Alabama’s Robert Howard became the first man to go sub-42 in the 100 free this season at the Georgia Tech Invite.
Alabama’s Luke Kaliszak threw down a 45.85 100 back at the Georgia Tech Invite.
South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth was victorious in the 500 free on day 1 of the Georgia Tech Invite.
A change at the top?
On Friday, the Tide traveled to SEC and in-state rival Auburn for dual meet action. The women were victorious, giving them their first dual meet victory over Auburn since 1996. On the men’s side, however, Auburn prevailed.
Florida’s Ben Lawless, a 2016 NCAA scorer in the mile, led the way with 2 individual wins.
Alabama swept Delta State in the first dual meet of the 2017-2018 NCAA season.
Luke Kaliszak is key to a lot of Alabama relays in 2018, coming off a season in which he rose into elite sprint backstroke company.
Hali Flickinger headlines the women’s 200 fly on day 1 of the U.S. Open.
Alabama’s Connor Oslin was one of a trio of swimmers to win the Most Outstanding Swimmer Award at the Crimson Tide’s annual banquet.
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.
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.
Gibson has scratched out of this morning’s 200 free prelims in favor of the 100 fly, which takes place one event earlier.
We’ll likely see American Record holder Caeleb Dressel in action for the Gators, which could set up some exciting battles with Alabama sprinters Laurent Bams and Zane Waddell.