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SEC Swimming and Diving Championship Notes
Michael DeRocco

Michael DeRocco

Feb. 15, 2009


The Tennessee swimming and diving team has begun final preparations for the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The  event is hosted by Auburn University from Feb. 18-21.

2009 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships Meet Central

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TOP TIMES
Heading into the championship meet, the Vols lead the conference with eight of the fastest times. Georgia is second with seven top times. Tennessee holds the top times in the following events:

50 freestyle: Jonas Persson 19.27
200 freestyle: Jonas Persson 1:32.79
100 backstroke: Nolan Morrell 46.85
200 backstroke: Nolan Morrell 1:42.81
100 breaststroke: Barry Murphy 53.32
200 freestyle relay: DeRocco, Dabney, Persson, Murphy 1:17.29
800 freestyle relay: Morrell, Christy, Thirlwell, Persson 6:19.01
200 medley relay: Henehan, Murphy, DeRocco Persson 1:25.08

UT has 18 times that rank among the top 5 fastest in the conference. Only Auburn has more at 31. UGA is third with 17 and Florida is fourth with 12.

THE RANKINGS
Swimrankings.com ranks four SEC teams in the top ten:

4. Tennessee
5. Auburn
6. Florida
8. Georgia

This is the first time since 2001 that Tennessee owned the top ranking going into the championship meet.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
Tennessee is third all-time with 10 SEC Championships and 12 second-place finishes. Tennessee last won in 1996.

Auburn University has won the last 12 championships and 14 of the last 15.

RESULTS
Live results will be posted on auburntigers.cstv.com as events are finalized.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
Prelims
12:00 pm -12:30 pm Swimming Preliminaries (M/W)
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay
12:30 pm -1:45 pm Diving Preliminaries
Men's 1-Meter
Finals
6:00 pm -6:30pm Diving Final
Men's 1-Meter
6:30 pm Swimming Final (M/W)
200 Medley Relay
7:00 pm -7:30pm Diving Final
Women's 3-Meter
7:30 pm Swimming Final (M/W)
800 Freestyle Relay
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Prelims
10:00 am Swimming Preliminaries (M/W)
500yd Freestyle
200yd Individual Medley
50yd Freestyle
12:30 pm-1:45 pm Diving Preliminaries
Women's 1-Meter
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Diving Preliminaries
Men's 3-Meter
Finals
5:30pm Diving Final
Women's 1-Meter
6:00pm Swimming Finals (M/W)
500yd Freestyle
200yd Individual Medley
50yd Freestyle
Men's 3-meter Diving Finals
200yd Freestyle Relay
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009
Prelims
10:00 am Swimming Preliminaries (M/W)
400 Individual Medley
100yd Butterfly
200yd Freestyle
100yd Breaststroke
100yd Backstroke
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Diving Preliminaries
Women's Platform
Finals
6:00pm Swimming Finals (M/W)
400yd Individual Medley
100yd Butterfly
200yd Freestyle
100yd Breaststroke
100yd Backstroke
Women's Platform Diving Finals
400yd Medley Relay
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Prelims
10:00am Swimming Preliminaries (M/W)
200yd Backstroke
100yd Freestyle
200yd Breaststroke
200yd Butterfly
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Diving Preliminaries
Men's Platform
Finals
4:00pm (approximately) Swimming 1650yd Freestyle (all but final heat) (M/W)
6:00pm Swimming Finals (M/W)
1650yd Freestyle Final Heats
200yd Backstroke
100yd Freestyle
200yd Breaststroke
200yd Butterfly
Men's Platform Diving Finals
400yd Freestyle Relay

 

 

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