More than a fifth of voters are still expecting the Florida men to finish inside the top 5 at 2019 NCAAs, while 83% predicted the team to remain inside the top 10.
The #10 Florida men will look to fill the massive void left by the departures of Caeleb Dressel and Gregg Troy.
Michael Andrew qualified for the 2018-2019 US National Team in all 4 strokes.
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According to his mother, Trey Freeman will decline his spot on the Jr. Pan Pacs team because that comes after the start of his fall semester at Florida.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.
After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly
After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
LeVant will be 19 by the end of the year, meaning his stellar 1:46.39 does not count as a world junior record.
Reigning World Champs silver medalist Townley Haas is going to need a couple other swimmers in the 1:44 or 1:45 range if the USA hopes to wrest the 4×200 title from Great Britain in 2019.
Grothe, the fastest man in the nation this year and the only American to break 3:50 in-season, looks poised for a big swim after shattering the American Records in the 500 free and 1650 free at Winter Nationals this season.
We’ve compiled the top 6 swimmers in each event eligible for the Team USA’s 2018 Junior Pan Pacs squad.
The NISCA has released the 2017-18 All-America lists.