2023 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 18, 2023
- Rec Center Natatorium, College Station, TX
- Defending Champions:
- Women: Tennessee (1x)
- Men: Florida (10x)
- Championship Central
- Women’s Fan Guide
- Men’s Fan Guide
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Live Video
- Day 2 Prelims Live Recap
Day two of the SEC Championships has come and gone, meaning there’s a whole new batch of exciting race videos to watch. Thanks to the YouTube accounts UGA Swim & Dive and tamuswim, we’ve compiled the eight A finals from the second night of racing. Check them out below!
WOMEN’S 200 FREE RELAY
- LSU — 1:26.70
- Alabama — 1:27.21
- Florida — 1:27.28
In the first race of the night, the LSU women made history by winning their first relay title at a SEC Championships since 1986. They hit a 1:26.70 to out-swim Alabama and Florida.
MEN’S 200 FREE RELAY
- Florida — 1:14.19
- Tennessee — 1:15.34
- Auburn — 1:15.94
After the women placed 3rd in the 200 freestyle relay, the Florida men came to win in the 200 freestyle relay, notching a 1:14.19 to miss the NCAA record by just 0.11. Jordan Crooks hit a 18.46 to start Tennessee’s relay, which wound up being just a preview of his massive 17.93 later on in the night.
WOMEN’S 500 FREESTYLE – FINALS
In the first individual race of the night, Georgia picked up its first victory as Rachel Stege won the battle against older sister Kristen of Tennessee. The sister duo went 1-2 with their 4:36s and Emma Weyant rounded out the podium with a 4:37.96.
MEN’S 500 FREESTYLE – FINALS
In the men’s 500 freestyle final, you’ll see Alfonso Mestre of Florida lead the pack for the first 80% of the race. On the final few legs, Jake Mitchell of Florida and Jake Magahey made their moves, however, and overtook Mestre to go 1-2 in the event. Florida was dominant here, getting 4 men into the top 5.
WOMEN’S 200 IM – FINALS
- Zoie Hartman, Georgia — 1:53.58
- Josephine Fuller, Tennessee — 1:55.01
- Lauren Poole, Kentucky — 1:55.12
Zoie Hartman notched another win for Georgia in the 200 IM, pulling off a decisive victory with her 1:53.58. She touched over a second before Tennessee’s Josephine Fuller and Lauren Poole came in with a 1:55.12 for third.
MEN’S 200 IM – FINALS
- Baylor Nelson, Texas A&M — 1:40.86
- Koko Bratanov, Texas A&M — 1:42.50
- Ben Patton, Missouri — 1:42.98
Just like Hartman in the previous event, Baylor Nelson won the men’s 200 IM by more than a second. Nelson clinched A&M’s first win of the night with a 1:40.86 and his teammate Koko Bratanov followed with a 1:42.50, while Ben Patton collected Missouri’s first medal of the night with a 1:42.98.
WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINALS
Maggie MacNeil kept the momentum going here with a 20.98 SEC record in the 50 freestyle, becoming the 4th-fastest woman in NCAA history. She broke 21 seconds for the first time, out-swimming Mona McSharry and Kalia Antoniou, of Tennessee and Alabama, respectively.
MEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINALS
Closing out the session, Jordan Crooks threw down an incredible 17.93 in the men’s 50 freestyle to become the second swimmer after Caeleb Dressel to break 18 seconds. This was a massive effort from Crooks that broke the SEC meet record of 18.23. Josh Liendo was a bit behind Crooks with an 18.39, followed by Adam Chaney with an 18.71.