Swimming Begins NCAA National Championship Competition

Swimming Begins NCAA National Championship Competition

Indianapolis, Ind. - Lynn University's swimming team jumped into the pool for day one of the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's Swimming & Diving National Championship on Wednesday.  Catalina Berraud-Galea competed in the 1000 freestyle while Sarah Hughes swam the 200 individual medley. 

The first swim of the morning came from Berraud-Galea.  She tapped the wall in 10:22.63 to place 20th out of 28 student-athletes.  She has competed in the 1000 free at the national championships all four years. 

Hughes put forth a time of 2:04.29, two seconds behind her seed time.  She placed 20th overall, just missing out on the consolation finals.  

Berraud-Galea has two events remaining (1650 and 500 free) while Hughes swims three more events (400 IM, 100 & 200 breaststroke). 

Day two of the national swimming and diving championship will see Hughes and Samar Khacha compete in the 400 IM and then join Laia Coma, Clara Monges and Karolina Smylek in the 400 medley relay prelims.  The top-16 swimmers/teams move on to the evening finals. 

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