Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Georgia Gabrielsen Natatorium, was an eventful first day of the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships for Tennessee’s squad. They finished with three medals, one gold and two silver, and also attained two new school records.

Tennessee used a strong final day to wrap up the Tennessee Invitational with a sweep on Saturday at Allan Jones Aquatic Center. The Lady Vols won their side with 1341.5 points and the men finished with 1227 points.

In their third meet in three weeks, the Tennessee Swim and Dive team hosted the Texas men’s team and Auburn’s full squad on Friday.

The No. 15 Tennessee men’s swimming and diving team beat No. 24 Wisconsin 204-96, and No. 25 Purdue 200-98, with the help of Taylor Abbott in distance events, a slew of veteran swimmers in the sprints and SEC Diver of the Week Colin Zeng on the springboards.

The Tennessee swim and dive team heads to West Lafayette, Indiana to compete against Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin—two Big 10 teams the Vols don’t usually compete against.

This year’s USA Swimming National Team will feature some faces familiar to Knoxville natives as former Vols Molly Hannis and David Heron and current juniors Meghan Small and Taylor Abbott have been named to the team.

Wednesday, 270 men (235 swimmers and 35 divers) will participate in the NCAA Championships, a four-day competition extending until Saturday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The NCAA Zone B Diving Championships began on Monday at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville. Divers from the southeastern region gathered together to battle for positions at the national championships. 

Following a regular season that saw both the men’s and women’s squads find success, the Tennessee swimming and diving team will now compete in the 2018 SEC Championships, hosted by Texas A&M and starting Wednesday in College Station at Student Rec Center Natatorium.

The Tennessee swimming and diving team was well aware of the daunting task that Florida presented when it came to town for Senior Day at the Allen Jones Aquatic Center on Friday.

Saturday, Tennessee's men’s swimming and diving team rallied late to tie Georgia 150-150, while the women's team fell short with a final score of 169-139 at Gabrielsen Natatorium. Tennessee used a 1-2 finish in the final 400-yard medley relay to make up the 13-point deficit to tie the Bulldo…

The rivalry between the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee extends beyond the confines of the football field and the basketball court. Tennessee and Georgia are also rivals in swimming and diving; it is always one of the last two dual meets of the season.

Tennessee swimming and diving head coach Matt Kredich said the Lady Vols' loss to Virginia last week “left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths,” and he expected to see more resolve against Arkansas.

It is rare for the Tennessee swimming and diving men or women to compete in a meet without their respective counterparts, but that very scenario will take place when the women travel to Fayetteville to face Arkansas on Saturday.

As Colin (Zhipeng) Zeng prepared for one of the biggest moments of his diving career, he could not help but ponder a question that had been on his mind since the beginning of the season: Was he at the right college?

The Tennessee swimming team’s men swept Auburn and Wisconsin, and its women split the meet during the top-25 double dual meet hosted by Auburn this weekend.

The Vols continued to smash school records in the second night of the SEC Championship Finals, while some of the youngest Tennessee swimmers picked up big wins for the team.