It’s the heart of long course season. Teams are training hard and loading up on their swimmers. What better time to go and see what the 4-time reigning NCAA champs are up to?
Last week, Seliskar went 1:49.23 in prelims and 1:48.35 in finals of the 200 free at the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series, beating a field that included three-fourths of Team USA’s bronze-medal 4×200 free relay from the 2017 World Championships.
Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.
Ryan Murphy wins 200m backstroke in 1:56.0
Ryan Lochte will take on the 200 back on day 2 in Santa Clara.
The NCAA has released its Division I qualifying standards for the 2018-2019 college season, including drastically-lowered B cuts and an A cut in the 50 free that has officially reached the 19-second barrier.
Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte will be among the swimmers make their TYR Pro Series debuts in Santa Clara.
In a shocking runaway of votes, SwimSwam voters overwhelmingly picked Caeleb Dressel’s 17.63 in the 50 free as the most impressive swim of men’s NCAAs. That that swim won the poll isn’t a surprise, but the winning margin might be. More than three-quarters of votes went to Dressel’s 50 – in fact, that event tallied ten times more votes than any of the other four events on the ballot.
Hear the top quotes from the media scrum at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Hugo Gonzalez missed a pair of A-finals in the 200 & 400 IM after coming in as the #1 seed.
The 2018 men’s championships wrapped up last night so now it’s time to look at individual performances.
Townley Haas led the way for the Longhorns with two individual event victories, as they won their fourth-straight team title.
We started with five viable NCAA contenders, and although the meet isn’t over ’til it’s over, we’re effectively down to three contenders, barring any miracles. Let’s take a look at day 4 scoring chances for Indiana, Texas and Cal.
Indiana leads a brutally-close team battle, and also has several event title contenders tonight: among them Ian Finnerty (pictured) in the 100 breast and Blake Pieroni in the 200 free.
Texas’s Townley Haas wanted that American record back, apparently. The junior flew through the individual 200 free, breaking the two-day-old American record with a 1:29.50.