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Virginia wins the 2021 DI women's swimming & diving national championship

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Virginia wins its first NCAA women's swimming and diving title
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3:56 am, March 21, 2021

Virginia wins 2021 DI women's swimming & diving championship

The Cavaliers took the lead on Day 1 and never looked back. Virginia won its first national championship in DI women's swimming & diving on Saturday, March 20. 

Listed below are the individual national champions that were crowned on the final day.

  • 1650-yard freestyle: Paige Madden, Virginia — 15:41.86 
  • 200-yard backstroke: Phoebe Bacon, Wisconsin — 1:48.32
  • 100-yard freestyle: Maggie MacNeil, Michigan — 46.02
  • 200-yard breaststroke: Sophie Hansson, NC State — 2:03.86
  • 200-yard butterfly: Olivia Carter, Michigan — 1:51.33
  • Platform diving: Tarrin Gilliland, Indiana — 338.40

Complete results can be found here

12:38 pm, March 20, 2021

Day 4: What to watch for in Greensboro in final day

It's the fourth and final day of the 2021 DI women's swimming & diving championships. Virginia's 344 points lead the competition. You can follow live scoring here

Here is today's full schedule: 

March 20 -- Watch 10 a.m. trials | Watch 6 p.m. finals 

  • 1650 Free
  • 200 Back Finals
  • 100 Free Finals 
  • 200 Breast Finals 
  • 200 Fly Finals
  • Platform Diving Finals 
  • 400 Free Relay 
4:30 am, March 20, 2021

Virginia leads after Day 3

The Cavaliers finished they day where they began, on top of the leaderboard. Virginia's 344 points are the most for any team heading into Day 4. Here are some other notable highlights from Friday.

  • Stanford's Brooke Forde won the championship final for the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 4:01.57.
  • Minnesota's Sarah Bacon won the championship final for three-meter diving with a 408.60.
  • NC State's Sophie Hansson won the championship final for the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 57.23.

Complete results can be found here

Saturday's live coverage: Watch 10 a.m. trials Watch 6 p.m. finals

12:22 pm, March 19, 2021

Day 3: What to watch for in Greensboro today

It's the third day of the 2021 DI women's swimming & diving championships. University of Virginia is in the lead for scoring with 184 points. You can follow live scoring here.

  • On day 2, NC State set an NCAA record in the 400-yard medley with a time of 3:24:59 bringing them to second place in the team rankings. Virginia saw three swimmers win individual titles as senior Paige Madden, freshman Alex Walsh and sophomore Kate Douglass won in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle events. 
  • On day 1, Virginia finished first in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 6:52:56.

Below is today's full schedule:

*All times listed in ET

March 19 — Watch 10 a.m. trials | Watch 6 p.m. finals

  • 400-yard Individual Medley
  • 100-yard Butterfly
  • 200-yard Freestyle
  • 100-yard Breaststroke
  • 100-yard Backstroke
  • Three-meter Diving
  • 200-yard Medley Relay

Keep up with results here.

2:25 am, March 19, 2021

Virginia's lead grows, NC State surges into second to close Day 2

We're through two days of the 2021 DI women's swimming and diving championships with Virginia commanding the lead in the team rankings with 184 points. The full results are available here.

The Cavaliers took second in the 200 freestyle relay along with individual titles for senior Paige Madden, freshman Alex Walsh and sophomore Kate Douglass in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle events. 

The biggest mover in Day 2 was NC State. The Wolf Pack did not place on Day 1 but surged all the way into second place on Thursday with 124 points, highlighted by a historic performance. The program's 400-yard medley team of Katharine Berkoff, Sophie Hansson, Kyle Alons and Julia Poole set a NCAA record with a time of 3:24:59. You can watch a replay of that below.

11:59 am, March 18, 2021

Day 2: Catch up on all the action from Greensboro

The 2021 DI women's swimming & diving championships continue today. 

Virginia took an early lead after day 1 competition with a first place lead in the 800m relay. Watch the race here.

Competition picks back up today at 10 a.m. All events will be live streamed on this page. 

Below is today's full schedule:

*All times listed in ET

March 18 — 10 a.m. trials 6 p.m. finals

  • 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  • 500-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Individual Medley
  • 50-yard Freestyle
  • 400-yard Medley Relay
  • One-meter Diving

Keep up with results here.

10:59 pm, March 17, 2021

Virginia takes an early lead after Day 1

Day 1 of the 2021 DI women's swimming and diving championships has come to a close with Virginia leading after the first event of this year's championship. The Cavaliers picked up 40 points following a first-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. UVA completed the race in 6:52:56, more than four and a half seconds ahead of second-place Kentucky. Full results are available here.

The Wildcats pick up 20 points after finishing four hundreths of a second in front of third-place California. The 2021 DI women's swimming and diving championships will continue Thursday morning at 10 a.m. ET.

