The final session of the 2020 U.S. Open gets underway this morning with timed finals of the 1500 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and the 200 fly.
Today’s sessions will feature 2017 World Champion Chase Kalisz in the 200 IM, along with Harvard star Dean Farris making an appearance in the 50 free.
Given out each year since 1986, the award honors the conference’s top male and female scholar-athlete. All nominees receive at least $10,000.
SEC Championship B- and C-finalist Devan Sweeney will transfer to Auburn and help rebuild their butterfly and IM groups.
16-year-old Isabelle Stadden scratches out of the 400 IM at Clovis to focus on the 50 back and race college sprinters Ali DeLoof and Amy Bilquist.
Caeleb Dressel and Dean Farris will contest in the 100 free tonight.
Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.
Lancaster Aquatic Club’s Emma Steckiel has announced her verbal commitment to Auburn University for 2020-21.
Sydney Pickrem will look to pick up her first indiviudal title of the meet in the 400 IM, but she’ll be met by fierce competition Tess Cieplucha and a tough Florida IM group, led by freshman Vanessa Pearl.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. Twenty-one swimmers and divers were honored at the SEC Championships on Tuesday.
The Auburn swimming and diving teams will play host to Florida in a pair of dual meets on Saturday at the Martin Aquatics Center.
The Alabama men beat Auburn in a dual meet for the first time since the 2010-2011 season.
The Auburn swimming and diving teams will compete in their final dual meet of the fall on Friday when they travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama at the Alabama Aquatics Center.
It was a strong first night of finals for the Florida freshman on the women’s side as they won 2 of the 3 individual events. Leah Braswell knocked over a second off her 500 free time, pulling ahead of Auburn freshman Emily Hetzer (4:39.18) on the back half to win in 4:37.83.
Pumputis’s 1:44.83 from last week’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge is no more.