The 1000 free saw a great race, where Florida’s Anna Auld clocked a 9:45.17 for the win, pulling ahead of teammate Hayden Miller on the back half of the race.
New additions like Emma Weyant, Hayden Miller, and Caroline Pennington have the Gator women projected to improve a significant amount from the 2021-22 season.
Liendo swam his first-ever yards competition today, where he went a 19.69 50 free, 48.06 100 fly, 20.70 50 fly relay split, and 44.38 100 free relay split.
Pennington, who has a best time of 15:48.69 in the 1650 free, will add to Florida’s growing strength in the distance freestyle discipline.
With Katie Ledecky the clear number one, Katie Grimes and Bella Sims will be among the names vying for the second spot in the women’s 800 freestyle.
Having already swum a 15:39.45 in 2022, Ledecky is far and away the favorite to win this event at U.S. Trials, as well as the World Championships.
Last year a 4:39 got Sierra Schmidt 4th place in the 500 freestyle at NCAAs. This year a 4:39 might not even be a top 8 swim.
Both the 50 and 500 freestyle will take place on night 2 of the SEC Championships, along with the 200 IM and 200 freestyle relays.
With a rising young core, the Tennessee women appear poised to reclaim the SEC title after winning for the first time in 2020.
Tirheimer, who is the top 50/100 freestyle swimmer for Auburn this year, is going into conference championships with 3 individual NCAA “B” cuts.
Both volunteer assistants Katie Ledecky (Florida) and Zane Grothe (Auburn) raced in a 500 at the Florida-Auburn dual meet.
Class of 2022 #12 Hayden Miller swims a personal best 4:41 in the 500 free and other high school swimmers shine at TISCA Gulf Invite.
The 2021 Georgia Tech invite wraps up tonight with five individual events for both men and women, plus the always-exciting 400 free relays.
Kieran Smith won two individual events and two relays, and the Bulldog women won four out of five events, on the first night of the 2021 GT Invite.
UGA freshman Abigail McCulloh was among the other top swimmers of the morning session, going 4:41.72 in the 500 free.