His biggest impact came in the 200 free relay, where he split 19.08 on the third leg as Alabama won the 2019 SEC title in 1:15.43.
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.
Keep track of all of our Swammy Award winners here, with links out to full Swammy Award stories and honorable mentions for all categories.
Tatjana Schoenmaker (above) is on target to become South Africa’s first female Olympic medalist in swimming since Penelope Heyns at the 2000 Olympic Games.
South African Zane Waddell quickly went from SEC Champion, to NCAA Champion, to WUGs champion, all the way to World champion in just 5 months.
Our women’s NCAA swimming & diving ranks had a change at #1… will our men’s ranks do the same? There’s a lot to unpack after mid-season invites.
Auburn swept Alabama in an in-state SEC rivalry meet at Auburn.
Shaine Cases (Texas A&M) and Erika Brown (Tennessee) both hold 4 national top times each after the first wave of college invites.
On the final day of the 2019 Georgia Tech Invitational, Leah Braswell swam 15:47 in the 1650 free, which is the best time in the country by almost 10 seconds.
Sophomore Jakub Ksiazek broke the Florida State Record in the men’s 200 yard freestyle on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invite.
Anchored by a 21.88 split from freshman Talia Bates (above), the Florida women hit the NCAA automatic invite time in the women’s 200 free relay on Friday.
Rematch! Erika Brown won two races against Kate Douglass in a dual meet earlier this year. They could meet up to three more times at the Tennessee Invite.
Brazil’s Bernardo Bondra, the world’s 11th-fastest 18-and-under 100m flyer (52.37) in 2019, has verbally committed to the University of Alabama for 2020-21.
O’Connor earned his first Olympic Trials cut in the 100-meter backstroke at Junior Nationals over the summer, which bodes well for his yards times this fall.
UGA freshman Zoie Hartman swam a powerful collegiate debut as her double breaststroke wins powered the Bulldogs’ sweep over Alabama.