Michigan set to compete in NCAA championships

Michigan set to compete in NCAA championships

03/12/2022 16:43:00

//Bridgette Underwood

The Wolverines have qualified 10 swimmers, two divers and all five relays for the NCAA championships.
Michigan is coming off three top-six finishes at the NCAA championships (fourth in 2018, third in 2019, sixth in 2021).
» Maggie McNeil is one of four seeds in three events, including the second seed in the 100-yard butterfly.

THIS WEEK

Wed-Sat, March 16-19 — at the NCAA Championships (Atlanta, Georgia)

Central Championships

Wednesday March 16 — at NCAA Championships, 6 p.m.
Television: ESPN3 | Live results: Swimming / Diving | Live video

Thursday March 17 — at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m./6 p.m.
Television: ESPN3 | Live results: Swimming / Diving | Live video: Preliminaries / Finals

Friday 18th March — at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m./6 p.m.
Television: ESPN3 | Live results: Swimming / Diving | Live Video: Preliminaries / Finals

Saturday March 19 — at NCAA Championships, 10 a.m./6 p.m.
Television: ESPN3 | Live results: Swimming / Diving | Live Video: Preliminaries / Finals

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Twelve members of the University of Michigan women’s swimming and diving team are scheduled to compete in the 2022 NCAA Championships, Wednesday through Saturday (March 16-19), at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The action begins with the 200-yard medley relay on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For the remaining three days, preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

Maggie McNeilI, Olivia Carter, Claire Newmann, Kaitlyn Sims, Catherine Ackerman, Catherine Shanley, Letitia Sim, Lindsay Flynn, Megane Glass, Victoria Kwan, Allie Klein and Lucy Hogan will all compete for the Wolverines at the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Live coverage of the championship will be broadcast on ESPN3 for the preliminary and final sessions from Wednesday to Saturday.

Calendar of Events and Invited Attendees from Michigan

Wednesday March 16 (6 p.m.)
200 yard medley relay
800 yard freestyle relay

Thursday March 17 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
500 yard freestyle: Kaitlyn Sims, Catherine Ackerman, Catherine Shanley
200 yard IM: Olivia Carter, Letitia Sim, Victoria Kwan
50 yard freestyle: Maggie McNeil, Claire Newmann, Lindsay Flynn
Diving to one meter: Allie Klein
200m freestyle relay

Friday March 18 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
400 yard MI: Catherine Ackerman, Victoria Kwan
100 meter butterfly: Maggie McNeil, Olivia Carter
200 yard freestyle: Megane Glass
100 meter breaststroke: Letitia Sim
100 meters backstroke
Diving to three meters: Allie Klein
400 yard medley relay

Saturday March 19 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
1650 freestyle yards: Kaitlyn Sims, Catherine Ackerman, Catherine Shanley
200 yard backstroke
100 yard freestyle: Maggie McNeil, Claire Newmann, Lindsay Flynn, Megane Glass
200 meters breaststroke: Letitia Sim
200 meter butterfly: Olivia Carter, Victoria Kwan
Platform diving: Lucy Hogan
400 yard freestyle relay

Scoring Format

The eight fastest times (places 1-8) from each preliminary heat will advance to the evening final and win the NCAA All-America (the only exception is the 1,650-yard freestyle, which is a timed final). The next eight times (places 9-16) will advance to the “B” Finals and earn NCAA All-America Honorable Mention. The first 16 will score points for their team.

NOTE: A schedule change involves shifts. All relays will be timed finals instead of the traditional pace of preliminaries-finals. Each round will only have four stints with an empty lane separating each team.

NCAA Championship Information

Story: The Wolverines have scored NCAA championship points every season since 1983. He has five top-five finishes in program history: 1993 (5th), 1995 (2nd), 1996 (3rd), 2018 ( 4th) and 2019 (3rd). The program has never had three consecutive top-four or top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships. At last year’s NCAA championships, Michigan finished sixth.

Champions: UM has 16 NCAA champions in its history (13 in individual swimming, three in diving, one relay). The last champions are Maggie McNeil in the 100 free and the 100 butterfly, and Olivia Carter at 200 butterfly.

Defend their titles: Maggie McNeil and Olivia Carter are ready to defend their national titles in the 100 free, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly. MacNeil was first in the 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and second in the 50 freestyle. Cater has her sights set on a repeat of the 200 butterfly after winning the title at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

Last outing

Big Ten Championships (February 16-19): The Wolverines finished second at the Big Ten Championships (February 16-19) in Madison, Wisc. Senior Maggie McNeil won three individual events and was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships for the third straight year. Olivia Carter was the only other individual Wolverine to win a title, which was in the 200 butterfly. The 200 free and 400 free relay teams also won the gold medal.

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