Who to know in NCAA swimming and diving
The women: The first women’s championship was in 1982, and since then, dynasties have dominated the sport: Of the nine teams to win a DI natty, six have won multiple consecutive championships. Stanford leads all schools with 11, followed by Georgia and Texas with seven apiece.
- The Virginia Cavaliers are the queens of the current regime, winning their third straight title this March behind then-senior (and current Team USA phenom) Kate Douglass. Their nemesis? Texas, who took runner-up this year and last.
The men: It’s a similar but even more extreme story in the men’s pool, where the NCAA’s been handing out hardware since 1937. In the past 85 seasons, only 13 (!!!) DI schools have taken home trophies, with nine winning multiple titles in a row. It’s giving monarchy.