(Video Interviews) Zach Apple and Fynn Minuth Re-live SEC Title Wins

Photo Courtesy: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics

After the Thursday night finals session at the SEC championships in College Station, Texas, Auburn’s Zach Apple and South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth each spoke to Swimming World to discuss their respective individual victories during the session.

Apple described his emotions at winning the SEC title in the 50 free, and he threw in a thank-you to Caeleb Dressel for opting out of the splash-and-dash. Apple explained how his confidence has risen since swimming at his first World Championships this summer, and he discussed how Auburn will bounce back after disqualifying their would-be victorious 200 free relay.

Minuth went through his race against teammate Akram Mahmoud in the 500 free final, and he discussed what it was like trying to hold off Mahmoud. He also discussed what it’s been like to see South Carolina’s distance group excel, how its members push each other in training and how his relationship with Gamecocks distance coach Mark Bernardino has evolved.

Check out more video interviews from the SEC championships.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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