The following is a press release courtesy of the SEC:
Male Swimmer of the Week
Matias Koski • Georgia
Junior • Duluth, Ga.
In Georgia’s victory at South Carolina on Saturday, Koski recorded three individual wins and was on a first-place relay. He claimed the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.25, the 100 freestyle in 44.85 and the 1,000 freestyle in 9:07.10. Koski also anchored the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:00.59. Behind Koski, Georgia won every individual event and both relays. The Bulldogs improved to 6-1 overall, including a 3-0 mark against SEC foes.
Male Diver of the Week
Mauricio Robles • Tennessee
RS Junior • Monterrey, Mexico
Competing in his first meet since Nov. 14, Robles took first place in the one- and three-meter events and took second place in the platform in the UT Diving Invitational. He scored a 387.40 in the 1-m, a new season-high. Robles later broke the 400-point mark on 3-m for the fourth time this year (won event with a 405.40). He scored a 364.90 in the platform, his first competition in that event this season.
Male Freshman of the Week
Gunnar Bentz • Georgia
Freshman • Atlanta, Ga.
In Georgia’s victory at South Carolina on Saturday, Bentz recorded two individual wins and was on a first-place relay. He claimed the 200 breaststroke in 2:00.52 and the 200 butterfly in 1:49.66.Bentz led off the 400 freestyle relay that won in 3:00.59.
Female Swimmer of the Week
Hali Flickinger • Georgia
Junior • Spring Grove, Pa.
In Georgia’s win at South Carolina on Saturday, Flickinger recorded three individual victories. She claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:47.44, the 100 backstroke in 54.31 and the 200 individual medley in 2:00.83. Behind Flickinger, Georgia won every individual event and both relays. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-0, including a 4-0 mark against SEC foes.
Female Diver of the Week
Lauren Reedy • Missouri
Junior • Rochester Hills, Mich.
Reedy continued her dominant 2014-15 season at the Tennessee Diving Invite, racking up two event wins over the weekend. She secured the 3-meter title on the first day of competition behind a score of 342.60. Sitting in third place after four dives, Reedy rallied with back-to-back scores of 57.00 and 65.00 on her final two dives to catapult in to first. She followed that performance by taking the crown in the 1-meter on day two with a score of 320.40. Reedy already owns the school record of 352.43 set earlier this season. She outscored 43 other divers to win both events. Reedy wrapped up the three-day meet by finishing 11th in the platform competition with a 212.50.
Female Freshman of the Week
Erin Metzger-Seymour • Missouri
Freshman • Westminster, Colo.
Metzger-Seymour claimed the first event win of her career in the 200 Free, clocking a 1:51.90. Her personal best time of 1:48.76 in the event already sits her at 10th all-time in school history. Metzger-Seymour also tied teammate Danielle Barbiea in the 100 fly with a 55.74 and finished third in the 200 fly with a 2:03.77. Metzger-Seymour’s solid day helped Mizzou finish 3-1 in dual action, falling only to No. 14 Arizona.
Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though.
Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …