Louisville and Virginia led all Division I women’s teams with 16 First-Team Selections, while Texas led on the Division I men’s side with 17.
Bailey Bonnett and the Kentucky Wildcats lead the SEC in returning points, but Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia all lurk in a wide-open swimming & diving race.
Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.
Shaine Casas will race for the SEC title in the 200 IM final as the Texas A&M men fight to stay on top of the day 2 rankings.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
Georgia’s Camden Murphy was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week, while fellow Bulldog Courtney Harnish and Alabama’s Kensey McMahon share the women’s honors.
All-American Kensey McMahon won an individual triple for the Crimson Tide. In the 1650 free, she was nearly 40 seconds ahead of the field.
Auburn swept Alabama in an in-state SEC rivalry meet at Auburn.
Shaine Cases (Texas A&M) and Erika Brown (Tennessee) both hold 4 national top times each after the first wave of college invites.
With a flurry of mid-season invites coming up this week, here’s a quick snapshot of the top times in NCAA Division I so far this season.
UGA freshman Zoie Hartman swam a powerful collegiate debut as her double breaststroke wins powered the Bulldogs’ sweep over Alabama.
She was 53.79 in the 100, winning by almost two seconds, then obliterated the field in the 200 with a 1:56.14, winning by nearly six full seconds.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
Tonight’s session features finals of the women’s 1500 freestyle, men’s and women’s 200 IM, men’s 800 freestyle, and men’s and women’s 50 freestyle.