Fackenthal, a sophomore known primarily as a sprint freestyler and butterflier, ripped a lifetime best 52.83 to win the 100 back tonight against WSU.
The three-time defending NCAA champions earned a majority of the votes at 55.1% – but the rest of the field pulled solid numbers.
There’s a lot of agreement among rankers with the top four teams. After that… not so much. Stanford chases four straight NCAA titles this spring.
Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
Hali Flickinger continues to lead all qualifiers with 9 Olympic Trials standards out of a possible 14. Those 1,115 swimmers have a combined 2,299 cuts.
Ella Eastin is one of a large group of ALTO swimmers skipping the 200 IM Sunday morning on the final day of U.S. Nationals.
Tonight’s session will be brief with only 5 races: the 400 IM (men’s and women’s), 100 fly (men’s and women’s), and the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
Prelims of the men’s and women’s 400 IM, men’s and women’s 100 fly. Only 44 heats total this morning for what will likely be the shortest session of the meet
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.
We’ll see a Worlds team member in the men’s 200 fly as Justin Wright will be in the mix, but teenage star Luca Urlando looks like the man to beat in this one.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the intensity and excitement of Day 1 at the 2019 US National Championships.
Hook is now the sixth-fastest American woman in the 200 fly overall this season.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
Day 1 prelims will feature six events: the men’s and women’s 200 butterfly, men’s and women’s 100 freestyle, the women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.