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2023-24 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: Pre-Season Edition

Fourth last season, the Louisville Cardinals kick off the 2023-24 campaign as SwimSwam’s #3 ranked team in the NCAA.


Auburn Adds Junior Nationals Qualifier Izzy Iwasyk to Class of 2028

Izzy Iwasyk, a Summer Juniors qualifier and five-time Pennsylvania HS State finalist, has announced her commitment to Auburn University starting in 2024.

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Club Wolverine’s Hannah Bellard Hits PB Of 16:07.53 In The 1650 (Austin Sectionals)

Hannah Bellard, a Michigan commit, dropped nearly four seconds from the best time she set just over a month ago at the Michigan Open.

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Madi Mintenko Becomes 4th-Fastest 15-Yr-Old In 200 FR With 1:43.92 At Austin Sectionals

15-year-old Madi Mintenko from Pikes Peak Athletics now ranks 11th all-time for the girls’ 15-16 age-group in the 200 free.


15-Year Old Madi Mintenko Wins 100 Free in 48.02 on First Day of Austin Sectional

With over a year left in the 15-16 age group, Mintenko now finds herself ranked as the eleventh fastest performer all-time.


Auburn Picks Up Winter Juniors Finalist Jade Castro (2023)

USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Jade Castro has announced that she will be joining Auburn’s incoming class this fall.

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Cherry Creek Breaks Colorado Record in 200 Free Relay En Route to Class 5A Three-Peat

Lawson Ficken (pictured) swept the 50 free (22.64) and 100 free (48.77), the latter scaring Missy Franklin’s 5A state record (48.45) from 2012. 

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Five Storylines To Watch At The Winter Junior Championships – West

Set to age up next month, Katie Grimes will aim to etch her name in the girls’ 15-16 NAG record books in Austin at the Winter Junior Championships – West.


Trials Wave I Finalist Zoey Zeller Makes Verbal Commitment to Auburn

Zoey Zeller, a 1:01/2:11 breaststroker from South Valley Makos in Morgan Hill, CA, has verbally committed to Auburn for 2023-24.

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Maggie McGuire Continues Family Swimming Legacy, Commits to Auburn for 2023

The daughter of a former US National Team member, McGuire will join the Auburn Tigers as a member of their class of 2023.

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Quintin McCarty Swims 42.61 100 Free PB To Open Austin Sectionals

McCarty, who is ranked #14 in SwimSwam’s top recruits of the Class of 2022, will be swimming for NC State starting in the 2021-22 school year.


Lucy Bell Breaks Missy Franklins Colorado High School 200 IM Record

Bell, who will join the Stanford women next season, broke the 5A state record that Franklin set the year after the London Olympics.


2021 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West: Day 1 Live Recap (Relays)

Action gets underway tonight at the Austin site with timed finals of the men’s and women’s 200 medley and 800 free relays.


Wave II Trials Qualifier Aislyn Barnett Commits to Auburn (2023)

High school junior and 200 breast Olympic Trials qualifier Aislyn Barnett has committed to join the Auburn Tigers in the fall of 2023.


Distance Ace Katie Russell (2023) Makes Verbal Pledge to Auburn

Katie Russell, a Best of the Rest distance swimmer from NOVA of Virginia, has verbally committed to Auburn’s class of 2027.

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