Less than two weeks after Stanford men’s swimming and diving upset then-No.1 Cal in a nail-biting victory, the Golden Bears returned the favor during this past weekend’s Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. There, No. 1 Stanford finished in second place at the conference tournament to their Bay Area rivals.
Thanks to victories by sophomore Grant Shoults and junior Abrahm DeVine, No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) made a substantial splash at the University of Texas’ Invitational in Austin this past Wednesday through Saturday. Shoults took home first in both the 500- and 1,650-yard free, followed closely by his teammates who helped the Cardinal claim four of the top seven spots in each event.
From July 23 to 30, Stanford swimmers Abrahm DeVine, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Lia Neal traveled alongside Women’s Swimming head coach Greg Meehan to compete in the 17th Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
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.
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.
Past, present and future Cardinal swimmers and divers claimed nine total spots to represent Team USA in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics based on their performance at the Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska and Indianapolis from June 18 through July 3.
The Stanford men’s swimming and diving team concluded its 2015-16 season by finishing 14th at the NCAA championships in Atlanta over the weekend. The team brought 18 athletes to the meet, earning 14 All-America selections, with strong showings from veteran seniors as well as promising underclassmen.
No. 5 Stanford finally got over the hump and re-staked its claim to the Pac-12 crown, blowing away both second-place USC and third-place Cal for the 63rd conference title in program history behind a pair of first-place finishes from sophomore Sam Perry and consistency and depth across the board.