Liam Custer, an uncommitted high school junior, swam a best time in his 13th-consecutive race since returning to racing post-quarantine this summer.
A 2020 CSCAA All-American, Nico Hernandez-Tome will sit out a year after transferring from SEC school Alabama to SEC school Florida.
Miami commit Savannah Barr added a big 200 fly time to her existing prowess in the 100 fly on Sunday in Sarasota, Florida.
Liam Custer continued his hot hand into Saturday night’s finals session in Sarasota, adding 2 more best times in his 7th and 8th swims in 2 days.
Also racing in prelims at the meet on Friday morning was US National Teamer Emma Weyant (above), who almost went a best time of her own.
Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.
The Florida women are guaranteed to have 5 swimmers from the early mile heats score, and that’s without including their 3 swimmers in finals.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
All-American Kensey McMahon won an individual triple for the Crimson Tide. In the 1650 free, she was nearly 40 seconds ahead of the field.
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The Italian trio of Paltrinieri, Acerenza, and Sanzullo stole the top 3 of the men’s 5k. On the women’s side, Ashley Twichell toppled Brazilian Ana Cunha for the 5k title.
Alabama swimming and diving is back on the road on Friday, traveling to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on the Tennessee Volunteers at 9 a.m. CT at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.
The Alabama Crimson Tide opened their season with victories over Delta State.
Alec Dixon of Humble High School and Houston Bridge Bats has committed to swim for the University of Alabama in the class of 2022.
Nico Hernandez-Tome of Riverview High School and Sararsota YMCA Sharks has announced his intention to swim for the University of Alabama next fall.