Alabama breaks another school record on day three of SECs

  The University of Alabama swimming and diving team broke another school record on the third day of competition at the Southeastern Conference Championships being held on the campus of Texas A&M. Freshman Leonie Kullmann finished with a school record in the women’s 200 freestyle. Kullmann won the B final, finishing 9th overall and besting her own record set earlier in the season.

Alabama swimming and diving wins men's 200 freestyle relay during second day of SEC Championships

The men finished the second day of SEC Championships by winning the 200 freestyle relay. Junior Robert Howard, sophomore Zane Waddell, senior Braxton Young and junior Laurent Bams held a narrow lead on second place Florida. The women’s 200 freestyle relay team, made up of freshman Flora Molnar and seniors Temarie Tomley, Lindsay Morrow and Bailey Scott, finished third, earning a spot on the podium.

Swimming takes on the SEC Championships

The SEC has always been a dominate conference. It was represented in four different national championships last year, with three of the events having two teams playing each other for the title, showcasing the slogan “It just means more.”  SEC swimming, just as it had the last couple of years, is keeping with that trend. This year the SEC has nine teams ranked in the top-25 on both the men’s and women’s side, as of Jan. 17. 

Swimmer Will Freeman hitting his stride in third year at Alabama

When Freeman began his career at Alabama, his main events were the mile and 500 freestyle. He also competed in the 200 butterfly, but it had been more of an afterthought than a main focus. That changed once he began working with Crimson Tide coaches James Barber and Angie Nicolletta. With their support and coaching, Freeman applied himself to improving his time in the 200 butterfly, which is traditionally viewed as one of the most challenging events in swimming.