2022 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Jones Aquatics Center, Knoxville, Tenn. (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Men- Florida (9x)
- Live Results
- Live Video (Watch ESPN)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- 2021 SEC Scoring Breakdown
- Teams: Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
The Florida men broke the SEC meet record in the 200 medley relay with their time of 1:22.06, narrowly breaking the previous meet record of 1:22.19. The time also broke one of Caeleb Dressel’s school records–Florida’s previous record in the event was 1:22.33.
In the process, Adam Chaney split a 20.32 during the backstroke portion of the relay, making him the 3rd-best performer with the 3rd-best split ever in the event. The only swimmers and times ahead of him are Ryan Murphy’s 20.20 and Zane Waddell’s 20.22. Waddell also swam his best 50 back time during the SEC 200 medley relay, back in 2019.
|Florida Men 2022 (SEC Champs)||Previous School Record (Florida, 2018)||Previous Meet Record (Alabama, 2019)|
|Back (Adam Chaney): 20.32||Back (Michael Taylor): 21.03||Back (Zane Waddell): 20.22|
|Breast (Dillon Hillis): 23.16||Breast (Chandler Bray): 23.83||Breast (Laurent Bams): 23.08|
|Fly (Eric Friese): 19.64||Fly (Mark Szaranek): 20.10||Fly (Knox Auerbach): 20.59|
|Free (Alberto Mestre): 18.94||Free (Caeleb Dressel): 17.37||Free (Robert Howard): 18.30|
|Total: 1:22.06||Total: 1:22.33||Total: 1:22.19|
Despite breaking the SEC meet record, Florida did not break the SEC conference record. Alabama still holds that record at 1:21.89, set by Connor Oslin, Pavel Romanov, Luke Kaliszak and Waddell in 2017.
Both Freise and Mestre competed at the 2020 Olympics for different countries (Germany and Venezuela). This is also Mestre’s first time competing with Florida at the SECs, having transferred as a grad student from Stanford.
Chaney, Hillis, and Friese all competed at NCAAs in the 200 medley relay for Florida, competing with then-junior Will Davis for a time of 1:22.41, which earned them 2nd. If they had swam this time last year, they would’ve beaten Louisville’s 1:22.11 to take 1st.