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toM sHIeLDs CAItLIn LeveRenZ BORIS STREUBEL/GETTY IMAGES IN SEARCH OF THE COLLEGE SWIMMING EZRA ShAW/GETTY IMAGES CROWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS: March 21-23, 2013 at the IU Natatorium, Indianapolis 2013 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW bY KeLseY sAvAGe HAYs t 2012 ReCAP: Led by Olympian Caitlin Leverenz, who took swimmer of the meet honors and won two individual events, the Golden Bears beat Georgia for their third title in four years and their second consecutive win. In other highlights, UNC’s Stephanie Peacock demolished Janet Evans’ 22-year-old NCAA record, the longest-standing record in the Division I books. 1 Cal - 412.5 2 Georgia - 366 3 Southern Cal - 325.5 4 Stanford - 318 5 Arizona - 299 his year’s NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships offer a chance to watch many of those who have honed their skills in London, and even more recently at the Short Course World Championships, as they bring their talent to Indianapolis. With the addition of a few redshirts making their return to college swimming, the results will be even more unpredictable than most years. WOMEN’S 2013 TOP 5 teAM bReAKDoWn: University of Southern California - Undefeated in the preseason, USC has held its No. 1 spot in the polls since December, thanks to a winning freshman class, including Short Course World Champion Jasmine Tosky and veterans like Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson. The team also has top-notch divers to help them earn points in March. BASED ON CSAA COACHES’ POLL AT TIME OF PRINT: 1 Southern California 2 Georgia MEN’S 2013 3 California 4 Auburn Georgia - With Olympian Allison Schmitt back from a redshirt year, Georgia has a stellar group of upperclassmen (think 200 free title-holder Megan Romano and 200 IM finalist Melanie Margalis) to rely on both for individual wins and relay points. 5 Texas A&M TOP 5 California - Caitlin Leverenz returned from London with a bronze medal in the 200 IM. Can she help the Golden Bears to their third consecutive title? With teammates Cindy Tran, the two-time defending champ in the 100 back at her side, Leverenz and the Bears will be hard to beat. 28 1 1 Michigan Arizona SPLASH • March/April 2013 3 Southern California 4 California 5 Auburn 5 Florida TIED TIED AT FIRST BASED ON CSAA COACHES’ POLL AT TIME OF PRINT: Auburn - Their undefeated season has kept the Tigers rising through the polls. Now they just need to keep their momentum until the end of March. Olympic breaststroker Micah Lawrence and Olympic Trials finalist Olivia Scott, a butterflier, will lead the way.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - March/April 2013

Splash - March/April 2013
Table of Contents
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Technique
Nutrition
Strength & Conditioning
Mental Tips
Training With
Keys to Success
Your Photo
Athletic Foodie
Book Reviews
NCAA Championships Preview
Hanging With Schmitty
The Perfect Fit
2012 Top Ten Lists - LCM
Interactive
Swim Nut Zeke
Best Race Ever
Getting To Know
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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