Backstroke star Isabelle Stadden projects to be the one constant for the Cal women as they enter the season under a cloud of uncertainty.
After missing the World Champs team in the 100 butterfly, Tom Shields has found himself a race here against 4th place Olympic finisher Minakov.
Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger, the Tokyo Olympic silver and bronze medalists, lead the field looking to make the 2022 Worlds team in the 200 fly.
Day two prelims saw some exciting races, highlighted by Kate Douglass’ American Record 50 free, here are the top shots from the first morning of competition.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey comes into the final day of Pac-12s as the defending champion in the women’s 100 freestyle.
Regan Smith will face fierce competition tonight as she attempts to win both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. She’ll face Huske in fly and Ruck in back.
Freshman Regan Smith of Stanford will swim the 100 back/100 fly double today. She will face off with Huske in the 100 fly and Stadden in the 100 back.
Alicia Wilson swam a really tough double, taking 2nd in the 300 IM with a 3:11.23, then turning around and winning the next event, the 150 fly, in 1:28.47.
The Cal women defeated Utah on Friday, winning 12 out of 14 events, including both relays. Ayla Spitz, Sarah DiMeco, and Isabel Ivey all won two events each.
Izzy Ivey (pictured) will be leaned on heavily by the Bears once again as they battle to return to the top-three of the NCAA.
Isabel Ivey contributed to two pool record-breaking Cal relays during the final session of the 2021 Chick-Fil-A Invitational.
It will be a busy session for Katie Ledecky tonight, as she’ll have both the women’s 200 free final and the 1500 free final just over an hour apart.
It was tougher to make it back for a second swim for three of five today’s events than it was in 2016, with both 400 IMs being the exceptions.
Katie McLaughlin swam just off her 200 free season best in Santa Clara on Friday with a 1:57.65, remaining No. 5 in the US this season.
For the first time in what feels like ages, SwimSwam is back on deck and our photographer Jack Spitser was able to capture images in the California sun.