2018 Men’s & Women’s SEC Championships
- Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, February 18
- Rec Center Natatorium, Texas A&M, College Station, TX (Central Time Zone)
- 25y course, prelims/finals, invitational format
- Live results
- Live Video – SEC Network
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
The 2018 SEC Swimming & Diving Championship will officially start on Wednesday with the 200 medley and 800 free relay timed finals, in addition to women’s 1-meter diving and men’s 3-meter diving. Meanwhile, time trials have begun on Wednesday morning in College Station. A few interesting results so far are summarized below:
- LSU’s Matthew Klotz swam a 20.04 in the men’s 50 free. That’s his lifetime best, and also a US Deaf Swimming American Record in the event. The old official record is a 20.47 done by Marcus Titus in 2015, though Klotz swam an un-ratified 20.21 at last year’s SEC Championship meet.
- LSU swam their “A” 200 free relay in a time trial. The group of Haylee Knight (22.70), Leyre Casarin (23.00), Grace Horton (22.50), and Summer Spradley (22.39) combined for a 1:30.59. That’s a season-best for them and jumps them to 7th in the SEC so far this season. The NCAA Provisional Standard is 1:29.57.
- South Carolina’s Taylor Worrell, younger sister of US Olympian Kelsi, swam a 1:56.03 in a 200 fly time trial. That’s her lifetime best by 4-and-a-half seconds. The younger Worrell has been more of a middle-distance freestyler thus far in her career (she’s an NCAA qualifier), but may be finding a late break in the family business of butterfly.
- Florida junior Brennan Balogh swam a 46.79 in the men’s 100 back, which ranks him 8th so far in the conference this season. It took 46.28 to earn an invite last season.
- Texas A&M senior Jonathan Tybur swam a 1:53.31 in the 200 breaststroke, which is the fastest time in the SEC so far this season.