Category: Swimming & Diving (M)

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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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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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Alabama swimming and diving team celebrates seniors

With the SEC Swimming and Diving Championship growing ever nearer, Alabama coach Dennis Pursley has turned his attention firmly toward championships, with the Alabama swim team set to begin its final tuneups when they host Emory University this Saturday. “We’re starting to round the corner to the home stretch of the season,” Pursley said. “We’re trying to continue to close […]

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Tide wins home swim meet

Tide wins home swim meet

Kristian Gkolomeev traveled 50 hours, roughly 5,700 miles in the air, arrived in Tuscaloosa from Athens, Greece on Wednesday morning, and swam 50 yards in 20.48 seconds on Saturday afternoon – good enough for first place in the men’s 50 freestyle and one of Alabama’s many victories en route to a 184-96 rout of Kentucky. Swimming and diving coach Dennis […]

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