One of the big swims to watch today, of course, is Katie Ledecky’s 500 free. The Pac-12 Record currently stands at a 4:31.90, but we may see her take that down in the heats.
USC return this year with a highly talented group, but they’ll be hard pressed to defend their title against Stanford and Cal.
Texas is surging with a big win over Georgia, but no one can quite unseat Stanford at the top of our first Power Rankings of 2017. The Cardinal are still the team to beat, though midseason rest meets caused some major shakeups behind them.
The Stanford men were on a roll this morning, putting 4 swimmers into the final of the 500 free and 5 swimmers into the final of the 200 IM.
Olympic gold medalist Lilly King came within a half second of her own American Record in the 100 breast. King won the race in 57.30, just .45 shy of the 56.85 she swam at 2016 NCAAs.
Santo Condorelli had a win in the 50 free for USC, as the men battled to what was initially a tie with ASU on Friday. A later re-score gave the meet to Bob Bowman’s crew. The Trojan women were victorious over the Sun Devils.
Stanzi Moseley, Becca Mann, and Tatum Wade each won 2 individual races for the Trojans in their first home meet.
On Day 2 of the SMU Women’s Classic, the Michigan Wolverines closed out the meet with an extremely close win over the Louisville Cardinals, with the 2 teams separated by just 1 point.
USC freshman Louisse Hansson won the 200 free and posted the fastest 100 back time of the night from the B-final.
The Trojans have brought in more than enough talent to keep their relays intact, and could easily find themselves matching or improving on their 6th place finish from last season.
Elizabeth Beisel, Sarah Henry, and Kirsten Vose all no showed the circle-seeded heats of the 200 IM this morning.
Tom Shields went 52.1 and Kendyl Stewart 58.8 in their 100 butterfly races to close the 2016 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (SMOC).
23 American swimmers aged 17 and under, including Claire Adams (pictured above) would have scored points in the ‘A’ or ‘B’ finals at this weekend’s 2016 Women’s NCAA Division I Championships.
Watch Lilly King rock a 3:03.59 to take down Emma Reaney’s U.S. Open, American, and NCAA records by half a second.
Kirsten Vose, who snagged 3rd in the 200 IM as a freshman last night, thought she’d be swimming 100 breast, not 200 free, when she got to USC in the fall