The University of Florida wins the 2010 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships. According to jconline.com, the Florida Gators women’s team beat second-place Stanford by 2.5 points (382-379.5), which was even more impressive considering they were in fifth place headed into the last day of the tournament.
Florida has not won an NCAA Women’s Championship since 1982, and this year’s championship is the second in its history. Stanford has won eight total women’s championships, with the last championship taking place in 1998.
Dana Vollmer agrees to a contract with Speedo through 2012. Vollmer, one of the most impressive young swimmers in the country, has agreed to terms with Speedo, according to its website.
The announcement comes just a few weeks after Speedo extended their deal with Natalie Coughlin during the first week of March.
The informational release states that Vollmer had “always envisoned herself as part of the Speedo family” from a young age.
Vollmer is currently in second place in the USA Swimming Grand Prix with 39 points, trailing only leader Chloe Sutton (68 points).
The 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming Championships have been postponed one day due to gastrointestinal illness. The championships, which are being held in Columbus, Oh., have been delayed due to 18 swimmers coming down with the illness, according to CollegeSwimming.com. The report states that athletes from three colleges have been affected: Arizona, Texas and Stanford.
The NCAA Crisis Management Team finalized the decision.
One college swim team is eliminated, one is added . The University of North Florida (Jacksonville, Fl.) announced that they will cut their women’s swim program earlier today. On the flip side, Queens University of Charlotte announced that they will add men’s and women’s swimmingprograms to their athletics programs.
Some colleges that have cut or considered cutting their swim programs earlier on this year are Duquesne University and Cal-State Bakersfield.