SEC swimmers and divers are already in the pool for Day 2 of the conference championship.
After the first day of competition, the Florida Gators have some work to do. The men’s team is sitting in fourth place and the women are in ninth.
Texas A&M looks like the team to beat so far, topping both the men’s and women’s leaderboards.
Day 1 Recap- Men
Texas A&M is hosting the Championship and the Aggies are thriving in their own pool. A&M’s Mauro Castillo took home the title in the 100 breaststroke. But, the Aggie men placed in the top 5 in eleven events and never fell out of the top ten.
The Gator men took home two titles, despite being in fourth place. For the third straight year, the team won the 200 medley relay. Michael Taylor, Chandler Bray, Jan Switkowski, and Caeleb Dressel’s A-cut time of 1:22.94 set both a UF and SEC meet record. Switkowski, Maxime Rooney, Khader Baqlah, and Mark Szaranek brought home the 800 free relay, as well.
Texas A&M (189), Tennessee (174), Kentucky (151), Florida (135), Georgia (133)
Day 1 Recap- Women
Texas A&M’s women are led by Olympian Sydney Pickrem. Pickrem won both the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. Like the men, the women never fell below tenth place in any event. But, they placed in the top five in a whopping 26 events.
The Gators did not have the same dominance, but the women still notched a couple of good times in relays.
Emma Ball, Dani Keymont, Sherridon Dressel and Amelia Maughan came in fifth in the 200 medley relay. The relay team of Kelsey Dambacher, Kelly Fertel, Taylor Ault and Maughan finished sixth overall.
The top woman diver for Florida is Teya Syskakis, who came in 21st place on the 1 meter.
Texas A&M (160), South Carolina (142), Tennessee (136), Georgia (124), Auburn (121)
Today kicked off at 10 AM with the 500 Free, 200 IM, and 50 Free preliminaries. At 12:30, the men will dive in the 1-meter prelims. The championship starts back up at 6, where both the men and women will swim the 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, Men’s 1-meter, 200 Free Relay.
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