CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 17 Virginia men’s swimming and diving team will compete in the 2024 NCAA Division I Championships Wednesday (March. 27) through Saturday (March 30) at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.

The Cavaliers combined for six individual events and four relays among this year’s selections. Headlining that group is senior Matt Brownstead who will compete in the 50 free, 100 back, 100 free and four relay races. Brownstead enters the competition having earned All-America honors nine times over the past three years at the NCAAs.

Virginia will have relay teams in four events (200 medley, 200 free, 400 medley and 400 free). Those lineups were determined based on ACC Championship performances.

The Cavaliers competing at the NCAA Championships are:
Connor Boyle (200 free relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay)
Matt Brownstead (50 free, 100 back, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay)
Tim Connery (200 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay)
August Lamb (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay)
Simon Lins (200 free relay)
Noah Nichols (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay).

All sessions will be televised live on ESPN+ for authenticated subscribers. Links for the live stream and live results are available on Fans can also follow along on Meet Mobile app.

Wednesday: 200 medley relay, 800 free relay
Thursday: 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, 200 free relay,
Friday: 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter diving, 400 medley relay
Saturday: 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving, 400 free relay


• Virginia has finished in the top-15 at the NCAA Championships in each of the past three years. The Cavaliers were 15th in 2023, 10th in 2022 and ninth in 2021. UVA’s all-time best finish was eighth in 2011.

• The Cavaliers’ NCAA roster includes five swimmers who earned All-America honors at the 2023 meet:
– Connor Boyle – 200 free relay, 400 free relay (2nd team)
– Matt Brownstead – 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay (2nd team), 400 medley relay (2nd team), 50 Free (2nd team)
– Tim Connery – 400 medley relay (2nd team)
– August Lamb  – 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay (2nd team)
– Nichols, Noah – 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay (2nd team)

• UVA had three top-10 finishes in the relays at the 2023 NCAAs. Brownstead, Nichols, Connery, Lamb and Boyle all swam in those races. Brownstead has been part of 12 All-America relays during his Virginia career.
• This is Matt Brownstead’s fourth trip to the NCAAs and also the fourth time he will swim in the 50 free. His best overall finish was a tie for third (18.60) in the 50 free during the 2022 event. His best place in the 100 free was fourth place (41.22), also at the 2022 meet.
• Nichols is tied for first in the NCAA in the 100 breast (50.89), Brownstead is ranked No. 6 in the NCAA in the 50 free (18.74) and the Cavaliers’ 200 free relay squad is ranked No. 5 (1:15.20).
• Nichols enters the NCAAs as the ACC champion in the 100 breast.
• UVA is without Jack Aikins at this year’s NCAA Championships as he concentrated on USA Swimming activities. At this year’s World Championships, he won gold in the 4×100 medley relay and bronze in the 4×100 free relay and the mixed 4×100 free relay. His NCAA experience includes All-America performances in the 200 back, 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay.