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.
Caeleb Dressel lowered his 100 free 17-18 NAG record into new territory tonight.
Kyle Darmody and Auburn have 6 A finalists to lead all teams on the final night of SECs. Will it be enough to reel in Georgia and Florida?
Caeleb Dressel hit a new lifetime-best and broke the 17-18 National Age Group record to lead the 100 freestylers on day 5.
Florida Gator Caeleb Dressel now holds two 17-18 NAG Records, adding the 100 freestyle to his 50 freestyle record he earned earlier in the 2015 SEC Championships.
There were plenty of intriguing winners on night 4 of the 2015 SEC Championships, including Kaylin Burchell in the women’s 100 breaststroke. See video highlights here.
See what event winners and coaches had to say about Friday at the SEC Championships, plus notes about school records and other top accomplishments for each school, including Chase Kalisz (above).