March 26, 2014
VOLS IN THE FIELD(Note: Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom, Oystein Hetland, Troy Tillman and Chris Sadsad are also on site as relay team members and alternates)
Events Entered: 200 back, 100 back, 200 free
Note: Sean Lehane is back in the NCAA field as a sophomore. This time around, he's an SEC champion. He enters the meet with the third-fastest time in the nation in the 200 backstroke (1:39.64), a time good enough for a school record and gold medal at SECs last month. He was also invited in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle. He placed 11th at NCAAs in the 200 backstroke last year and was part of the All-American 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay teams.
Events Entered: 50 free, 100 free
Note: Luke Percy is ready to go to his first NCAA meet. The internationally experienced Aussie made big strides at the SEC Championships last month. He took the silver medal in the 100 freestyle in 42.22, which stands as the fifth-best time in the nation this year. He is also swimming the 50 freestyle and relays for the Vols.
Events Entered: 100 breast
Note: Renato Prono is swimming at his third NCAA meet. He qualified in the 100 breaststroke (53.03) and will be called on to swim the breaststroke legs of both Tennessee's medley relays. The senior from Paraguay is a two-time All-American, earning honors on relays the last two years.
Events Entered:100 fly, 100 back, 100 free
Note: Sam Rairden was the Vols' workman at the NCAA meet last year. He earned All-America honors in the 100 freestyle and four relays. This year, he has put more concentration on the backstroke and butterfly in the major meets. He has the 10th-fastest 100 butterfly time in the nation this year (45.92). He took bronze medals in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships. The senior is a nine-time All-American and a 12-time SEC medal winner.
Events Entered: 1M springboard, 3M springboard, Platform
Note: After missing last year's postseason with injury, Mauricio Robles is back in the field of the NCAA Championships. Robles is looking to reach his first NCAA championship final after placing ninth on platform at NCAAs as a freshman in 2012. At SECs this year, Robles showed his improvement on springboard, taking silver in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions. He qualified for the meet with a strong performance to start the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships earlier this month.
Events Entered: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly
Note: Tristan Slater is back for his second NCAA championship. The junior from England earned two All-America honors last year as a member of the 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams. This is his second year swimming both individual medley relays and the first time he will swim the 200 fly in national competition. At SECs last month, he finished seventh in the 200 IM and eighth in the 400 IM.