For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.
With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.
2018 SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, February 18
- Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX (Central Time Zone)
- Prelims 10AM / Finals 6PM
- Defending Champion: Florida (5x) (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live results
- Live Video (finals)
Note: does not include relays or diving.
Currently leading the meet by over 100 points, Texas A&M had another strong session at day 3 prelims. The Aggie women lead the way with six swimmers in A-finals tonight, along with an additional five in the B. Tennessee sits second on the day with four A-finals, while Georgia and Missouri both have eight individual final swims to tie for 2nd behind A&M.
OVERALL DAY 3
Note: does not include relays.
OVERALL DAY 3
Despite no Caeleb Dressel on day 3, Florida still had a strong showing with four A-finals set for tonight, along with six additional consolation swims. They currently lead the meet by just 21 points, with Tennessee and Texas A&M lurking behind. The Vols only have two A-finals tonight, while the Aggies tied with the Gators at four. Auburn leads all teams with five A-finals, while Missouri has a staggering seven swimming in B-finals.