With Marina Garcia gone, Cal is looking for a new breaststroker in the 400 medley relay. Among the breaststroke specialists, Ali Harrison appears to be the early front runner.
No. 2 California finished off the two-day Chick-Fil-A Invitational with another strong set of events Saturday, as the Golden Bears claimed five of seven races and won the five-team event.
On November 4, the Bears face their first top 1 team of the season as they’ll host the NC State Wolfpack.
Josa won the crown in his first-ever King of the Pool appearance, while the defending CSCAA National Swimmer of the Year Baker won for the 2nd-straight season.
They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.
Katie McLaughlin will race the women’s 200 fly on day 6 at the World University Games.
Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.
Yui Ohashi of Japan will be hunting down gold in the 400 IM after taking the top qualifying time in the prelims.
Follow along for live updates from the first preliminary session of the 2017 World University Games.
Hungarian Olympian and new Florida Gator Liliana Szilagyi might be the best international pickup for any NCAA team’s 2017 freshman class.
Sarah Darcel was one of three women who tied for the High Point award at the Canadian Swimming Championships in Montreal.
The UBC men and Island Swimming women won the respective team titles at the Canadian Swimming Championships, while Oakville won the combined title.
Mack Darragh broke the 200 fly Canadian record on the final night of Summer Nationals in Montreal.
Sarah Darcel had two more lifetime bests on Sunday in Montreal.