| Cleveland, Ohio|| March 1979|
| CSU Natatorium
Cleveland State University|Note: Top 10 only
(H) = Hosts
(DC) = Defending champions
1979 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships Wikipedia
The 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1979 at the Cleveland State University Natatorium at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio at the 56th annual NCAA-sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men's collegiate swimming and diving in the United States.
California topped the team standings for the first time, the Golden Bears' inaugural national title.