2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championship Psych Sheets

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 36

February 14th, 2018 College, News, SEC

2018 Men’s & Women’s SEC Championships

Pre-cut psych sheets for the 2018 SEC swimming & diving championships are out. As usual, they don’t tell us much – swimmers are way over-entered, and just have to scratch down to the maximum 3 individual events by the end of the meet.

In the case of Caeleb Dressel, the 2017 SwimSwam Men’s Swimmer of the Year, that includes 6 events. Given his insane versatility – any of the 6 events is a real possibility. He’s entered in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 IM. He’s the top seed in 2 of those events – the 200 IM and 50 free – and a favorite in at least 2 others – the 100 free and 100 fly, where he won NCAA titles last year and is the fastest ever.

Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez, an IM’er who swam a surprise 200 breaststroke a week ago, is entered in that 200 breaststroke – along with 4 other events.

As one SEC coach remarked on Wednesday, “it’s not even worth looking at.” And if you’re looking for more hints about what Dressel is going to swim – most definitely do not look at his Twitter account.

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Since Dressel already has the A cut In the 50, I hope he does the 200 IM and leads off the 800 relay (or saves that for full taper at NcAAs)


Who would win the 50 free for team points if Dressel swims the 200 IM? It doesn’t make sense for him to swim 200 IM when either Jan or Mark could win the 200 IM. They could go 1,2 in that event without Dressel.


This years Florida team is good enough to give up those points and still handily win SECs


Dressel inadvertently creating SEC drama <3.


*hoping reverse psychology works on Caeleb Dressel*
Dressel is just scared of the 200 free scy, he won’t do it

andy majeske

Jonathan Tybur of Texas A & M, 1.53.31 in 200 breast time trial this am at SEC’s


There’s already an article on that.

andy majeske

oops, missed that in my feed…


I’m not from the US, can someone explain to me what time trials are and what they mean?


You can pay money to swim an event you’re not entered in usually between prelims and finals. It’s like getting an extra swim that you don’t swim in the actual meet.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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