We’ve made it to the post-season after an entire NCAA season amidst the pandemic, and tonight marks the first finals session of the 2021 Women’s SEC Champs.
NCAA record-holder Kieran Smith of Florida won three events on Saturday as the Gators swept the Auburn Tigers to close the regular season.
Florida honored its seniors prior to a 176-74 home victory over North Florida on Wednesday.
After swimming a PB this morning, freshman Cecilia Porter set a new Florida program record in the 100 breast, breaking 1:00 for the first time at 59.22.
Florida freshman Cecilia Porter swam the 4th-fastest 100 BR in program history at 1:00.02 while teammate Talia Bates clocked in two personal bests.
After his bout of racing last week at the 2020 U.S. Open, Florida junior Kieran Smith swam the 2nd-fastest 500 free of his career with a 4:11.08.
Florida freshman Cecilia Porter won her first collegiate event on Thursday, swimming 1:01.82 in the 100 yard breaststroke against Miami.
The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.
The Florida women are guaranteed to have 5 swimmers from the early mile heats score, and that’s without including their 3 swimmers in finals.
Erika Brown (Tennessee) is chasing her 3rd-straight title in the 100 fly and will look to take down her own SEC Record, which she set in 2018 and tied in 2019
Given his massive 4-second drop from his former individual 200 free best, it’s safe to say Smith brought his A game and will be a title threat.
The Gator men were dominant against SEC rival Auburn in their dual meet on Saturday. The women’s meet was a much closer contest, but the Gators won handily.
Sophomore Jakub Ksiazek broke the Florida State Record in the men’s 200 yard freestyle on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invite.
Sherridon Dressel dropped a 52.21 to win the 100 back, which is the fastest she’s ever been in-season. She also won the 200 back and 100 fly.
The Florida Gators swept the FAU Owls on Saturday, making both the Gator men and women 3-for-3 over their opening weekend of the season.