Williams will make the trip to Knoxville with the ability to provide the Tennessee Vols with depth in multiple events as a freshman.
Simons broke a trio of Jacob Pebley’s Oregon Open records in Austin, including clocking 1:40.98 in the 200 back to become the 4th-fastest 17-year-old ever.
Watch A finals of the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships West meet.
Rather than racing in the mile tonight, Olympic Silver medalist Bella Sims (Sandpipers of Nevada) is racing the girls 100 free and 200 fly.
Justina Kozan is set to race the 200 back, 100 free, and 200 fly this morning, which is one of the toughest event schedules we’ve seen all week.
The Sandpipers of Nevada will be out in full force this weekend, including Olympians Bella Sims and Katie Grimes scheduled to swim full slates.
Sprint freestyler Pep Arnwine has committed to staying in-state at the University of Tennessee and will join the Vols beginning in fall 2022.
15-year old Teagan O’Dell won the 200 breaststroke in another lifetime best on Sunday to close the 2021 Kevin B. Perry Invitational.
Brazilian sprinter Guilherme Caribé will join Tennessee with times that would already score individually at SECs. He will also bolster the Vols’ relays.
USA Swimming has named 22 girls and 21 boys to the National Junior Team that will represent the U.S. at the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup this fall.
US Olympic Swimming Trials continued this morning with many battles for spots in the finals, and Jack Spitser was on deck to capture it all.
Times to earn a second swim this morning were faster in 4 of 5 events than they were in 2016, and the top times were markedly faster in several races as well.
This morning, 25.8% of swimmers were faster than their seeds, with 38% of the men and 18% of the women besting their seed times this morning.
17-year-old Nick Simons of the Sandpipers of Nevada improved to a 54.52 in the 100 back to sky-rocket from the 41st seed to qualifying 16th into semifinals.
The girls 2022 recruit ranks stayed very stable at the top. The boys are the complete opposite, with a ton of incredibly fast risers moving to the top.