SwimSwam spoke with head coach Steve Schaffer as well as a few of GCU’s stand out athletes this year about their experience competing at the highest level.
After winning the 50 free shootouts in Austin, Margo Geer is looking to come out on top in another round of 50 frees.
Nathan Adrian will set himself up for a chance to win another round of 50 free shootouts tonight.
After tying with Nathan Adrian in prelims, Micahel Chadwick will challenge for the 100 free title tonight.
Matt Grevers will dive in for today’s 100 back prelims.
Hugo Gonzalez missed a pair of A-finals in the 200 & 400 IM after coming in as the #1 seed.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
Harvard has opted out of today’s 400 medley relay prelims, meaning swimming fans won’t get to see Dean Farris swim a 100 back at this meet.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators come in as the top seed in the 200 medley relay.
A fully healthy and on-form Shebat would be a slight favorite to win this race, but with questions looming about his injury, it brings him back to the field.
An error in the entries for the Men’s NCAA Championship earned Grand Canyon extra entries to the meet.
The Northern Arizona women and Wyoming men came away with team titles on Saturday, Febraury 24th.
Mark Nikolaev continues to be one of the fastest 100 backstroker in the NCAA this season, blasting a 44.71 to lead off the 400 medley relay.
Mark Nikolaev went 1:43.60 in the 200 IM to set a new WAC record.