Here are some less biased articles on the NWC Meet from this past weekend: Article #1 Article #2
The returning champion Alex Fraser is back. He’s also seeded over a second faster than he was last year. Ian Stewart-Bates is back too. He finished at 4:25 last year, just a second off of Fraser. Like freshmen? How about 7 of them coming in at 4:33 or better? Yes, 7. The future of this … Read more NCAA Preview – M500FS
With conference meets completed, I will be previewing each event individual event leading up to NCAAs. No the psyche sheet isn’t out, but I will do my best so we can start looking forward. Last year, Caroline Wilson of Williams out-touched rival Amherst’s Kendra Stern for a new record. Both return this year and Stern … Read more NCAA Preview – W500FS
Every year, Mac of the Miac gives his controversial coaching grades for all the MIAC coaches. While D3Swimming.com does not agree with these opinions, we do support his right to say them. You can find the post here. Second semester is over, and it’s time for grades. Criteria is: 1) Recruiting class 2) Taper 3) … Read more Featured Forum Post
1650 Freestyle The first man to break Kenyon College’s 19 year streak at mile national championships, Ryan Lichtenfels, is the frontrunner in a very deep race. Gary Roberson and John Armstrong of Williams will be the strong favorites for second place. Lichtenfels will be joined by teammates Conor McAuliffe and Alex Pearlman in the top … Read more NESCAC Championships – Day 3
When we talk about bubble watching, we’re usually talking about another college sport: basketball. The Division I tournament’s bubble watch draws a lot of interest and controversy. It leads up to the great college sporting event of the year: March Madness. The popularity of Division III swimming’s bubble watch is nothing in comparison, but IS … Read more Bubble Watching
200 Medley Relay Amherst and Tufts look to have a close battle for the win in this race. Tufts took the event last year on the strength of a 19.5 from Rood, but Amherst adds first-year Tyler Bulakul, potentially taking over a second off their time in the fly leg alone. Based on this addition … Read more NESCAC Championships – Day Two
This post from openwater in the National Championship Forum can be found here. Thanks for the great insight! Heading into the last weekend the women’s qualifying is coming into focus. Including the results from the SCIAC which just concluded last night, 140 individual A-cuts have been swum by a total of 83 swimmers. 41 of … Read more Featured Forum Post
This year’s NESCAC Championship is shaping up to be the most competitive since at least the 2003 meet (Williams prevailed by 74 points over Amherst in the 10000+ point meet in that year but has won by no fewer than 326 points in any season since then). 4th ranked Amherst recently completed an undefeated dual … Read more NESCAC Championships
Had this blog post tweeted to me, so here is the link: Blog Thanks Austin Vierra for the preview and thanks Rory Buck for tweeting it to me.
We’re hoping to have more video available from nationals, mainly of interviews and analysis from our correspondants, here’s our first video to be posted– Craig Fleming breaks the MIAA record in the 200 free, thanks Dan Kovacs for the video!
Head Coaches – Dave Hauck: 37 years, 22 MIAC titles, Bob Hauck 22 years, 9 MIAC men’s titles Last year’s score/place: 615.5/3rd St. Olaf entered the 2010-2011 season coming off of a bit of a lull the prior year. They had graduated one of their best teams since the early 90s, and got hit with some … Read more MIAC Preview – St. Olaf
As a swimmer, I never cared for pre-meet speeches. The idea that someone else needed to scream and yell in my face to get me pumped up was absurd. If there was a big meet, I was in charge of my emotions, my passion, my fire. If I couldn’t find the inner spark to get excited for a … Read more The Power of the F-Bomb
Preface: UAAs is going down in Rochester this year. Spoiler alert: It is going to be cold as hell! Emory are clear favorites, but there will be a few teams looking to capitalize on any slip-ups. Long story short, this year’s UAAs should be fast and deep. Let’s get it on! Emory: Last year, Emory … Read more UAA Preview