Men's Swimming & Diving

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford's men's swimmers compete in the Pac-12 Conference Championship this week in Federal Way, Washington, starting on Wednesday night with the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay.

"The divers certainly have set a very good tone for us. The hope is that our freshman swimmers follow suit and that our upperclassmen make this the best Pac-12 meet of their career," said the Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "We certainly have been training and competing that way, and the expectation is that we meet our standards and qualify as many student-athletes as possible for the NCAA Championships."

Wednesday's events will begin at 6 p.m. with the first morning preliminary session taking place on Thursday at 11 a.m. Morning and evening sessions, which will start at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, continue through Saturday, when the conference champion will be crowned. Live results will be available at

Job Well Done
Stanford's divers, freshmen Conor Casey and Noah Vigran, registered excellent performances at last week's Pac-12 diving championships, scoring valuable points towards this week's total. Casey (382.40) and Vigran (378.75) logged a one-two finish in the 3-meter springboard and Vigran added two more runner-up finishes on the 1-meter (331.95) and Platform (331.95) as Stanford scored 66.0 total points second-most behind Arizona State. Postseason diving competition continues on Monday with the start of the NCAA Zone E Championships in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Breaking Down the Psych Sheet

  • Stanford enters with the second-fastest time in two relays – the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:17.14) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:51.96).
  • Stanford owns five of the 11 fastest times in the 500-yard freestyle – 3. Jack Levant (4:13.11), 4. True Sweetser (4:15.21), 8. James Murphy (4:17.03), 10. Matthew Hirschberger (4:17.19) and 11. Johannes Calloni (4:17.61).
  • Three of the six fastest times in the 200-yard individual medley belong to the Cardinal – 2. Abrahm DeVine (1:42.71), 5. Alex Liang (1:44.59) and 6. Brennan Pastorek (1:44.65).
  • Stanford has four of the top 10 times in the 400-yard individual medley – 2. Liang (3:42.90), 5. DeVine (3:45.43), 7. Sweetser (3:47.90) and 10. Daniel Roy (3:48.80).
  • Levant (1:32.61) ranks second in the 200-yard freestyle while Murphy (1:34.67) ranks seventh.
  • Matt Anderson (52.16) enters with the third-fastest time in the 100-yard breastroke with Hank Poppe (52.96) owning the sixth-fastest time and Pastorek (53.38) the 10th-fastest.
  • Ryan Dudzinski (46.36) ranks sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with Patrick Conaton (46.48) owning the eighth-fastest time.
  • Four of the top seven times in the 1,650-yard freestyle belong to the Cardinal – 2. Sweetser (14:46.43), Calloni (14:49.64), Murphy (14:53.83) and Hirschberger (14:56.48).
  • Three of nine fastest times in the 200-yard backstroke are by Stanford swimmers – 5. Conaton (1:41.29), Alex Boratto (1:42.89) and Benjamin Ho (1:43.10).
  • The Cardinal has four of the nine fastest times in the 200-yard breaststroke – Anderson (1:54.09), Roy (1:54.62), Poppe (1:55.54) and Pastorek (1:56.24).
  • Stanford has three of the top 10 times in the 200-yard butterfly – 5. Liang (1:43.32), 7. Levant (1:43.40) and Will Macmillan (1:44.48)

A Look Back
Stanford finished 5-1 in regular-season dual meets, notching wins over Utah, Pacific, Arizona, Arizona State and USC. The Cardinal also competed in the Texas Invitational in Austin Nov. 28-Dec. 1 – wins from Abrahm DeVine (1:42.71) in the 200-yard individual medley and Alex Liang (3:42.90) in the 400-yard individual medley highlighted the week.

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Pac-12 Championship History
In 101 seasons, the Cardinal has won the Pac-12 conference championship 64 times, including 31 consecutive seasons from 1982-2012. Stanford has not finished outside of the top two since 1981 (37 seasons). Stanford's most recent Pac-12 championships came in back-to-back seasons from 2017-18. Stanford swimmers have won 360 total Pac-12 championships with Grant Shoults (4:13.73) winning the 500-yard freestyle and Abrahm DeVine (1:41.17) claiming the 200 IM in 2018.

NCAA's Up Next
The postseason continues on Monday with the start of the NCAA Zone E Diving championships in Flagstaff, Arizona, where divers Conor Casey and Noah Vigran will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The 1-meter takes place Monday, followed by the 3-meter on Tuesday and the Platform on Wednesday.

The NCAA Championships will take place March 27-30 in Austin, Texas. Last season, the Cardinal finished seventh and Abrahm DeVine (3:35.29) captured Stanford's first individual championship since 2015 in winning the 400 IM. Stanford has won eight NCAA championships as a team and 147 individually.