Our #1-ranking votes are no longer unanimous after a fast fall season for several top programs. The uncertainty after the top two also continues.
Alec Connolly flexed his sprint speed, claiming three wins in the 50 free (20.21), 100 free (44.16), and 200 free (1:37.28).
Tennessee’s Connolly and Brown, Georgia’s Homans and Hartman, Auburn’s Maillard and South Carolina’s Down-Jenkins were honored by the SEC.
Alec Connolly’s relay heroics proved decisive, as the Tennessee men edged Louisville Thursday afternoon in a meet that came down to the final relay.
Following Tennessee’s victory over Virginia, the Vols and Lady Vols head back out on the road to square off with Louisville on Thursday.
Tennesse sprint star Erika Brown won three individual events, all NCAA-leading times, as the Volunteers defeated the Cavaliers at home.
The Tennessee swimming and diving team swept UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Natatorium in the men’s and women’s competition Friday to open the regular season.
The Tennessee swimming and diving program opens the 2019-20 season Friday afternoon with the annual Orange and White Intrasquad Meet.
Sprint start Erika Brown tripled for Tennessee helping the Volunteers take down Georgia at home.
Alyssa Marsh broke her own Duke record in the 100 free this morning.
Mallory Comerford won two individual events as the Louisville Cardinals topped Tennesee on the road.
Colin Zeng was the highest-scoring diver in the NCAA last year, and Tennessee returns the bulk of its relays, which combined for 52 points in 2018.
Burchill swam a new lifetime best in the 100 free on Sunday morning, which adds to previous best long course times already this year in the 50 free, 200 free, 400 free, and 100 fly.
Look out for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel in the 200 IM and Tennessee’s fast-rising Erika Brown in the 50 free.
Caroline Baldwin went 47.14 yesterday in the 100 free at the Tennessee Invite, ranking her second in the NCAA behind only Mallory Comerford.