Results - CollegeSwimming
Welcome to the official website for the NCAA® Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, hosted by Wilmington. NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championships Day start to this meet and hopefully ride that wave and keep swimming fast. The Michigan men's swimming & diving team placed fourth at the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships, collecting points.
I went with the flow. I kind of like lane 8 because I don't worry too much, I really only focused on swimming my own race, and wasn't focusing on what was around me. I tried to stare at my lane and not look at other people. Talk about your experience so far It's very exciting, it's a lot of fast swimming and only proves that swimming gets faster by every year, by every season and gets harder to get to the top.
Le It's really cool getting to see some of the guys actually in person when you see them at world championships on TV. And its a really great experience to be with Uvis, my teammate, and just to watch fast swimming and look up to some of those guys and see where we need to work on our races. What's the atmosphere of the meet so far?
Le It's feels great, you're in the same building with some of the world's top swimmers. Kalnins You have the opportunity to race them. Le You get to be in the same heat with and race them. How did your first race go? Kalnins It went well. I was expecting to go a little bit faster, but since it was my first race and it was in the morning, I think I have a lot of things to improve on my upcoming races. So I think I will be good. Le I think it went pretty well. How does it set-up for the rest of the meet?
Le I went a best time, so hopefully I can keep going with that and I have a positive attitude toward the rest of my races. Last year I added in two of my races, so hopefully I have a great start to this meet and hopefully ride that wave and keep swimming fast.
Links will be provided once they are available. Competition each day begins at The top eight swimmers in prelims advance to the championship finals that night, with the next eight advancing to the consolation finals.
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There are no prelims in the 1,freestyle, the 1,freestyle, or freestyle relay. The finals session for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will begin at 6 p.
Eastern, and Saturday's finals get underway at 5: A full meet schedule may be found here. The Moccasins are in their second season under head coach Mike Blum and are the only team in the country to place in the top-five at the last five D-II National Finals. Last year they were third, and their best finishes came in and when they were the Division II national runner-up to Drury MO in each of those seasons.
That marked the end of Drury's run of 10 straight national championships, with Queens NC having won the last two. A total of 34 schools will be represented at this year's National Finals, and Florida Southern is one of only three that had 10 or more swimmers selected.
The other two are the recent national champions, Drury with 12 and Queens with It's the fourth time in the last five years the Moccasins have had double digit qualifiers. Four of the 10 Moccasin men's swimmers in Birmingham this week took part in last year's National Finals, and senior Diego Gimenez is making his fourth straight trip to the Finals.
Senior Marco Palacios and junior Luis Jasso are at the Finals for the third year in a row, and sophomore Matthew Holmes is there for the second time in as many seasons.
Two transfers are going for the first time as Moccasins, though senior Antonio Nunez-Alvarez and junior Luka Matacin each qualified for the Division II National Finals while swimming at their previous schools.
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Swimmers earn automatic spots by achieving NCAA "A" times throughout the season, but can also be selected based on the strength of their "B" times. Once a swimmer has been chosen to compete in a specific event or events at the National Finals, they may compete in any additional events in which they achieved the NCAA "B" standard.
However, each swimmer is limited to no more than four individual events, or seven total events including relays. Florida Southern has qualifying individuals or possible relay teams in all 19 swimming events. Palacios was one two automatic qualifiers the Moccasins had, and will be the top seed in the backstroke and No.
He was a silver medalist in the back at last year's National Finals and also swam the backstroke leg for both of Florida Southern's national champion medley relay teams.
Undefeated in the back this season, Palacios will be going for First Team All-American honors top-8 at nationals in both distances for the second year in a row. Coleman will provide Palacios will some company in the backstroke after being selected in both the and on the strength of his "B" times.
Though it's Coleman's first trip to the National Finals, it's the fourth year in a row he achieved provisional qualifying times in both backstroke events.
The Mocs could also use Gimenez in the back, where he's been an honorable mention All-American in past seasons, and Matacin in the back.