Schultz and Swanson Gear Up for NCAA Championships

PHILADELPHIA – For the first time since 1971, the University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming team will be represented by more than one athlete at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, as junior captain Eric Schultz will join fellow junior captain Chris Swanson on the journey to this year’s championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Hosted by the University of Iowa at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, the event will span across three days from March 26-28 with morning sessions beginning at 11 a.m. CT and evening sessions at 7 p.m. CT. This is Schultz’s first trip to NCAAs while it is Swanson’s third. A total of 235 swimmers from a total of 52 teams were selected to compete.

ESPN3 will stream finals sessions Friday and Saturday live. Additionally, ESPNU will air a 90-minute show at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 8.

Live results will also be made available by clicking here.

Combined, Schultz and Swanson will compete in a total of five freestyle events. Invited for his A-Cut time in the 1650 that he swam back in December at the Total Performance Invitational, Swanson was seeded sixth in the distance event with his time of 14:43.87. On the other side of the spectrum, Schultz was invited for his time that he took second place at Ivies with in the 50 free (19.51).

Event No. 1 Seed, Time No. Seed, Time
50 Free 1. Kristian Gkolomeev, 18.64* 28. Schultz, 19.51^
100 Free 1. Kristian Gkolomeev, 41.68* 34. Schultz, 43.09^
200 Free 1. Cristian Quintero, 1:32.40* 33. Schultz, 1:34.80^
500 Free 1. Andrea D’Arrigo, 4:10.77* 32. Swanson, 4:17.53^
1650 Free 1. Jordan Wilimovsky, 14:33.50* 6. Swanson, 14:43.87*
* A-Cut, ^ B-Cut

Other Ivy swimmers Competing at NCAAs
Columbia: David Jakl, Kevin Quinn

Harvard: John Manchester
Princeton: Corey Okubo, Harrison Wagner
Yale: Robert Harder, Brian Hogan, Kei Hyogo

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