Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) and No. 3 ranked men’s (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swimming and diving jumped out to a quick victory on Friday, October 20th in their first dual meet of the year against the Utah Utes.
This Friday, No. 1 Stanford women’s and No. 3 men’s swimming and diving will travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes in their first conference dual meet of the season.
Stanford men’s diving saw all four of its team members qualify for the NCAA Championships at the Zone E Diving Championships earlier this week at the Northern Arizona Aquatic Complex. This is the second time in a row that the entire squad has qualified, demonstrating the recurring strength of the Cardinal’s male diving cohort.
No. 2 Stanford men’s swimming and diving earned its second consecutive Pac-12 title after a sustained team effort this weekend finishing with 784 points and outscoring No. 1 Cal by 27 points.
On Friday, No. 11 Stanford men’s swimming (4-1, 3-1) dropped their first dual met of the season against No. 2 national title hopefuls UC Berkeley (5-0, 4-0) in the team’s final match before the men’s Pac-12 Diving championships. In a highly competitive meet, the Cardinal fell by a tight score of 136-105 that left head coach Tedd Knapp feeling excited about his team’s momentum pushing forward.
This weekend, both No. 1 Women’s and No.11 Men’s Swimming and Diving take their first step past the close of the regular season, traveling northward to Washington to compete in the Pac-12 Championships.
For men’s swimming, the Diving Championships will occur first, from February 22-25, followed by the swimming portion on the following weekend. The women head north altogether this Wednesday through Saturday, hoping to pave the postseason road to head coach Greg Meehan’s first national championship.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Stanford’s No. 2 women’s and No. 8 men’s swim teams headed to Tucson, where they faced off against the No. 17-ranked women and No. 18-ranked men of the University of Arizona. Both Stanford teams emerged victorious, with the women winning 190-104 and the men winning 170-118.
No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming dominated Pacific 162-82 Friday morning at Avery Aquatic Center for their first meet of the new year, winning 10 events and sweeping the podium six times.