Reported by Braden Keith.
Tennessee freshman swimmer Regan Rathwell is taking a redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery in October, she told SwimSwam on Tuesday.
Rathwell last raced for Tennessee on October 14 and 15 in the team’s dual meet against NC State. A native of Canada, Rathwell was a highly-touted recruit out of high school and was the best of a small freshman class for the defending SEC Champion Volunteer women.
Rathwell told SwimSwam that she had labrum reconstruction surgery on October 31. She is back in training, having added in 1-arm swimming 2 weeks ago. She’s hoping to add in normal swimming at the 5-6 month mark of her recovery (March-April).
“My biggest goal right now is regaining full mobility. Apparently, I’m at 80% and it’s really just getting back into building up strength now.”
What about Summer smith? Where is she? She had such a great season last year, particularly in Open Water!
Bummer! Sounds like a brutal injury. Joins a big time class though. Fingers crossed for a speedy and full recovery!
Rathwell, Fast, Littlejohn, Spink medley relay for four years?! 😮💨