Swimming


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.


Alabama swimming and diving sweeps Delta State

The Alabama Crimson Tide men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both opened their seasons with wins against Delta State on Friday afternoon. The men earned a 231-69 victory and the women prevailed 235-65. This was the fifth straight year Alabama has opened its season against the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen.


Senior Day will not distract swimmers from upcoming championships

The Alabama men’s swimming team trailed Tennessee by three points when team captain Chris Wellford and his three teammates prepared for a meet-deciding 400m freestyle relay. When Wellford got out of the pool after the relay he did so as a winner not only of the relay, but of the meet itself, as Alabama edged Tennessee by a single point. “It’s really always a morale booster when you beat an SEC team and it’s like the last race and you know we got to win this race to win [the meet],” Wellford said. On Saturday, Wellford will return to the pool for one last home meet.