PREVIEW: Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

ATLANTA – After earning its highest finish since 2001 at the SEC Championship, 14th-ranked Tennessee men’s swimming & diving is set to compete in the 2022 NCAA Championships at McCauley Aquatic Center on March 23-26.

All meet information, including schedules, tickets, heat sheets/results, streaming links, parking and fan policies, can be found on the 2022 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships Central page.

Every session of the meet will be streamed on ESPN3, and fans can also follow along with live results online or by using the Meet Mobile app. All-session tickets for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships are on sale now for $120 per session. See below for the meeting schedule.

The Vols enter the meet with nine qualifying swimmers and divers, and a total of 13 athletes competing throughout the week thanks to relay lineups.

UT will look to continue its postseason momentum after finishing second at the SEC Championships last month, which marked the team’s best finish since 2001.

The Vols are led by freshman stars Jordan Crooks, who qualified for NCAAs in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly. The George Town, Cayman Islands, native exploded onto the national scene last month with his dynamic performance in the 50 free at SECs. Winning gold in the event, his 18.53 time shattered the program record, marked the fastest time ever by a freshman and made him the fifth-fastest person ever in the event. He enters the NCAA Championships with the top time in the country in the event.

Crooks boasts the second-best time in the country in the 100 free heading into NCAAs. His 41.44 time won him the silver medal at SECs, broke the UT program record in the event and stood as the fastest mark ever by a freshman in NCAA history. He capped the conference championships with a bronze medal in the 100 fly while setting the top time in program history in that event as well.

Sophomore Bride Hattie also qualified for three events for the second straight year. At the NCAA Zone B Championships earlier this week, the Victoria, British Columbia, native posted the No. 2 score overall on the 1-meter and on the platform. He recorded the fourth overall score on the 3-meter to punch his ticket to NCAAs. At the SEC Championships, he won silver on platform and brought home the bronze on the 3-meter.

Senior Matthew Wade rounds out the Vols who earned invites in multiple events, qualifying on both springboards. Last year at NCAAs, he finished sixth overall on the 3-meter and narrowly missed qualifying for the A final on the 1-meter.

Senior Jarel Dillard boasts the sixth-seeded time in the 100 breast entering the meet, after his 51.23 time set the program record in the event and won him a silver medal at the SEC Championships.

Senior Lyubomir Epitropov (200 breast), junior Joel Giraudeau (200 flights), senior Michael Houley (100 breast), freshman Björn Kammann (100 flights) and sophomore Jacob Reasor (platform) round out the Vols who earned invites to the championships. Seniors Kayky Mota spirit Alexey Tarasenko along with junior Scott Scanlon and sophomore Micah Chambers will compete in relays throughout the week.

Event Schedule
Wednesday – Finals at 6 pm

200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay

Thursday – Prelims at 10 am | Finals at 6 pm

500 Free
200 IM
50 Free
1-Meter Diving
200 Free Relay

Friday – Prelims at 10 am | Finals at 6 pm

400 IM
100 Airplanes
200 Free
100 Breast
100 back
3-Meter Diving
400 Medley Relay

Saturday – Prelims at 10 am | Finals at 6 pm

200 back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Airplanes
Platform Diving
400 Free Relay

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