Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
Simone Manuel (second from left), Katie Ledecky (third from left) and Ella Eastin (right) were three of the top individual scorers at 2017 NCAAs, and their Stanford Cardinal are still the heavy NCAA favorites despite graduating Lia Neal (far left).
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
High school senior-to-be Allie Raab has verbally committed to the Stanford Cardinal, saying that “dreams really do come true.” Raab is…
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.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
With three and a half of the five relay races now complete at women’s NCAAs, relay lineups are becoming more clear for the teams who entered the meet with multiple options.
Tonight’s competition includes the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
Kim Williams is the only top-30 seed to scratch.
Ledecky swam to a 9:10.49 to break the 26-year-old Pool Record of 9:30.69 set by Janet Evans. She then went on to break her own Pool Record in the 500 free, clocking a 4:33.94.
Lia Neal (above) will be hungry for a national title as the fastest returning 100 and 200 freestyler in the NCAA this year.
The Aiken-Augusta Swim League in Augusta, Georgia has chosen former Bellevue coach Andy Pym as their new Head Coach and Program Director.
Michael Andrew will attempt a twofer on the last day of US Speedo Juniors, as he is the top seed in both the men’s 200 IM and 50 free.
Former Junior World Champ Ella Eastin will swim a full lineup in her last Junior National Championships ever.
Bellevue’s Steve Sholdra pulled off a brutal double on the final night of the Pacific Northwest Senior Championships, winning the 200 fly and 1500 free in quick succession.