Alabama sophomore swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev was named the SEC Male Swimmer of the Year on Tuesday.
Equipment failure, a fire and hours of travel have all tested Alabama’s diving teams this year. The final test for the teams is a trip to Athens, Georgia, to compete for spots in the NCAA Championships.
The season is quickly wrapping up, but members of The University of Alabama swimming and diving teams still have something left to prove. Swimmers and divers who have already qualified for nationals will stay home this weekend to rest up. For those who do compete, the Bulldog Last Chance Meet in Athens, Georgia will give them just what the name implies – one last chance.
The Alabama swimming and diving teams will hold its last home meet as the members prepare for the biggest tournaments of the year. The Crimson Tide will welcome Cincinnati on Friday for senior night. Senior captains Phillip Deaton and Emily Facchine said their final home event will be bittersweet.
Alabama’s swimming and diving teams will be well represented at this week’s Arena Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, which starts Thursday and finishes Saturday. The Grand Prix, the second of six events in the 2014-15 Arena Pro Swim Series, will feature six different University of Alabama athletes all hailing from different countries.