After missing most of his freshman season due to an eligibility issue, the sophomore former NCAA finalist Almeida is heading home to train for Tokyo 2020.
Austin Van Overdam, the Texas A&M swimmer found responsible for sexual abuse by a Title IX investigation, is launching his own Title IX lawsuit at the school, alleging that the school discriminates against male students in sexual misconduct investigations.
A Texas A&M student went public this week with criticism of the University for letting an Aggie swimmer – who was found responsible by Texas A&M’s Title IX office for sexual abusing her in 2015 – return to school and competition.
The final preliminary session of the 2018 SEC Championships will feature the men’s and women’s 200 back, 100 free and 200 breast.
Look out for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel in the 200 IM and Tennessee’s fast-rising Erika Brown in the 50 free.
Drabot turned heads earlier this month when she threw down a personal best 1:54.49 in a dual meet against NC State. She demolished that time today, taking down reigning NCAA champ Ella Eastin as she touched in 1:51.74 to Eastin’s 1:52.03.
One of the highlight swims of the session came in the 400 IM, where Ledecky battled reigning NCAA champ and teammate Ella Eastin.
Pickrem took off on the breaststroke leg and continued to push ahead as she finished in 1:53.38. That was just 8 hundredths shy of her lifetime best.
U.S. Olympic medalist Amanda Weir took on the 200 free on day 2, using her front half speed to lead from start to finish.
Texas A&M takes down SMU for the 4th straight year.
In addition to his primary events last year, he also has potential for the Aggies in the 100 breast. His 54.55 from a time trial at Pac 12s would’ve scored at last year’s SEC championships and landed him in 18th overall.
Austin van Overdam and Cameron McHugh both signed National Letters of Intent to swim for the Arizona Wildcats.
Arizona’s men have picked up a Junior Nationals B-Finalist from the Cy Fair Swim Club in suburban Houston.