Our recruiting class ranks for the current crop of graduating seniors, all the way back in 2015: #1 Texas, #2 Cal, #3 USC. How did those classes (and the rest of our top 12) turn out after four years? And what would a revised top 12 list look like? We have the answers – and the data – here.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the prelims excitement on the final day of competition.
Carson Sand (200 breaststroke) is one of 10 individual Cal swimmers to earn a second swim on Saturday
Dean Farris posted a time of 41.00 in the 100 free prelims to become the fifth fastest performer in history.
Cal had a huge morning, with top qualifying spots in 3 of 5 swimming events. That includes Andrew Seliskar, searching for his first-ever individual NCAA title after becoming the fifth man ever under 1:40 in the 200 IM this morning.
Ian Finnerty clocked one of the fastest breaststroke splits in history to help the Indiana Hoosiers get under the 3:00 mark in tonight’s 400 medley relay
The Cal bears look to bounce back from their 3rd place finish in the 800 free relay, with Andrew Seliskar and Ryan Hoffer leading the charge with top seeds.
Fresh off the fastest relay-start 200 free in history, Townley Haas will look to defend his NCAA title in the 500 free, battling top-seeded Felix Auboeck for position this morning. The two should swim in the same prelims heat.
NC State, Texas and Cal have almost endless options for 400 medley relay lineups tonight. We try to puzzle out the options between sessions.
The NC State Wolfpack are on the prowl for their third 400 free relay title in the last four years.
With the first non-Dressel champion to be crowned in the 50 free since 2014, it is almost anyone’s game to fill the shoes.
Indiana’s Vini Lanza is a safe enough bet to win this race. (Not that you should be gambling on swimming.)
A Dressel-less field leaves a wide-open race for the top of the podium in the 100 free.
With no Caeleb Dressel setting the pace, the early lead (and resulting clean water) is up for grabs in the 200 free relay.
Indiana looks just as strong as last year in this event, and they will be gunning for their 2nd-straight win.