The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.
Florida standouts Caeleb Dressel and Maxime Rooney will take on the 100 free alongside Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, as will Georgia’s defending NCAA champ Olivia Smoliga in the women’s race.
Missouri’s Hannah Stevens and Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga are closely matched in the 100 back, but Tennessee All-American Kira Toussaint will also be in the mix.
From start to finish, Oslin and Kaliszak were neck-and-neck, but Oslin got his hand to the wall in 44.73 to become the 6th fastest performer in history and secure his 3rd straight SEC title.
In a close battle to the finish with teammate Luke Kaliszak, Oslin managed to earn his 3rd consecutive SEC title in the event, doing so in record fashion with his 44.73.
Day 4 prelims at the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee bring competition in the 200 fly, 100 back, 100 breast, and women’s platform diving.
The 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee will continue this morning with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, and men’s 3-meter diving prelims.
Eyes in the swimming world will be on Knoxville, Tennessee next week as the SEC will be the first major NCAA division 1 conference to hold its championship meet.
Senior Anton McKee was among the Bama swimmers picking up multiple individual wins at the meet.
It’s still a dogfight at the top, with defending champs Texas playing their cards closer to the vest, California exploding at the Georgia Invite and NC State continuing to swim good opponents very tough.
While a few big invites are yet to come, namely the Georgia Fall Invite and Texas Invite, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 swimmers in each event from the invites that have been swum so far.
Sprinter Tyler Sesvold will relocate to the South and join Alabama men’s team, and potentially contribute in the freestyle, backstroke and butterfly events.
Alabama didn’t graduate any individual NCAA points – that is, until news broke that NCAA champ Kristian Gkolomeev was out of eligibility. Now it’s up to Connor Oslin and a scary backstroke crew to carry the Crimson Tide back towards the top 10.
Ryan Murphy is among many D1 swimmers who made the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-American team.
Caeleb Dressel has been named the 2016 SEC Swimmer of the Year.