On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
The first finals session of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
Six members of the University of Tennessee team will make use of their extra year of eligibility, returning for a fifth year of competition in 2021-2022.
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
Georgia’s Zoie Hartman, already winner of the 200 IM and 100 breast, will seek her 3rd SEC title of the meet on Saturday in the 200 breast.
The trio of swimmers all scratched out of the 100 breast, where they were all seeded in the top 16, for the 400 IM, where all finished in the top 6 last year.
Last year, the Tennessee Vols won their first women’s SEC title in program history, snapping a 4-year win streak by Texas A&M.
The Tennessee women avenged their October dual meet loss against the Kentucky women on Thursday as the Volunteers defeated the Wildcats 178.5-121.5.
The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
That’s a lifetime best by .18, moving her up one spot to #10 in history, and bringing her less than a second off of the fastest time ever done (49.26).
SEC foes Alabama and Tennessee join with the ACC’s Virginia for a three day invite-style double dual in Knoxville this week.