As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
Luke Kaliszak is key to a lot of Alabama relays in 2018, coming off a season in which he rose into elite sprint backstroke company.
Top seed Gunnar Bentz has scratched the men’s 400 IM on day 3 of the U.S. Open.
With Ryan Murphy practically a lock to win the 100 and 200 backstrokes, the 50 might be Matt Grevers’s best chance for a win next week at World Champs Trials.
Anton McKee earned CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year honors for the second straight year.
Murphy, who set the World Record in this event last summer, is the favorite going into the 2017 U.S. World Championships Trials, but veteran Matt Grevers won’t make it easy.
Vlad Morozov will compete in a 3-way 100 free swim-off today in Santa Clara.
Josh Prenot threw down a quick 2:10.0 200 breast prelim on day 2 of the Atlanta Classic.
Simone Manuel was among the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Honorees.
Texas and Alabama broke the 1:22 barrier en route to the fastest two 200 medley relays ever tonight at the 2017 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships.
This morning’s 200 medley relay was fast enough that very few teams will have alternate lineup options tonight, perhaps in response to a few high-profile miscues in prelims of the 400 medley.
A disqualification to Alabama bumped California’s 400 medley relay into the A final after the Golden Bears swam an alternate lineup in prelims.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling, the 2016 Olympic champion in the 100 meter fly, returns after coming within hundredths of a 43-second swim last season.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy headlines a loaded 100 back field that includes 9 of the top 25 fastest performers of all time.