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Floyd's Race Featured in Swimming News

Kelsey Floyd won her first national title on Tuesday evening, taking first place in the 200-meter butterfly thanks to a late charge at the end. Here's a look at some media coverage of her race.

Happy Birthday - Aug. 4: J.Chaney, C.Ciesielski, J.Walker

A trio of birthdays on August 4. Celebrating are: junior distance runner Jordan Chaney, junior swimmer Courtney Ciesielski and senior golfer Justin Walker.

Jordan Chaney  Courtney Ciesielski  Justin Walker

Happy Birthday - July 30: R.McFall, M.Pair, S.Stricklen

On July 30, we wish Happy Birthday to a trio of Tennessee student-athletes: swimmer Ryan McFall, football lineman Marques Pair and women's basketball forward Shekinna Stricklen, who is playing in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm. 

Ryan McFall  Marques Pair  Shekinna Stricklen

Shekinna Stricklen

Happy Birthday - July 29: Swimmer Kirstyn Colonias

On July 29, we wish Happy Birthday to women's swimmer Kirstyn Colonias.

Kirstyn Colonias

U.S. Olympic Swim Team Coverage

The U.S. Olympic Swimming Team has been training at Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center and the nearby outdoor pool for the last week, and the squad had its Thursday morning practice open to the general public and media. The four-year-old Allan Jones Aquatic Center was filled to capacity as fans started arriving at the gates as early as 4 a.m.

For a look at the coverage:

Knoxville News Sentinel: Hold your breath for Olympic swimming
The Daily Times (Maryville): Phelps, Olympic Team Train in Knoxville

Happy Birthday - July 7: B.BeVier, K.Kerbyson, R.Cobb

On July 7, we wish Happy Birthday to rising sophomore swimmer Bryce BeVier and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson

Bryce BeVier  Kyler Kerbyson 

Former Vols and NFL football running back Reggie Cobb also celebrates his birthday on July 7. 

4th Of July Feature On New U.S. Citizen Dave Parrington

- Check out Brendan Quinn's featue on Vols diving coach Dave Parrington, who will celebrate the 4th of July as an American citizen for the first time: Dave Parrington a man now with a country.

University of Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington is pictured at the Allen Jones Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Parrington is originally from Zimbabwe and arrived in the United States in 1978 as a college student. He received his U.S. citizenship this past December and also will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.

Tennessee Olympic Swimming Coverage (6/29)

Rising senior Kelsey Floyd will swim in her second final tonight at the U.S. Olympic Trials, going in with the fifth-fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly. Floyd clocked an all-time best in the preliminaries, taking about a second off her lifetime best. For a newsworthy look at Floyd at the 200 butterfly field:

Knoxville News Sentinel: Tarwater down to last opportunity
Swimming World Magazine: Adams leads 200 fly semis

Tennessee Olympic Swimming Coverage (6/26)

The Knoxville News Sentinel's Mike Griffith is covering the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. Here's some links to stories and videos from Monday's action, in which rising senior Kelsey Floyd and former NCAA champion Christine Magnuson made the finals of the 200-meter butterfly:

Happy Birthday - June 25: 6 Vols & Lady Vols

June 25 is the most popular day for current Tennessee student-athletes to be born as six Vols and Lady Vols celebrate today. Happy Birthday to sophomore football fullback Austin Bolen, senior rower Ashley Case, senior baseball infielder Davis Morgan, SEC Volleyball Player of the Year Kelsey Robinson, sophomore softball infielder Madison Shipman and rising sophomore swimmer Tristan Slater.

Austin Bolen  Ashley Case  Davis Morgan  Kelsey Robinson Madison Shipman Tristan Slater

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