The USC men’s women’s swimming and diving teams return to dual meet action this weekend, hosting Pac-12 rivals Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.
Dobler is an incredibly important pickup for the Trojans on the breaststroke side, with All-American breaststrokers Riley Scott and Kirsten Vose losing eligibility before she starts at USC.
Sophomore Caitlin Tycz had two individual wins as the USC Trojan women defeated the Utah Utes 142-120.
Team Elite’s Yan Zibei posted a pair of extremely quick breaststroke times today. Zibei won the 100 breast in the 1st session with a 51.45, outpacing runner-up Carsten Vissering (USC) by .37 seconds. Zibei was even faster in the 200 in the 2nd session, posting a 1:51.87 to claim victory by nearly 7 seconds.
The USC swimming team opens the regular season with the Trojan Invite with a Friday session at 2 p.m. as well as Saturday sessions at 8:30 and 11: 30 a.m. at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Louise Hansson is a multistroke star who leads a USC team primed to move up from last year’s 12th place finish.
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the women’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
Lara Bate, who lives in Baltimore, Maryland and swims for North Baltimore Aquatic Club, has verbally committed to swim for the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018.
USC has only a small freshman class, but blue-chip breaststroker Margaret Aroesty has potential to become a bona fide star.
After breaking the NCAA and American Records at the Pac-12 Championships, the Stanford Cardinal squad is the overwhelming favorite to win the 800 free relay at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships.
King is the heavy favorite at this point, but Minnesota’s Kierra Smith, a Canadian Olympian, shouldn’t be counted out. With her killer back-half speed, Smith could possibly pull off an upset.
Kathleen Baker headlines the 200 back, but Ally Howe, who smashed the 100 back American Record last night, will look for a sweep of the backstrokes.
Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.
The Cardinal’s Janet Hu will headline a double, as she’s the top seed in the 100 fly and 100 back after setting Meet Records in both this morning.
A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.