Ryan Lochte is 33, which to some might feel too old to continue training and competing in the 400 IM. But Lochte continues to astound, finishing as the top 400 IM qualifier with a 4:30.35 this morning.
Bentz hadn’t yet earned an NCAA individual invite before Sunday’s swim.
Auburn’s Luis Martinez (above) is one of 4 swimmers who put themselves in position to qualify for the NCAA Championships on Saturday in Athens.
Both Claire Rasmus and Sydney Pickrem come in as #1 seeds on night 3 of the 2018 SEC Championships.
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.
The Aggies won all of the individual freestyle races on the women’s side, with freshman standout Haley Yelle impressing in the distance events.
For senior Caroline Baddock and junior Erin Falconer, their journeys to captaincy of Auburn’s women’s swimming and diving teams could not be any more contrasting.
Zach Apple will be holding things down for Auburn’s sprint group next season.
It’s not often we see a swimmer dominate the 50 free by close to a full second, but Morozov did just that at this meet.
American Record holder Caeleb Dressel swept the men’s sprints, putting up a blistering 19.21 in the 50 free and a 42.64 in the 100 free to outswim Auburn’s Peter Holoda, who took 2nd in both events.
It will be a battle of two SEC powerhouse programs when Auburn and Florida meet in the final swimming and…
The big story in the 100 breast was Florida State’s Natalie Pierce picking up an NCAA ‘A’ time with her 58.25, which sits as the 2nd fastest time in the NCAA this season behind only Olympic champ Lilly King.
SEC champ Michael Duderstadt threw down a pair of clutch breaststroke swims to help the Auburn Tigers to victory.
Auburn has won 11 straight SEC titles in the 400 free relay, but needs a better NCAA showing to improve on last year’s 10th-place finish.
Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian ever at a summer Olympics, winning her fourth medal, a gold, in the 100 freestyle.