Reid Patterson, Georgia’s first national champion and Olympian in swimming, passed away earlier this week. He was 81.
Coach Troy: “The women swimming at home, we look at the rest of the meets this semester as dress rehearsals. We’re going to go through the same type of routine that we will use at the end of the year. We’re going to try and get up earlier, have breakfast and come in and swim the meets with the idea that we are preparing for the end of the year.”
Texas A&M’s Lili Ibanez swam, and won, her first 500 free of the season on Thursday.
A new sprints coach in Ryan Mallam as well as a renewed focus on details has Kyle Troskot swimming like a whole new man in his final NCAA season with the Aggies.
Melanie Margalis was named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week for her efforts against Texas and Texas A&M.
Theresa Michalak says she’ll have her full four years of eligibility for the Gators and could start competing as soon as Saturday, depending on her immediate eligibility with the NCAA.
Instead of granting waivers to allow certain transferring athletes to compete immediately for a new school, the new policy would have those athletes sit out a season in exchange for a full-year extension to their eligibility window.
In his weekly press conference, Gregg Troy discussed a new addition to his men’s program at Florida.
2013 NCAA Champion Cammile Adams won all three of her individual events on Saturday in College Station.
BJ Hornikel won two individual events for the Alabama men.
The Vols put on a show against top-ranking opponents Missouri and Virginia Tech in a double dual in Knoxville, TN on Saturday.
The Gamecocks handled the Blue Devils on both sides of the gender pool on Saturday in Columbia, SC.
Clay Youngquist helped stabilize the Texas men after an early DQ. The Georgia women picked up a win after tying A&M last night on their swing through Texas.
Brittany MacLean went back-to-back for the Bulldogs, winning the 1000 and taking second in the 200 free to set the tone early for Georgia.