The addition of Virginia transfer Claire Tuggle really bolsters USC’s recruiting class, with the freestyle talent still have three years of eligibility.
Fourth last season, the Louisville Cardinals kick off the 2023-24 campaign as SwimSwam’s #3 ranked team in the NCAA.
Coming off an impressive long course season, Justina Kozan will play a pivotal role if the USC women are to match their top-12 finish from last season.
Right off the bat, we’ll get to see star Chinese freestyler Li Bingjie in the women’s 1500 free.
Katie Ledecky is in a class of her own in the women’s 1500, and until someone rises to challenge her, she’ll continue to be in her own category.
Bella Sims is the top-ranked recruit in next season’s incoming freshman class in the NCAA, as the Olympian has the potential to win multiple NCAA titles.
Hayburn gives the U.S. team a strong addition in the 100 backstroke, where he owns a personal best time of 55.34.
Kudryashova comes in with a 200 free personal best time of 1:45.67, which would have just missed NCAA championship qualification in both 2022 and 2023.
Coming off a breakout NCAA season at Notre Dame, Chris Guiliano will be one of three Irish swimmers representing the U.S. this summer in Chengdu.
16-year-old Claire Weinstein dropped nearly four seconds from her lifetime best time from the International Team Trials last April.
The quartet of Macky Hodges (18), Katie Grimes (17), Claire Weinstein (16), and Bella Sims (17) teamed up to swim a 7:58.93 to win the women’s 800 free relay.
Day three of the 2023 Fran Crippen SMOC features the 50 breast, 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Grimes has now risen to #14 all-time in the 17-18 age group in the event.
Sandpipers of Nevada 17-year-old Bella Sims was the only swimmer this morning to post the top time in two different events
The Sandpipers of Nevada are out in full force in Mission Viejo this week, and, boy, did they make their presence known in the 1500 freestyles tonight.