Division I

Eric Bruck
Clemson
Junior

Key Notes:
• Earned second-team All-American honors in 2011
• Second in the 50m freestyle at the ACC Championship
 

Karl Krug
Auburn
Senior

Key Notes:
• Four-time All-American
• Three-time SEC champion (200 free twice, 400 free)
• 2011 All-SEC first team

Drew Livingston
Texas
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2009 NCAA champion on one-meter diving
•Four-time All-American
• NCAA and Big 12 record holder, platform diving

Vladimir Morozov
USC
Sophomore

Key Notes:
• Two-time All-American in 2011
• Broke USC 50 and 100 freestyle records
• Former member of the Russian national team

Adam Small
Arizona
Senior

Key Notes:
• Eight-time All-American
 • Senior leader olds school record in 50 freestyle



 

Division II

Andrey Seryy
Wayne State
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2011 NCAA Division II swimmer of the year
• Three-time national champion (50, 100 and 200 freestyle)

Ryan Arabejo
Drury
Junior

Key Notes:
• 2011 national runner-up in 500 free
• Finished first in the 800 freestyle relay
• Five-time All-American

Ethan Merrit
Clarion
Sophomore

Key Notes:
• Finished fourth in one-meter diving in 2011 NCAA Championships
• Finished fourth on the three-meter in the 2011 NCAA meet

Aaron Beebe
Grand Valley State
Senior

Key Notes:
• National runner-up in the 200 butterfly
• Three-time All-American   
• Runner-up in the 100 butterfly GLAC meet

Lance Maxwell
Limestone
Junior

Key Notes:
• Bluegrass Mountain 100 free champion
 • Two-time All-American
• Finished fifth in the 100 free at the NCAA meet

Division III

William Dunn
MIT
Sophomore

Key Notes:
• NEWMAC Rookie of the Year
• Seven-time All-American
 

Peter O'Brien
Emory
Junior

Key Notes:
• Five-time All-American
• Won the UAA title in the 200 breast
 

Quin Bartlett
Denison
Junior

Key Notes:
• 2011 NCAA national champion in 200m back
• Two-time All-American in 2011

Rory Buck
Whitworth
Junior

Key Notes:
• 2011 NCAA Champion in 200m breast
• Three-time All-American

Drew Ledwith
Keene State
Sophomore

Key Notes:
• Finished third at the NCAA Championship in the 1650 freestyle
•  All-American

Division I

California Golden Bears

Noting UC:  California is coming off its first national championship in 31 years. The Golden Bears will make their title defense without All-American Nathan Adrian, who won the 2011 NCAA title in the 50 and 100 freestyle before graduating last spring. California will be lead by junior Tom Shields, won the 2011 championship in the 100 back and finished as the 2011 national runner-up in the 100 butterfly.

Auburn Tigers

Noting AU: Auburn is coming off a sixth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championship and an SEC title. The Tigers have won six national titles in the last nine years, but will have to defend their SEC championship without All-American Adam Brown. Senior Karl Krug will have to step up and lead Auburn back to its winning ways. Krug finished in seventh place in the national meet in the 50 free.

Stanford Cardinal

Noting SU: Stanford finished in third place at the 2011 NCAA Championships. The Cardinal are adding 13 freshman this season, led by Kristian Ipsen, a 16-time junior national champion in diving. The Cardinal will also rely heavy on Morgan Priestley. The three-time All-American finished in eighth place in the 200 freestyle at the 2011 NCAA meet. Priestley also was a member of the 2011 Pac-10 champion 800 freestyle relay squad. 

Others to Watch:  Dax Hill, Stanford (Jr.); Dimitri Colupaev, USC (So.); Jimmy Feigen, Texas (Sr.); Bobby Bollier, Stanford (Sr.); Michael McBroom, Texas (Jr.); Eric Ress, Indiana (Jr.); Nolan Koon, California (Sr.)

Division II

Drury Panthers

Noting DU:  Drury picked up its seventh consecutive national title last season. The Panthers will be put to the test this season as they have to replace All-American Jun Han Kim who captured five individual national titles and was on two national championship relay teams. The Panthers will look to junior Ryan Arabejo, who finished as national runner-up in the 500 free.

Wayne State (Mich.) Warriors

Noting WSU: The Warriors had a third-place finish at the 2011 national meet. Wayne State is still searching for its first national title but the Warriors will be a serious contender this season as they are led by 2011 NCAA Swimmer of the Year Andrey Seryy, who will be joined by 11 incoming freshman. Wayne State has won 11 GLIAC championships.

UC-San Diego Tritons

Noting UCSD: Matt Macedo has now taken the helm for the Tritons. Macedo will have huge shoes to fill, as UCSD finished last year as the national runner-up. The Tritons will be lead by senior Matt Herman, who won the 1,000 and 1,650 free events at the 2011 NCAA Championships and won the 800 free in a time of 7:46.03.

Others to Watch:  Vladimir Sidorkin, Drury (Jr.); Artem Tretiakov, Grand Canyon (Sr.); Iaroslav Denysenko, Wingate (So.); Oscar Pereiro, Bridgeport (So.); Jeffrey Halfacre, Florida Southern (Jr.); Justin McDonald, Incarnate Word (Jr.).

Division III

Denison Big Red

Noting DU: The Big Red ended Kenyon's 31 year reign as national champs last winter. Denison is looking to start its own dynasty as the Big Red will be led by senior Robert Barry, a 13-time All-American and an eight-time NCAC champion. Denison looks to reload this season by adding 13 incoming freshman to help bolster a title defense. 

Kenyon Lords

Noting Kenyon: Kenyon finished as the national runner-up last season, a disappointing finish for the Lords. Kenyon previously won 31 consecutive titles before falling to Denison in 2011. The Lords are looking to rebound with a dominant team lead by senior David Somers who finished in second place in the 100 freestyle at the 2011 meet. The Lords will also bring in 10 freshmen to add depth.

Emory Eagles

Noting Emory: The defending UAA champions look to build on their third-place finish at the NCAA Championship. The Eagles are returning seven All-Americans for 2012 and are hoping that senior Patrick Augustyn will have another strong season. Last year, he capped the campaign by winning the 200 fly at the national championships.

Others to Watch:  Allen Weik, Denison (So.); Benjamin Wampler, Williams (Sr.); Wyatt Ubellacker, MIT (Jr.); Tyler Harp, Redlands (Sr.); Timothy Walsh, Conn College (Sr.); Paul Dyrkacz, Williams (Jr.); Andrey Tarasov, Staten Island (So.).

Top Events
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Nov. 5 -- Denison at Kenyon -- Gambier, Ohio (DIII)

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Nov. 9 -- Stanford at California -- Berkeley, Calif. (DI)

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Nov. 11 -- USC at Arizona -- Tucson, Ariz.(DI)

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Jan. 7 -- Grand Valley State at Wayne State (Mich.) -- Detroit, Mich. (DII)

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Jan. 21 -- Auburn at Florida -- Gainesville, Fla. (DI)

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Jan. 21 -- MIT at Tufts -- Medford, Mass. (DIII)

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Jan. 25 -- Truman State at Drury -- Springfield, Mo. (DII)

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Feb. 3 -- Texas at Texas A&M -- College Station, Texas (DI)

All photos courtesy of respective school athletic departments.