Season Opener

Two-time defending national champions open 2018-19 season Tuesday

Season Opener

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STANFORD, Calif. - Two-time defending national champion Stanford women's swimming and diving will begin the 2018-19 campaign at home on Tuesday against Pac-12 foe Utah, and will visit Washington State on Friday. Both meets are set to begin at 2 p.m. Admission is free to all Stanford home meets.

Sustaining Success

A documentary features our journey to back-to-back national championships and the bright future ahead.


Championship Rings

Only one team each year gets this moment. Last week, the Cardinal received its NCAA national championship rings, designed by the outgoing seniors. Several of the seniors were able to make it back to campus for the ring ceremony. 


Avery Addition

Avery Aquatic Center received a large-sized upgrade during the offseason. The new scoreboard will serve all of Stanford's aquatic sports including the men's and women's swimming and diving programs, both water polo teams and synchronized swimming.

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Utah also served as Stanford's season opener last year. The Cardinal began its championship season with a 143-95 victory over the Utes in Salt Lake City (full recap). The last time Utah made a trip to The Farm was on Oct. 16, 2015 -- a 177-112 win for the Cardinal (full recap).

Stanford's last matchup with the Cougars came on Oct. 20, 2016 -- it was the home opener that season and the first home meet for Katie Ledecky and the freshmen class (now juniors). The Cardinal won, 149-99 (full recap). Stanford last made the trip to Pullman on Sept. 25, 2015, which was a 142-119 win and included victories from Ella Eastin and Leah Stevens in their first collegiate meet (full recap). 


Stanford has won 23 straight dual meets. The Cardinal's last defeat in a dual was to No. 3 Cal on Feb. 14, 2015—which also marks a string of 21 straight Pac-12 dual meet victories since that loss. The Cardinal has also won 16 straight dual meets at home dating back to Oct. 30, 2014 against Texas (156-144).

Last Time Out

The last time the Cardinal was in the pool was a victory leap into the diving well at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Stanford celebrated its second straight NCAA team title. The Cardinal had 16 different All-Americans combine for 56 All-America honors, five American records, eight individual national championships and five relay titles. For more on the historic season, click here.


Freshman Features

In a nine-part Q&A series with the incoming freshmen class, Stanford fans got to know the newest Cardinal. Recognized as the top recruiting class in the country at the time of their signing, the nine new freshmen are comprised of seven swimmers and two divers from eight different states and all four time zones -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, New York, Tennessee and Texas. Here is a look back at each Q&A installment with the Class of 2022:

Sept. 25 - Zoe Bartel
Sept. 26 - Amlie Fackenthal
Sept. 27 - Anya Goeders
Sept. 28 - Daria Lenz
Oct. 1 - Allie Raab
Oct. 2 - Lucie Nordmann
Oct. 3 - Taylor Ruck
Oct. 4 - Carolina Sculti
Oct. 5 - Morgan Tankersley

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You can follow Cardinal women's swimming and diving all year long on instagram, twitter and Facebook (@StanfordwSwim). 
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