LSU Men’s Swimming Set to Begin 2021 SEC Championships

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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LSU Men’s Swimming Set to Begin 2021 SEC Championships

COLUMBIA, MO. – The LSU men’s swimming team is in Columbia, Missouri awaiting the start of their portion of the 2021 SEC Championships. The meet will begin on Tuesday, February 23 and run through Friday, February 26 from inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center. 

There will be no spectator seating available inside the competition facilities for the duration of the event. All sessions of the championship will air live on SEC Network+.

“We are excited to get to this point with our men,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “It has been a long 11 months with some uncertainty and setbacks. I feel they were very forward thinking since we came back this fall regardless of the obstacles we had put in front of us and we are ready to see the culmination of that here this week.”

“One of the main things we picked up on from last week is we have to take advantage of our morning situations,” continued Coach Geyer. “We have spoken with the men about that even before arriving so we are really looking for them to show great intent in their preparation for prelims.”

LAST TIME OUT

This will be the men’s first competition since January 23rd when they took on SEC foe Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

In the meet against the Aggies, Brooks Curry won two events in the 200-Yard Free and the 100-Yard Free with times of 1:36.71 and 42.29. Freshman Mason Nyboer had a strong outing in the 1000-Yard Free, finishing with a time of 9:20.78, seven seconds ahead of the next competitor. 

A slew of remaining Tigers had strong outings finishing in the top-three consistently. Mitch Mason competed in the 100-Yard Breaststroke and the 200-Yard Breaststroke, finishing with times of 55.60 and 2:03.63, respectively. David Boylan had two top-three finishes in the 200-Yard Fly and the 200-Yard Backstroke with times of 1:51.36 and 1:52.86. Michael Petro finished in second place in the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 49.85.

SWIM ORDER OF EVENTS

Tuesday, February 23
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay

Wednesday, February 24
500 Free
200 IM
50 Free
200 Free Relay (Finals Only)

Thursday, February 25
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back
400 Medley Relay (Finals Only)

Friday, February 26
1650 Free (Finals Only)
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
400 Free Relay (Finals Only)

LIVE STATS/VIDEO

Stats: http://lsul.su/3unaywq
Video: https://lsul.su/2MhXPdq

MORE INFORMATION

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