March 12, 2018

Ohio State Hosts NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships


March 12, 2018

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Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving program will serve as the hosts for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships this Wednesday through Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

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Buckeye Vision will have the majority of the coverage of the meet for free on The finals session on Friday night will be broadcasted on ESPNU beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Saturday’s finals session will begin at 6 p.m. ET and be streamed on WatchESPN. Buckeye Vision will have wire-to-wire coverage of the event beginning Wednesday night and running through Thursday evening. Friday’s and Saturday’s prelim sessions will be streamed on Buckeye Vision as well. In addition to the swimming events, Buckeye Vision will broadcast all diving prelim sessions too.

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The meet begins on Wednesday night with the 800 freestyle relay at 6 p.m. ET. Thursday’s prelims will begin at 10 a.m. ET and finals will start at 6 p.m. Friday’s action will start at 9 a.m. ET with prelims, and then ESPNU will air the finals that evening at 5 p.m. ET. Saturday’s schedule will mirror the Thursday schedule with prelims starting at 10 a.m. ET and finals commencing at 6 p.m. ET. A full schedule of events can be found  below with their corresponding days.

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800 freestyle relay

200 freestyle relay

400 IM

1650 freestyle

500 freestyle

100 butterfly

200 backstroke


200 IM

200 freestyle

100 freestyle


50 freestyle

100 breaststroke

200 breaststroke


One-meter diving

100 backstroke

200 butterfly


400 medley relay 

Three-meter diving

Platform diving



200 medley relay

400 freestyle relay

Meg Bailey and Molly Kowal enter the NCAA meet with top-10 national marks as well. Kowal owns the eighth-fastest 1650 freestyle in the nation this year when she clocked a 15:53.11 at the Big Ten meet, and Bailey has a season-best time of 4:04.85 in the 400 individual medley, which ranks as the ninth-best time in the NCAA this season. Kowal will also compete in the 500 freestyle on Thursday.

Buckeye NCAA Crew
Ohio State has a total of 14 student-athletes qualified for the NCAA meet. Liz Li highlights the nine individual swimmers qualified for the national meet with some pretty impressive marks. Li, a nine-time Big Ten champion, owns the No. 2 seed in the 50 freestyle (21.28) and No. 3 seed in the 100 butterfly (50.48). She also owns a top-10 national mark in the 100 freestyle with a season-best readout of 47.43.

The Buckeyes will be rolling deep in both the 50 freestyle and 400 individual medley. Joining Li in the fastest race of them all will be Freya Rayner (22.09/No. 19 seed) and Macie McNichols (22.14/No.23 seed); Rayner is also qualified for the 100 freestyle. Ohio State will have three swimmers in the 400 individual medley with freshman Kristen Romano and Kathrin Demler joining Bailey in the multi-stroke event. Romano will also be competing in the 200 backstroke, an event in which she owns the school record. Bailey’s second individual event of the meet will be the 200 butterfly.

Genevieve Angerame and Lara Tarvit will represent the Buckeyes in the diving well. Angerame qualified for both the three meter and platform diving competitions, while Tarvit will focus solely on the platform event.

A couple of underclassmen, Rebekah Bradley and Hanna Gresser, will make their first-career NCAA appearance. Bradley will swim the backstroke, all 100 yards of it, while Gresser will compete in the 100 breaststroke with a season-best time of 59.69. Maria Coy, Katie Trace and Taylor Petrak will serve as relay alternates at the meet. Ohio State is qualified in the 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Ohio State will also have foursomes competing in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays.

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