Photo by Trevor Wilson (WTHR) Carmel’s Kelly Pash swims in the fourth heat of the 200 Yard Freestyle during last year’s prelims. Pash went on to win the 100 and 200 freestyles at the state finals in 2018. The 2019 state finals start on Friday at 6 p.m. and the Greyhounds have their sights set on a 33rd-straight state championship.
Photo by Trevor Wilson (WTHR) Carmel’s Kelly Pash swims in the fourth heat of the 200 Yard Freestyle during last year’s prelims. Pash went on to win the 100 and 200 freestyles at the state finals in 2018. The 2019 state finals start on Friday at 6 p.m. and the Greyhounds have their sights set on a 33rd-straight state championship.

The 45th annual IHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Finals are set to take place on Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium, located on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

The Carmel Greyhounds are 32-time defending state champions and will look to add to the longest streak of state championship titles in the country by any team, in any sport—both boys and girls. Coach Chris Plumb, who is also the Carmel boys swimming coach, has led his Greyhounds to their last 12 girls titles.

The second longest streak in the nation is currently held by the Bolles High School boys swimming team in Jacksonville, Fla. The team has won 31-straight state titles. The third longest streak is held by the wrestling team at Mt. Anthony Union High School—located in Bennington, Vt.
Friday’s preliminaries are set to begin at 6 p.m. Diving prelims and semi-finals will start 9 a.m. on Saturday. Saturday consolations and finals are set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The top 16 in each swimming event during Friday’s prelims will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing nine through 16 on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats. All diving will take place on Saturday with the top 20 of 32 competitors advancing from the prelims to the semi-finals after five dives each. After three drives each in the semis, the top 16 will advance to the final round for another three dives each.