UGA freshman Zoie Hartman swam a powerful collegiate debut as her double breaststroke wins powered the Bulldogs’ sweep over Alabama.
She was 53.79 in the 100, winning by almost two seconds, then obliterated the field in the 200 with a 1:56.14, winning by nearly six full seconds.
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.
Tonight’s session features finals of the women’s 1500 freestyle, men’s and women’s 200 IM, men’s 800 freestyle, and men’s and women’s 50 freestyle.
Tonight, Ryan Lochte edged out his time trial performance, posting a 1:57.76 to guarantee his spot on the 2019-20 National team (if only in the 200 IM).
Erika Brown and Ryan Held won the 50 free titles tonight and now rank #3 among Americans in the event. This was Brown’s first ever national title.
Aussie Elijah Winnington will contest in the 400 free prelims while 200 breast champ Reece Whitley and WUGs champ Ian Finnerty will meet in the 100 breast.
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.
Caeleb Dressel and Dean Farris will contest in the 100 free tonight.
Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.
The Italian trio of Paltrinieri, Acerenza, and Sanzullo stole the top 3 of the men’s 5k. On the women’s side, Ashley Twichell toppled Brazilian Ana Cunha for the 5k title.
Ana Marcela Cunha came away with the victory in the women’s 10K at the U.S. Open Water National Championships.
The Crimson Tide celebrated a season which included a top-10 NCAA finish for the men, a top-35 finish for the women and a combined nine men and women earning All-America honors.
The Alabama Athletics Department’s annual Crimson Choice Awards, presented by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), was held Tuesday evening at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.