Swimming World’s Predictions For 2021 Men’s NCAAs: Part One

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Swimming World’s Predictions For the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships

Part One

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will begin this week in Greensboro, North Carolina after a long and uncertain season that was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been two years since we last had an NCAA championship meet, so many swimming fans are just grateful a national championship meet will be held in a normal format, even if we have to sacrifice no fans being allowed at the meet.

Much like the last seven years, the meet is expected to come down between the Texas Longhorns and the Cal Golden Bears as the psych sheet has Cal winning, with Texas expected to close the gap with diving points.

Swimming World’s team of Andy RossDan D’AddonaDavid Rieder and Matthew De George will be selecting the winners for each swimming event this weekend in Greensboro.

The meet will begin each night starting Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. EST and will be streaming on the Watch ESPN app. Prelims will begin each morning at 10 a.m. EST and will also be streamed on the same app.

800 Free Relay

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
1stTexas (6:07.34)Texas (6:07.34)Texas (6:07.34)Texas (6:07.34)
2ndCalifornia (6:11.98)California (6:11.98)California (6:11.98)California (6:11.98)
3rdFlorida (6:12.24)Florida (6:12.24)Texas A&M (6:11.63)Texas A&M (6:11.63)
4thTexas A&M (6:11.63)Texas A&M (6:11.63)Florida (6:12.24)Florida (6:12.24)

200 Free Relay

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
FIRSTCalifornia (1:15.80)California (1:15.80)California (1:15.80)California (1:15.80)
SECONDTexas (1:15.76)Texas (1:15.76)Texas (1:15.76)Texas (1:15.76)
THIRDFlorida (1:15.21)Florida (1:15.21)Florida (1:15.21)Florida (1:15.21)
FOURTHLouisville (1:15.99)Louisville (1:15.99)NC State (1:16.33)Louisville (1:15.99)

500 Free

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
1STKibler (4:08.26)Smith (4:06.32)Smith (4:06.32)Smith (4:06.32)
2NDSmith (4:06.32)Kibler (4:08.26)Magahey (4:06.71)Magahey (4:06.71)
3RDJulian (4:09.49)Julian (4:09.49)Kibler (4:08.26)Julian (4:09.49)
4THMagahey (4:06.71)Magahey (4:06.71)Julian (4:09.49)Kibler (4:08.26)

200 IM

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
1STCasas (1:38.95)Casas (1:38.95)Casas (1:38.95)Casas (1:38.95)
2NDC. Foster (1:41.46)C. Foster (1:41.46)C. Foster (1:41.46)C. Foster (1:41.46)
3RDGonzalez (1:41.05)Gonzalez (1:41.05)Gonzalez (1:41.05)Gonzalez (1:41.05)
4THDeLakis (1:41.71)Acevedo (1:41.75)Pumputis (1:41.76)Pumputis (1:41.76)

50 Free

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
1STHoffer (18.81)Hoffer (18.81)Hoffer (18.81)Hoffer (18.81)
2NDKrueger (19.10)Krueger (19.10)Chaney (18.76)Brownstead (18.88)
3RDChaney (18.76)Brownstead (18.88)Brownstead (18.88)Chaney (18.76)
4THVera (19.03)Chaney (18.76)Seeliger (18.84)Vera (19.03)

400 Medley Relay

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
FIRSTTexas (3:02.11)California (3:02.60)Texas (3:02.11)Texas (3:02.11)
SECONDCalifornia (3:02.60)Texas (3:02.11)California (3:02.60)California (3:02.60)
THIRDLouisville (3:02.86)Louisville (3:02.86)Louisville (3:02.86)Louisville (3:02.86)
FOURTHIndiana (3:02.57)Michigan (3:03.16)Michigan (3:03.16)Indiana (3:02.57)

400 IM

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Carson Foster; Photo Courtesy: Texas Athletics

PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
FIRSTC. Foster (3:35.27)C. Foster (3:35.27)C. Foster (3:35.27)C. Foster (3:35.27)
SECONDFinke (3:39.15)Finke (3:39.15)Gonzalez (3:37.31)Finke (3:39.15)
THIRDSchlicht (3:39.59)Gonzalez (3:37.31)Finke (3:39.15)Gonzalez (3:37.31)
FOURTHJ. Foster (3:40.35)Schlicht (3:39.59)J. Foster (3:40.35)J. Foster (3:40.35)

100 Fly

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
FIRSTJiang (44.91)Albiero (44.67)Murphy (44.77)Albiero (44.67)
SECONDAlbiero (44.67)Murphy (44.77)Albiero (44.67)Murphy (44.77)
THIRDMurphy (44.77)Hoffer (45.22)Jiang (44.91)Ramadan (44.32)
FOURTHHoffer (45.22)Urlando (44.97)Ramadan (44.32)Jiang (44.91)

200 Free

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PLACEANDYDANDAVIDMATTHEW
FIRSTSmith (1:29.48)Smith (1:29.48)Smith (1:29.48)Smith (1:29.48)
SECONDKibler (1:30.57)Kibler (1:30.57)Kibler (1:30.57)Kibler (1:30.57)
THIRDTheall (1:32.48)DeLakis (1:31.90)Julian (1:32.29)Magahey (1:32.22)
FOURTHDeLakis (1:31.90)Magahey (1:32.22)DeLakis (1:31.90)DeLakis (1:31.90)