2022-2023 Women's Swimming

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swimmer19
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Bears have their dual meet kickoff tomorrow against Utah tmrw at Spieker, 1pm PST.

The past several weeks have consisted of the team combining with the men to attend the Cal/Cal Poly King/Queen of the Pool and the Chick fil A invite.

At Cal Poly, Junior Isabelle Stadden won the pentathlon by 1.5 seconds over senior Ayla Spitz. Stadden had the fastest 100 Back (52.82) and 100 IM time (55.74), while sophomore Alicia Henry had the fastest 100 breast time (1:02.34). Another sophomore, McKenna Stone, took the top 100 fly time (54.75) and senior Eloise Riley swam a 50.09 for the fastest 100 free. Results

This past weekend, a number of Bears were faster than they were at this point last season. Standout swims included Spitz's 500 free (4:49), sophomore Mia Kragh's 100 fly (53.11), and junior Emily Gantriis' runner up effort in the 50 free (22.79, over 6/10 faster than last year). Friday AM results // Friday PM results

Expect the Bears to begin swimming their stroke-specific and focus events at tomorrow's meet. Look forward to watching the meet via live stream on the Cal Athletics' website.
eastcoastcal
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Hey I've never attended a swim/dive meet before, my friend is on the dive team. Is there a usual order that they stick to? Any idea when the dive events would be?
swimmer19
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Not sure when the diving events would be as they're not listed on results sheets, but I assume they are running simultaneous to the swim meet.
swimmer19
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CAL ALL-AMERICAN & BRITISH OLYMPIAN ALICIA WILSON ENTERS NCAA TRANSFER PORTAL

Joins Izzy in the transfer portal. As noted, current seniors Ayla Spitz and Emma Davidson also in to explore grad school options.
Schroeder71
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This explains more why Ivey & Wilson are not swimming for Cal this season. Spitz is an important point scorer while Davidson is not. Based upon the swim meet vs Utah today, the only significant loss would be attributable to a Spitz departure. One could see that the women's team had much less depth than the men vs Utah today. I doubt that the Bear women will be able to finish second this year.
OBear073akaSMFan
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swimmer19 said:

CAL ALL-AMERICAN & BRITISH OLYMPIAN ALICIA WILSON ENTERS NCAA TRANSFER PORTAL

Joins Izzy in the transfer portal. As noted, current seniors Ayla Spitz and Emma Davidson also in to explore grad school options.
Both Avia Spitz and Emma Davidson both swam against Utah. Does this mean they are committed to CAL this year?
OBear073akaSMFan
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Schroeder71 said:

One could see that the women's team had much less depth than the men vs Utah today. I doubt that the Bear women will be able to finish second this year.
Second in the Pac-9's or NCAA's? Obviously you must be talking Pac-9 ..cause Cal's women was only 8th in last years NCAA 'ship and without Ivey & Wilson no doubt they will most likely drop even more.
swimmer19
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Both Spitz and Davidson are slated to compete this full season. Both ladies have been swimming well this season and Emma stepped up big time last season on our NCAA relays, so I look forward to her continued progress for a potential individual invite this year.
swimmer19
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Cal women have had 3 dual meets this season so far against Utah (results), WSU (results), and most recently UCSD yesterday (results).

Overall, the team has been swimming well while more importantly fostering a positive and welcoming culture. The elite core of this year's team is focused with Isabelle Stadden, Emily Gantriis, Eloise Riley, Ayla Spitz and Rachel Klinker, with plenty of up-and-comers waiting in the wings.

All 5 swimmers have impressed in their races this semester, along with team swimming the bulk of the meets tired and under heavy training under a new-look coaching staff.

More data points to come at the Minnesota Mid-season Invite shortly after thanksgiving, allowing the athletes some time off to rest and recover.
solobear
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The 3 sophomores swam personal best today, so the Bears' sprint relays look great in the coming years.
Akakabota is the pianist who played at Carnegie Hall, and her swimming is improving quickly.

Stone, Mckenna - 22.47 (Previous best was 22.6)
Mazurek, Ella - 22.49 (22.53)
Akakabota, Stephanie - 22.57 (22.81)
OBear073akaSMFan
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Looks like Isabel Ivey has elected to go home and will be swimming for the Florida Gators! Drats

https://swimswam.com/isabel-ivey-transferring-from-cal-to-florida-for-fifth-year-in-2023-24/
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