Courtesy of: USA Swimming
While most analysis regarding NCAAs focuses more on the collegiate-specific angles, USA Swimming has their eyes on a few different ways to look at the field.
The first Tweet shows the times it took to get invited into each event for the past seven years. Spoiler Alert: The meet is WAY faster than it used to be.
A chart overview of the times to get invited to the women's NCAA Division I championships over the last seven year: pic.twitter.com/SNWMYHePN2— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014
USA Swimming also looked into the demographics of the coaching class for this year's field with a look at age and gender. In terms of gender, women are definitely statistically seen as under-represented as the head coach of a collegiate team with just 17 of the 123 schools employing women as the head coach.
The average age of the head coach of 123 school that enter the women's NCAA division 1 champs(46.8) range: 28 to 67, 16 were 60+ years old.— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014
Updated: Of the 123 schools that entered the Division 1 NCAA Women's meet 17 have a female head coach (13.8%). Sorry for the error.— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014
USA Swimming also looked into the international influence at the meet with 151 international swimmers representing 43 countries as part of the field.
A chart based on entered swimmers for the women's NCAA div 1 champs. 151 entered swimmers representing 43 countries: pic.twitter.com/aGNkWeYbZK— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014
The following is an overview of international swimmers entered for the women's NCAA D1 champs. 43 NOC's (US counts-1) pic.twitter.com/SE2E1RuuKq— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014
And in its most recent tweet, USA Swimming's stats department shows that 23 different USA Swimming Clubs have produced a top-seeded qualifier in this year's field.
There are23 USAS Age Groups Clubs that #1 seeds at the women's NCAA champs have been registered to. Making an impact: pic.twitter.com/y9Duqugpjg— USA Swimming Stats (@USASwimStats) March 6, 2014