The newly crowned U.S. national champion in the 400 IM, Florida senior Kevin Vargas seems on the precipice of a breakthrough in yards this NCAA season.
After taking a giant leap forward last season, the Cardinal bring in a strong recruiting class that bolsters a well-rounded squad in 2022-23.
With the fastest man in the country this year, and the fastest returners from last year, the Pac-12 is poised to dominate the 200 IM this week.
Jonathan Affeld of Stanford broke two Avery Aquatic Center records en-route to sweeping the butterfly events as Stanford topped Cal.
Quicksilver Swimming’s Kailyn Winter, a class of 2025 Alabama commit, swam a lifetime best 50 free time of 25.61 in prelims and went on to win the event.
Recently aged-up Kayla Han’s previous lifetime best time of 4:17 set the 11-12 National Age Group record in May. Now she is already #47 in the 13-14 age group
Cal is going up against Texas at the NCAA Championships in March, but first, they’ll take on the rest of the Pac-12 at the conference championships.
His 4:15 is better than the 4:20 and 4:18 he did at the two Stanford-Cal meets in November, and it’s only three seconds off his 2020 Pac-12 winning time.
Cal’s class of rising seniors – led by sprinter Ryan Hoffer – is an elite group. But so are Stanford’s incoming freshmen, including flyer Andrei Minakov.
Our top four classes are unbelievably loaded, including a World Champs silver medalist and a World Junior champ, among many others.
It’s an elite class of IMers heading into the NCAA next fall (assuming there’s a season), led by Carson Foster and a host of World Junior medalists.
18-year-old Samantha Pearson won the 100 free and 200 back in back-to-back events Sunday, capping off the Carlsbad Sectional.
Cal commit Mia Kragh followed her best time in the 100 fly on Friday with another best time in the 200 fly on Saturday at the Carlsbad Sectionals.
World Champion Michael Andrew swam a lifetime best in the 100 yard butterfly in just his 2nd short course yards meet of the last year.
Janelle Rudolph (pictured) and Aiden Hayes were high point winners at 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West.