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Alabama Swimming and Diving closes the season of double meetings Saturday at home with Auburn

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama swimming and diving teams will close out the double-season season with the Auburn Tigers Saturday at 10 a.m. CT at the Alabama Aquatic Center.

The Crimson Tide will also celebrate the 18 swimmers and divers who are in their senior season before the start of the meet. Male class includes Jonathan Berneburg, Cole Brown, Hunter Jaynes, Gil Kiesler, Kevin Li, Nicolau Perera, Tyler Sesvold i John Shelstad. The senior female contingent consists of Kalia Antoniou, Halia Bower, Alli Boyd, Natalie Donkle, Morgan released, Kensey McMahon, Morgan Scott, Ashley Voelkerding, Rhyan White i Cat Wright.

It will be the first college swimmer competition since a good performance at the Tennessee Invitational from November 18 to 20, while the divers competed for the last time at the Tennessee Diving Invitational from January 3 to 5. The first dual tide meeting in 2022, a meeting in Georgia last Saturday, was canceled due to Covid issues within the UGA program.

Last time out

  • Alabama made a big screening at the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • The men’s and women’s teams won 10 events each, with both winning three relays and seven individual golds.
  • The Crimson Tide broke six school records over the weekend in Knoxville: four individual marks and two relay standards, while placing 31 performances on the AU’s all-time top 10 lists.
  • Alabama had four student-athletes who won six individual swims at the 2022 NCAA Championships
  • The Tide also saw the women’s team get automatic cuts in all five relays, while the men hit their tickets in three
  • In addition to 14 auto-cuts, Tide also amassed 78 interim NCAA cuts while in Knoxville and 11 bids for the 2022 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships, the diver’s gateway to the championships. of the NCAA.
  • The Tide diving contingent also competed in the Auburn Diving Invitational in December and the Tennessee Diving Invitational in early January, achieving numerous results in the top 10 in both meetings.

The Tide Goes International

  • In December he had five Crimson Tide student-athletes, along with the associate head coach Ozzie Quevedo, participate in international meetings
  • Rhyan White (United States), Kaique Alves (Brazil), Kalia Antoniou (Cyprus) i Diana Petkova (Bulgaria) all competed in the 2021 FINA World Championships in Abu Dhabi, while Mohamed Farouk (Egypt) pigeon at FINA World Youth Diving Championships in Kiev, Ukraine
  • White won gold in the 200-meter backstroke and silver in the U.S. 200-meter combined relay.
  • With her 200m backstroke, White became the first UA woman to win gold at the World Championships.
  • Alves recovered a bronze medal from Abu Dhabi as part of third place in Brazil’s 800m freestyle relay.
  • Antoniou and Petkova combined for seven individual finals in the top 25 at the World Championships
  • Farouk finished off the platform in his last event at the World Junior Diving Championships

Until next time

  • With the double-meet season on the back, the Crimson Tide has only one appointment, the Auburn Invitational from February 3-5, on its schedule before the start of the championship part of the program.

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