Category: Swimming & Diving

CW | Austin Bigoney
The UA swimming and diving team honors the 21 records broken this season.

UA celebrates swimming and diving records

The Alabama swimming and diving program honored the 21 records broken this season at a celebration Wednesday afternoon. Seventeen of those records were broken during the SEC Championships, including freshman Anton McKee’s conference championship mark in the 200 backstroke. McKee swam the distance in 1:51.59, the first-ever Alabama swimmer to break the 1:52 threshold. “We had some hard training, and […]

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Swimmers finish long journey towards NCAAs

The Alabama swimming and diving program has long awaited the upcoming national championships. The meets come at the end of a six-month season, but Alabama will be able compete at a level they haven’t seen in over a decade. The women’s team will send eight athletes to its championships Thursday to Friday in Minneapolis, Minn., the most for that team […]

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UA swimmers hope to claim NCAA titles

The recently resurgent Alabama swimming and diving program will look to add to its national championship roster when five athletes compete at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships this week. Seven swimmers from the women’s side have already been selected for the national championships, marking the biggest delegation since 2003 for the team. From Monday through Wednesday, four female divers […]

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Swim coaches see raw potential

Kristian Gkolomeev stands on a starting block in the Alabama Aquatics Center while associate head coach Jonty Skinner looks on. When the Greek Olympian launches himself into the Don Gambril Olympic Pool, Skinner, former coach of 17 Olympic gold medalists, is less than satisfied. The freshman’s form is apparently not perfect – which is not surprising, since the 31st fastest […]

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Swimming and diving to be without key figures against Georgia

The Alabama swimming and diving team will travel to Athens, Ga., to take on the University of Georgia in the final meet of the regular season. When the Crimson Tide gets to the Gabrielsen Natatorium it will be missing a number of its most important contributors – some by choice, others by circumstance. With Southeastern Conference Championships only a few […]

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