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Psych Sheets are posted!

After much speculation, the NCAA has released the psych sheets and now the debate over the changes can truly begin. Women Men


March 3, 2011 1

NCAA Preview – M200MR

Another year, another record for a Kenyon relay. Last year’s 1:27.7 featured just 1 senior, though the aforementioned Zachary Turk won’t be there this year. That probably won’t matter, and it’s possible that their lone senior loss won’t either. He will be replaced by a sophomore who is a sprinter and has already posted the…
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March 3, 2011 0

NCAA Preview – W200MR

Denison won the event last year with 2 seniors. With half their relay gone, all they’ve done this year is go within a second of last year’s time and be ranked first in the country coming in. In fact, they are seeded in first by over a second over Emory. Emory, however, is 1 of…
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March 3, 2011 3

NCAA Preview – M50FS

For the first time in this meet, the returning champion isn’t here to defend his/her title. In this case, Zachary Turk didn’t graduate. He is truly taking advantage of his D3 experience by going on study abroad. Enough about that dude… out of sight, out of the pool (and mind). The clear favorite here is…
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March 2, 2011 0

UNYSCSA 2011

It was a weekend of great racing and drama at the Webster Aquatic Center for the 2011 UNYSCSA Championships. Ithaca won the Women’s and Men’s meets in dramatic fashion. Finishing second was Stevens and third Union College in both Men’s and Women’s meets. The weekend was highlighted by a fierce battle between Ithaca and Stevens…
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March 2, 2011 0

NCAA Preview – W50FS

Yet another 2010 champion returns to defend her title. Last year, Amanda Croix of Carthage upset Ruth Westby of Emory. This year she comes in as the top seed and the favorite. Standing in her way will be a combination of new faces and returning talent. The top of that list is a freshman from…
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March 2, 2011 0

NCAA Preview – M200IM

As a freshman, Paul Dyrkacz added half a second and finished no where near the top 16 at nationals. I don’t know what Dyrkacz did between then and now, but he’s a different swimmer. He can easily add half a second (or more) and still be top 8 this year after posting the only sub…
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March 1, 2011 2

NCAA Preview – W200IM

Logan Todhunter returns as the champion despite coming in with a seed time of 2:09. Problem? Not likely. Last year she entered with a 2:11, so this is an improvement. The only other girl under 2:04 who could keep up with Todhunter last year was Anna Kokensparger of MIT. She’s back too since she was…
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March 1, 2011 0

NCAA Preview – M500FS

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…
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February 28, 2011 2

NCAA Preview – W500FS

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…
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February 28, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post

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)…
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February 25, 2011 0

NESCAC Championships – Day 3

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…
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February 24, 2011 0

Bubble Watching

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…
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February 24, 2011 0

NESCAC Championships – Day Two

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…
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February 23, 2011 0

Featured Forum Post

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…
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February 23, 2011 0

NESCAC Championships

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…
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February 23, 2011 0

NWC Preview Blog

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.


February 22, 2011 0

Video: MIAA Men’s 200 Free Finals

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!


February 21, 2011 3

MIAC Preview – St. Olaf

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…
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February 16, 2011 0