The 2021 DI men’s swimming and diving championships continue with Day 2 events on Thursday, March 25. Texas grabbed an early lead after Day 1 with a win in the 800-yard freestyle relay. There are four events scheduled for today’s morning preliminaries and six events for the evening session finals.
When: Wednesday, March 24 – Saturday, March 27, 2021
Where: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC (Eastern Time Zone)
Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (Local Time)
Short course yards (SCY) format
Defending champion: Cal (1x)
Texas, California, and Texas A&M swimming and diving 2021 NCAA championships Finals Live
Texas went 6:07.25 in the final heat, the fastest time of the night by over a second ahead of Cal (6:08.68). That’s the 14th win for Texas in this event, the most of any school in history. Texas A&M went 6:10.79 for third, just ahead of Florida’s 6:10.91, as this was the fastest heat top-to-bottom by far.
Below is the day-by-day event schedule, with links to each prelims, finals, or timed finals session. Listed relays are only included in the finals session, and diving prelims take place in their own session between the morning and evening swim sessions. The A final for each diving event takes place with that night’s swimming finals.
Here is the schedule of events for March 25:
Trials | 10 a.m. | Watch live | Results
200-yard Individual Medley
Finals | 6 p.m. | Watch live | Results
200-yard Freestyle Relay
200-yard Individual Medley
400-yard Medley Relay
Wednesday (Timed Finals)
800 free relay
Thursday (Prelims / Finals)
200 free relay
400 medley relay
Friday (Prelims / Finals)
200 medley relay
Saturday (Prelims / Finals / Trophy Presentation)
400 free relay
Five Mountaineers set to compete at 2021 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Five members of the West Virginia University men’s swimming and diving team are set to compete at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, from March 25-27, at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
UK Men’s Swimming & Diving Set for 2021 NCAA Championships
One year after the 2020 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship was canceled just two weeks before its opening event, the University of Kentucky men’s swimming and diving team will at last compete on the national stage at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, March 24-27.
Five Wildcats were invited to compete at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship (two swimmers and three divers), combining for 10 individual entries (four swimming entries and six diving entries). The list is of invited swimmers and divers, and their entries, is as follows:
2021 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships Preview
This Wednesday, March 24 marks the opening day for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships and runs through until Saturday, March 27 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Prelims start at 10 am and finals start at 6 pm (Eastern Time Zone). Livestream is available through NCAA.org.
Cal is the defending champion, but big power players are looking for an upset and ready to take this year’s crown, including powerhouse programs like Texas and Florida, followed by NC State and Georgia who are coming in strong. Yet nothing is predictable as too many unknowns come into this meet, from a pandemic year forcing red shirts and a lack of racing last year, to not knowing who rested for Conference Championships or who saved it for this week.
On the individual front, many U.S. National Team and National Junior Team members are primed for a big event. Yet the relays will be the true heavy-hitters, setting the stage on the first night of competition.
The 800 free relay top seeds include Texas who is about four seconds ahead of the pack, followed by Texas A&M, California, Florida and NC State. Next up is the 400 free relay — a tight race with NC State, Alabama, Louisville, Texas, California and Florida. The final free relay is the speedy 200 and will be anyone’s race. Florida, Texas, California and Louisville are all seeded with 1:15’s, followed very closely by Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, NC State and Texas A&M. After them, six more schools are still entered with 1:16s. For the two medley relays, Michigan, Louisville and California, Florida and Texas and Indiana are the top six seeds.