Our #1-ranking votes are no longer unanimous after a fast fall season for several top programs. The uncertainty after the top two also continues.
McHugh was named men’s Swimmer of the Week, while his Gopher teammate Gavin Olson was the Freshman of the Week and Purdue’s Greg Duncan was Diver of the Week.
Max McHugh is back. Meanwhile, Beata Nelson hit a nation-leading 100 back time, and the Wisconsin women won the meet in the final relay.
The top two teams are clear. Everything after that… completely unpredictable. Our five voters take an opening shot at preseason Power Rankings.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
Minnesota’s winter invite will feature last year’s top 2 men’s NCAA teams (Cal and Texas) along with 3 of the top 5 women’s programs (Cal, Michigan, Texas).
Brussels, Wisconsin-native Brock Aune has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota for 2020-21.
Rising sophomore Max McHugh and senior Nick Saulnier sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning.
During the third day of the Minneapolis Sectionals, 13-year-old Lucy Thomas earned her first Trials cut in the 100 breast and climbs up the rankings.
Younger brother Max took the win in the 200 breast, less than a tenth off of his best. Meanwhile, Beata Nelson surged to a new best in the 100 free tonight.
2019 NCAA runner-up in the 200 breaststroke Max McHugh, above, and the Minnesota Gophers will play host to Florida in early October.
Last spring, the debate was Reece Whitley vs. Drew Kibler for the #1-ranked recruit in the nation. Turns out, neither of them were the highest-scoring freshman at NCAAs. Say hello to Minnesota’s Max McHugh.
The Cal men, for the first time in program history, had an A finalist in every swimming event at the 2019 NCAA Championships.
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
Andrew Seliskar of Cal is now the 3rd fastest performer in the 200 breast all-time, earning his perfect 3-for-3 meet his senior year.