
Multi-distance freestyler Grace Cooper from Illinois has verbally committed to Texas starting in the fall of 2020. Cooper was ranked #16 in the high school class of 2020 when we ranked them out last spring.