April 3, 2020
When the NCAA cancelled its winter championships last month due to the coronavirus that has affected the entire world, it was a huge blow to all involved. Coaches and athletes would miss out on seeing their hard work pay off, left to wonder what could have been. Fans of swimming missed out on seeing records, a tight team race – all the things that make the NCAAs so enjoyable. Florida sophomore Kieran Smith was an athlete who many were itching to see. In February at the SEC Championships, Smith broke the American record in the 500 freestyle with a 4:06.32. The night before, he led off ...
March 30, 2020
The NCAA Divison I Council has voted to grant a year of eligibility to Division I student-athletes who compete in spring sports after a mass cancellation by the organization in early March, but it did not approve the same relief for winter sports athletes. That means athletes who compete in swimming and diving – which are winter sports – will not get another year. Women’s water polo players are among those who will receive an extra year. “Winter sports were not included in the decision,” the NCAA said in its announcement . “Council members declined to extend eligibility for student-a ...
March 11, 2020
2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships The NCAA has released its official psych sheets (along with the invite line) for the 2020 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The meet itself will take place in two weeks, from March 25-28 in Indianapolis. Athletes who are invited are able to swim extra events where they have a B cut – those are the entrants below the invite line on the official psych sheets. The cut-line fell exactly where we projected it – after line 29 in every event but the 100 breast and 200 breast.