Liz Pelton, Rachel Bootsma, and Missy Franklin are among the most interesting entries for the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championship meet.
Western Kentucky had two swimmers punch their tickets to the national championships: backstroker Nadine Laemmler and butterflyer Susan Marquess.
Caeleb Dressel was one of a few Florida Gators testing some off-events at day 2 finals of the team’s Last Chance meet.
Finals of the Georgia Last Chance Meet saw a couple more swimmers improve their standing for an NCAA invite, most notably North Carolina’s Megan Bestor.
Georgia’s Nicole Vernon shot from from 45th in the nation to 19th with a huge 400 IM that should guarantee her an NCAA invite.
Florida freshman Caeleb Dressel took his first really solid rested crack at a 200 IM on Friday, and the result was fairly impressive.
Coach Troy: “Those who are not yet qualified for the NCAA meet have a great fast facility for their best opportunity. Those who raced last week can use this week to address changes and technical improvements from last week in a race environment on last time before the NCAA Championships.”
No, this isn’t quite a Buzzfeed post. At least not until we get 22 more Kyle Darmody gifs to stick together in one post. But it is a cool look at one of the nation’s best swimmers taking time to engage with a young fan just moments before one of the bigger races of his career.
A Chance for Each Team to Brag
The Georgia Lady Bulldogs won their sixth straight SEC title this weekend. The full meet scoreboard is below.
Despite winning the SEC Championship by nearly 200 points, including a win in the men’s 500 free from Mitch D’Arrigo, the Florida Gators were put behind the Georgia Bulldogs in the latest CSCAA poll.
The Georgia women won their 6th-straight SEC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday in Auburn, Alabama.
Georgia’s Matias Koski took home the title in the men’s 1650 free on Saturday night, despite doing an extra flip-turn at the end of his race.
Kentucky’s Danielle Galyer threw her name into the mix in perhaps the NCAA’s most insanely deep event, the 200 backstroke.
Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev moves up to #1 in the NCAA with his blazing 41.68 to win the SEC 100 free championship.