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2017 SEC Swim & Dive Championship Preview

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SEC Staff
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The 2017 SEC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championship will begin Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

No. 6 Florida is the four-time defending SEC champion on the men's side, with six more SEC men's programs ranked by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). At the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championships, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri and Auburn each earned spot within the top 10 teams at the event, marking the 47th consecutive sea¬son in which the SEC has placed at least one men's team in the top 10. Since 1969, 128 SEC teams have finished in the NCAA's top 10. In addition, four individual titles was captured by an SEC student-athlete. The SEC now has an all-time total of 174 NCAA individual titles.

No. 9 Texas A&M is looking to defend its first SEC title in women's swimming & diving. Eight SEC women's programs are currently ranked in the CSCAA Top 25. No. 4 Georgia won its seventh overall NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships last season, the Lady Bull¬dogs' third in the last four years. The Aggies finished in fourth place for the fourth consecutive year, while Mis¬souri came in 11th place and Tennessee took 13th place. Florida came in 19th place, while Kentucky rounded out the top 25 for the SEC by placing 22nd. On the women's side, the SEC's total of NCAA individual titles now stands at 251. Since 1982, the SEC has placed 99 women's teams in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships.

Network coverage of men's and women's swimming & diving includes each session on SEC Network+ along with a recap of the men's championship on Monday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU, followed by the women's championship recap at 5:30 p.m. ET.