Men's Swimming & Diving
Max Berg - Men's Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

MaxBerg

  • position Freestyle/IM
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Montpellier, France
  • Major Economics
  • High school Lycee Jean Mermoz

Top Times (SCY):
50 Freestyle: 19.54 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/16/22)
100 Freestyle: 42.66 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)
200 Freestyle: 1:33.17 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/15/22)
100 Backstroke: 51.99 (Missouri Invitational, 11/20/20)

Top Times (LCM):
50 Freestyle: 22.99 (Championnats de France Elite, 4/21/19)
100 Freestyle: 49.36 (Indianapolis Speedo Sectionals, 4/2/22)
200 Freestyle: 1:48.99 (Indianapolis Speedo Sectionals, 3/31/22)
100 Backstroke: 56.58 (Championnats de France Elite, 4/17/19)

Career Notes:

  • 2022 SEC bronze medalist in 800 free relay

In the Record Book:

  • No. 1 in 100m free (2022), 200 free (2022), 200m free (2022), 200m IM (2021), 800 free relay (2022)
  • No. 3 in 100 free (2022)
  • No. 6 in 50 free (2022), 200 IM (2022)

2020-21 (Freshman): Finished 21st in the 100 free (43.88) and 27th in both the 50 free (20.02) and 200 free (1:36.92) at the 2021 SEC Championships … Split 1:35.15 on the 800 free relay that took sixth, was the leadoff on the eighth-place 400 free relay in 43.55, anchored the 400 medley relay in 43.24 that placed ninth, and led off the 200 free relay in 19.60 that placed 10th at SECs … Placed fifth in the 50 free (20.21), seventh in the 100 free (44.56), and eighth in the 200 free (1:38.54) at the Missouri Invitational … Recorded 12 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season … Won the 50 free (20.78) and was the runner-up in the 100 free (46.00) in his Wildcat debut against Vanderbilt … Raced to third in the 200 free (1:39.65) and fourth in both the 50 free (20.49) and 100 free (45.17) at Alabama … Took third in the 100 free (45.08) and fifth in the 200 free (1:39.90) against Tennessee.

Prior to UK: Trained with Montpellier Metropole Natation … Was a member of the French Junior National Team … Represented France at the 2019 LEN European Junior Championships where he qualified for the semifinals of the 50m back, taking 10th overall … Advanced to the B-final of the 100m IM at the 2019 French Short Course National Championships.

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