Both Alabama Swimmers Involved in Collision Released from Hospital

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

February 02nd, 2018 College, News, SEC

Both University of Alabama swimmers involved in Thursday evening’s collision at Auburn’s James E. Martin Aquatic Center were released from the hospital on Thursday evening, and are “expected to make full recoveries,” an Alabama spokesperson told SwimSwam on Friday afternoon.

The two swimmers were both treated by medical staff after they collided when one dove in to the pool and hit the other. One swimmer was air-lifted to nearby Columbus, Georgia. While there are several ‘medical centers’ in Auburn, there are no full-scale hospitals in the city itself. There are a few in surrounding communities, but they lack trauma centers.

Alabama began competition on Friday morning at the Auburn University Invite. Neither swimmer will race at this weekend’s meet.



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Great news!

Tea rex

I want pictures. I’ve seen a lot of near misses – sometimes seeing the results makes swimmers be more aware of safety

Cheif Swimming Pool

Perhaps the swimmers would prefer their injuries to remain private


Why can’t the names be released? In other college sports like football/basketball injury reports are made public


Swimming isn’t basketball.


I just don’t see the point of the article at all if there aren’t names

Cheif Keef

I just don’t see why your relevant


There’s this thing called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that protects patient privacy.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of 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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