Georgia boasts both of Team USA’s Olympic 400 IMers: Jay Litherland (left) and silver medalist Chase Kalisz (right), returning from a redshirt season.
After an eventful night one at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials, more of America’s big stars will step up to the blocks for their first races including Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, and Katie Ledecky.
Team USA has won gold in the 100 backstroke at every Olympics since 1996. With the threat of Australia’s Mitch Larkin looming, who will defend the USA’s position on top of the backstroke podium?
Cal’s Ryan Murphy rolled to another historic swim as the backstroker on the Golden Bears’ 200 medley relay. Murphy split a 20.20 on the lead off, clearing the previous mark of 20.35 done by Junya Koga in 2014.
Caeleb Dressel and the Florida Gators are shooting for a fourth consecutive SEC title amidst some stellar sprint showdowns.
Brittany MacLean won three events, including the 1000 free and 200 free back-to-back, as the Georgia women won their 100th consecutive home meet with a rout of Wisconsin. The Georgia men also topped Wisconsin by a similar margin.
Watch race videos from Georgia’s 100th win in a dual meet versus Tennessee this weekend.
Georgia men and women defeat Tennessee at their home pool.
Georgia took down SEC opponents South Carolina with ease.
Chase Kalisz won his signature event, the 400 IM, to give him his third win of the evening. His time of 3:50.38 was an extremely solid in-season swim.
If Georgia can get all the swimmers with potential to score points to score points, this season will be better than last year.
Melanie Margalis was named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week for her efforts against Texas and Texas A&M.
Clay Youngquist helped stabilize the Texas men after an early DQ. The Georgia women picked up a win after tying A&M last night on their swing through Texas.
Brittany MacLean went back-to-back for the Bulldogs, winning the 1000 and taking second in the 200 free to set the tone early for Georgia.
A pair of wins from Georgia’s Nic Fink helped take Georgia to the 500th and 501st wins of Jack Bauerle’s career.