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Rachel Bootsma had a resurgent 2015 season, and that momentum joined by a devastating recruiting class make Cal the early favorite picks for the 2016 NCAA title, pending one major enrollment decision elsewhere in the Pac-12.
Cal’s Rachel Bootsma (left), Missy Franklin (center) and Liz Pelton (right) are each on the hunt for one or more major records. Who else could be smashing history this week?
Elizabeth Pelton is the top seed in the 200 backstroke, an event which could see four or more swimmers under the 1:50 barrier.
Kentucky’s Danielle Galyer threw her name into the mix in perhaps the NCAA’s most insanely deep event, the 200 backstroke.
Andrew Seliskar and Katie Ledecky, both of Nation’s Capital Swim Club, are our 2014 Swammy Award winners for the 17-18 age group.
Kylie Stewart and Ty Stewart (no relation) each won three individual races to help the Georgia Bulldogs dominate the triangular at Georgia Tech.
Brittany MacLean is the defending NCAA champ in the 500 and 1650 frees and one of the most dangerous Bulldogs on Georgia’s roster.
The Georgia Bulldogs earned half of the SEC’s weekly swimming & diving awards this week, including Female Swimmer of the Week from Amber McDermott (pictured).
The Georgia Bulldogs cleaned up on the SEC’s weekly swimming & diving awards this week, taking 5 of 6 honors. The men swept the awards despite a loss to NC State, while the women won both swimming awards.
Simonas Bilis (pictured) won three times, and his teammate Christian McCurdy broke a pool record to beat Georgia star Chase Kalisz in the 200 fly.
Chase Kalisz won his signature event, the 400 IM, to give him his third win of the evening. His time of 3:50.38 was an extremely solid in-season swim.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has released its weekly award winners for swimming & diving, with Florida coming out the best. The Gators picked up 3 of the 6 weekly awards including the female swimmer and diver of the week.
The Gators’ Natalie Hinds popped fast swims for September: 22.49 in the 50 free, 49.08 in the 100 free (49.08), and a 54.75 in 100 fly (54.75).
Andrew Seliskar is one of 6 NCAP swimmers to make the Junior National Team, and he’s on the squad in 5 different events.