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.
Mallory Comerford is one of four 4:35’s coming into the 2018 NCAA Championships in the 500 free, behind Katie Ledecky’s 4:26.
Katie Ledecky became the first woman to break 9:00 in the 1000 last year, and she’s poised to make history yet again in the 1650.
That split by schooling was the 3rd fastest fly split in history, behind only his own 19.36 from the 2016 NCAA Championships and 19.45 from last season’s NCAAs.
Texas is poised to win their 6th Big 12 title in a row.
Texas and Arizona State split at ASU’s home pool Friday afternoon.
After competing in this morning’s prelims, swimmers are now gearing up for the finals session, which will feature the 400 free, 50 free, 50 back, 50 fly, 50 breast, and 200 mystery IM
Texas standout Joseph Schooling picked up a sweep of his specialty butterfly events.
Katie Ledecky and Mallory Comerford are tied for most NCAA ‘A’ cuts with 4 each.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
Austin Katz and Justin Wright threw down the fastest college times this season in the 200 back and 200 fly, respectively, on the final of the 2017 Texas Invite.
Swimming fans got to witness another butterfly battle between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger in Friday night’s 100 fly final.
Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.
Joseph Schooling qualified 1st in the 50 free, but a swimmer from a lower division of NCAA swimming wasn’t far behind.