SwimSwam Pulse: 47% Pick Tennessee To Repeat As SEC Women’s Champs

SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.

Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers


Question: Who should be the preseason favorite to win the 2020 Women’s SEC Swim/Dive Title?

  • Tennessee – 47.4%
  • Florida – 20.8%
  • Georgia – 16.7%
  • Kentucky – 9.2%
  • Someone else – 5.9%

Almost half of voters picked the Tennessee women as preseason favorites to repeat as SEC champions in 2021, with no other program earning more than 21% of the votes.

Returning points actually have Tennessee sitting just 3rd in the conference, though the top four are all within 68.5 individual returning points. The bigger hurdle for the Volunteers will be relays, where they led all SEC programs with 298 points last year, but graduate 13 of their 20 relay legs, including some game-changing splits from senior sprinter Erika Brown.

Tennessee does have the best recruiting class in the conference, per our national recruiting class rankings.

We actually picked Georgia to win the conference, based on a high percentage of returning points and 15 of 20 returning relay legs. Voters picked Florida (20.8%) over Georgia (16.7%), but only slightly.

The ‘nobody-believes-in-us’ team of the bunch is Kentucky, which leads all programs in returning points (577.5), but got just 9.2% of the votes to win the conference.


Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Pollwhich asks voters the same question, but about the SEC men:

Who should be the preseason favorite to win the 2021 Men's SEC Swim/Dive title?

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The michael phelps caterpillar

Can’t believe the Texas women aren’t even in the Top 4! Wit da freak! #HookMe

Weird troll.


Whaaaaaat these are the SEC picks….


Swam in a meet at the Kentucky pool. broke my figure in the 50fly because the t at the bottom isn’t in the right spot. not a big fan


You hit the bottom and it is not in the right spot – Where is the bottom in the UK pool? Sorry though that you broke your finger. On a more relevant topic – Glad the folks who voted went with the winners. The woman Vols look, cheer, swim every bit the part of next year Champions. Who can argue with the Coonskin Caps???


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