No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) opened its season with a 186-105 victory against No. 19 Arkansas (1-1, 0-0 SEC) this weekend at home. This was the team’s 30th consecutive dual meet victory.
This Saturday at noon, No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) is set to take on Arkansas (1-0, 0-0 SEC) at Avery Aquatic Center for the opening meet of the season. Stanford swimming is riding on a long winning streak; their last duel meet loss was in 2015 and their last loss at home was in 2014. As the three-time defending national champions, the Cardinal has a big reputation to live up to.
For the third straight year, the women’s swimming and diving team has captured the Pac-12 conference title, marking the first three-peat since Arizona from 2006-08. The 1,775 point victory was the third highest score in the history of the meet, and it fell just 1.5 points short of last year’s performance.
The top-ranked women’s swimming and diving team entered Friday with a 130 point lead in the Pac-12 Championships, and they closed Friday with a 190 point lead. In the heart of the meet, swimmers and divers competed across six individual events and one relay.
Today begins the No. 1 women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 7-0 PAC-12) quest for the PAC-12 conference title. The conference championships will run through Saturday night when the team who has accumulated the most points will be crowned PAC-12 champion, a title previously bestowed upon the Cardinal a record 21 times.
Tomorrow, the women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, 6-0 Pac-12) will compete in their final dual meet of the season across the Bay against arch-rival Cal (7-1, 6-0). The Cardinal are ranked third in the country, while the Golden Bears sit at fourth, marking the fifth consecutive year both teams enter the meet in the top five.
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.
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.