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.
14-year-old Katie Grimes of Sandpipers of Nevada closed out the meet with a 14 second time drop in her 1650 free, touching the wall in 1st place at 16:05.03.
Going into this meet, 15-year-old Bella Sims’ best 500 time ranked her outside the top 100 all-time fastest 15-16 year-olds. Her 4:38.21 now ranks her 10th.
Sandpipers’ Katie Grimes dropped 5 seconds in her 400 yard IM today, nearing Katie Hoff’s 13-14 National Age Group record of 4:08.44 which she set in 2004.
Nick Simons clocked a 2:00.45 in the 200 back, dropping 3.6 seconds and earning a berth at U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Lizzy Cook of Tualatin Hills and Nick Simons from Lake Oswego both earned invitations to U.S. Olympic Trials while winning their races in Beaverton.
At the 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival, Espernberger clocked a lifetime best of 54.58 in the 100 fly semifinals before finishing seventh in the final.
Versatile Garret Green from Blue Tide Aquatics will swim for the Tennessee Volunteers in 2022-23 and beyond.
Nick Simons, who has the #1 200 back time from the class of 2022, has verbally committed to the Tennessee men’s swimming and diving team.