Men’s Swimming and Diving Heads to Lone Star State for NCAA Championships

Harvard is set to send six individuals and 10 swimmers overall to the NCAA Championships (Photo Courtesy: Derik Hamilton).
Harvard is set to send six individuals and 10 swimmers overall to the NCAA Championships (Photo Courtesy: Derik Hamilton).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard is ready to compete at the 2019 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. The meet is set to run from Wednesday, March 27-Saturday, March 30.

The Crimson is sending six individuals to compete, along with four others who are eligible to compete in all five relay races. The action will commence on Wednesday with the 800 free relay at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, with the balance of the relays and individual events to take place Thursday-Saturday.

For Harvard, it is scheduled compete in the 50 and 500 free, 200 individual medley, 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay on Thursday. Friday will be highlighted by the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 free, 400 IM and the 200 medley relay. And lastly, the Crimson is scheduled to compete on Saturday in the 100 and 1,650 free, 200 fly and the 400 free relay.

Preliminary heats are set for 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT, with the only exception coming on Saturday when the early heats of the 1,650 free are slated to begin at 4:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. CT. All finals sessions are scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT start.  

The prelims will be streamed for free through ESPN3 will have coverage each night for the finals.

How to Follow

Watch Swimming and Diving Prelims:

Watch Wednesday Evening Finals: ESPN3

Watch Thursday Evening Finals: ESPN3

Watch Friday Evening Finals: ESPN3

Watch Saturday Evening Finals: ESPN3

Swimming Results: Sidearm Stats

Twitter: @HarvardSwim

What to Know

  • Making their way to the Lone Star State to compete in the individual events will be seniors Logan Houck and Brennan Novak, juniors Dean Farris and Raphael Marcoux, sophomore Michael Zarian and first-year Umitcan Gures.
  • Joining the aforementioned Harvard swimmers in Austin will be relay qualifiers Daniel Chang, Grant Goddard, Mahlon Reihman and Corban Rawls.
  • The six individual qualifiers are the most for Harvard since at least before the 2009-10 campaign. Since the start of the '09-'10 campaign, the most individual qualifiers the Crimson has sent to NCAAs before this season was four (2013, 2017, 2018).
  • Harvard's five eligible relays marks the third straight year it has accomplished the feat. Since the start of the 2009-10 season, the Crimson has had all five relays eligible four different times (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Farris, Marcoux, Novak and Zarian are slated to compete in three events apiece. Farris is scheduled for the 50 and 100 free, and the 100 back. He comes into the meet with the second-fastest 100 free time in the country (41.42) and the third best in the 100 back (44.62). Marcoux is eligible for the 50 and 100 free, and the 100 fly. Novak is set for the 200, 500 and 1,650 free, and Zarian qualified for the 200 and 400 IM, and the 200 fly.
  • Houck and Gures received invitations to swim in a pair of events. Houck is ready for the 500 and the 1,650 free, while the Gures is penciled in for the 50 free and 100 fly.
  • Three Harvard swimmers will be making a return trip to the NCAA Championships. Farris and Novak are back at the national meet for the third straight year, while Houck is making his second straight appearance. Marcoux competed last year in the 200 free and medley relays, while Reihman was an 800 free relay participant.

At The Helm

Kevin Tyrrell is in his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. Tyrell helped the Crimson to an unblemished Ivy campaign, which ran his all-time coaching record to 39-1 vs. Ivy competition, and to a third straight Ivy League championship. Harvard, meanwhile, is 51-4 in dual meets under his direction.