Stanford’s swimming and diving teams are set for a double-header this weekend in the Grand Canyon state. The No. 7 men’s team (2-0, Pac-12 1-0) and No. 3 women’s team (2-0, 2-0) will compete against Arizona this afternoon and Arizona State tomorrow.
“This is the greatest honor of my professional career,” said Director of women’s swimming Greg Meehan after it was announced on Monday that he would take the reins as head coach of the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team. Berkeley’s men’s head coach Dave Durden, who Meehan once coached under, was announced as the men’s head coach.
Former Stanford women’s swimming team members Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky returned to the Farm this weekend with five national titles from Team USA’s Winter Nationals.
USA Swimming will be hosting their annual Winter Nationals invitational in Greensboro, NC from today through Saturday. Stanford will be represented at the meet by alumnus Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky. This invitational marks the beginning of the qualifying period for the 2020 USA Olympic team. As a result, some of the greatest swimmers in the country, like Manuel and Ledecky, will be racing.
On Sunday, the women’s swimming and diving team returned to the Farm from their successful campaign at the Ohio State University Invitational. The Cardinal (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) are ranked second in the nation, and they proved it with a convincing win over ten other schools. Through 21 events Stanford accumulated 2499 points to best No. 13 Notre Dame, who had 2011.5 points, and No. 18 Kentucky at 1898 points.
From this morning until Saturday night, the No. 2 women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) will be competing in Columbus, Ohio, at the annual Ohio State University Invitational.
This afternoon, the No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) will host No. 1 Texas (3-0, Big-12 1-0) in Avery Aquatic Center, for the biggest meet of the NCAA women’s swimming season thus far.
This past Friday, the No. 1 ranked women’s swimming and diving team (2-0, Pac-12 2-0) overwhelmed Washington State (1-1, 0-1) with an aggregate score of 169-86. The Cardinal placed first in each of the fourteen events.