Tennessee had one of the best turnarounds of the 2021-2022 season, coming back from a 5th place finish at the 2021 SEC Championships to win the 2022 title.
In Tennessee’s press release following the conclusion of the meet tonight, they referred to this Tennessee team as the “deepest roster in program history,”
After leading off Florida’s 800 free relay in 1:30.42 on Tuesday, Kieran Smith will tackle the 400 IM instead of the 200 free on Thursday.
Georgia’s Luca Urlando swept both the butterfly the butterfly races on Saturday as the Georgia men and Tennessee women won in Athens.
Virginia’s Alex Walsh blasted a 4:01.40 to break the ACC record in the 400 IM on night two of the Tennessee Invite. She beat the winning time at 2021 NCAA’s.
Alabama has some momentum coming into tonight after their women set school records in both the 200 free and the 400 medley relays last night.
Last chance meets are opportunities for swimmers to race again before the NCAA Championships, effectively ‘last chances’ for them to qualify for the meet.
The Tennessee women avenged their October dual meet loss against the Kentucky women on Thursday as the Volunteers defeated the Wildcats 178.5-121.5.
Swimming at different invites, both sisters posted a time of 1:58.81. Who knew that the 200 fly could bring people together like that?
The Wildcats got the ball rolling right off the bat, taking the 200 medley relay by .40 seconds over Tennessee.
In prelims of the 100 breast, Friesen dropped a 59.62 to move up to 25th in the NCAA. She then swam a 2:07.24 in the 200 breast, which ranks #8 in the NCAA.
Following Tennessee’s victory over Virginia, the Vols and Lady Vols head back out on the road to square off with Louisville on Thursday.
The Tennessee swimming and diving team swept UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Natatorium in the men’s and women’s competition Friday to open the regular season.
A lot of Tennessee’s success will run through Erika Brown, who will be a contender for three individual NCAA titles once again in her senior year.
Tennessee has one of the nation’s most loaded sprint groups (complete with dominant relays), but graduated its best backstroker and breaststroker, leaving a roster with a high ceiling but a few key question marks.