12:00 pm, March 17, 2021

The schedule for the 2021 DI women's swimming and diving championships

Florida Athletics Florida swimming The DI women's swim & dive championships begin Wednesday, March 17.

The 2021 DI women's swimming and diving championships take place from March 17-20 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. You can view all the qualifiers here

Below is the full event schedule.

*All times listed in ET

March 17 — 6 p.m. finals

  • 800-yard Freestyle Relay

March 18 — 10 a.m. trials | 6 p.m. finals

  • 200-yard Freestyle Relay
  • 500-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Individual Medley
  • 50-yard Freestyle
  • 400-yard Medley Relay
  • One-meter Diving

March 19— 10 a.m. trials | 6 p.m. finals |

  • 400-yard Individual Medley
  • 100-yard Butterfly
  • 200-yard Freestyle
  • 100-yard Breaststroke
  • 100-yard Backstroke
  • Three-meter Diving
  • 200-yard Medley Relay

March 20 — 10 a.m. trials | 6 p.m. finals

  • 1,650-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Backstroke
  • 100-yard Freestyle
  • 200-yard Breaststroke
  • 200-yard Butterfly
  • Platform Diving
  • 400-yard Freestyle Relay
4:47 pm, March 3, 2021

2021 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships qualifying swimmers announced

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Committee announced Wednesday the swimmers who will compete for the 2021 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. 

The championships will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. They're scheduled to take place March 17-20. North Carolina State University and the Greensboro Sports Foundation will serve as co-hosts. 

Here is the complete list of participants

Live championship coverage will air on ESPN3 for preliminary and finals sessions Wednesday through Saturday. ESPNU will air a two-hour show at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 6. 

For more information regarding the DI Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, click or tap here

9:12 pm, February 20, 2021

DI women's championship history

Stanford (456 points) topped California (418) to capture the 2019 DI women's swimming and diving national championship. It was the Cardinal's 11th national title. Stanford has won the past three championships.

Click or tap here for a .PDF with complete results, team and individual, from the 2019 championships. Below is a year-by-year national championship history since 1982.

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2019 Stanford Greg Meehan 456 California 418 Austin
2018 Stanford Greg Meehan 593 California 373 Columbus
2017 Stanford Greg Meehan 526.5 California 366 Indianapolis
2016 Georgia Jack Bauerle 414 Stanford 395 Georgia Tech
2015 California Teri McKeever 513 Georgia 452 Greensboro
2014 Georgia Jack Bauerle 528 Stanford 402.5 Minneapolis
2013 Georgia Jack Bauerle 477 California 393 Indianapolis
2012 California Teri McKeever 412.5 Georgia 366 Auburn
2011 California Teri McKeever 424 Georgia 394.5 Texas
2010 Florida Gregg Troy 382 Stanford 379.5 Purdue
2009 California Teri McKeever 411.5 Georgia 400.5 Texas A&M
2008 Arizona Frank Busch 484 Auburn 348 Ohio State
2007 Auburn David Marsh/ Doresey Tierney-Walker 535 Arizona 477 Minnesota
2006 Auburn David Marsh/ Doresey Tierney-Walker 518.5 Georgia 515.5 Georgia
2005 Georgia Jack Bauerle 609.5 Auburn 492 Purdue
2004 Auburn David Marsh 569 Georgia 431 Texas A&M
2003 Auburn David Marsh 536 Georgia 373 Auburn
2002 Auburn David Marsh 474 Georgia 386 Texas
2001 Georgia Jack Bauerle 389 Stanford 387.5 Long Island
2000 Georgia Jack Bauerle 490 Arizona 472 Indianapolis
1999 Georgia Jack Bauerle 504.5 Stanford 441 Georgia
1998 Stanford Richard Quick 422 Arizona 378 Minnesota
1997 Southern California Mark Schubert 406 Stanford 395 Indianapolis
1996 Stanford Richard Quick 478 SMU 397 Michigan
1995 Stanford Richard Quick 497.5 Michigan 478.5 Texas
1994 Stanford Richard Quick 512 Texas 421 Indianapolis
1993 Stanford Richard Quick 649.5 Florida 421 Minnesota
1992 Stanford Richard Quick 735.5 Texas 651 Texas
1991 Texas Mark Schubert 746 Stanford 653 Indianapolis
1990 Texas Mark Schubert 632 Stanford 622.5 Texas
1989 Stanford Richard Quick 610.5 Texas 547 Indianapolis
1988 Texas Richard Quick 661 Florida 542.5 Texas
1987 Texas Richard Quick 648.5 Stanford 631.5 Indianapolis
1986 Texas Richard Quick 633 Florida 586 Arkansas
1985 Texas Richard Quick 643 Florida 400 Alabama
1984 Texas Richard Quick 392 Stanford 324 Indianapolis
1983 Stanford George Haines 418.5 Florida 389.5 Nebraska
1982 Florida Randy Reese 505 Stanford 383 Florida