South Africa had zero women in the pool at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. This time around there will be six women representing the country in Tokyo.
18-year-old Rebecca Meder hit a near-lifetime best in the 200 IM at 2:12.98, frightening Kathryn Meaklim’s 2009 national record of 2:12.53.
17-year-old Matt Sates dropped 1.48s in the 2IM to hit 1:57.60 in Durban, cracking the top 15 times in the world this season. Sates also hit 51.83 in the 1FL.
Sates swam a 52.30 to take gold in the men’s 100 butterfly final, out-touching le Clos who was a 53.37 for the silver medal.
Shaine Casas won Texas A&M’s first NCAA title in program history yesterday in the 200 IM. Tonight, Casas will have a shot at the 100 back title.
Max McHugh could become the second man ever under 50 in the 100 breast. But fellow juniors Reece Whitley and Zane Backes are nipping at his heels.
Check out race videos from Day 4 finals at the 2021 Men’s SEC Championships, which saw several meet records and nearly an American record.
Bobby Finke will aim for a third straight title in the 1650 freestyle on the final night of SECs after smashing the American and NCAA Record last season.
With the addition of Chaney, Florida has its most complete medley relay team in years, highlighted by their school record in the 400 MR.
Shaine Casas will be apart of a loaded final tonight in the 100 fly, with him, Camden Murphy and Luca Urlando all breaking 45 seconds in the prelims.
Georgia senior Camden Murphy comes in as the top seed in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the SEC Championships, seeking his first conference title in the event.
Shaine Casas’ 20.61 50 backstroke lead-off leg ranks as the ninth-fastest swim in history.
Florida’s hopes of defending its title in the 800 free relay hinge on Kieran Smith, who swam one of the fastest 200s ever leading off at the 2020 SECs.
Georgia is having a ridiculously impressive season, though, and a very strong A&M team could also make things interesting at the 2021 SEC Champs.
Javier Acevedo had several clutch swims today, as Tennessee looked to have secured the meet win in the 400 free relay but wound up DQ’ing their A relay.