Oct. 12, 2011
While the swimming and diving schedule officially opens next week, the Tennessee Volunteers are hosting the annual Orange and White Meet on Thursday.
The intersquad meet begins at 4:30 p.m. Doors at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center open at 3 p.m.
The White squad will be virtually acting as the home team, having won the coin toss for both the home locker room and the UT benches. The White team will be swimming in even lanes. Orange will take the odd lanes and the visitor lockers.
No times will be released for the meet, but order of finish and team score will be available after the meet.
The Vols' first match against an opponent is a double dual meet against Kentucky and Indiana on Oct. 22 at 12:45 p.m.
ROSTERS FOR THE ORANGE AND WHITE
Ricky Henahan (Backstroke; JR; Rochester, N.Y.)
Oystein Hetland (Freestyle/Butterfly; SO; Jar, Norway)
Mans Hjelm (Back, Free; FR; Kavlinge, Sweden)
Clint Johnson (Freestyle; SO; Loma Linda, Calif.)
Carl Jones (Distance Freestyle; SR; Walla Walla, Wash.)
Shane Kleinbeck (Free; FR; San Antonio, Texas)
Jordan Mauney (Diver; JR; Signal Mountain, Tenn.)
Ryan McFall (Fly, Free; FR; Springfield, Mo.)
Derek Paul (Breaststroke; SR; McCordsville, Ind.)
Mauricio Robles (Diving; FR; San Francisco, Mexico)
Anders Storvik (Backstroke/Freestyle; SR; Austin, Texas)
Troy Tillman (Freestyle; SO; Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Christoffer Wallin (Butterfly/I.M.; SO; Helsingborg, Sweden)
Bryce BeVier (Breast/Free/IM; FR; Suwanee, Ga.)
Jake Epperson (Breaststroke/I.M.; SR; Toledo, Ohio)
Ryan Harrison (Freestyle; RS JR; Londonderry, N. Ireland)
Ryan Helms (Diver; SR; Moultrie, Ga.)
Sam Petersen (Distance Freestyle; SO; Short Hills, N.J.)
Renato Prono (Breaststroke; SO; Lambare, Paraguay)
Samuel Rairden (Backstroke/Butterfly; SO; Richmond, Va.)
Ben Scheffer (Back/Free; FR; Olathe, Kansas)
Tristain Slater (Breast; FR; North Wootton, England)
Brent Sterling (Diver; JR; Knoxville, Tenn.)
Isaac Taylor (Free; FR; Knoxville, Tenn.)
Jacob Thulin (Fly/Free; FR; Taby, Sweden)
Ed Walsh (Freestyle; JR; London, England)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1. 200 Medley Relay
2. 1000 Freestyle
3. 200 Freestyle
4. 100 Backstroke
5. 100 Breaststroke
6. 200 Butterfly
7. 50 Freestyle
8. 1-Meter Diving
9. 100 Freestyle
10. 200 Backstroke
11. 200 Breaststroke
12. 500 Freestyle
13. 100 Butterfly
14. 3-Meter Diving
15. 200 Individual Medley
16. 400 Free Relay
A LOOK AT THIS SEASON...
Tennessee will host the SEC Championships in the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center for the first time. The combined men's and women's meet runs Feb. 15-18.
The Vols had previously hosted the SEC Championships seven times in the old Student Aquatic Center, most recently in 2006. Tennessee's last SEC title came in 1996, a season when the meet was held in Knoxville.
Junior Ryan Harrison is the team's returning SEC champion, having won the 200-yard freestyle last year.
Junior Ed Walsh is serving as the team captain this year, marking the first time since 2008 and second time since 1994 that only one captain has served.
Seven Vols who earned All-America or honorable mention All-America honors last season are back: Michael Christy (800 Free Relay), Ryan Harrison (200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay), Ryan Helms (1-Meter, Platform), Ricky Henahan (100 Back, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay), Samuel Rairden (100 back, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay), Anders Storvik (800 free relay) and Ed Walsh (200 free relay, 200 medley relay).
A LOOK AT LAST SEASON...
The Vols wrapped up their 2010-11 campaign with a 12th-place finish at the NCAAs, an improvement of five spots from last year.
Tennessee added 12 All-Americans to its record books, including seven individual All-Americans and five relays.
After a successful 6-2 (2-1 SEC) dual-meet record, Tennessee finished third at the SEC Championships while three Vols won individual titles.
Senior diver Michael Wright won the 1-meter title, Brad Craig defended his 200 breast title and sophomore Ryan Harrison won the 200 freestyle crown.
All three SEC champions were named first-team All-SEC, while freshman Samuel Rairden was named to the league's All-Freshman Team.
For his efforts in guiding the Big Orange through adversity this season, head coach John Trembley was named the SEC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.
Two Vols earned four SEC Athlete of the Week Awards: Michael Wright (Diver of the Week: Oct. 26, Jan. 12, Jan 25) and Oystein Hetland (Freshman of the Week: Jan. 12).
Four UT records were broken during the season: 1-meter: Michael Wright, 416.85, old record Michael Wright, 414.00; 200 freestyle: Ryan Harrison, 1:32.38, old record Jonas Persson, 1:32.79; 500 freestyle: Ryan Harrison, 4:15.13, old record Geoff Sanders, 4:16.20; 200 breaststroke: Brad Craig, 1:54.24, old record Jeremy Linn, 1:55.27