Swimming & Diving


Denver Qualifies Two Relays and Two Individual Swimmers to 2018 Men’s Championships

March 7, 2018

Psych Sheet | Relays | CSCAA Release | Women’s Championship Release

Summit League Championship Recap Day 4 | 2017-18 Schedule | Denver Ticket Office

DENVER (DU/NCAA) – The University of Denver men’s swimming and diving team has qualified relays in the 200 free and the 400 free, while also qualifying sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) and senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.) in individual events for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 21-24 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will serve as host.

In the 200 free relay, Denver enters the championships with the 18th-best time in the country, breaking the school record in the fall in the event with a 1:17.61 set by Farber, Loncar, freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) and redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta). The Pioneers also qualified 23rd in the 400 free relay with a time of 2:52.52 set at the same fall meet by Calkins, Auchinachie, Farber and senior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland). Denver was one of three non-power five programs to qualify a relay in the 200 free and was one of two to qualify a relay in the 400 free.

In individual events, Farber qualified for the 50 free and 100 free, while Loncar received his invitation to the championships by qualifying for the 100 back and 200 back. Farber enters the championships with the 19th-fastest time this season in the 50 free, turning in a 19.23. In the 100 free, Farber is the 24th-seeded swimmer with a time of 42.56. The Denver sophomore was also invited to compete in the 100 fly (56th/48.10).

Loncar qualified 18th in the 100 back with a time of 45.92, and will enter the 200 back with the ninth-best time in the nation at 1:39.75. In his final meet with the Crimson and Gold, Loncar will also join Farber in the 50 free as an invitee, seeded 59th with a time of 19.91.

UP NEXT: Denver will have participants compete at the CSCAA National Invitational Championships (March 8-10) in Annapolis. Read about that meet and the NCAA Women’s Championships by clicking the links above.




The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

Athletics Development Office

Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208  

Fans interested in making a donation to the women’s swimming and diving program can do so by clicking here. To make a donation to the men’s swimming and diving program, click here. Your contribution will make a direct impact on the success of YOUR Pioneers. Thank you in advance for your unwavering support of our student-athletes and their quest for excellence.    


Like DU Swimming & Diving on Facebook

Follow DU Swimming & Diving on Twitter at @DU_SwimDive



  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago