Georgia’s Luca Urlando swept both the butterfly the butterfly races on Saturday as the Georgia men and Tennessee women won in Athens.
Helena Jones, a 2023 “Best of the Rest” sprinter from Tualatin, Oregon, will travel cross-country to join the Georgia Bulldogs class of 2027.
The second night of racing at the Georgia Tech invite should feature plenty of great races, including Luca Urlando’s finals debut after missing yesterday.
Auburn hosted SEC opponent Georgia for a men’s and women’s dual meet this past Friday, dropping both meets to the Bulldogs.
Neither Bobby Finke nor Kieran Smith swam at Friday’s meet, but another Gator Olympian, volunteer assistant Katie Ledecky, swam the men’s 500 frees in their absence.
While bringing in 16 newcomers, the Georgia women will have to rely on a small group of key upperclassmen to take over the majority of NCAA scoring.
Who will prevail as Manuel and Weitzeil try to make their 2nd Olympic team while Curzan, Huske, and Walsh want to take the spots for themselves?
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
How will Rhyan White perform after her Mission Viejo breakout? Can Gretchen Walsh and unexpected NCAA champion Jake Magahey repeat their heat? Read for more.
Caeleb Dressel’s 8 LCM swims for the 2021 Atlanta Classic: 50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR (all #1), 200 FR (#5), 200 FL (#6), 200 IM (#6), 100 BR (#9), 100 BK (#17).
SwimAtlanta’s Allison Damron, the 2021 GHSA 7A state champion in the 50 free, has verbally committed to the in-state Bulldogs for 2022-23.