USA Swimming has announced its 44-swimmer squad for the 2017 World University Games, with only two of the eligible pool swimming World Champs team members electing to take part in both meets.
The Cal men and Stanford women led team scores at the 2017 U.S. National Championships.
Despite a controversial DQ in the 400 IM that kept her off the World Champs team, Ella Eastin will lead the World University Games team in the 200 IM and 200 fly.
SwimSwam’s resident statistician Barry Revzin went all-out for the last day of U.S. Nationals, compiling not only our nightly “top 5 time drops” but also a host of data including individual and team scoring in an NCAA format and top multi-event time drops.
Nathan Adrian will look to add a second individual event to his Worlds schedule tonight in the men’s 50 free.
World University Games are starting to get crowded with one day remaining. The women’s roster is over capacity and the men hit their 20-person limit on the nose tonight.
Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker will compete in her signature 100 back today.
Five storylines, all the links you need for the upcoming U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis.
Katie Ledecky leads the charge for the U.S. in the women’s 200 freestyle, a stacked event heading into Trials.
Katie Ledecky and Leah Smith are a dynamic duo who might be the two best 400 freestylers in the world this year.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
One up-and-comer to watch is Cal’s Michael Jensen, who just finished his freshman season with the Golden Bears. In the men’s 100 free, Jensen demolished his lifetime best, breaking the 50-second barrier for the first time.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).