Swimming & Diving
Max Berg - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

MaxBerg

  • position Freestyle/IM
  • class Junior
  • 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)
200 IM: 1:46.53 (Ohio State Invitational, 11/19/21)

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)
200 IM: 2:02.14 (National French Championships, 6/20/21)

Career Notes:

  • 2022 SEC bronze medalist in 800 free relay
  • 2022 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

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)

2021-22 (Sophomore): Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Earned bronze at the SEC Championships as a member of the 800 free relay that broke the school record … Leadoff split of 1:33.17 also set a new program standard … Placed 10th in the 200 free (1:33.99), 14th in the 100 free (43.13) and 14th in the 50 free (19.75) at SECs … Had a 1:33.86 leadoff split on the 800 free relay that finished 17th at the NCAA Championships … Finished sixth in the 200 free (1:36.04), ninth in the 100 free (43.98) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:48.91) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 15 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, including sweeping the 50 free (20.45) and 100 free (44.68) versus Miami Ohio … Also won both the 100 free (44.31) and 200 free (1:36.59) against Cincinnati … Was the runner-up in the 200 free (1:40.01) in the season opener at Indiana … Took second in the 100 free (45.25) and third in the 200 free (1:39.28) in a tri-meet with Auburn and NC State … Raced to third in both the 50 free (20.63) and 200 free (1:38.30) in a battle with Tennessee … Posted a second-place showing in the 200 free (1:35.80) at Louisville.

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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