The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.
In the 200 IM, Stanford’s Ella Eastin looks to have the clear advantage in defending her 2018 title and records.
With Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel moving on to the pros, Stanford reloads in search of their third-straight 800 free relay title – and they’ve still got the stars to do it.
Lilly King enters the meet as the top seed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, where she’ll have a chance at finishing off a career sweep.
Meghan Small swam the 200 fly at NCAAs last year and entered it at SECs, but she’ll swap it for the 200 back instead at this year’s national championship meet.
The Missouri and Florida men are neck-and-neck heading into the 4th day of the 2019 SEC Championships.
Small declared a false start in the event, meaning that it will count as one of her 3 allotted individual events.
Maxime Rooney both put up the fastest 100 fly time in the country on the third night of the 2019 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships, helping put the Florida men in the lead with two days to go.
As Tennessee continues to surge at the SEC Championships, their women are also continuing to defy conventional wisdom when it comes to breaststroke pullouts. A day after Nikol Popov skipped her second pullout on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, fellow Vol Meghan Small passed up both breaststroke pullouts in the 200 IM, going on to win the event and set a new SEC meet record.
Instead of the 200 free, Rooney will pick up the 100 fly as his day 1 event.
Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M will be looking to win her second consecutive SEC title in the women’s 200 IM tonight.
Individual events begin this morning at the SEC Championships, with heats of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free for both men and women.
Led by NCAA title contender (in multiple events) Erika Brown, Tennessee’s women could be on a path to their first-ever SEC title.
The SwimSwam Southeast Pancake Tour of 2019 is completed, and now we sit back and reap the benefits. Namely, we get to see what all these teams are doing at their practices.
Kathleen Baker entered the meet as the top seed in both the 200 back and 200 IM, but will swim neither.