Caitlin Hamilton’s departure from Illinois State to Kentucky leaves the Redbirds without a head coach less than two weeks before classes start.
Bonnett, a 14-time All-American during her collegiate career at Kentucky, spent last season as an assistant with the Wildcats.
Sources tell SwimSwam that University of Kentucky head swimming and diving coach Lars Jorgensen has been away from the pool deck since the beginning of May.
Speedo Winter Junior Nationals qualifier Billie Sherratt joins a 2028 class of at least eight other swimmers for the University of Kentucky.
The team’s highest scorer at NCAAs Lauren Poole returns for her senior season and have a class of incoming freshmen coming in to fill gaps.
Gati and Knight have qualified for NCAAs in each of their three (four) years at Kentucky. They combined for 124 points at 2022 SECs.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde was one of just a handful of 5th year swimmers who scored more points at this year’s NCAA Championship meet than last year’s.
Day Three will feature heats of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back followed by the preliminary rounds of diving.
Tennessee’s Jordan Crooks will have all eyes on him in the men’s 100 freestyle after becoming the fastest freshman in the 50 free earlier in the meet.
200 IM champion Ellen Walshe has a big night ahead of her as the top seed in the 400 IM and the second seed in the 100 butterfly just minutes later.
After leading off Florida’s 800 free relay in 1:30.42 on Tuesday, Kieran Smith will tackle the 400 IM instead of the 200 free on Thursday.
Dupre was the pre-scratch 4th seed in the 200 IM, but chose the 50 free, where she’s the 47th seed, instead on Wednesday at SECs.
With a rising young core, the Tennessee women appear poised to reclaim the SEC title after winning for the first time in 2020.
Kentucky senior Mason Wilby earned two individual wins as the Wildcats cruised to a sweep over Cincinnati.
Rye Ulett was scheduled to arrive at Louisville next fall, but made a surprise debut last week at Indiana. She’s already making a big impact.