California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.
Gregg Troy guided three major standout swimmers at the Mel Zajac International and the Santa Clara Pro Swim Series.
Greg Meehan’s past, present and future Stanford women won half the events at the Indy Pro Swim Series, including a sweep of all the freestyle events.
Georgia Bulldog-affiliated swimmers crossed the country to dominate the Mesa stop of the Pro Swim Series, with 5 of the Athens Bulldog postgrads winning 9 events.
Of the 6 programs to earn top 10 finishes at both women’s and men’s NCAAs, only three are a combined program with a shared staff. Ray Looze and his Indiana Hoosiers were the standouts of that bunch.
Desorbo’s impact was measurable at both the men’s and women’s ACC Championships, where the Virginia Cavaliers exploded back onto the ACC scene.
Over the month of January, coach Kevin Tyrell and the Harvard Crimson men have rolled up a 4-0 dual meet record, including a cross-country road win against 10th-ranked Arizona State.
Together, the University of Tennessee’s men’s and women’s teams rose a combined 11 spots in our post-invite Power Rankings after breakout performances at home.
Just two women’s teams hold the top time this month in 14 different NCAA events. It’s no secret that Stanford, owner of 8 of those events, is a powerhouse. But the team with 6 top rankings is far less hyped: coach Steve Bultman’s Texas A&M Aggies.
Coach Ray Looze’s Indiana Hoosiers were all but unstoppable at the biggest meet of the 2017 fall NCAA season thus far.
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In the NCAA, NC State has put a premium on relays, with game-breaking relay performances keying the school’s rise into the NCAA’s upper echelon. It’s clear that focus on relays is extending to the international level, with Held, Ress and Zevnik all putting up huge relay splits at World University Games.
Head coach Greg Meehan led the United States women to their most successful World Championships in history, with 20 total medals, 9 of them gold.
With U.S. Nationals still to come, the month of June has already been a banner one for Cal men’s coach Dave Durden.
College swimming purists will know that while the NCAA trophy is handed out in March, championships are won and lost in recruiting season.