The Stanford women’s swimming announced a newly endowed coaching position made possible by a gift from Paul Violich and family on June 20. The endowment is used to sponsor excellence in coaching, and the first recipient is head coach Greg Meehan.
After a 4-day domination of the pool in Indianapolis, top-ranked Stanford women’s swimming and diving took home their first national title in 19 years thanks to 47 All-America honors to go along with seven individual championships and three relay titles.
This Wednesday, Stanford women’s swimming and diving begins the NCAA competition in Indianapolis, vying for its first NCAA championship since 1998. Armed with more national titles than any other program and top-three finishes in the last three consecutive years, the No. 1 Cardinal approach the NCAAs with sixteen qualifiers hungry for a championship.
The wait is finally over for No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming, as the team collected its 20th Pac-12 conference crown this weekend. After three consecutive second-place finishes dating back to 2014, the Cardinal turned in a dominant performance in Federal Way, Washington, scoring 1,587 points to blow past No. 2 Cal (1,392) and No. 6 USC (1,250), who rounded out the podium.
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.
The most highly anticipated dual meet of the year did not disappoint, as No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming out-dueled No. 2 Cal 177-123 at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley on Saturday.
No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving ended their home schedule with a trio of pool records and a 202-98 annihilation of No. 4 USC on Saturday.
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.